If you time it correctly, Smile To Go is one of the best, healthy-ish places to grab lunch in Soho. It’s a small outpost of The Smile with seasonal salads, sandwiches, and vegetables you order at the counter. Like the main spot, Smile To Go is very popular with the hordes of attractive people who work in the area, and the the tiny space is reliably packed from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Hit it earlier or later for best results, and take your food to go (there’s minimal, uncomfortable stool seating).
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Balthazar is a Soho institution - a French bistro that will get the job done for almost any situation.
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Irving Farm Coffee Roasters
Irving Farm is a small chain of coffee shops, and this is their location on the Upper East Side. There’s coffee, beer, wine, and food. It’s nice.
Dépanneur is a little market in Williamsburg where you can buy some fancy groceries or pick up a good, simple sandwich.
Hole In The Wall
Hole in the Wall is an Australian cafe in the Financial District where you can eat attractive food in an attractive space.
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