City Bakery is one of the most popular food destinations in all of New York City, located in Union Square (3 West 18th Street and Fifth). Lucky for me, it is conveniently located all too close to my office. Therefore, I frequently visit for lunch, but mostly for a mid afternoon chocolate chip cookie craving as they have some of the best baked goods in the city.
More than just a bakery, as the name would have you assume, City Bakery is also a cafe, coffee bar and cafeteria all in one. They serve breakfast, a salad bar buffet, soups, sandwiches and specialty pizzas.
Aside from the deliciously delectable cookies, City Bakery also has on their menu THE best hot chocolate in the city. Don’t believe me? It’s so good City Bakery holds an Annual Hot Chocolate Festival, held every February, in celebration of their hot cocoa. The menu of hot chocolate features flavors such as Banana Peel Hot Chocolate, Vanilla Bean Hot Chocolate, Malted Milk Hot Chocolate, Bourbon Hot Chocolate and Sunken Treasure Hot Chocolate.
If that wasn’t enough to tempt your taste buds, City Bakery knows not all sweet lovers are chocolate lovers (crazy, I know). If you are more of a salty sweet pastry lover (or let’s face it any pasty lover) you must try the one and only “Pretzel Croissant”. I suggest you stop by this weekend and try one for yourself with a cup of hot chocolate. Even typing this post, I’m craving all City Bakery has to offer.
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