|Venue name:||City Bakery||Contact:|
3 W 18th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 7:30am–7pm, Sat 8am–7pm, Sun 10am–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq|
|Price:||Salad bar: $14 per pound. AmEx, MC, V|
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Hot Chocolate Festival
Regress to childhood with skillfully concocted mugs of hot chocolate courtesy of this downtown canteen. Owner-mastermind Maury Rubin will serve a different flavor of his intoxicating cocoa every day during February. The lineup won’t be announced until...Monday February 1 2016 - Monday February 29 2016Read more
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It is one of my favorites in NYC. Great snacks, even better sweet treats. I especially love the Baker's muffin. Drinks (coffees and hot chocolate) are undoubtedly adequate, but I'd say far from what a European like me is used to have.
City Bakery sits inside a beautiful building near Union Square. It’s pretty big, with a second floor mezzanine for sitting and eating. There’s a salad bar with a lot of fresh-looking, diverse options, so I can see why this place would be a draw for 9-to-fivers. I've only ever been for the hot chocolate, which I heard was incredible and is truly out of this world. The homemade marshmallow was So. Good. Forget those bagged marshmallows for s’mores: This was a totally different, melt-in-your-mouth experience. The hot chocolate is really sweet. I almost couldn't finish mine. And it's really pricey—$8 for a hot chocolate?? I wouldn't go regularly, but it's a real treat.
Overall I left disappointed. If you want good coffee and good bakery treats, City Bakery is a good choice. But if you want lunch food, go somewhere else. The selection was strange and pricey. I got the egg salad which had a lot of raw onion, raw tomatoes with mozzarella (just ok), and some kind of cold wheat noodles. Only option for salad was kale and not everyone loves kale salad these days. Pleasant customer service. Overall I dont think I will be back unless I want coffee and bakery treats.