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Bread Garden Market & Bakery

225 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 354-4246
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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is the best salad bar I've ever been to. Never expected to find a gem like this in Iowa. Excellent choices both cold and hot. The sesame kale was fabulous.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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154 reviews 154 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

You pick up a tray and select from a varied buffet, or you can order a sandwich (they have some already-made if you are in a hurry). They are perhaps best known for their breads and soups, but you can get a complete meal if desired. I had some tasty eggplant parmesan on my last visit. Since this is also... More

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Los Altos, California, United States
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149 reviews 149 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

An extensive choice of food in this grocery store/restaurant combo. You can eat outside and customize your sandwich or salad. A great place for lunch in Iowa City!

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Saba
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We came here for our morning coffee. It opened at 6:30am on Friday and is a great market/cafe/ice cream spot. My coffee was delicious and there is seating in a covered atrium right on the pedestrian mall which can be enjoyed year round. Great spot.

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Wainscott, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

found myself eating practically every meal there at salad bar or hot food bar. Always delicious, varied and reasonably priced. Friendly staff and great place to sit inside and out.

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chicago
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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126 reviews 126 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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Chenna
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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Mankato, Minnesota
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159 reviews 159 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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