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Bread Garden Market & Bakery

225 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 354-4246
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Ranked #13 of 206 restaurants in Iowa City
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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48 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Bread Garden is a few steps form the Sheraton Hotel and along the ped mall in downtown Iowa City. It is a great place for picking up a few groceries, beer, wine, fresh salads and soups, breads, coffee, smoothies and more. Ample number of tables for eating and chatting.

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Syracuse, New York
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123 reviews 123 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Bread Garden is a busy place due to its large variety of choices from soups to salads to sandwiches to coffee/baked goods and selected groceries. I think another thing that makes it special is it's setting on the Ped Mall. It's a great place to relax, enjoy a meal and watch the world go by.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

where else can you find a wine bar in side a grocery store that also stocks fresh food, meats, a great cheese bar, olive bar, gluten free section, an entire chocolate smorgasbord and so many local farmers supplying fresh produce on a daily basis??? Nowhere else in the entire USof A.. and I know. I lived in New York City..... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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150 reviews 150 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

There is something for everyone-- sweets, ice cream, beer and wine, pay for the pound buffet. Across from the new library, there are many choices to eat and sup from here at the Bread Garden Market and Bakery. Take your food outside under the covered loggia to watch the children play on the playground equipment, watch a game on the... More

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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

When I described the utter lack of assistance my spouse and I received from the employees when trying to have a sandwich made, my boss said "yes, they are definitely elitists down there". She is absolutely correct! We won't be back

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Iowa City, Iowa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a combination grocery, deli, and bar with sidewalk service on the pedestrian mall. The food is good, not great, and prices are high, but it is very handy. Wine selection is superb and reasonably priced. The Rubin sandwich is very good but be sure to ask for a freshly made one or at least heat up one from... More

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San Francisco, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Handy market for groceries and prepared deli food. Smaller selection consistent with downtown markets, but they have most things you'll need. Good beer/wine selection and bread offerings since they make their own. Excellent seating area for people watching while eating.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is a really good grocery in the Ped Mall in Iowa City. I have bought snacks and eaten here a couple of times when staying at the HotelVetro. They have a nice selection of fresh food and a great breakfast menu. On my most recent visit, my friend and I decided to stop here for a drink. It was... More

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San Antonio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great for traveler to pick up a few essentials, wine, cheese, sodas, a gourmet meal to go, without paying eat out or room service prices.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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298 reviews 298 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

While traveling on business discovered this market and bakery; I shopped here for a few forgotten items as well as enjoyed the offerings from the very diverse salad/entree/soup display. The food was fresh, the restaurant very busy, and on this lovely spring day the outdoor seating welcome.

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