City Bakery

Recommended by : Julie Klausner (Writer, Actress), Dana Veraldi (Deer Dana), Tony Goldwyn (Actor), Roopal Patel (Founder/Owner, Roopal Patel Consulting), Parker Posey (Actress), Bo O’Connor (Chef/Owner, The Pomeroy)

Cuisine:American, Bakery, Café, Pizza, Sandwiches. Price: $$. Location: .

If you’re in the Flatiron/Union Square area, there’s seriously not anywhere else you should be going for an on-the-go or sit-down lunch. Even though salad bars are sort of “going out,” City Bakery manages to execute them amazingly with an unbelievable, seasonal smattering of things to choose from. You just choose your size container and fill it with the various goodies the chef has made that day – and don’t forget to top it off with one of their fan-favorite brownies. If you want to be the one causing office-lunch-envy rather than having it, this is the place to go. 

“For an afternoon pick me up, a quick stop at City Bakery for a peanut butter cookie and caffe latte.” – Roopal Patel (Founder/Owner, Roopal Patel Consulting)

Parker Poesey (Actress) recommends a pretzel croissant or a chocolate chip cookie.