If you thought my recent lack of blog activity is because the list of notable Canton restaurants is dwindling, you are mistaken. Fortunately, the list continues to grow, even when my blog doesn’t. In North Canton, our *local* options are limited. But we are incredibly lucky to have an amazing french bakery, that only true foodies and locals are privy to. Hazel Artisan Bakery is tucked into a plaza on South Main Street, near the intersection of Everhard in North Canton. It is a true diamond in the rough. The selection of breads, pastries, cookies, canoli, biscotti, scones, macaroons, baklava…….(I could go on)…..is unmatched in this area.
A chalkboard menu displays a selection of sandwiches. My personal favorite is the grilled cashew butter, fig jam, and Gruyere, a surprisingly fantastic combination. All sandwiches come with a choice of soup or salad.
Another scrumptious sandwich is the prosciutto and brie with fig jam on grilled fresh baguette. This one I recommend ordering with soup for dunking, as the baguette is authentically tough, but oh so delicious. The soup below was slightly-sweet tomato anise, which ended up being a perfect compliment to the brie and salty prosciutto.
It’s been challenging to try everything on the menu because the grilled cashew butter is so dreamy. Dave tried the tuna, also a winner.
Every bread is to die for and baked fresh daily. They rotate selections throughout the week – rye, challah, brioche, and of course, french baguette to name a few.
But don’t forget the sweets, best enjoyed with a cup of Hazel’s very strong coffee.
The dining room is small, “intimate”, with warm colors on the walls.
Hazel Artisan Bakery is also a stop for Canton Food Tours, so you know it’s top-notch. So there, the secret is out: Hazel Artisan is THE European bakery in Canton.