Sticky buns come to the Seaport District next week. Boston’s homegrown Flour Bakery + Cafe, which just celebrated 18 years in business, opens its newest location at 1 Design Center Pl., Boston, on Monday, October 1, at 6:30 a.m.
Flour joins the newly opened Chickadee in Seaport’s Innovation and Design Building, which is also home to Munch Mobile Kitchen and Triangle Coffee, among other vendors and restaurants. Known across Greater Boston for its sticky buns and other sweets, Flour has a broad menu of baked goods, sandwiches, and salads, with seasonal offerings and gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options as well.
“We are thrilled to be in the Seaport,” founder Joanne Chang told Eater in an email.
Since opening the first Flour Bakery + Cafe almost two decades ago, Chang has expanded the business to seven locations around Boston and Cambridge (plus this new one, as well as a “breadquarters” and classroom space in Allston), winning a James Beard award in the process. (She is also a co-owner of Myers + Chang in the South End.) In addition to the retail side, Seaport’s Flour will have production space as well.
For the first week, the bakery will operate until 2 p.m. each day, as a little work remains to be done in the kitchen, which will help Flour launch a new addition to its menu: Flour Seaport will be the first to have a smoothie bar, where customers will be able to order smoothie bowls with toppings. Chang hopes to have it up and running soon. Eventually, Flour Seaport’s hours will expand, operating Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.