Welcome back to the feature where we highlight our staff’s favorite places to explore in the neighborhood we know and love! This time around we’re focusing on New York classics, those timeless foods you think of when you hear NYC. Read on for our recommendations for where to eat bagels, pizza, and deli sandwiches – and enjoy a New York tradition! All of these recommendations are within walking distance of the Studio. Stop by for some yarn, the head over for a yummy meal!
Murray’s Bagels is a great spot for the classic bagel and schmear of cream cheese. Be prepared for lines if you go in the morning or on a Sunday. And if you’re in the mood for something beyond their delicious fresh bagels, Murray’s offers pastries, salads, soup, smoked fish, specialty bagel sandwiches, and omelets, too.
500 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) between 12th and 13th Streets
Grimaldi’s Pizza in the Limelight serves coal brick-oven pizza with a thin, crispy crust. The restaurant is located in the Limelight, an iconic church turned shopping center. One of our staff members puts Grimaldi’s on his top 5 list of pizza places in Manhattan! It’s cash only, and you’ll probably want to bring a friend with you since they don’t sell pizza by the slice – whole pies only.
656 6th Avenue between 20th and 21st Streets
Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop is an old-time New York deli with a family feel and simple charm. “Raising New York’s cholesterol since 1929,” Eisenberg’s is known for their egg creams and matzo ball soup, and they serve breakfast all day long. If you’re looking for a seat, be sure to check out the back area and the counter – the crowd you’re likely to see at the front is mostly people waiting for takeout.
174 5th Avenue between 22nd and 23rd Streets