When you think of summer in New York City, what comes to mind? We like to think of lazy afternoon strolls through Central Park – especially now with our newly opened Snack Shack and soon-to-come restaurant on Conservatory Water, opening Monday, July 6th!

Overlooking Central Park’s famous model sailboat pond, LPQ at Conservatory Water stands just to the north of our Snack Shack in the copper-roofed Kerbs Boathouse, offering a shady patio to relax and take in the scenery. Getting there is as simple as entering at the E72nd St entrance and walking down the hill!

Whether you’re in need of a light cocktail or gourmet bite, we’ve got you covered. Both our restaurant and Snack Shack will offer grab-and-go snacks, with Bryant Park Kiosk favorites like grilled sausages and sweet and savory toasts, as well as cocktails, beer and wine.

While old favorites – like Caravan Mix and Belgian Waffles – will be on stock, a few of our new favorite afternoon snacks include:

  • Blue Marble Organic Ice Cream. Because who doesn’t crave ice cream on a hot summer day? Vanilla, Chocolate or Sea Salt Caramel.
  • Malvi Marshmallow Sandwiches. Innovatively flavored marshmallows – made with whole ingredients and sandwiched between shortbread cookies- are sure to please your palette! Hibiscus & Raspberry or Sea Salt & Caramel.
  • BjornQorn Solar Popped Corn. Family recipe non-gmo, organic popcorn seasoned with natural, gluten free and vegan ingredients and popped by the heat of the sun. A snack as sustainable as it is delicious!
  • Slant Shack Beef Jerky. Sustainably raised grass-fed beef bathed in unique spice rubs, glazes and marinades. The jerky of your dreams.
  • BB Energy Bars. Energy that’s wholesome and delicious. Bodacious Blueberry Vanilla or Mighty Maca Chocolate.

Cocktails

For those ready to make any hour happy, be sure to check out one of our cocktails (now also available at the Mineral Springs LPQ):

  • Mimosa. Sparkling wine and fresh orange juice make this drink a classic!
  • House Bloody Mary. We make ours with cold-pressed tomato and a dash of citrus cumin salt.
  • Vodka Matcha Gimlet. Vodka, lime juice and cucumber makes for a refreshing mix on hot days.
  • Gardener’s Lemonade. Lemonade for adults, complete with vodka, lemon and muddled blackberry!
  • The Meadow. Keep it light with sparkling wine, elderflower liqueur and lemon.

Next time the afternoon slump hits, join us around the sailboat pond for a bit of rejuvenation! Don’t forget to comment with your favorite afternoon indulgence.

The Le Pain Quotidien Snack Shack