Flourish Baking Company
Flourish Baking Company (160 Summerfield St, Scarsdale 914-725-1026) offers freshly baked artisan breads, fruit and chocolate confections, and savory pies full of vegetables, legumes, and grains. All the breads are made of organic whole grains and grain flours, while agave instead of refined sugar is used in the confections. “There are always lots of samples to taste,” says co-owner Diane Forley, who, along with her husband, Michael Otsuka, previously ran Manhattan restaurant Verbena for nine years. Among the breads: challah ($5.50), whole-wheat batard ($5.50), and the multigrain loaf ($6). Sweets include a top-notch apple cinnamon pie ($6.50 for 5˝, $18 for 8˝) and a stone fruit tart ($5.75 for 5˝, $17 for 8˝). Flourish is open for retail purchases Monday to Friday; otherwise, order online or go to one of these stores: Auray Gourmet (Larchmont), Eastchester Fish Gourmet Shop (Scarsdale), Michael’s Gourmet Foods (Scarsdale), Over the Moon (Bronxville), or Plum Pure (Cos Cob, CT).