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Need yummy food rec's for girlfriends on a shopping trip?

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Headed with girlfriends to see the tree at Rockefeller Center, windows and shop! Want yummy food. we are walking around all day and aren't against a cab ride but trying to stay in the area
Thanks in advance.

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  1. There is plenty of good food nearby, 55th and 56th St between 5th and 6th are good food blocks, what are you after... cuisine, price range...

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    1. re: dyrewolf

      I'm open but not too adventurous when it comes to cuisine. I tend to stick to french, Italian, american......maybe $50 all in(glass of wine, lunch and tip)

    2. If you make your meal lunch (especially a 2PM lunch when office workers are back at their desks you'll have a lot to choose from. These come to mind in the Rock Center 10 block radius.

      The Beacon
      Jean Georges/Nougatine

      Jean Georges
      1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

      630 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10036

      25 West 56th St., New York, NY 10019

      209 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017

      1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

      1. If you need some calories to keep your energy up while you shop, and are even remotely into peanut butter, i cannot recommend the nutter butter at bouchon bakery enough (and very convenient with the rock center location, even if there is always a line).

        Despite the fact that I avoid midtown in december like the plague, a bite of one of these made a recent trip through the area slightly less maddening.

        Bouchon Bakery
        1 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112

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        1. re: tex.s.toast

          I'm partial to their chocolate peanut butter cup (like a higher quality Reese's, made with Vahlrona chocolate, house-made peanut butter mousse, fleur de sel) and while you're at it, grab a TKO (their Oreo). I'm strangely non-plussed by their chocolate bouchons.

          Bouchon Bakery
          1 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112

          1. re: tex.s.toast

            Never say no to peanut butter and chocolate...thanks for the tip!