A Sandwich a Day: Junction Croissant from Bakery Nouveau, Seattle
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Flaky, buttery dough in many forms is a mainstay of the display case at Bakery Nouveau, but if you're visiting for breakfast, it's smart to lay a savory, protein-rich base before cramming a twice-baked chocolate croissant down your gullet. The Junction Croissant ($6.00) is the sensible choice because you get to partake in all the goodness of Bakery Nouveau's croissants, which are imbued with rich, buttery flavors (without being greasy) along with a complete breakfast.
Sandwiched between the two halves of croissant are fluffy scrambled eggs with a dash of pepper, bacon, ham, and a dollop of rich béchamel sauce. The Emmental cheese on top bakes up crisp and flaky, just like the croissant itself.
While you're at the counter, take the opportunity to get something sweet as well. This sandwich is a good opening act, but with a lifespan of about 7.5 seconds, you're going to need a little something extra. I'd go with a sweet croissant (twice-baked chocolate or cherry almond) or a slice of German chocolate cake.
About the author: Erin Jackson is a food writer and photographer who is obsessed with discovering the best eats in San Diego. You can find all of her discoveries on her San Diego food blog EJeats.com. On Twitter, she's @ErinJax