Need quick lunch/snack suggestions
I lived in the city years ago and am coming back for a very short trip. I only have a few hours to roam around and find a quick bite for lunch and because I have a toddler, unfortunately I am not going to be able to have a leisurely lunch!
Last trip I hit momofuku milk bar, Luke's lobster, hill country chicken, and donut plant. I am looking for something similar in terms of somewhere relatively quick, but tasty.
A food tour I put together for the West Village:
The possible stops are:
Washington Square Park
Mille-Feuille Bakery for croissants
Third Rail Coffee
Blue Ribbon Bakery Market for their housemade matzoh
Victory Garden for goat milk soft serve
Famous Joe's for a slice
Grom for gelato
Rocco's for freshly filled cannoli
Faicco's Pork Store
Bosie Tea Parlor for cookies/macarons, esp the Ispahan macaron
Blind Tiger for beer
Joe the Art of Coffee
Jeffrey's Grocery for oysters and beer
Taim for falafel
Magnolia Bakery for ice box cake
dell'anima for a Negroni Sbagliato cocktail
Chelsea Market / The High Line
Of course you don't have to do all of the stops, but you can easily get a snack at one of these and move onto somewhere else...
You could also do one in Chinatown:
You could also go back to the East Village and go to South Brooklyn Pizza, Xian Famous Foods, Bao Haus, Crif Dogs, Caracas Arepa Bar, Big Gay Ice Cream, Abraco (olive oil cake), Banh Mi Zon, Dos Toros, Japadog, Otafuku, Sigmund Pretzel Shop, This Little Piggy, Tuck Shop.
There is also the Lower East Side for Russ & Daughters, Katz's Deli, Pok Pok Pad Thai, Cheeky Sandwiches, Meatball Shop...