Worth The Drive
Saturday pop-ups at The Bakeshop
In Boyd, gogo gumbo! is known as “the fancy place.” Kraig Thome, a corporate chef from Houston, bought the building in 2008 and turned the former catfish restaurant into a destination for dishes such as tempura green beans, redfish Pontchartrain and, yes, gumbo. A couple of summers ago, he handed over the day-to-day operations to a new business partner, chef Jon Hebert. The change has been seamless, and gogo! still draws a crowd, especially on weekends. Kraig and Letty, his wife, are now doing Saturday-morning pop-ups (sometimes Thursdays, too) in the commercial kitchen space next door known as The Bakeshop.
You will want to eat you carry-out chicken and biscuit in the car
Kraig loves to make desserts; Letty prefers breads. They also offer limited quantities of everything from pans of cinnamon rolls and coffee cake, breakfast biscuits, and ham and cheese croissants to soups, casseroles and quarts of pimento cheese and chicken salad. Doors open at 8 a.m., and stay open until they sell out. Service is quick and easy thanks to two kiosks that allow customers to punch in their orders for the freshly made goods while the Thomes stay busy packing the selected wares into bags. Follow The Bakeshop on Facebook for dates and menus. They’ve also launched a new website, bakeshopboyd.com, to allow customers to pre-order whole pies or other items and specify pick-up dates.
Chocolate croissants and other sweet and savory wares make The Bakeshop worth a Saturday drive to Boyd.