NYC Metro Area Vegan Restaurant Guide
Le Pain Quotidien (Grammercy)
38 East 19th Street
New York NY 10003
Le Pain Quotidien (Grammercy) website
Not Vegetarian (decent vegan options)
Menu indicates vegan items
$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $5-$10)
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Mon-Fri 7:30am-7:30pm. Sat & Sun 8am-7:30pm. No orders taken after 7pm.
Between Broadway and Park Avenues. 4,5,6,L,N,R,Q,W to 14th Street-Union Square.
Le Pain Quotidien (Grammercy) does not deliver.
This Belgian chain features a large communal table, but has smaller individual tables as well. Counter service is for take-out only. You'll find soy milk for your coffee, fresh baked breads, vegan blueberry muffins, a selection of "homemade" jams, organic salads, and a several veggie sandwich options. The soup of the day is always vegan.
Although the menu knows what vegan means, the staff may need a reminder to not spread butter on your sandwich bread!
Review by eggbeaterzluvssoy on March 12, 2009:
- The vegan selections may be limited but the blueberry muffin alone is reason enough to patronize this place; easily the best I've ever had, they're everything you'd ever want in a muffin: crumbly without being dry, sweet but not cloying, crunchy on top, with a taste almost reminiscent of doughnuts. They have 2 new vegan items, a carrot muffin and an apple cannalé, a dense, almost custardy individual-sized cake, which was amazingly delicious. I dare say that between that and the blueberry muffin, LPQ offers some of the best vegan baked goods in the city. Other vegan items are the hazelnut flute, an agave-sweetened rice pudding, and a few sandwiches. A bit pricey but some ingredients are organic and the quality is excellent.
Review by myfi on February 4, 2009:
- Good bread, bad muffin, terrible coffee and even worse service. The communal tables were kind of interesting though.
Review by juls on January 21, 2009:
- I recommend the organic tofu salad! yummy!
Review by stephstrying on April 1, 2007:
- The food is really excellent here. The salads are all amazing, the mint lemonade feels like the first day of spring, the cafe au lait is extraordinary, the breads of course are increadible. But I have to say, after going here over 20 times, I am astounded by the horrifically slow service. I cant remember going to a slower place in all of New York City's restaurants. If you have a lot of time to spare, then enjoy but if you want to eat lunch and get back to work, forget it!