Thursday, May 7, 2009
An Organic Experience In NYC
While in New York City last month, Hubby and I found the most wonderful organic cafe right outside of Central Park, Le Pain Quotidien, apparently they are all over the world!
I love their philosophy:
“ Whenever we can, we source organic ingredients. This way, we not only build lasting and meaningful partnerships with organic farmers, but we also ensure our ingredients are of the highest quality. It's about finding the very best, in a way that is good for all of us. This philosophy influences every part of the way we do business, from the food we serve to the design of our stores to the materials we use. We use reclaimed wood and recycled Gypsum in construction, energy-efficient lamps, and environmentally friendly cleaning supplies and packaging. It's good for our bodies, our communities, and our earth.."
When you first walk in, you feel like you just walked into a grandmothers kitchen. The yummy smell of the bread is by far one of the best things about this atmosphere! At the front you are hit with this nice display of breads and baked goods.
I thought I was DREAMING when I saw this wall! Praline Butter=Heaven! Their shelves are lined with the products they have created: the jams and chocolate spreads that are on your table, the granola in their parfait, and even the coffee that fills your mug!
These items are available for purchase at the counter.
You feel like you are eating right at home, but you don’t have to cook. Hubby looks at home doesn't he? I loved the atmosphere of this place but it was a little warm inside, not sure if the air was off.
Hubby tried one of their Cinnamon Raisin Croissants, I of course had a bite of course, it was so tasty! I am sad we didn’t order any of their breads, I hear that’s what makes them famous!
We split a fresh bowl of fruit, was so missing this while being on vacation! All the prices were so reasonable and they listed all the nutritional content right on the menu(they did that everywhere in NYC).
Of course I couldn’t resist an organic bowl of oats! Irish Steal Cut Oats have to be my favorite, what oats are your favorite?
I had a spoonful of their Brunette, Praline Butter in my oats!! I would have so bought some of this, but I tried to spend wisely in NY everything is so darn expensive.
Hubby being the stud he is ;)
Our check even came with a recipe card for a berry cobbler, how cute is that?!
I give this place a thumbs up, if I lived in NYC I would be in big trouble because there are just too many wonderful bakeries and cafes to choose from!!! Has anyone ever been to a Le Pain Quotidien. I wish we had something like this where I lived, Hubby and I chatted about how we should open one!!