Jessie LaPointe's Meatpacking Snack-Time
Cocktail hours are cool, but snack-time is even better. Espesh when you're knocked up and daily booze sessions are generally frowned upon. What follows are a list of my favorite places to grab specific nibbles in Meatpacking by my office (what up, Google Building?).
1. Mr. Nice Guy (aka Maru 2) - "None of us actually know what this is called. I'm sure we could do a little more research, but it's so much more fun to pretend that it's a mystery. There's a sign that says "fresh sushi", and it's right next to Brick NY on 17th and 8th. The guy that owns it is quite possibly the nicest man alive. Take someone with you that speaks Korean and watch him light up with the best smile you'll see all week. Get the "Yummy Stick". It's 5 bucks, kind of like a sushi burrito, but kind of not at all. Fried egg, fake krab, spicy mayo, wrapped in seaweed. Filling, cheap, tasty, not at all good for you. During the winter it's permissible to get Udon."
*Comingo comment: We did the research - this name of this spot is Maru 2 and the address is 267 W 17th, New York, NY 10011
2. Aux Merveilleux de Fred - "Dare you to take a bread sample and not walk off with a hot fresh loaf. Don't get the small rolls, get the big plain or currant loaf. It will probably be warm. It will definitely have little pockets of sticky sugar. You probably think you should share. You can, but it's not advised."
7 8th Ave, New York, NY 10014
3. Terremoto Coffee - "Self-proclaimed coffee snob, I won't actually get proper coffee here - but the lavender latte is A+ and a great accompaniment to the bread from Fred!"
328 W 15th St, New York, NY 10011
4. Wisefish Poké - "Don't go here between the hours of 12:30 and 2 or you'll wait for. eh. ver. Do go here if you've been slammed with meetings all day and don't mind treating yourself to an expensive late lunch. My fav non-raw combo (that i'd probably eat even if I weren't growing a human): regular bowl, half zucchini noodles, half brown rice, tofu, hijiki, cucumbers, sweet onion, edamame, wasabi shoyu, scallions, black sesame, sea salt, crushed red pepper."
263 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011
5. Pizza Italia - "Get a grandma slice. Don't plan on eating dinner. If you're somehow not convinced that this one gargantuan piece of delicious 'za will fill you up, grab a few greasy garlic knots and an unprecedented amount of napkins."
307 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011
6. Juice Generation - "Here's the deal. There are a million juice/smoothie places in the posh West Villiage/Meatpacking Area. I still stand strong in my resolve that Juice Generations are the best. I always go a bit off the menu and sneak a little green in when I can. Get the "Joyful Almond", no sweetener, almond milk, and add spinach. Your body will thank you for the protein and quick hit of veggies, and perhaps this will make up for all of the pizza, bread, and white rice I've just suggested you eat."
7 Greenwich Ave (inside the Equinox)