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Family road trip: Must stop at Backerei Forsher on Hwy 89 in Utah near Kanab

The cherry pocket aka a "krischtassche"
The cherry pocket aka a "krischtassche"
Angele Sionna

If you're heading on a road trip that takes you on Highway 89 in southern Utah - be that to the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park or any of the other wonderful areas in this part of the country - a must stop for lunch, a snack or great restrooms is Backerei Forsher.

Backerei Forscher is a delightful find along Hwy 89 in southern Utah just north of Kanab.
Backerei Forscher is a delightful find along Hwy 89 in southern Utah just north of Kanab.
Angele Sionna

This place opened at the end of April 2014 and my family and I came across it on our road trip this summer (July 2014). Not only is it beautiful, but the food is mouthwatering delish! We tried sandwiches, croissant and dessert pastries. Everything was incredibly delicious.

Backerei Forsher is a German bakery at 110 North State Street (right on the side of the road on Highway 89) in Orderville, Utah just a few minutes north of Kanab. You can't miss the building as it is a standout log cabin-esque building with umbrellas and tables on a nice covered porch that call your name when you drive by. We passed by, just having eaten lunch in Kanab vowing to stop on our return trip. We did and it was a winner with the whole family. The bathrooms are big and clean. The decor is simple and modern yet feels a lot like some of the ski lodge structures in parts of Germany that I've been too. The food - oh. Let me just say I wish I could drive there right now. While everyone loved what they ate, I have to recommend the freshly made croissant filled with ham and cheese and baked. Buy two because you'll scarf them down. Then for dessert, get the cherry pocket. It is made of delicate layers of pastry filled with a generous portion of cherry filling and just the right amont of granulated sugar sprinkled on top. Yummy!

We'll be stopping at Backerei Forsher each and every trip we take up to Salt Lake City from Arizona. I'd even drive out of my way to get there. Check out the slide show for photos of the building and of the food! You can see their website at ForscherBakery.com.