This charming Belgian chain, a bread-lover’s heaven, is a comfy all-day hangout. Groups of girlfriends meet to gossip and splurge on pastries, couples swap newspaper sections over coffee, and solo diners strike up conversations at huge communal wooden tables. Breakfast offerings are simple—frothy café au lait; baskets of rustic European breads, croissants and brioche; soft-boiled eggs; granola-yogurt parfaits. Come lunchtime, there’s a long list of salads and intriguing open-faced sandwiches, including egg salad with capers and bracingly salty anchovies, and smoked salmon sprinkled with dill and scallions. For dessert, Le Pain Quotidien’s extensive offerings include pretty fruit tarts, brownies and enormous cookies. Or you can opt for crunchy hazelnut ficelle or plump pain au chocolat topped with a dollop of jam, chestnut cream or the addictive hazelnut-praline spread, jars of which are at every table. Another reason to love Le Pain Quotidien: The company emphasizes organic products, including eggs, vegetables, cheeses, flour and even fruit soda.
|Venue name:||Le Pain Quotidien|
100 Grand St
|Cross street:||at Mercer St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 8am–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: J, M, Z, N, Q, R, W, 6 to Canal St|
|Price:||Average sandwich: $10. Cash only|
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Average User Rating
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Their name is the only french asset of this famous chain. Bread, pastries and plates are really disapointing... Nice merchandising and great interior design, that's the only reason to go there...
I wanted to review LPQ because I feel like it's a place that doesn't get a lot of attraction since it's not a specialty restaurant or store, but it's actually really legit and delicious. Great for breakfast and lunch. The breakfast pastries are amazing, really great Pain au Chocolate. The quiches and frittatas are also great. All of the tartines are delicious and many items come with a delicious, lightly-dressed salad. You can eat in or take out - they also accommodate huge catering orders if you're ordering for an office or a party. Highly recommend because it's items that just can't be messed up, always have a great experience here!