FOOD & DRINK
FIVE BAKED GOODS
that rise above the rest
Butter cookies at
BEST BUTTER COOKIES
Small and delicate, the butter cookies
at Stella’s Bakery look like paper cutouts. Take your pick: The crescent-shaped Greek kourambies, the three-eyed rounds with raspberry jam poking
through the holes, or any of the cookies filled with chocolate, hazelnut or jam
make for an impressive gathering. Great
with tea, they taste as good as they look.
Stella’s Bakery, 11510 D Rockville
Pike, Rockville; 301-231-9026;
A bakery called Fresh Baguette better
sell fresh baguettes, and at the Bethesda
shop, they’re made throughout the day.
Unlike the airy, cottony competition,
the interior of these slender loaves have
a good chew and irregular holes, while
the exteriors have a thin and crackly
crunch. Call the bakery to find out when
the next batch will be ready, so you can
get them when they’re hot.
Fresh Baguette, 4919 Bethesda Ave.,
BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
If you’re a member of the soft school
of chocolate chip cookies—rather than
the crisp—Breads Unlimited’s version
will be love at first bite. The rounds are
littered with pockets of gooey melted
chocolate that ooze into your mouth
(and maybe onto your fingers).
Breads Unlimited, 6914 Arlington
Road, Bethesda; 301-656-2340; www.