“Gwinnett gets all the fun.” My good friend Broderick (of Savory Exposure fame) said it best. So true. There are a handful of new eating joints that sprout up along Pleasant Hill in the last month or two. This is one of them. A chain, with one other location in Suwannee at the Assi Plaza, this Korean bakery has become my favorite as of late.
Unlike other Korean bakeries, Hansel’s breads are so yeasty, buttery, doughy, soft, and fluffy. Because there’s not much air, they stay down when you bite into them. Just the way I like it. My absolute favorite here is the carb overload Sweet Rice Bread. Yep. Rice inside bread. It’ll make any paleo dieter cringe. It’s so divine, I finish a couple of bags a day. Filled with sweet, sticky, rice cake resembling gritty paste, then dusted with cheese and sugar, these chewy, bread bites are so addicting.
If you want a meatier snack, the Sausage Brioche will help you get a protein kick. They savory quasi-Vienna sausage pairs well with the sweetish brioche.
Don’t mistake these baguettes for the French version. These don’t have a crusty exterior but they’re great nonetheless. It’s a tad sweeter, too, and heavier and doughy.
my twice a week supply
Notable baked goodies include their milk bread. The sliced white bread tastes so much better than regular American bread. They’re creamier, a tad sweeter, and chewier. Tastes more like homemade bread really. The Pizza Bbang, pizza on bread, is an Asian favorite. Fried doughnuts filled with red bean paste and sprinkled with sugar is a must here. If sweets are what you’re craving for, their butter cream-frosted, fruit-topped cakes will satisfy you. Fluffy and airy, these not-so-sweet cakes are best eaten with their coffees or teas.
A great, quiet place to hang out and sip iced Citron tea. Yum.
Hansel And Gretel Bakery
2605 Pleasant Hill Rd.
Duluth, GA 30096