Le Pain Quotidien (The Daily Bread) is a boulangerie-restaurant group founded in Brussels in 1990 by Alain Coumont. It is a global chain of bakery-cafés operating in many countries around
the world. It sells organic bread and cakes in a homey, rustic style.
Le Pain Quotidien currently operates more than 200 bakery-café locations worldwide in 17 countries, including Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France, India, Switzerland,
Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, Spain, Russia, Argentina, Japan, and the United States (with a strong presence in New York City, Los Angeles and Washington DC).
In addition to dine-in, take-out, and catering, several Le Pain Quotidien locations in
the US offer bakery classes. The bakery classes in New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia and The Orange County in LA are suitable for all skill levels, since LPQ's resident bakery instructors guide students through the baking process: from mixing the perfect
dough to kneading, shaping and baking delicious breads and pastries. Students can later enjoy the fruits of their labor all together.