You'll pass through Union Square at some point this week, and you might as well eat something good while you're there.
July 13, 2022
Where to go for a lunch downtown that won’t make you feel terrible for the rest of the day.
February 27, 2017
Möge Tee is a boba shop that specializes in cheese foam and fruit slush drinks.
May 10, 2023
Vivi is a popular boba shop with 27 locations in NYC. It's our go-to for simple, customizable drinks.
Pranakhon serves Thai food that's a step-up from your favorite takeout spot in a theme park-like setting near Union Square.
January 17, 2023
Reyna, a Toronto import near Union Square, serves Mediterranean fusion food in a loungy space. This large restaurant is ideal for drinks and sharing small plates.
December 16, 2022
The Well Kitchen & Table is an all-day cafe in Union Square with excellent vegan and gluten-free menu options.
August 9, 2022
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Singlish is a semi-hidden bar above Chard near Union Square with expertly made Southeast Asian-influenced cocktails. The space is tiny, so make a reservation if you don't handle rejection well.
June 21, 2022
PLNT Burger is a chain serving plant-based food, and it's ideal for any vegans who don't have a lot of time to eat.
May 17, 2022
Laut is a casual Thai/Malaysian/Singaporean restaurant just off Union Square.
January 14, 2022
For a plant-based meal that feels a little fancy, abcV is a solid choice.
Scampi is a seafood-focused Italian restaurant in Flatiron with a great space and less-great food.
This is the first US location of a very popular Japanese chain, and they specialize in udon.
Union Square Cafe is a classic New York City restaurant having its second life in a new space. The good news? It’s still as good as ever.
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After closing their East Village location, this Indian restaurant is now back with a more upscale space near Union Square.
Bocce USQ is an outdoor Italian restaurant in Union Square Park, and it’s perfect for an after-work spritz when you’d rather be in Rome.
We wish there was a Daily Provisions on every corner, so that we would never be far from their excellent breakfast and lunch.
Shuko, an unmarked Japanese spot near Union Square, is our favorite omakase experience in NYC.
Kyma is a big, upsacle Greek restaurant near Union Square. The seafood is reliably good (but a little overpriced), and it’s easy to get a reservation.
Pâtisserie Fouet is a Japanese-French bakery in Union Square.
May 10, 2021
Breads Bakery in Union Square makes the best chocolate babka in the city, along with some great cookies, crusty French bread, and sandwiches.
April 21, 2021
Stretch Pizza is Chef Wylie Dufresne’s 2021 pop-up series at Bread’s Bakery in Union Square. You want to be on the waitlist.
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Han Dynasty is a Szechuan restaurant on 3rd Avenue in the East Village you can rely on like a friend who helps you move.
October 23, 2020
Caffè Panna is an Italian ice cream spot in Gramercy that makes some of the best dessert in the city.
September 14, 2020
Headless Horseman has a good beer selection and popular Happy Hour right by Union Square.
February 19, 2019
Barn Joo is a clubby, two-floor Korean spot located right on Union Square.