Friday, April 25, 2014
exploring: long's bakery
After I moved to Indianapolis there was one place everyone told me I had to visit: Long's Bakery. Everyone praised their donuts and any list for "Best Bakery" had Long's in the #1 spot.
This morning I went out to pick up some art supplies and on my way I happened to pass it. On my way back I decided to stop. The location was small but you could smell the warm, sweet, smell of baked goods while standing in the parking lot.
I didn't take many pictures (they were busy and I felt bad holding up the line) but the cases were filled with various baked goods. For my first visit I played it safe and went for a chocolate covered cake doughnut with sprinkles. I figured there was no way that could go wrong and I was right. I can see this being a place I stop by early mornings for a little treat.
My favorite thing about Long's Bakery is the nostalgic feeling it gave me. When I was younger I would often walk with my grandfather to a small bakery down the street from his apartment. I loved smelling all the baked goods, seeing everyone preparing in the back, and getting to leave with something amazing. Something of a far different quality than anything found in a supermarket or even a restaurant. I may have only been to Long's once, but it was easy to see why so many people recommended it to me. I look forward to going back.