My wife and I strolled through the Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market recently. The market is open 8AM – 2PM every Saturday year-round except for August.
There are some new vendors at the market since the last time we were there. One vendor we had looked forward to visiting for a while is Honeycomb Bread Bakers. We’ve been following them on Instagram and they already have quite a presence in Lakeland. Some of our favorite local establishments, such as Concord Coffee and Hillcrest Coffee carry their products.
We purchased some bread, of course. We selected a loaf of country sourdough and a loaf of cinnamon-swirled milkbread. My wife used the cinnamon-swirled milkbread to make French toast the following morning; it was some of the best French toast we’ve ever had. It absorbed the egg mixture without getting soggy. The bread was suitably dense and had the right amount of cinnamon to add flavor without making the bread overly sweet.
My wife, being from the San Francisco Bay Area, has a solid understanding of sourdough bread. The country sourdough reminded her of the sourdough bread she grew up with and loves.
To satisfy our sweet tooth, we also picked up 2 blueberry muffins (they had a more comprehensive formal name and I apologize for not remembering it). They were larger than typical muffins with some delicious sweet crumbles on top. The muffins were very moist and had a lot of blueberries. They were substantial but not overly dense – more like actual muffins rather than the small cakes that many bakeries turn their muffins into. Very well done.
With tip our total was $20, and that seemed very reasonable for the quality of baked goods. We look forward to revisiting Honeycomb Break Bakers and sampling more of their work. Honeycomb’s products are served in a number of local establishments, but for now we’re told the best place for consumers to find them is the Saturday market, which is on North Kentucky Avenue, just north of Munn Park. Enjoy!