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The Best Affordable Lunches in Midtown West

New York Rabi Abonour 8 comments

We've already shown you the best cheap lunches in Midtown East, but we didn't want to leave our readers on the other side of 5th Avenue hungry. To that end, check out some of our favorite lunch spots in Midtown West. More

The Best Affordable Lunches in Midtown East

New York Rabi Abonour 2 comments

If you're tired of the same sad delis and fast food chains in Midtown East, we have you covered with the neighborhood's best, most reliable fast and cheap lunches, from deli sandwiches to falafel to Indian street food. More

Bouchon Bakery's MallowMore Lives Up to the Original

New York Niko Triantafillou 10 comments

Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery debuts their MallowMore. See if it lives up to the standard of the original. More

Midtown's Ground Central Sells a Greatest Hits List of NYC Sweets

New York Niko Triantafillou 3 comments

What if you could access some of New York's best baked goods without ever leaving Midtown East? That's essentially what newcomer coffee bar and lounge Ground Central is doing. More

Meet the Tiny Lunch Counter Tucked in a Midtown Loading Dock

New York Craig Cavallo 7 comments

I found El Sabroso after helping a friend move things into a Midtown showroom. We took turns bringing boxes into the freight entrance of 265 37th Street. In the loading dock, where there should have been freight elevators, there was a lunch counter instead, with six stools, one table, and a glossy red menu with the words "El Sabroso Restaurant" at the top. More

The Best Food in Grand Central Terminal

New York Marissa Sertich Velie 4 comments

Nothing works up an appetite like traveling or long commutes, and Grand Central Terminal's cornucopia of quick-service eateries means you're never at a loss for choice. But where should you go for an actually good cup of coffee or a lunch more satisfying than a limp $12 sandwich? More

Mediterranean Sandwiches at Blue Olive Market

New York Rabi Abonour Post a comment

Blue Olive is a neat place to have near Grand Central for some specialty groceries and a quick lunch. But be sure to check your order before you leave. More

Hunan Manor: A Chinese Gem in the Shadow of Grand Central

New York Max Falkowitz 2 comments

Hunan Manor specializes in the spicy cooking of east-central China with a focus on all manner of smoked, dried, and pickled meats and vegetables. Less than a five minute walk from Grand Central Terminal, it's a restaurant worth missing your Metro North connection for. More

Big, Meaty Sandwiches at Midtown's Untamed

New York Ashley Tam Post a comment

Untamed Sandwiches recently opened near Bryant Park, where they're specializing in hefty braised meat sandwiches with a selection of beer and wine. More

Bouchon Bakery's Peanut Butter Cream Puff Isn't What You Expect

New York Niko Triantafillou 5 comments

When you see Bouchon Bakery's Peanut Butter Cream Puff ($6) in the pastry case and read the descriptive name tag, you might assume, as I did, that it's just a basic cream puff. Pâte à choux, pastry cream, you know the drill. But it turns out there's much more to it—four distinct layers that may surprise you. More

Have Your Coffee and Danish All in One

New York Niko Triantafillou 2 comments

Coffee and Danish lovers rejoice. Paris Baguette has you covered with their new all-in-one Coffee-Danish ($2.50). The lightly sweetened pastry combines an almond flour dough and a thick coffee coating. More

Park Italian Gourmet is a Real Deli for Midtown Lunches

New York Rabi Abonour 4 comments

Finding a good deli in Midtown is notoriously difficult. Could Park Italian Gourmet, with its Little Italy charm and no-frills decor, make sandwiches better than the ubiquitous steam table joint competition? More

Ayvalik Toast at Mmm...Enfes is Unusual but Tasty

New York Ben Jay 9 comments

Ayvalık Tost is a popular Turkish sandwich, named for the Aegean resort town, containing some variation of sausage, more sausage, cheese, tomato, pickle, and Ayvalık bread. Luckily, if you ever feel such a craving locally, there's a place in Midtown that can help you out. More

Bouchon Bakery Gets Into the Canele Game

New York Niko Triantafillou 16 comments

Is the canele making another run at blowing up? Last week, New York City got its first canele-only bakery but quietly, for about a month, Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery has been selling mini versions of the sweet treats at their Time Warner Center location. More

Fancy-Pants Dessert With Whimsy: Le Bernardin's Pistachio-Passion Fruit

New York Niko Triantafillou 3 comments

Technical skills combined with a light-hearted design from this three Michelin-starred Le Bernardin dessert. More

Midtown Japanese Lunch Fix at Soba Totto

New York Roger Kamholz Post a comment

For your money, it would seem that the best way to navigate Soba Totto at lunch is to head straight for its specialty, its exceptional soba noodles. More

Scoping Out the Sweets at Michel Richard's Pomme Palais

New York Niko Triantafillou Post a comment

Is this a hard-boiled egg cut in half? Is it two shots of egg custard? Is a holiday drink? Read on to find out. More

Eclair Bakery Brings More French Pastry to Midtown East

New York Niko Triantafillou 7 comments

If a good barometer of a French bakery is the quality of their viennoiserie, then Eclair Bakery, a new outfit in Midtown East, has a bright future. More

Schmackary's Nails the Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie

New York Cleo von Siebenthal Post a comment

The real determining factor of whether or not a cookie establishment is worth a visit is if they can bake up an impressive chocolate chip cookie. Schmackary's succeeds and then some. More

Steakcraft: Watch Alex Guarnaschelli Cook a 40-Ounce Rib Steak at Butter Midtown

New York Nick Solares 20 comments

While a ribeye or New York strip fit well on more delicate menu's, the new midtown location of Butter, chef Alex Guarnaschelli's restaurant, needed something greater—a much larger steak with almost the entire rib bone attached. More

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