I’ve literally walked, run, driven and biked past the Biscuit (406 Washington St.) dozens of times in the last several years, but it wasn’t until recently that I popped in. I always thought it catered more to the sweet, pastry end of baked goods, which I certainly enjoy, but don’t really eat all that often. Upon finally visiting though, I discovered the Biscuit has a great selection of savory eats as well.
I was in the mood for a healthy lunch and the Biscuit more than delivered with a hot vegan sandwich featuring lots of veggies and a tahini dressing. It was so yummy that I’ve been thinking about re-creating it at home! And since it was a nice day, I enjoyed my meal outside on the Biscuit’s patio. Oh yes, this little gem has an outdoor seating area tucked in the back.
In addition to the sandwich that I ordered, the Biscuit serves up many others like turkey and cheddar with homemade pickles and Hebrew National mustard on rosemary focaccia bread and the Helsinki (smoked salmon, cream cheese, pickled red onion and mesclun greens on potato dill bread). Beyond sandwiches, the Biscuit also serves up soups, salads and pizzas. There are lots of options for meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans alike, making the Biscuit a great place to go with a group that has diverse dietary desires.
For breakfast, the Biscuit creates quiches, sweet and savory croissants, muffins, fruit tarts, breads, sweet and savory squares and much more. And to satisfy your sweet tooth, look no further than the Biscuit’s brownies, biscotti, cookies, pies and pound cakes, among the many other freshly prepared treats.
And let’s not forget the bread. The Biscuit bakes its loaves fresh daily and always offers a different and diverse selection. On any given visit, you may find black olive, brioche, challah, dark seeded rye, focaccia, French country, multigrain, potato dill, sourdough, sweet potato pecan, French baguette and whole wheat.
To wash down all of this carbohydrate deliciousness, the Biscuit has coffee and espresso drinks along with chai lattes, a selection of MEM Teas (iced and hot), hot chocolate and mulled cider. In the cold section, there are fun bottled “sodas” and juices.
Open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the Biscuit is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch or your afternoon pick-me-up. I know I’ll be adding to my rotation of favorite cafes in Somerville!