LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Marie Blachère, a bakery chain with 500 locations in France, has opened its first U.S. location in Long Island.
The bakery specializes in baguettes and pastries, but also will sell sandwiches, salads and pizzas. Marie Blachère’s baguette is made with a levain (a natural leavening starter similar to a sourdough).
Other bread featured at the bakery includes whole wheat, sourdough, multigrain, corn and brioche, while the different baked foods available include croissants, filled croissants, brioche rolls, muffins, brownies, donuts and fruit tarts.
According to Newsday, Marie Blachère plans to open four more U.S. bakeries by 2020. The next location will be one in Greenwich Village, N.Y., opening in March.
Marie Blachère was founded in Provence in the South of France in 2004 by Bernard Blachère, a French entrepreneur with a passion for traditional bread. The company has expanded its stores throughout France.