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Apr 2, 2014 10:05 AM

Places for Teens

Hi CHers,
I'm bringing a group of 40 teenagers to NYC on Easter weekend. We are letting the kids do their own thing for meals, mostly, obviously in pairs or groups.

Can you suggest places for cheap takeout/sit-down/fast food that's not a chain restaurant, or other unique places for the following?

Dinner near Chelsea Market

Lunch near Wall Street

Dinner in Times Square

Lunch near MOMA on 5th

Dinner in Hell's Kitchen


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  1. Bubby's High Line location is close to Chelsea Mkt
    Yum Yum in Hells Kitchen any one of their three places
    Junior's or Ruby Foos in TS

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    1. For all of the above check out

      And midtown lunch is more than just midtown and info is often relevant for dinners too, also a great map function:

      The foodtruck finder is great since its in real time on a map showing nearby options:

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      1. Dinner in Hell's Kitchen

        For Hell's Kitchen, look at Ziggy41's blog (a fellow 'Hound).

        1. If the weather is nice, take them to dinner at Shake Shack in Madison Sq. Park. It's a bit of a hike from Chelsea Market, but again I'm assuming the weather is nice!

          There's another location near Times Square, which the kids also will love, but it's not as nice as eating outside in the park at the MadSqPark location.

          Schnipper's also has a good, teen-friendly menu, and also has locations near MadSqPark and near Times Sq.

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          1. re: Blumie

            I actually prefer Shnippers to SS and they can take the food to go and sit in the part. There is a Sophies across the street with good cuban food as well

          2. Re Hell's Kitchen: My last trip -- early March -- I ate at Larb Ubol, a small Thai restaurant at 37th and 9th Ave. Very, very good, especially the whole fish.