Circle City Sweets Boulangerie
Run by veteran City Market vendors Cindy and Roger Hawkins, the new Circle City Sweets Boulangerie gets much of its firepower from the stone-hearth deck oven with steam injector installed behind the counter. It’s the key to achieving a crusty baguette with an open crumb (an impossible feat in a regular convection oven). The stall also stocks brioche, French loaves, sourdough, rolls, and country white bread, but bagels are the surprise seller. “I’m French-trained, and the French don’t eat bagels,” says Cindy. “I started playing with the recipe, and people went crazy.” Mais oui.