If you recall, few weeks ago, I posted about a chocolate tour in New York City. Well, the tour started at 12pm and we decided to have breakfast in the city earlier that day. Our place of choice was Le Pain Quotidien, one of our favorite places. Don't be fooled: Le Pain Quotidien is not French but Belgian! This franchise is present all over the city and they have fantastic breads and viennoiseries such as croissants or pain au chocolat (chocolate croissant).
I love this place also because it has this rustic feel with all this wood and the communal table in the center of the room.
Jodi simply ordered a pain au chocolat:
I admit that the pain au chocolat at Le Pain Quotidien is one of my favorites in the city: flakey and buttery, it has a bit of crunch on the outside that is divine.
On my side, I ordered the petit déjeuner: choice of croissant or pain au chocolat with an assortment of organic breads, juice and a regular hot beverage.
I decided to order a pain au chocolat, an orange juice and some coffee.
The bread that day was 5 grains (flax seeds, rolled oats, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds with raisins for some added sweetness), wheat and baguette.
Besides butter, they brought speculoos, that is a spread made from a cookie (Belgian in that case).
It looks like peanut butter, but definitely tastes like cookie which is not really something I like to taste on a piece of bread...
In France, speculoos is extremely popular and people even eat it in crêpes!
They also brought some red berries jam:
It was fantastic with the 5 grain bread that was definitely my favorite or with the wheat bread.
But I admit that the 5 grain bread with simply butter was perfect.
This was a good breakfast: good price and great bread. Le Pain Quotidien is definitely an address I keep whenever I want to have a nice breakfast or just a pain au chocolat...
Enjoy (I did)!
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