Whether you’re flying solo, with your family or on a date – the High Line is a New York highlight not to be missed, especially when the weather is warm. On Thursday, many of the park’s foodie outposts will reopen for the season. Almost like a grown-up version of a tree house, the wildly popular park features some of the city’s best fare, along with plenty of options for arts and entertainment. Below, we list our seven favorite spots at the attraction.
With their original post in Brooklyn, Blue Bottle made their way to Manhattan to serve patrons along the High Line. The two-story cafe is located in a former loading dock of the Milk Building, where you can pick up a cup of drip coffee prepared to order, along with pastries. Blue Bottle is serious about coffee — no fancy, whipped cream-topped calorie-filled concoctions here — and they’re just as serious about being nice to the environment. Cups, lids, and even coffee filters are compostable.
On the High Line At 15th Street
Daniel Delaney has built quite the following at his Brooklyn BrisketTown — and now he’s bringing it to the High Line. That’s right, Delaney Barbecue will invade the borough of Manhattan with an outpost at the incredibly popular warm-weather park attraction. According to the official announcement, SmokeLine will feature Texas-style barbecue sandwiches, a made-to-order soda bar and an “extensive pie program.” We can’t wait…
The High Line at Little West 12th Street
Famous for its ice cream sandwiches, the goodies at Melt Bakery will satisfy your sweet tooth on a warm day – or any other day, for that matter. For cooler afternoon or after-dusk dates, the bakery also serves up hot tea and warm cookies.
Chelsea Market Passage
Formally the Nabisco building, this passage between 15th and 16th is home to public art displays, sit-down events and the occasional cocktail affair. The building is accented with Spencer Finch’s stained glass art. and will lead you to Chelsea Market, home to many fun shops and finds.
The High Line Channel
The High Line Channel is an outdoor video program featuring screenings of art films and videos. From dusk to 10 p.m., check out features projected on a building on West 22nd Street.
Terroir At The Porch
It’s busy. It’s bustling. It’s one of the best places in this city to grab a drink and take in the warm weather. Last season’s addition to the High Line, The Porch, is an open-air café where you can dine al fresco — and drink some fine spirits. It’s almost always crowded, and you’ll probably be sitting awfully close to some strangers — but there’s normally not a long wait to grab a seat. With views of the Hudson, you can order beer, wine and food at this busy High Line bar. The wait staff is attentive and will offer you suggestions. First, take our suggestion, and stop here when walking the High Line on a warm summer day.
Biergarten at The Standard
Typically teeming with a fashion-forward crowd, this beer garden directly underneath the High Line offers communal seating for 200. Line up carnival-style to buy food and drink tickets, $8 each, and settle in for a German brew with bites such as bratwurst, currywurst or pretzels. For extra fun, check out the ping-pong tables or the photo booth next to the bathrooms inside the Standard Grill.
The view here of the Hudson River and boats floating by is unbeatable—and hey, you’re on a boat too! The lightship Frying Pan, built in 1929, is living out its golden years as a floating dive bar. Grab your friends and quench your thirst with a bucket of six Coronas ($35) and munch on pier food like burgers, mussels and Little Neck clams.