Vie de France may be located on the corner of Maryland Avenue and Middle Lane in Rockville, but when you step inside the staff’s goal is to make you feel like you’re shopping at a market in Paris. During the morning, you’ll find this place packed with customers queuing up for coffee and a variety of muffins, danishes, croissants, and pastries. Later in the day, the emphasis shifts to deli style sandwiches, soups, salads, and pizzas.
Pair a grilled brie sandwich with a bowl of house-made creamy tomato soup, or choose an arugula salad to accompany a roasted red pepper pizza — and who can resist adding in a cookie or cake to complete your meal? No matter what you choose, be sure to spend a little time observing the skilled boulangers and patissiers as they perform the art of French baking in the shop’s open kitchen. C’est bon!