Panera is a fast-casual bakery and cafe chain known for its bread, pastries, and sandwiches made with fresh ingredients.
Panera offers a variety of healthy options, but some of its menu items can be high in calories, sodium, and fat, especially the bakery items and some of the sandwiches with cheese and bacon.
Some items to avoid at Panera to make healthier choices include the pastries and baked goods, high-calorie sandwiches like the bacon turkey bravo and the mac and cheese, and sugary drinks.
To make healthier choices at Panera, one can opt for the low-calorie salads, soups, and bowls, such as the Greek salad, the ten vegetable soup, or the quinoa bowl with chicken. Choosing whole-grain bread and skipping the cheese and mayo can also help make the sandwiches healthier. Finally, water or unsweetened iced tea are better drink options than sugary beverages.
Below are the full nutrition facts for the full Panera Bread menu. Select any item to view the complete nutritional information including calories, carbs, sodium and Weight Watchers points. You can also use our calorie filter to find the Panera menu item that best fits your diet.