SLC - Vosen's Bread Paradise (opinions?)
I went here on my last trip to SLC.
Some of the pastries were so much like my grandmother's that it made me horribly nostalgic.
So thinking about them today, but forgetting the name, I began searching Chowhound.
Not a word, good of bad, about this place.
I didn't try any of their bread, just pastries, and I thought they were quite good. Not light and crumbly like French pastries, so maybe not to American tastes.
I want to hear opinions.
Anything in particular to try there?
It is a tiny place, in a house, not a storefront, next to a self-storage place. It's on 2nd South, between 2nd and 3rd West. We used to park at the self-storage for Jazz games. When Vosen's opened, they put little bags of goodies on all the cars in the lot. Yum!!! Good German desserts. Our Wild Oats store carries some of their bread products. The multi-seed bread is nice and dense,just like I like it.
What did you pastries did you get? Where were you visiting from? According to google maps this place is downtown on 200 S, 2 blocks from the gateway and is a German bakery. I've never heard anything about it or noticed it before. I'll have to take a look when I'm down there again. Anything in particular i should order?
I tried many different pastries, but the best one was Mohnkuchen, a thick yeast cake with a huge mess of poppyseed filling inside. It is stuck in my head (at the expense of every other one I tried) Try that one of they have it. It doesn't show up on their website, unfortunately. (http://www.vosen.com/) Beware! It's a mind-numbingly poorly designed website.
I'm visiting from Austin, TX where the bakeries are crap, but I know my baked goods.
The bakery is in an old house and is on one of those streets that you tend to avoid when on foot. It is easily missed and I didn't actually make it there until my fifth or sixth trip to SLC. I figured it would be a chowhound hotspot.