Quick lunch between Ellis Island ferry and Bowling Green/US Custom House?
It can be a food cart, deli, anything; I'm just looking for something chow-worthy in this area. Thanks.
If you're doing the tourist thing, Fraunces Tavern is the historic choice: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraunces....
Zaytuna has a hot bar chock full of tempting dishes: http://www.zaytunamarket.com/.
But most of us who work in the area just go to Flavors for Italian wedding soup or a buffalo chicken pizza: http://flavorsnyc.com/.
it's pretty bad around here. pret is one of the better options.
there is a bahn mi cart across from hanover square thats ok. serviceable. there's also veronica's, a soul food cart i think on front st, that's actually really good. i just can't eat there everyday. if u can walk up a bit check out ise sushi, one of the better low/mid price sushi places, definitely the best all the way down here.
also champ's deli is pretty great, the best deli down here by far. kind of hidden. good sandwiches. dicier soups. also there's a small salad/sandwich/soup place that has really good soups, cafe doppio, on broad right by the starbucks.
oh! also if you're looking for a nicer sit down place, not as quick, this area has some good steaks. be prepared to be eating with self-proclaimed 'masters of the universe' but harry's on wednesdays has a beef wellington that i love. also SHO has one of the best prix fixes available for a very reasonable price. delmonico's is another option, tho i like harry's better
there's also always stone street. financier has good pastries, illy coffee and decent sandwiches. the other places don't have the best food, though i haven't shopped around all that much. mad dog has good guacamole but it's laughably priced ($24) so i don't know... also there's an italian sausage cart like across the street from flavor's that is pretty good. lots of options now that i'm writing them all down
Innateso has great pizza and pastas
South Street isnt all that far away and theres several places there
For something cheap, there's the XpressPowerLunch cart on Whitehall/Pearl in front of Au Bon Pain. Their chicken rice plate is one of the better ones among the halal carts in the city.
For something a little more extravagant, yet portable, there's the Urban Lobster Shack (on Stone St, just past Whitehall) for lobster rolls and such. http://www.urbanlobstershack.com/7401...
Otherwise, it's kind of a toss-up between Chipotle and all the other mediocre delis and pizza places around there.
Nobody mentioned Adrienne's Pizza Bar on Stone Street. It doesn't live up to its reputation/hype, but it doesn't suck either.
I'm probably too late, but my recommendation is the halal cart at the corner of Beaver and Broadway, south side. Be sure it is the FIRST cart: if he isn't there, don't bother. Wears a bandana, missing teeth. Get the chicken on rice or pita, or the meatballs on rice... all is good. Take, eat at Bowling Green park across the street. YUMM.