Vie de France started as an idea back in 1971 when a few individuals committed themselves to making authentic French bread in America.  After bringing in master French bakers, laboratory analysts, and technical staff, they developed the perfect flour for their breads.  The bakery then took it another step further and imported the bricks needed to build ovens that would create the essential heat and humidity levels needed to make their crispy, golden French bread.  The business has been thriving ever since and even expanded into cities around the country, as well as Tokyo.
 
There are three concepts associated with Vie de France.  The bakery is where you can watch the baking take place throughout the day and enjoy fresh baked pastries and bread, sandwiches, soups, and salads.  Vie de France also offers fast and fresh locations with quick service where you can purchase sweets, breads, soups, quiche, salads, and sandwiches.  Finally, their bakery-cafes are sit-down, casual French bistros where you can either grab a coffee and croissant, or stay for a nice dinner.  Once you work up an appetite during your shopping on Small Business Saturday, consider stopping by Vie de France to refuel!
 
Website:
http://www.viedefrance.com/
 
Locations:
Potomac Place                                                                                                                              
10146 River Rd
Potomac, MD
301-299-0904
 
Hours:                                                                                                                                                                    
Mon - Sat: 6:30am - 8:00pm                                                              
Sun: 6:30am - 7:00pm                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                   
Rockville Town Center
39 A Maryland Ave
Rockville, MD 20850
301-637-6416
 
Hours:
Mon - Sat: 6:00am - 9:00pm
Sun: 7:00am - 7:00pm
 
White Flint Plaza                                                  
5218 Nicholson Ln                                              
Kensington, MD 20895                                    
301-984-2267                                                        
 
 
Hours:                                                                          
Mon - Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm                           
Sat: 7:00am - 6:00pm                                        
Sun: 8:00am - 5:00pm                                       
 
Capital Gallery
600 Maryland Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20024
202-554-7870
 
Hours:
Mon - Fri: 6:30am - 7:30pm
Sat - Sun: Closed
 
South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol Ave, #1620
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-557-1734
 
Hours:
Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 9:30pm
Sat: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Sun: 8:30am - 7:00pm