The Park Square shops include a Souper Salad, Fire + Ice, Subway, a Hallmark store, a mattress store, a couple other places, and...Croissant Du Jour. I experienced the lunch rush one day a couple weeks ago, but despite the line winding out the door, the cashiers and chefs were friendly and relaxed. They recognized their regulars, remembering their orders, and it was apparent why people would choose Croissant Du Jour over the Subway a few storefronts down. I got The Margherita: "perfection on a baguette - fresh cut basil, fresh mozzarella, roma tomatoes, olive oil, oregano" - $6. It was a bit bland, but the size was good for the price, and I was mostly satisfied.
I returned this morning for breakfast because I had been intrigued by something I saw on the menu the first time around, The 'Nana 'Nini: sliced banana and Nutella pressed on a croissant - $3. I don't eat Nutella often because, despite its deliciousness, it contains a whole lot of palm oil. The production of palm oil needs a giant overhaul; as it is now, it's completely unsustainable and is contributing to vast destruction of rain forests. I'll expand on this point in a future post.
|The 'Nana 'Nini|
Croissant Du Jour is definitely a sandwich place worth checking out, though, if you work in the neighborhood.