Panera Bread

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4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars71%
  • 4 Stars22%
  • 3 Stars6%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star0%


US chain featuring bakery products, sandwiches, and salads.

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  • "The You pick 2 is never enough for me, the pastry isn't fresh and quiet frankly - being a fairly fast food place they are quiet pricy!" in 112 reviews
  • "Panera is some of the best comfort food around and I can't resist a bacon turkey bravo sandwich and a cup of broccoli cheddar soup." in 109 reviews
  • "Panera Bread is one of my favorite places because the prices are decent, the food is good, the green tea is AMAZING, the service is quick, and it's a nice place to get work done on my laptop." in 60 reviews
  • "Panera Bread has been one of my favorite places to relax, do homework, eat, people watch, and interact with friendly people since 2003." in 50 reviews
  • "Although I do like Panera every once in a while, there have been a few times when I wasn't pleased with what I got, bagel with cream cheese, they would not allow me to exchange it for something else because I took one bite." in 48 reviews
Esha Z.
Lorton, VA
133 reviews
Foodie Expert Level 1
I only gave it 3 stars bc of the prices.  Panera is quite pricey for a casual cafe . I do go usually once a week, for something small, like a bagel or pastry.  Every once in a while I'll spend more on a sandwich or mac and cheese, their salad isn't that great tho. but THEIR BAGELS ARE AMAZING.
They do offer discounts if you have MyPanera rewards (you get 1 free pastry just for signing up), but tbh they're not that worth it, you'll get $1 off a pastry or $2 off of a "You Pick Two" , but its still expensive because you only get a reward after every few visits. 
Pros: food tastes good (especially the bagels and spreads),  LOTS OF VARIETY IN PRODUCTS AND DRINKS, they do customize orders, can order online and pick up without waiting in a line
Cons: prices, discounts for rewards program aren't too beneficial. 
Jesa L.
Oklahoma City
215 reviews
Foodie Expert Level 1
Soba noodle bowl with chicken. This is one of Paneras brothbowls made with umami soy miso broth. It also has chicken, buckwheat noodles, fresh spinach, a mushroom onion blend, cilantro, and sesame seeds. I thought the noodles would be bigger but they were ramen noodle size. There wasnt enough spinach or enough mushrooms onion blend but the flavor was really packed in there with a punch and every spoonful gave me a taste of something for all my taste buds, even a bit of heat every once in awhile which I looked forward too. There were plenty of noodles and the perfect amount of broth to soak up with the baguette. Even with not having enough of the ingredients in my bowl to my liking, these broth bowls are still always so delicious and keep me coming back. I'll choose these over fast food any day and it's about the same price as a "value meal", but healthier. If I had kids, this would be my fast food I'd feed them when we would have to eat fast food. My cat doesnt like vegetables but she loves these broth bowls when I pour a little over her dry food. I wish I could go on a Panera diet so I could Panera every day!
Marquita S.
846 reviews
Foodie Expert Level 4
Panera Bread is my favorite place to go. The food is great and the customer service is excellent. My favorite thing on their menu is the Turkey sandwich with Apples, the turkey is so moist and the apples are so crunchy. It's a interesting combination but delicious. Their bakery is so tempting every time I go my eyes are glued to a dessert. Another favorite of mine is their Hibiscus tea it is amazing. I would recommend you go to Panera Bread there is something for everyone. 
DeAndra M.
Worthington, OH
106 reviews
This has been one of my favorite places to eat for as long as I can remember. It’s easy and fast but also delicious and healthy. My regular is a turkey sandwich on rye and cheddar broccoli soup. They have the best selection of pastries, I also love their smoothies. However I’ve had to be conscious when I eat there recently to pull out cash and pay with cash because whenever I pay with my card either extra money gets taken out or multiple different transactions get ran.
Kendra G.
Ridgefield, CT
145 reviews
Foodie Expert Level 1
In terms of fast food/ chains, I think panera has one of the higher quality places. I give it 4 stars because it’s more on the expensive side but I definitely prefer the quality. I love their sandwiches and how customizable it is. I am a huge fan of the you pick two because it can save you a lot of calories since most of the sandwiches are high in calories I’m guessing mostly due to the bread. Can’t hate on the bread bowls though those are amazing
Amanda L.
East Brunswick
172 reviews
Foodie Expert Level 1
I love Panera Bread everything always taste so fresh! Panera can be a bit pricey depending on what you get, I go a few times a month because that is me and my best friends go to place to eat. I normal would order the pick 2 tomato mozzarella on ciabatta bread (which isn’t on the menu anymore 😒) with chicken noodle soup... but now I order the pick 2 turkey BLT with Avocado with chicken noodle which is just as good! I definitely recommend if you are in the mood for some fresh food!
Sarah M.
860 reviews
Foodie Expert Level 3
I used to like Panera however I’m not a huge fan anymore. First off i believe it is expensive. Although you are getting more quality and a little bit more healthy food, it’s still expensive. I also find that the food isn’t always the same quality from store to store. I can go to the Panera in my hometown and have a great experience but when I go to the one near my school, the food isn’t the same and overall I feel like it’s a waste
Sarah B.
East Boston, MA
23 reviews
Love love love. Have one right near campus its a life saver! Its worth the money when you do the you pick two. I like the order ahead from the app because you gain rewards faster, your food is ready when you get there, and you can use promo codes that are usually online! Panera Bread ... Oh and the app makes it SO easy to customize orders so for picky eaters it should be the go to
Sondra C.
Tampa, FL
66 reviews
I love Panera Bread for its many nutritious offerings and the great customer service.  I've tried so many items over the years, it's hard to pick a favorite.  My favorite of all time is the vanilla cranberry bagels they sell for Breast Cancer Awareness Month where the proceeds go towards research.  Those are the most delicious bagels I've ever tasted.  The second runner up is the chocolate chip bagel with a low fat schmear.  Their salads are usually pretty good, some better than most.  I particularly like the Green Goddess Salad With Chicken, but I used to really love the BBQ Chicken Salad that I think they discontinued.  Their paninis are awesome - especially the Chipotle Chicken and Steak ones.  My tummy is grumbling now!
Bri C.
Mount Vernon, IA
275 reviews
Foodie Expert Level 1
panera bread is awesome! it’s a great place to study, (not at dinner time though, then there’s always little kids jumping around) great place to eat, and great place to eat with friends and family! usually, most of their staff is great, plus they’re asiago cheese bread is THE BOMB (unfortunately they almost never have it, because everyone else thinks it’s great too)
Amanda C.
Estero, FL
112 reviews
Foodie Expert Level 3
Favorite soup from panera?
Elizabeth R.
Tualatin, OR
25 reviews
Is getting a panera card worth the work of signing up for it?
Michelle L.
Pittsburgh, PA
100 reviews
I need recommendations. What's your fave thing?
Angelique D.
Syracuse, NY
70 reviews
Foodie Expert Level 2
I'm so hooked on the everything bagel that I rarely try anything else. Anybody have any recommendations that are not bagel-related?
Alyssa T.
Highland, CA
22 reviews
What is your favorite kind of soup from Panera during the winter?

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