Flatiron Wine and Spirits
929 Broadway, Flatiron
COVID-19 update: Open for browsing. If you happen to live within a few blocks of the superb Flatiron Wines & Spirits, you can take advantage of free delivery on its full inventory. Its site has a handy “how to buy wine online” section, with tips for both novices and oenophiles, which translates to a full cart in no time. In response to the current crisis, Flatiron Wines has partnered with various California wineries to donate between $10 and $50 per case of certain wines sold to ROAR and the United Sommelier Foundation. If you love restaurants and want to support the chefs and servers who have prepared and served your Saturday suppers over the years, buy a case from this section. COVID-19 disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop
174 5th Ave., Flatiron
COVID-19 update: Temporarily closed. Eisenberg’s has been serving deli sandwiches and egg creams to New Yorkers since 1929, and while these types of delis are a dying breed at this point, owner Josh Konecky will proudly tell you that Eisenberg’s and its old-school style are here to stay. The menu offers all of the classics, from pastrami to BLTs to tuna melts, and regulars like to hang out at the counter and chat with the chefs (and Josh himself, of course, as he can usually be found somewhere on the premises). When you order your lunch to-go, they’ll package it '50s-style, in wax paper and a brown lunch bag with your name on it.
315 Park Ave. S, Flatiron
Just Salad was an early adopter of the fast casual dining option, and they now have locations in practically every New York neighborhood. While they have some great existing menu options (including a few rotating seasonal choices), the main move here is to create your own salad and have it chopped. The ingredients are always really fresh, as they source them from within 350 miles of the restaurant at New York, New Jersey, and Vermont farms; everything is organic and exclusively non-GMO. Other locations: Flatiron, Fashion District, Financial District (on Broad St., Gold St., and Broadway), 30 Rock, Murray Hill, Chelsea (there's one on 8th Avenue and one on 6th Avenue), World Wide Plaza, Lexington, Park Slope, Downtown, Upper East Side (on 3rd Avenue and also on 1st Avenue), Hudson Square, Downtown Brooklyn, Macy’s Herald Square, Upper West Side, and the Woolworth Building.
Flatiron Building, 5th Ave., Flatiron
This is one of few places around that roasts their own beans, which are responsibly sourced from all over the globe. Meanwhile all five Partners locations (the other four are spread out between Williamsburg, the West Village, and Midtown) are consistently simple and comfortable in design—think communal tables, couches, and excellent lighting. Yes, it's a great set-up for work, but also worth stopping by on your day off for a simple and hearty lunch. (They also offer a random assortment of classes in everything from art to cupping.)
Organic Avenue (Closed)
254 Park Ave. S., Gramercy
The results of their 5-day juice programs are always pretty amazing and the juices and smoothies (especially the coconut mylk and the cacao smoothie) are so delicious that we stock up on them whenever we're in town. In addition to juices, they offer healthy prepared foods, making it a good choice for a quick lunch.
766 6th Ave., Flatiron
Beyond being one of the more perfect independent grocery stores around, Fairway is the perfect New York cross section: You'll see young families, old ladies in fur coats, students looking for good food at good prices, and just about every New York "type" you can think of.
200 5th Ave., Flatiron
This is kind of foodie nirvana, care of Mario Batali. Essentially Costco-sized, this Italian gourmet grocery store stocks aisle after aisle of the best artisanal ingredients, including truly fantastic fresh pasta. Throughout the space (which also includes cookware), you’ll find plenty of places to sit down and eat. While there are several gussied-up Batali restaurants upstairs, including a rooftop birreria, we find the best way to experience Eataly it is to grab a seat at one of the many bar-size specialty eateries scattered across the main shop floor. Understandably, they offer an excellent array of gelato.
200 5th Ave., Flatiron
This is kind of foodie nirvana, care of Mario Batali. Essentially Costco-sized, this Italian gourmet grocery store stocks aisle after aisle of the best artisanal ingredients, including truly fantastic fresh pasta. Throughout the space (which also includes cookware), you’ll find plenty of places to sit down and eat. While there are several gussied-up Batali restaurants upstairs, including a rooftop birreria, we find the best way to experience Eataly it is to grab a seat at one of the many bar-size specialty eateries scattered across the main shop floor.