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Dec 25, 2012 06:53 PM

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.

Any suggestions?

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  1. 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
    Amy's Bread
    Murray's Cheese
    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...

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    1. re: kathryn

      Thanks for the extensive list of suggestions! I appreciate it.