Monday, January 29, 2007

Le Pain Quotidien

Le Pain Quotidien is a chain of french style bakery that originated from Brussels, Belgium, where the first store opened in 1990. Today Le Pain Quotidien is found all over Europe, the Middle East and United States (New York City and Los Angeles).

The name, Le Pain Quotidien means The Daily Bread in French. The philosophy of the bakery is to provide good, wholesome and healthy bread (and other baked goods) to the customers.

This photo, taken outside the Chelsea branch on 7th Avenue between 17th and 18th Street, showcased the desserts section of
the bakery. Clockwise from top left are the raspberry tart, mini mousse dome, mix berry tart, lemon tart, french cream donut, large lemon tart, apple pie, chocolate mousse cake and large mixed berry tart.

You can see the delicious french baguettes on the top left corner. The bakery also sells those beautiful round sourdough breads that are commonly found in Parisian bakeries. Click here to see the display of sourdough breads at the store.

14 comments:

Lavender Lady said...

I think I gained 5 pounds just reading your post. There is nothing like a good hearty bread.

alice said...

Your blog is a nice advertising for french products!

Nathalie said...

Ming, did you notice? Two out of 3 of your first visitors on this post are French. We know when the address is good !!! LOL

Nathalie said...

PS - hadn't visited for a while. Love your graffiti at the Korean restaurant (and the link to Seoul DP), the subway mural and the park cafe. Keep up the good work !

Dsole said...

oooh ming... why you're doing this?? I've just have breakfast!!
;)

pcfranchina said...

Now that looks really nice. :)

Phil
http://nycblogspot.blogspot.com/

Ming_the_Merciless said...

lavender lady - my weakness is molten chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream from a cafe in my neighborhood.

alice & natalie - I love France and french food. Also, french food is everywhere in NYC.

dsole - it should be lunch time soon. :-)

pcfranchina - thanks for the complement.

isabella said...

My kingdom (?) for a good baguette!!! How I envy you...

angela said...

More food!
Your photos good enough to make my mouth water.
Angela

tigerfish said...

Did you buy any ? I would love some fresh bakes and of course, any chocolate mousse. Wonder if they use Belgium chocs ? Usually I will have trouble choosing what I want in such a bakery.:D

Anonymous said...

I could live in this place.

Annie in Little Rock

Keropok Man said...

arrghh. i can just imagine the smell now, and it makes me melt.

blueboat said...

Oh I love Le Pain Quotidien. I could eat a whole jar of their praline spread at one sitting (in fact, I almost have done - I've just stopped buying it now, better that way really...).

• Eliane • said...

I just googled "pain quotidien usa" and you were the first link!!! Congrats, félicitations and thanks to promote all good Belgian things.