This month, the Fresh Fanatic Market and Cafe in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, officially launched their Fresh Fanatic Bakery by Pastry Chef Michael Allen. I attended the Grand Opening Event this past Thursday and had the opportunity to sample some of Chef Allen’s splendid pastries and desserts, as well as explore the market and bakery space. I’m not very familiar with the Clinton Hill area in Brooklyn, so I was excited to head over there and check out this local specialty food store and their newest bakery addition.
The evening started with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new bakery location with Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, followed by a food and wine reception at the B3 Lounge Event Space at Body by Brooklyn Spa, located just steps away.
The reception featured tastings of French pastries, cookies, truffles, desserts and cakes by Chef Michael Allen, along with his vegan and gluten-free baked goods. There were also platters of savory holiday side dishes from The Fresh Fanatic Market and Cafe. Here are some pictures from the event.
Later the evening, the tastings continued as we walked over to the Fresh Fanatic Market. There, we explored the food store and sampled more items from the bakery and cafe, like various gelato and Chef Allen’s gluten-free Brazillian cheese bread. Fresh Fanatic focuses on local, all-natural, organic groceries and produce, fresh meat and fish, international cheeses, and quality deli meats. In addition to the bakery, you will also find an organic juice/smoothie bar, an gourmet hot food bar, fresh made soups, as well as various prepared foods available too. They also offer gluten-free, non-dairy, vegan, and sugar-free selections.
More pictures from the event can be found here.
The Fresh Fanatic Market is located at 80 Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NY. The Body by Brooklyn Spa is around the corner at 275 Park Avenue.