Lunch Break: Food Courts, Pasta And Coffee
A food court without the mall, a pasta-centric diner, and a cute coffee cafe – it’s all in today’s Lunch Break. By Yvo Sin.
839 6th Ave
New York, NY 10001
Attached to the fancy Eventi hotel, Food Parc opened amidst much fanfare last year, offering a combination of high end food options. Among them, 3Bs – burgers, bacon, beer – makes its mark with remarkable choices. Bacon snacks and fried pickles both make their appearance here, but the bacon & cheese stuffed hash browns (pictured) steal the show. Ketchup is unnecessary, as is anything else but a deep sigh of satisfaction after each bite. An excellent bite from another stall, the RedFarm Stand, is the egg roll stuffed with Katz’s pastrami, served with sweet mustard for dipping. Mix and match for a complete and filling meal!
124-18 Queens Boulevard
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Located close to the courthouses, Pasta Lovers certainly feeds the masses inexpensively. While the pasta may not be the most innovative, you will not leave hungry. Once you’re seated, bruschetta (pictured) is brought to the table for you to munch on while you browse the menu, which, despite the name, does not only have pasta. Really, Pasta Lovers is closer to a diner that happens to do pasta quite well, if that’s what you desire, but also has plenty of other choices with an Italian-American slant to them. Soup, salads, sandwiches, and – if you’re in a hurry – check out the express pasta section of the menu. Pasta Lovers is sure to have something to make you happy.
The Coffee Foundry
186 W. 4th Street
New York, NY 10014
It’s easy to walk by The Coffee Foundry and never notice it’s there; being a landmark building, they aren’t allowed to hang a sign outside. Despite this unfortunate turn, coffee lovers will find this place worth seeking out: they roast their beans in-house and brew single origin coffee by the cup, to order. An abbreviated but simple and delicious lunch menu is also on offer, so pull up a chair and relax inside the laidback atmosphere, enjoy the free wifi, and breathe in the wonderful aroma of great coffee.
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Yvo Sin is the founder and head writer of Feisty Foodie.