I'm Madeleine Dee. I cook, travel, write, & eat everything I can find while dreaming up show concepts, creating a gourmet product line called Fond Originals, & running Fond, the restaurant of my dreams, in Louisville, Kentucky.

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My 5 Favorite Louisville Snacks (Right Now)

My 5 Favorite Louisville Snacks (Right Now)

Louisville is a surprisingly cool city full of delicious food. I won't bore you with a full paragraph, mostly because I know you won't read it anyway. Here are my (current) 5 favorite snacks in Derby City:

Egg in a Basket from Blue Dog Bakery

Crispy, flaky pastry filled with a perfectly-seasoned egg, cheese, & chorizo. 

Tip: Go early - they're usually sold out by 8:30. Don't forget your espresso!


Sugar Cookie from Please & Thank You on the Avenue

Fluffy, buttery, ridiculous disk of sugary goodness. Perfect with an iced coffee.


Kimbap from Choi's Asian Market

Korean sushi with pickled vegetables, egg, & beef, wrapped lovingly in rice and seaweed. Comes pre-sliced and hangs out by the register, making it the perfect impulse buy. 

Tip: Go after 11 AM. 


Weekly Dessert Special from Oskar's Slider Bar

Each week, the pastry chef creates a new scrumptious treat with a Scandinavian influence. Her work is so popular that they often sell out several times in a week. 


Banh Mi from Pho Cafe

I've eaten a LOT of banh mi. It's one of life's perfect pleasures. The best one I've had in Louisville never lets me down. 

Perfect Pumpkin Bread!

Perfect Pumpkin Bread!

Chef Madeleine Dee's Blueberry-Lemon Bread Pudding

Chef Madeleine Dee's Blueberry-Lemon Bread Pudding