Establishment neighborhood
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.
Putnam & Putnam
105 W. 28th St., Flatiron
Operated by husband-and-husband team Michael and Darroch, Putnam & Putnam's gorgeous, otherworldy arrangements grace the tabletops of some of the city's most exquisite events and weddings. (The amazing team supplied the incredible florals for GP's wedding.) They also deliver smaller-scale arrangements and host classes and workshops. Most recently, the duo opened its first retail location in Moxy Chelsea, where they turned the hotel's entrway into a verdant, lush, botanical reprieve from the city.
Eleven Eleven Wellness Center
32 W. 22nd St., Flatiron
Dr. Frank Lipman and his team of excellent doctors, health coaches, and nutritionists take everything from nutrition to stress to exercise and lifestyle choices into account. In kind, the treatments here are just as wide-ranging: Everything from accupuncture to nutritional counseling is offered and all health issues are treated with a multidisciplinary approach. In the end, many of the solutions offered here involve learning better daily habits for prolonged, sustainable wellness.
Just Salad
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.