Within less than a mile of each other on Poplar Level Road, two splendid new bakeries beckon the hungry pilgrim. Neither is a traditional Louisville bakery with its echoes of 19th century German immigrants, and that’s all right.
One — Maya Bagel Express — is turning out the best Louisville-made bagels I’ve tasted yet. The other — Smør Nordic Bakeri — offers a warm sense of Scandinavian hygge to surround its Nordic treats. We found our way to both on the same day last week, and I came home with a happy carbohydrate buzz that lasted for hours.
If you go — and I recommend that you do — both places are open only for breakfast and lunch; Maya opens every day, while Smør serves every day but Sunday and Monday.
Maya Bagel Express
Located in a small shopping center adjacent to Norton Audubon Hospital, Maya Bagel Express is local and independent. It looks a lot like a corporate operation, though, in its ...Read more