Birdbath Neighborhood Green Bakery

SoHo, New York
  • The experts at Serious Eats and Village Voice recommend this place
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    • Village Voice
  • The Corcoran Group
    "Try the Pretzel Croissant and Chocolate Chip Cookie."(13 Tips)
    Natalie V.
    "Famous for chocolate chip cookies, delicious but really intense!"(34 Tips)
    Michelle C.
    "My fave combo is the kale salad w/ the cornbread salad."(8 Tips)
    "Coffee, pretzel croissant, maple bacon biscuit."(3 Tips)
142 Tips and reviews
  • cookies
  • pastries
  • pretzel croissants
  • healthy food
  • sandwiches
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  • Sam H.
    Sam Hardenburgh1 week ago
    coffee and pretzel croissant
  • Shirley Y.
    Shirley Yuan1 week ago
    Pretzel chicken salad 👌
  • Rob S.
    Rob SmithOctober 18
    Been here 5+ times
    The vegan chocolate chip cookies are better than the others. I said it and I mean it.
  • Marina L.
    Marina LeeOctober 1
    A great selection of salads. The line can be long during peak lunch time, but it moves quickly. The cookie is pretty great too.
  • Kelvin C.
    Kelvin ChouSeptember 8
    Been here 10+ times
    Great lunch salads!
  • Ann Marie S.
    Turkey & cheddar on a pretzel croissant + kale salad = match made in lunchtime heaven 😛
  • Kevin O.
    Kevin O'NeillMay 14
    Been here 5+ times
    I dream of pretzel croissants on weekends.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DempseyFebruary 22
    Get the box of veggies/salad.
  • Valentin G.
    Valentin GuerinFebruary 18
    Been here 5+ times
    Great salad and sandwiches
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceDecember 25, 2016
    Coffee and a cookie was my play here. Too small to do much more than in and out but the quaintness and charm of this place is comforting.
  • Emily H.
    Emily HacheDecember 16, 2016
    Pretzel croissant is the best!
  • Andressa O.
    Andressa OliveiraDecember 15, 2016
    They have vegan cookies!
  • KE
    KESeptember 25, 2016
    The chocolate chip cookies are $3.50 and are the perfectly calibrated texture between hard and soft. Yum!
  • Dustin
    DustinAugust 18, 2016
    A pretzel croissant, of course.
  • Jeffrey R.
    Jeffrey RodriguezJuly 26, 2016
    my favorite chocolate chip cookie in NYC
  • Monica S.
    Monica StangleJune 6, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    They have vegan goodies too!
  • Christina
    ChristinaMay 20, 2016
    10% off if you come by bike! 🚲
  • Moby
    MobyApril 27, 2016
    Vesuvio Bakery (now Birdbath Bakery) was a favorite of mine! It was a bakery known for its coal-oven-baked loaves, which I loved. #PorcelainTheBook Read more
  • Molly D.
    Molly DonohueApril 13, 2016
    Noticeable butter taste in chocolate chip cookies! So so good.
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniMarch 30, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a chocolate chip cookie. Or 12. The vegan one isn't nearly as good as the regular.
  • Natalie V.
    Natalie VegelMarch 26, 2016
    Famous for chocolate chip cookies, delicious but really intense!
  • Amber
    AmberMarch 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The cookies! They're sooooo good!
  • glyka
    glykaMarch 2, 2016
    A tiny Depression-era bakery with countless appearances in advertisements and films, including the Prince of Tides. Gold-stenciled windows still display homemade Italian bread & tarellas *NY guide*
  • Lucie P.
    Lucie PustovaJanuary 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing baked good. Really good roasted veggie sandwich for lunch too.
  • Megan N.
    Megan NabavianJanuary 8, 2016
    cookies 💖
  • Lisa R.
    Lisa RayleDecember 22, 2015
    Good salads and sandwiches for a quick lunch
  • Timelessnomad
    TimelessnomadDecember 22, 2015
    A window full of cookies! Now that's smart marketing. Gets me every time.
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiDecember 21, 2015
    $3.5 cookies. On the sweeter side.
  • Peter B.
    Peter BoyceNovember 22, 2015
    Pretzel croissant
  • Min-Joo L.
    Min-Joo LeeNovember 5, 2015
    The perfect chocolate chip cookie in Manhattan
  • Arnaud R.
    Arnaud RéautéOctober 22, 2015
    Cookies are good but you can fine better for the price. Choice of lunch meals seem pretty good. Would like to try it out.
  • Mike O.
    Mike O'SullivanOctober 19, 2015
    Excellent chicken paninis.
  • Gabriel R.
    Gabriel Ruas Santos-RochaSeptember 30, 2015
    Delicious lunch options that are healthy and affordable.
  • Nicole F.
    Nicole FormicaAugust 27, 2015
    A small shop serving La Colombe coffee and cookies! A great afternoon pick me up.
  • Whitney B.
    Whitney BAugust 27, 2015
    Chicken kale salad, pumpkin burger on msemmen
  • NK
    NKAugust 24, 2015
    Kale salad with roasted hazelnuts is always a good lunch for me. I mix it with pasta if available.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MacAugust 22, 2015
    Wow. Their chocolate chips are not only big and beautifully displayed, but also rich, full of flavor, and melt in your mouth quality, without being half-baked. These are more sugary, less flour/cake.
  • Jeremy T.
    Jeremy TannerAugust 18, 2015
    Pretzel Croissant!
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SAugust 12, 2015
    Best chocolate chip cookie in the city.
  • John A.
    John AntosAugust 11, 2015
    Local "green" bakery outpost from City Bakery. Terrific cookies. Most vegan foods have weird texture, the vegan chocolate chip cookies are no exception. Go with regular cookies, any flavor.
  • Charley T.
    Charley ToddJuly 29, 2015
    Just damn good cookies
  • Josh M.
    Josh MateoJune 16, 2015
    Mildly hidden gem. Cheap, quick, and healthy lunch options.
  • Robin C.
    Robin CarmanJune 5, 2015
    So much salad in that little box. The desserts are delicious and interesting too. Green tea Matcha meringue? Yup.
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattyMay 18, 2015
    The super hyped cookies are good, yes. Try a muffin or scone, though, at some point, too. Your taste buds will thank you. Also, birdbath has super awesome bakers and staff.
  • arlin c.
    arlin cicekciMay 17, 2015
    Pesto Panini was really delicious.
  • Karl W.
    Karl With A "K"May 1, 2015
    Nice spot for pastries, though no seating. It's just take out/take away.
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TheilerFebruary 27, 2015
    $3.50 chocolate chip cookie. not bad but a little hard.
  • Ariel S.
    Ariel SeltzerFebruary 15, 2015
    The cilantro chicken sandwich is a must. Also their muffins!
  • Martha
    MarthaFebruary 9, 2015
    cookies...large, rich and delicious.
  • Marivic G.
    Marivic GFebruary 8, 2015
    The cookies are huge! Tried the mixed berry scone and soy latte here on a clear winter day and it hi the spot😊
  • Robby A.
    Robby AbayaDecember 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cookies are mandatory.
  • Tin K.
    Tin KadoicDecember 3, 2014
    Since 1920s. A choice of two salads, two sandwiches and some great looking muffins and cookies ;)
  • Dana F.
    Dana FlynnNovember 10, 2014
    Pretzel croissants.
  • Paige A.
    Paige AnneNovember 6, 2014
    Must have chocolate chip cookie and iced coffee
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KSeptember 23, 2014
    Great salads
  • Dina F.
    Dina FierroSeptember 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Each chocolate chip cookie has what feels like a stick of butter in it and I can think of no more redeeming quality for a cookie.
  • Kris C.
    Kris ConcepcionAugust 27, 2014
    The chocolate chip cookie is enormous and will satiate any sweet tooth craving you have. The iced latte is average.
  • Lorenzo L.
    Lorenzo LandiniAugust 21, 2014
    Biker's discount!!
  • iJeffry
    iJeffryAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The baker's muffins are to die for. I don't love all the powdered sugar on top but I just step outside and blow that right off.
  • Pamela C.
    Pamela CastilloAugust 8, 2014
    Go grab a sandwich and a cookie, or mac and cheese if you're feeling indulgent. They also have the famous Pretzel Croissants.
  • Audrey O.
    Audrey OAugust 7, 2014
    Delicious fresh salads - love the pasta salad!
  • Julian M.
    Julian ModestoAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pretty much the best chocolate chip cookies in the city
  • Zack S.
    Zack SheppardJuly 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    You must get the chocolate chip cookie.
  • Maryam A.
    Maryam AlyMay 1, 2014
    The cookies are large and delicious. Meant to snap a pic, but I ate it too quickly
  • Julie B.
    Julie BasqueApril 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Chocolate chip cookies the size of your face? Sign me up! Falafel is also great, but always disappointed by the kale salad and overwhelmed by the amount of parsley on the sandwich.
  • Dolapo F.
    Dolapo FalolaMarch 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    you can't actually order the tower of cookies, side of statue of liberty. you can and should, however, order a chocolate chip cookie.
  • Rhiannon T.
    Rhiannon TMarch 21, 2014
    Best iced tea
  • Courtenay B.
    Courtenay BirdFebruary 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring your own travel mug and coffee's just $1!
  • Nick C.
    Nick CrockerDecember 9, 2013
    Coconut Cookie.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RainertNovember 21, 2013
    The Baker's Muffin is "a traditional pull-apart pastry." Who knew that was a thing? It's got cinnamon & raisins in it & it's delicious. It's also way too much for one person so split it with a buddy!
  • Jan S.
    Jan SichermannNovember 20, 2013
    Hot chocolate ... Good stuff!
  • Sherry H.
    Sherry HyonNovember 14, 2013
    Mmmm only THE best chocolate chip cookies ever!
  • Katie
    KatieNovember 2, 2013
    Grat dairy and gluten free cookies!
  • Bastian B.
    Bastian BeyerOctober 26, 2013
    Get the Baker's Muffin!
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica AlmogSeptember 23, 2013
    Get the vegan chocolate chip cookie. Just do it.
  • Chelsea O.
    Chelsea OrcuttSeptember 9, 2013
    Want to be the mayor of Nom City? Get the chocolate chip cookie. (It's even better with milk.)
  • Basak H.
    Basak HaznedarogluAugust 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Looking for lunch options? Get the half cat fish and half kale salad! Deliciousss!
  • Tho K.
    Tho KellerJuly 23, 2013
    Best cookies in town!
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethJuly 22, 2013
    Best oatmeal cookie in NYC :)
  • Angie H.
    Angie HJuly 10, 2013
    Omg just go, go. One bite of their cookies and you'll hear angels sing. Stop reading and get eating.
  • Cass A.
    Cass AndersonJune 30, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The best iced coffee I've found in NYC. I drink it 4 days a week. It's intoxicating.
  • John D.
    John DongJune 3, 2013
    Very nice chocolate chip cookies
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceJune 3, 2013
    Pretzels and croissants are so amazing on their own, it's a wonder no one thought to combine them earlier. Thankfully, Birdbath took on the task and created this flaky, salty, sesame-studded treat.
  • KW.
    KW.May 24, 2013
    They don't have hot chocolate when its warm. They will say this to you in a freezing day in May. Otherwise, always good stuff and no complaints.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 10, 2013
    Great sandwiches and sweets from City Bakery. Try the salty-buttery pretzel croissant.
  • John E.
    John EMarch 29, 2013
    Maple bacon biscuits are amazing!
  • xq
    xqMarch 15, 2013
    get some spaghetti squash and a cookie!
  • Michael C.
    Michael ContiMarch 6, 2013
    The new double chocolate chip cookie is amazeballs...
  • Esther M.
    Esther MoonFebruary 24, 2013
    Coconut cookies are insanely good!
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer SchoebenFebruary 17, 2013
    incredible cookies
  • Jayson
    JaysonJanuary 28, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Coffee, pretzel croissant, maple bacon biscuit. Do it.
  • Nicole
    NicoleJanuary 17, 2013
    After reading about how amazing the chocolate chip cookies were, I was disappointed when I actually tried them.. Way too much butter and pricey...
  • Hannah N.
    Hannah NicdaoJanuary 5, 2013
    Delicious but a little too much of...well, everything. Butter (in cookies), dressing (kale salad), chocolate (hot cocoa). I don't complain while I'm eating, but 5 mins in...I begin to welcome death.
  • Clayton O.
    Clayton OlsenNovember 28, 2012
    cute bakery. grab one of their huge chocolate-chip cookies.. they're phenomenal!
  • Garrett T.
    Garrett TillmanNovember 26, 2012
    Chick sal si'kale so good
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle CheungNovember 3, 2012
    Great lunch spot tho I wish there was seating. I usually get a box of the salads mixed together. My fave combo is the kale salad w/ the cornbread salad. The falafel and catfish sandwiches r also yum.
  • Adam L.
    Adam LeibsohnOctober 25, 2012
    Come by towards the end of the day, and they'll load you up with extras in your order. More delish!
  • Vivek B.
    Vivek BhagwatOctober 19, 2012
    Chocolate chip cookie is kind of terrible, not to mention expensive.
  • Brandon L.
    Brandon LawrenceSeptember 11, 2012
    Food here is so amazing and healthy. Try the roasted chicken sandwich!
  • Nick C.
    Nick CrockerAugust 12, 2012
    Come for the great cookies. Leave for the terrible service.
  • Bastian B.
    Bastian BeyerMay 14, 2012
    Just try everything here
  • Dom G.
    Dom GoodrumMay 8, 2012
    Chicken Cilantro Sandwich. Amazing.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HealyApril 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Two-tone: half coffee, half hot chocolate.
  • Percolate
    PercolateApril 1, 2012
    Guillaume highly recommends the spicy chicken sandwich and massive cookies.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RainertMarch 13, 2012
    Their chocolate chocolate chunk cookie is so good I almost gobbled it up before I had a chance to write this tip. Like chocolate? Get one.
  • Ted P.
    Ted PowerMarch 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask the friendly people there to do half coffee / half hot-chocolate. Really good!
  • Nina L.
    Nina LoSchiavoFebruary 18, 2012
    The cilantro chicken is one of the best sandwiches I've ever had and the City Bakery hot chocolate with a homemade marshmallow is to die for.
  • Laura G.
    Laura GardnerFebruary 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Kale Salad....could eat it every day! And the baked spaghetti squash with toasted pumpkin seeds is unique but satisfying.
  • Helen S.
    Helen SJanuary 25, 2012
    all of the cookies are indulgent, but their daily salads/sandwiches are good too!
  • Ben K.
    Ben Kessler (@kessler)December 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    This location now has the ridiculous hot chocolate with handmade marshmallows.
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HydeDecember 5, 2011
    No gluten free options (another tip lead me here).
  • Green is Universal
    Green is UniversalNovember 11, 2011
    Not only does Birdbath use all organic, local ingredients, the bakery itself is made of sustainable material and all deliveries are done by bike. Go there on bike or skateboard for a special discount!
  • Gabby H.
    Gabby HOctober 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the tartine. You'll be glad you did.
  • Ana G.
    Ana GOctober 19, 2011
    cookies. all of them. many of them.
  • Cheapeats I.
    Cheapeats IncSeptember 24, 2011
    Green bakery. Reduce your carbon footprint & satisfy your sweet tooth.
  • Maxwell Z.
    Maxwell ZSeptember 9, 2011
    They have food other than cookies. Get the cilantro chicken sandwich, enough said.
  •  esther p.
     esther parkSeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you bring any disposable cup it's 1$ off coffee. If you bring a reusable cup it's just 1$ for a large ice coffee!
  • Louis Vuitton
    Louis VuittonAugust 26, 2011
    Don’t be confused by the ‘Vesuvio Bakery’ sign, left in homage to the previous bakery that stood here for decades. We tried the addictive chocolate chip cookies, delish!
  • Erica C.
    Erica ChoiAugust 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Toasted grilled chicken sandwich!
  • Official H.
    Official HankAugust 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Savory Flatbreads oh my!
  • Lindsay K.
    Lindsay KirkAugust 11, 2011
    Chocolate zucchini muffins are to die for, but I haven't seen them in a while
  • Yvette M.
    Yvette MJuly 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Have the walnut raisin muffin; so flaky & light. Delicious.
  • Dina F.
    Dina FierroMay 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The cookies here are nothing short of epic. A must.
  • Alexandra W.
    Alexandra WoodMay 7, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    From the pretzel croissant and red bean pastry to the chocolate chip cookie, Birdbath is always a win.
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 28, 2011
    Maury Rubin outfitted his supergreen bakery with reclaimed wood floorboards, shelves fashioned out of recycled paper and organic sweets plus classics from his City Bakery.
  • Piers F.
    Piers FawkesApril 6, 2011
    Farcical service. Watch as everything falls apart
  • Grace S.
    Grace S.January 22, 2011
    Cappuccino, Ginger cookie, and vegan choc chip cookie!! (vegan choc chip is less oily and more crispy. If u like softer cookies go for the reg choc chip!)
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SkobacNovember 24, 2010
    Best pumpkin pie ever!
  • ecomagination
    ecomaginationOctober 27, 2010
    Besides having delicious cookies, Birdbath is very eco-friendly. The store is powered by wind-energy, recycled goods are plentiful, baked goods are delivered by bicycle-driven rickshaws, and more. Read more
  • Bar Method S.
    Bar Method SohoOctober 13, 2010
    Chicken Cilantro Sandwich is a must have for lunch. Breakfast? Nothing beats the maple bacon biscuit.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 27, 2010
    Try the Pretzel Croissant and Chocolate Chip Cookie. The iced coffee is to die for. Vegan and gluten-free options as well.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 24, 2010
    Birdbath Bakery's chocolate chip cookie perfectly straddles the crispy-chewy divide, and packs enough butter and chocolate to incapacitate an elephant
  • mary t.
    mary telescoAugust 13, 2010
    chocolate chip cookie. best ever.
  • Vinicius V.
    Vinicius VacantiJuly 30, 2010
    Oatmeal coconut, you crazy!
  • Kathy I.
    Kathy IshizukaJuly 10, 2010
    Like that they kept Vesuvio's storefront. Tony Dapolito, for you young uns, was the "Mayor of Greenwich Village." Read more
  • HuffPost
    HuffPostJuly 6, 2010
    Treat yourself to a chocolate chip cookie -- Soho's best. In fact, have two. Read more
  • jeannie
    jeannieApril 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Vegan tomato soup is awesome!
  • jeannie
    jeannieApril 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Must have the chocolate chip cookie! Decadent and heavenly!
  • Lily Y.
    Lily YuFebruary 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Tofu sandwich - very good. The edamame spread is a great alternative to mayo.
  • Crystal G.
    Crystal GinnFebruary 2, 2010
    Chocolate chip cookie. Done.
  • jeannie
    jeannieJanuary 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The best chocolate chip cookie ever!
  • Rafael B.
    Rafael BarrosMay 23, 2014
    Coma a torrada com canela e creme. Muito boa.
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