Le Pain Quotidien: Artisan Breads Crafted with Care

You might not know the difference between traditional yeast and a levain starter, but you better believe that the bakers at Le Pain Quotidien do. Although the starter is much higher maintenance than your usual yeast, and it works more slowly, they use it to create tastier, healthier breads. Taste the ways their hard work pays off when you come pick up a loaf at Le Pain Quotidien.

Keep it light and healthy with a round loaf of wheat bread, which contains only four ingredients: organic whole-wheat flour, sea salt, water, and the all-natural starter. Or, bring home a crispy baguette, a round of rye bread, or an oat-encrusted loaf of 5-Grain bread. You can also experience the bakers' kitchen prowess in items on the breakfast and lunch menus, from flaky croissants to the roasted turkey and avocado tartine.