by Mike Knaak
Flour & Flower bakery, one half of a new St. Joseph food destination, opened last week and its partner business, Krewe, plans to offer a pickup menu starting this weekend.
Serving artisan breads and pastries, fresh-cut flowers and coffee, Flour & Flower is open Wednesday through Sunday from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
“Nothing smells better than fresh bread, fresh flowers and a fresh cup of coffee,” said Erin Lucas, who co-owns the bakery and Krewe with Mateo Mackbee.
Flour & Flower sells pizzas from 5-8:30 p.m. on Mondays from the shop at 26 College Ave. N.
Lucas says she takes recipes she’s been taught from her Czech and Irish heritage and then makes them her own. Each day’s offerings are listed on the bakery’s Facebook page.
The menu changes daily with a variety of breads and pastries. The lineup earlier this week included lemon kolacky, rhubarb and ginger croissants, sourdough bread and Vollkornbort – a Germain rye bread.
The pastries feature locally sourced, seasonal fruit such as rhubarb.
When Krewe is fully running, Lucas will create pastries to go with chef Mackbee’s Cajun/Creole cooking for the restaurant next door to the bakery.