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Birdbath Bakery is an eco-friendly bakery that has been offering vegan items for years, including chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, and sometimes has vegan muffins and cakes. Vegan items are clearly marked.
Birdbath Bakery has walls made of wheat, (biodegradable) cups made of corn, countertop displays and shelves made of 100% recycled paper, and is 100% wind-powered. Their floors are made of reclaimed wood from Pennsylvania, and the stains and steelers for the wood are water-based. The paint (both indoor and outdoor) is non-toxic, and they use vintage light fixtures with energy-saving bulbs. Birdbath uses local ingredients whenever possible and they even compost! This location also receives its baked goods from their East Village location (by bicycle-driven cargo, of course).
This location offers savory items including roasted vegetables and smoked tofu sandwiches.
on Dec 10 11
(last updated Dec 10 11)
Mark this place closed (permanently).
Most Recent Reviews
I've been to all of the Birdbath locations and they're all lovely. The company is truly dedicated to being green and even delivers their goods in bike taxis! The 1st Ave location (the first one, I believe), is tiny and there's no room for seating. They now offer 10% off if you arrive by bike but used to offer 50% (I think it cut into their prices). The West Village location is large enough for a few people to seat, and while this 3rd Ave location doesn't offer space to sit, they have a great variety of savory foods that the other locations lack.
The standard vegan bakery items are chocolate chip and oatmeal/raisin cookies. Both are good but they're not my favorite cookies in the city. Last time I was at this location, I got the smoked tofu and edamame hummus sandwich, which was fantastic! The bread was burned around the edges and I was a little surprised they would use such blackened bread in their sandwiches, but everything else about the sandwich was right on. There were many different flavors and textures and it made the perfect dinner on the go.
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L train to 3rd Ave or the 6 train to Astor