Le Pain Quotidien (my friend Jared would kill me if I didn’t get you all to pronounce it properly…SO: luh paN koh-ti-dyaN) is an adorable bakery. I have been several times over the past few years. NOW it is time to write about it. “Now”, because I LOVE their Central Park location (right inside of Central Park West on 67th Street).
Outdoor seating is one thing, but when I find myself surrounded by a park within a major city, it seems like I have been telaported. It is a fantastic break from the city’s hustle and bustle.
Mmmmm…Oh yes, their food is delicious! Goodness, they make all of their own bread…just yummy. EVERYTHING is very fresh.
The last time I went, I was not so subtly eyeballing a man’s bowl of granola. It looked too good. Well, IT WAS! I just had to have it. NO SURPRISE, It was well worth it!
I highly recommend going for a lunch or brunch before the colder weather is firmly here. AND when it is too cold, definitely go to one of their indoor locations.
My husband got this ridiculously good tartine. THE POINT here, is: DON’T MISS THIS ONE!