Henri’s Bakery is an Atlanta institution, which has been in town, according to their sign, for 80 years. By my arithmetic this store should have opened in 1929, the year of the great stock market crash. As far as I’m concerned, that’s a testament to the quality of this place, and its ability to adapt to the times. There are two locations, one in Buckhead and another in Sandy Springs. The Sandy Springs location is found at the northeast corner of the intersection of Johnson Ferry Road and Roswell Road, in a strip mall that has, among other patrons, a Trader Joes.  This review is exclusively about the Sandy Springs location.

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I came in largely for sandwiches, and after having read Foodie Buddha’s two excellent reviews (here and here), mostly focusing on the Buckhead location. Therefore, I knew what I wanted to try and I was going to be sure to have it made fresh. And even though I arrived at the peak of lunch hour on a week day, the crowds were light and I obtained my smoked turkey sandwich on an onion roll pretty fast. I accompanied that with a black bean “salad”. (Just what is the difference between a black bean “salad” and black bean salsa, anyway?)

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Both were good. The serving size of turkey is generous, the roll was good and fresh, and I do like *cough* black bean salads *cough*.  It’s good enough to raise the question of whether it’s comparable to or better than Wright’s Gourmet and Alon’s, both nearby. And I think comparable is about the right scale. All three have strengths and weaknesses compared to the other. But while Henri’s would take me out of my way heading home from work, Alon’s is along the way. That peculiar fact of geography tips my preference to one after work. As a lunch spot,  however, you could roll dice and end up with a delicious sandwich no matter which one was chosen.

Henri’s Bakery
6289 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 256-7934

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