Liquid crack and pretzel croissants. Oh hellz yes.


Well, it’s April 1st and time to start really taking a cold hard look at my eating habits. Time to reevaluate what I am putting in my body and my fitness goals. With summer just around the corner I want to rock the six-pack, and not hide the bod from view. I know what to do, how to eat, how to train. I used to be a personal trainer dammit! Yet, it is so hard as temptation is everywhere in NYC!

How on God’s green Earth am I ever supposed to eat normal living in this city of excess? Really, I mean, WTF!!!! ย WHAT – THE – EFFFFF!!!!!

The City Bakery

Are they kidding me here? Terrific pretzel croissants. PRETZEL. CROISSANT. No, it’s no joke. Just so crispy and flaky on the outside, moist and buttery on the inside. So freaking good.

Oh yeah, really? How the hell am I supposed to resist that huge cup of amazing and rich and creamy hot chocolate? Oh, and don’t think I’m not going to add a huge slab of homemade marshmallow dunked into it. “The BEETUS!” I can hear Wilford Brimley scream in my ear!

Photo credit – City Bakery website

Someone is gonna catch a beating soon. Is it overpriced – you bet. Do I care one ounce? HELLZ NO!

Are there other food options here? Sure – a mac & cheese area, pizza, a buffet, a juice bar, hot drinks, and some other stuff that I really did not pay attention to since I was in hot chocolate ecstasy. They have a decent amount of house baked goods. Scones, cookies, cakes, croissants, muffins. Even some vegan friendly goods. Many huge and dense looking like the monsterous and crumbly Baker’s Muffins. Do they care that we are all turning into fatties over here??? DO THEY CARE???

Photo credit – City Bakery website

There is seating on an upstairs level, with some smaller individual tables on the lower level around the main coffee and bakery counter. The space itself is large and airy. Busy even at mid-day on a Monday afternoon but service is usually fast and friendly.

The pretzel croissant and hot chocolate with homemade marshmallow is the way to go!

Take a table and devour in bliss. JUST DO IT!!! Worry about the guilt tomorrow while eating a fruit cup.


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28 thoughts on “Liquid crack and pretzel croissants. Oh hellz yes.”

    1. Hey Frugal!

      I hear ya! I started to get my healthy eating in gear today. I still have many foodie posts to put up though.

      Ugh – hate being sick. Nice weather can’t come soon enough. That pretzel and hot chocolate are decadent! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks for reading!

  1. Pretzel croissants?! I have yet to meet a pretzel I didn’t like, and that sounds amazing. And hot chocolate just works sometimes, no matter the temperature.

    Good luck on your fitness goals — I totally understand. Ugh, summer. You seem to have an eye for finding these great NYC places, I hope they don’t suck you in! And good God, show them this great review and get a free hot chocolate! Haha, they owe you.

    1. Hello Jean!

      Yes, this place is a gluttons delight! That pretzel croissant is pretty bad ass!

      Started my training and dieting a few days ago. Lots more foodie posts in my backlog to post yet! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  2. Wow Phil, I didn’t know you used to be a personal trainer. Can you imagine what the Phil of old would have told yourself when temptation was put in the way?

    Maybe all those newbies in the gym from New Year have eased off now so you can mix this great looking food with your workout?

    I really struggle due to poor metabolism as opposed to eating too much bad stuff. I keep working out in the morning though to try to raise my metabolism.

    It has to be said though Phil, you really know all the great eateries in NYC.

    1. Hey Guy!

      The Phil of old would have beaten up the Phil of today! I actually have started back on a healthier eating and training lifestyle again. Just gotta stick with it now. I still have many foodie adventures backlogged to cover here so don’t worry!

      Keep up with those workouts yourself! It’s all for the better.

      And yes, NYC has way too many great spots to eat at!

    1. Hey Kate!

      I am also working on getting my bod in summer beach shape! It’s killing me with all this great food. Yet, I have a whole bunch of foodie posts I still need to place. Get ready to be tortured!

      Sorry! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Because pretzels on their own weren’t addictive enough? Good Lord, man. Why would you show me such a thing? I’m trying to get back into shape…and I have a trip to the Bahamas in a little more than a week. I can not afford to be indulging in such sensual oral treats. ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Hey Kitt!

      Think of it like going to a strip club – you can oogle the goods but just don’t take a bite!

      Guess you’ll have to find something else to satisfy your oral fixation! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. You’ve bought back some good Xmas memories of NYC Phil.
    I was so impressed with your the cinnamon pretzels, but it looks like they really are old hat compared to this stuff!
    Cheers, ic

    1. Hello Ian!

      Thanks so much for dropping by my blog! Yes, there are some great spots here to indulge. I still love those pretzels you mentioned.

      This diet I am on is gonna be tough for a while! Thanks for reading!

    1. Hey Jill!

      Makes you want to go for a big, fattening, sloppy lunch now right?

      I am training and dieting now, but don’t worry as I have many more gluttony food posts to come!

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