Fourth Ward Bread Co. has got your Cronut needs solved. Haven’t heard of a Cronut yet? No worries… you’re about to. This is a REAL Cronut.
The original Cronut took Master Baker (lol) Dominique Ansel over two months and almost a dozen recipes to perfect. Who’s Dominique Ansel? He’s the world renowned James Beard nominated Pastry Chef that has lines of people waiting outside his bakery for hours. The Cronut has become a serious international sensation and when we found out the newly opened Fourth Ward Bread Co. had their own version of a Cronut we knew we had to check them out.
The Fourth Ward Bread Co. is a family run bakery and cafe located on North Graham Street in you guessed it… Charlotte’s Historic Fourth Ward neighborhood. The interior decor is a solid 10/10 and we were in love with this bakery before we even ordered anything. The menu features fresh baked breads and pastries as well as sandwiches, pizzas, soups, and salads.
We ended up getting the Barbecue Pork Sandwich with slow roasted Black Heritage pork from Pryor Farm topped with vinegar slaw served on a salted brioche bun, the Roasted Potato Bianca with sliced potatoes and onions sprinkled with rosemary bread crumbs and topped with a balsamic reduction, and of course… I got a Kronut.
In the words of Fervent Foodie “I came. I saw. I kronuted.” and I loved it. I don’t think its anything close to the original in NYC but it was still one hell of a tasty pastry :) The bbq pork sandwich had a near perfect balance of sweet and savory but for my taste I would have added just a little more bbq sauce. The roasted potato bianca was an interesting combination of potatoes, rosemary and balsamic vinegar. The combination of flavors was delicious and the crust was light and chewy, making for a great lunch item.
The Fourth Ward Bread Co. is a little bit Amélie’s French Bakery & Cafe and a lot of Local Loaf. We loved everything we got, will definitly be going back for more, and can easily recommend it for anyone looking to get their hands on a Kronut, a bagel, a pizza, a sandwich, or damn near anything else you could want from a bakery.