If you’re thinking that a lot of the things inside Birdbath Neighborhood Green Bakery look very similar to what’s in City Bakery, then props to you because Birdbath is actually City Bakery’s “little sister.” Good eye!
Besides the connection to the very popular City Bakery, it also claims to be one of the most eco-friendly food businesses…on Earth! What makes them so? Well…
- Bakery is built from recycled, found, vintage, and sustainable materials
- Their walls are made of wheat
- Bakery is wind-powered
- Food is delivered from their main kitchen in bicycle-powered rickshaws
- They give discounts to any customer who arrived by bike or skateboard
But, what about the food! Well, Birdbath sells a variety of pastries like muffins and cookies, some of which are even vegan or gluten-free, and they also have other items like sandwiches and drinks in a cold box on the side.
I had heard so much about their pretzel croissant, so it was finally time to try one. I mean, hybrid foods are always fun (hello Cronut). The name pretty much says it all, but if I had to describe it I would say it was a saltier and “breadier” (less buttery)–but still flaky–croissant.
While there’s a little bit of counter seating, it’s mostly like a grab-and-go place. So come on in, snag some pastries, and check out what it really means to “go green.”
518 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024