Frequently Asked Questions

What does “Le Pain Quotidien” mean?

Le Pain Quotidien is French for “the daily bread.”

What type of food does LPQ serve?

At Le Pain Quotidien, we believe that food should be simple, nourishing and delicious. Our breakfast menu includes a range of organic breads, pastries, eggs, yoghurt, coffee and teas. For lunch, our handmade organic wheat bread serves as the base for our signature tartines, and the perfect accompaniment to our soups, salads and quiches. Many of our menu items are vegetarian and eggless. Takeaway and catering menus offer fresh Le Pain Quotidien products to enjoy at home, offices or at events.

What is a tartine?

A tartine is an open-faced sandwich. The name comes from the French verb tartiner, which means “to spread.”

Do you have vegan and vegetarian dishes?

These days, we are all aware of the benefits of a plant-based diet. Not only is eating less meat better for us, it’s good for the planet. Le Pain Quotidien offers many vegetarian and eggless items that are labeled on our menus. 

Why is organic important?

Eating organic is part of a healthy lifestyle, and LPQ is committed to offering as many organic products as possible. This begins with the organic flour we use to make the bread. Choosing organic ingredients is not only good for the body, it’s also good for the future of the world. The more the market for organic products grows, the fewer harmful pesticides will be dumped into the environment.

How often does your menu change?

We change our menu with the seasons to reflect seasonal ingredients and new recipes.

Are all your stores franchises?

All of our US, UK and Paris stores are company-owned and make up half of our approximately 200 locations. The remaining stores are franchised. For more information about international franchise opportunities, click here.

What are your plans for expansion?

We are always looking for the right opportunities to expand in communities where people appreciate simple, wholesome and delicious food, but we're not in any rush.