Check out the Taste Buds at Crust Pizza Co in the Woodlands, talking with Co-Owners Mark and Clint.
With family owned places, there's a story behind every dish. Isn't that what makes it great? Your grandmother has a 100 year old lasagna recipe, your second uncle can make the best pancakes in the world, or, in the case of Levure Bakery and Patisserie, a family recipe for brownies got the ball rolling.
Now, Levure Bakery & Patisserie is serving up some of the best pastries in Houston, including croissants, pain au chocolat, bearclaws, and a ton of rotating varieties of other french pastries. Their croissants can easily be put up against some of the finest ones I've ever had, and the Owner and staff put forth the effort everyday to make things better. Willing to take constructive feedback, menu items, including breakfast, brunch, and now dinner, are constantly finding new dishes and new ways of thinking outside the (pastry) box.
Something new is coming, though. While there has been a selection of sandwiches on the brunch/lunch menu, some interesting new items are coming. Today, I got to sample a new offering: Duck Confit sandwich, topped with papaya spread, bread and butter pickles, mayo, arugula and tomatoes, on a deceptively soft and crusty baguette-style bread. Some additional sandwiches are coming too. Not being revealed just yet, I'm fairly confident that they will be well thought out and well constructed.
If you're in The Woodlands, stop by and try these guys out. You'll be surprised that this northern suburb of Houston, that frankly takes alot of flack, is putting out some of the best pastries you've ever had. Being family and locally owned, focused on respecting the food and ingredients, and making the best that they can, this small bistro/bakery is the kind of place I love to support and frequent. Simple, thoughtful food made with care by people who care.