This week, Cat joins McGraw Milhaven and KSDK anchor Kelly Jackson on KTRS to chat about two new St. Louis bakeries.
First, a beloved traditional bakery has a new name and a new location: 4 Seasons Bakery in St. Charles has reopened as Sucrose. Aaron and Agi Groff got their start selling baked goods at the farmers' markets, and now they've refurbished a beautiful old brick house for their new bakery.
"They're known for croissants, beautiful tarts, French-style macarons in flavors like hibiscus rose and chai and chocolate hazelnut," Cat says during the segment. "Really beautifully made, traditional pastries. It's great to see when people who do such great work are able to grow their business."
Sucrose also serves coffee from local roaster Blueprint Coffee, including espresso-based drinks. You can also find their sweets every Wednesday at the Schlafly Farmers' Market in Maplewood.
Next, a new cafe in Downtown St. Louis is focused on anti-inflammatory eating. The menu at A² the GFCF Cafe is gluten-free and casein-free, and the cafe itself is very eco-friendly and green. Menu items include pizzas and sandwiches with gluten-free crusts and breads.
"They have a Monte Cristo sandwich that has turkey, bacon and cheese and a drizzle of honey on top of that," Cat says. "It might be a gluten-free crust, but they pile their pizzas up with pepperoni, bacon, mushrooms, green peppers and black olives. The idea is to remove the things from your diet that you might have a sensitivity to, but this is definitely not diet food."
Sucrose, 700 S. Fifth St., St. Charles, Missouri, 314.288.9176, sucrosebakerystl.com
A² the GFCF Cafe, 1330 Washington Ave., Downtown, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.266.3225, a2gfcf.com
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