Their heavenly chocolate Babka has won the hearts of food critics citywide, but Breads Bakery doesn't stop at just sweets. Savory sandwiches and salads, rustic baguettes, and traditional breakfast pastries are served alongside fresh-brewed coffee at their Bryant Park kiosk. Each scrumptious offering is baked from scratch at their Union Square headquarters, where Israeli-born chef Uri Scheft first opened Breads in 2013.
Wafels & Dinges
The versatile Belgian waffle takes center stage at the Wafels & Dinges Bryant Park kiosk. Paired with a variety of dinges (toppings) including syrup, Dulce de Leche, Nutella or Spekuloos ice cream, the fluffy treats are equally good as breakfast, dessert or a mid-day snack. To wash down the waffles, coffee, tea and blended milkshake drinks are also available. Wafels & Dinges rose to fame selling their goodies from carts on the city's streets, so it just seems right for them to feed the sweet-tooths in the city's backyard.
Le Pain Quotidien
Le Pain Quotidien's Bryant Park Kiosk offers simple meals and fresh treats made with wholesome and sustainable ingredients. Like at the eatery's more than 25 other locations in Manhattan, the menu at the kiosk changes with the seasons. Recommended in particular are the ‘tartines,' bread cut into triangles and layered with fresh spreads and seasonal vegetables and fruits. Warm grilled hot dogs, fresh pastries and organic beverages are also on the menu.
Sip, smile, stay awhile: The Southwest Porch offers a wide selection of beers, wines and cocktails in a setting that can't be beat. A full menu of American fare, including a tasty burger and a whopping plate of fries, can be enjoyed from a porch swing or traditional seating area. And the Porch is open late, closing just before the park itself does.
- Breads Bakery
- Daily – 8am - 8pm
- Wafels & Dinges
- Daily – 7am - 10pm
- Le Pain Quotidien
- Monday - Friday – 7am - 9pm
- Saturday & Sunday – 8am - 9pm
- Southwest Porch
- Daily – 11am - Park closing