Restaurant Name: Panera Bread
Location: 300 E State St., West Lafayette, IN (map it)
Phone: (765) 746-2400
Cuisine: American, Café
Review: The west side Panera Bread is located in Wabash Landing on SR 26. Parking is kind of a pain if you don’t want to park in the garage, but you can generally find a spot. The parking garage is free for the first hour, so that makes it easier if the lot is full.
You can find Panera Bread across the country in malls and strip malls, and the fare is the same at all locations. You go in and order at one end of the counter, and pick up your food at the other. The menu is fairly large, including lots of hot soups that can be served in a dish or a bread bowl, sandwiches, both hot and cold, and a large assortment of salads.They also offer a variety of desserts and don’t forget bagels and muffins.
I’ve had a variety of items off the menu, and am very fond of the soups and bread. Most meals come with your choice of chips or an apple, which makes for a nice rounded out meal. Drink selections range from sodas, teas, lemonade, and coffee drinks.
They also have free WIFI – which is definitely a plus!
The food is always good, and their website has all the menu items and nutritional information available, which is nice for those of us looking to try to eat a healthier item. Don’t let the menu fool you though, even the salads are pretty high in calories!
This is a nice place for a meal, good for kids, and enjoyable atmosphere. Watch out for busy times when the line to order can get pretty long!
Kid friendly: Yes. The menu offers several kids items, including peanut butter and jelly, yogurt, fruit, and chips.
Methods of payment: Cash or credit.
Price Range: Varies – under $10 per entreé.