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bouffe Apr 16, 2008 09:13 AM

Tomorrow I am heading to The Cloisters. I have done my research on CH but do not really want to sit down and eat at any of the restaurants near the museum. I would like to stop along the way for a sandwich (to go) and treats (to go) along the Upper West Side and then continue my way to the museum. If you have any recommendations besides Zabar's for sandwich shops and bakeries along the A line, give them to me!

Thanks!

  1. il Trifulau Apr 16, 2008 01:16 PM

    Don't be afraid of the neighborhood up there.
    This is a great Latin food restaurant (El Malecon) and there's a place right across the street that I like very much as well:
    http://newyork.citysearch.com/review/...

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      Edansan Apr 16, 2008 01:06 PM

      I would suggest that you take the A to 181st Street and exit from the northern-most exit. That gets you to approximately 184 and Fort Washington. Walk north on Fort Washington and you will pass 187th Street. You've got a couple of restaurants there, but also Frank's(?) Market, which is very much like a mini-Zabar's or Amish Market. Buy picnic fare there and then continue to walk north on Fort Washington Avenue until you get to Fort Tryon Park (in which the Cloisters are located). You will have no problems finding a beautiful spot to have a picnic before going on into the Cloisters. I would strongly suggest walking through the park because there are various paths and trails you can take, even all the way down to Henry Hudson Parkway, if you choose!

      Enjoy!

      1. Miss Needle Apr 16, 2008 11:36 AM

        Though it's closer to the red line than the A, you've got Granddaisy Bakery on 72nd.

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          piegirl74 Apr 16, 2008 11:18 AM

          Can't speak to your actual request (sorry!), but I was just at The Cloisters on Saturday. After the museum, it's worth a climb thru the park for a visit to The New Leaf Cafe for a wine/beer/cappucino. It makes for a really nice end to the day.

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