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Bread Garden Market & Bakery

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225 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 354-4246
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Convenient

For a quick lunch, or just grocery shopping, BGM is a convenient location. It is in the heart of the downtown area of Iowa City and right next to Sheraton Hotel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Nisahharon
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Seremban, Malaysia
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Seremban, Malaysia
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For a quick lunch, or just grocery shopping, BGM is a convenient location. It is in the heart of the downtown area of Iowa City and right next to Sheraton Hotel.

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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for a great sandwich and some interesting soups? This is the joint. Love the fresh breads and frequently changing array of choices in everything

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Thank Doug A
SF Bay Area
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117 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been here several times over the years (relatives in town), and we've ways enjoyed this place, not so much for its gourmet food (though what they have is solidly good) as for the overall gentle and laid-back tone. Nothing pretentious here - just good healthy food and deli choices.

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Thank babubenj
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Found this market while staying at the hotelVetro. Around 10pm we grabbed a snack, a drink and sat outdoors in their patio area to enjoy the local musician. Very nice experience. Less of the local college crowd and geared towards those visiting.

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Rockford, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a restaurant that has gluten free, and ordinary offerings in the middle of a grocery store. We were lucky to find a spot in their parking lot. Everything there is terrific, but the atmosphere is ....well it is in an upscale grocery store so you will serve yourself, but have tons of people to watch. It has bakery... More 

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Roscoe, Illinois
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Hubby and I were attending a medical conference held at the Sheridan in downtown Iowa City. We went to the Bread Garden Market & Bakery since it was right next door. They have a really nice salad bar that my husband had. I had just got braces on my teeth the day before so I was looking for something soft... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I always stop by here to enjoy healthy and lively atmosphere! Especially, bread is the best!!! Every morning, they baked organic healthy bread. It is definitely signature menu of BGMB.

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Thank pea9915
New York
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great place! Lots of amazing food options. A great wine bar (wish they were ope later and more often). A great place for lunch, to meet people, write or study. Coffee is outstanding.

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Thank missbuilding
Battle, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Brought a delicious loaf of San Francisco style sourdough bread back to England to enjoy. It survived the trip and we are currently eating it. This is the closest to SF sourdough outside of California that I have tasted. Well done Bread Garden for getting it right!

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Thank Andrew A
Collingswood, New Jersey
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137 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Don't let the prices scare you. It IS in downtown. The store is impeccably clean and has a great variety of product from wines to fresh vegetables and meats.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 225 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: (319) 354-4246

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?