One of the first places I hit when I'm in NYC is the Bouchon Bakery at Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle. There are several reasons why I'm completely addicted to this eatery. First it's for completely practical reasons as this Jersey girl needs somewhere convenient to park (discount coupons are available at the concierge desk), it's super easy with kids with convenient bathrooms, and it's walking distance to the shops on Broadway, Central Park and FAO Schwartz. The main reason I love absolutely adore Bouchon is that I can get a quick piece of the genius of Thomas Keller without going to Napa Valley and I'm instantly transported to Paris. Of course there is THE Thomas Keller attraction Per Se in the same building but there is no way I'm dragging 2 children there. There are 2 parts to the Bouchon Bakery in Time Warner, there is the restaurant where you can dine in and the cafe where you can grab food to go or eat at one of the tables on the side. What I do is eat at the restaurant and then grab a bunch of goodies or home.
amazing desserts to go
The food at the cafe is stocked with scrumptious classic Parisian baked goodies such as fresh breads, croissant, and macarons as well as classic American treats like the oatmeal cookie and their TKO (Bouchon's take on the Oreo). I've probably eaten one of everything there and have never been disappointed. You seriously can't go wrong!
You can also enjoy a lovely meal with a stunning view of Central Park and Columbus Circle at the restaurant. The food is also classic Parisian with a slight American twist. My favorite dish is for sure the chicken dumpling soup. The service is always really good and they are quite sweet with the kiddos too. It's definitely worth a visit if you are ever in town.
kid's ham and cheese baguette
chicken dumpling soup
birthday cake macarons
ps - photos courtesy of my sister Kristie. follow her on Instagram for some amazing foodie pics! here is the page for Kristie84
Bouchon Bakery at Time Warner Center
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY