I have many favorite dining spots in New York I chose not
to spend my money on fancy restaurants this time. My wardrobe
needed a pick me up and that's where my dollars were going
to go. In this Times Square area we found it was easy to find
moderately priced, good, healthy food.
were a takeaway treat at the Jamba
Juice franchise located at 1440 Broadway.
You could choose from freshly squeezed and blended fruit and
yoghurt drinks with happy names like 'Bright-Eyed & Blueberry'
or 'Mango Mantra.' Delicious! When I needed more of a filler
I chose Organic Granola (spoon required) with banana and brown
sugar topping. Oh my goodness it was good and breakfast came
in at under $5.00 for either choice.
excellent do-it-yourself spot came from Cafe
Duke at 1450 Broadway corner of 41st where
breakfast goodies are served until 11:00 AM. My morning regime
consisted of a container of yoghurt plus fruit by weight from
their huge fruit buffet. It was fresh, appetizing and healthy.
My daughter chose from their diverse 'made to order' omelet
menu. Cutlery was plastic, plates were paper, the cafeteria-style
service was quick, clean, efficient and the price was perfect
for this budget holiday.
In fact, Cafe
Duke is ready to serve you all day with short
order staff preparing everything from Pad Thai and salads
to Smoked Turkey with Brie Sandwiches and Gourmet Wraps like
Tuscan Tuna Salad all priced at $6.95. Highly recommended.
we were too pooped to face a sit-in restaurant so we ordered
food and brought it back to our hotel room. The hands down
winner in that category was Ruby
Tuesday located at 585 7th Avenue (corner
of 41st and 7th Avenue). Their huge serving of grilled salmon
steak with Asian marinade, steamed broccoli and brown rice
was excellent. Of course the bottle of Sauvignon Blanc purchased
that afternoon at Cambridge Wine (594 8th Ave.) helped to
make our dine-in experience more than satisfactory. And our
dessert? A whole package of red licorice twizzlers divided
between us. Not a gourmet choice but very mother-daughter
When I dine
solo I love to people watch. For those who'd rather chat with
the locals I suggest Le Pain
Quotidien right up the street at 70 W 40th.
This chain is well-known for their communal table that allows
for singles to dine with company. The decor is warm and welcoming,
the menu is varied and the food is good. This is also a great
spot to pop into when you feel as if you can't walk another
step. Revive yourself with a Belgian Brownie, Lemon Tart,
Almond Meringue or Apricot Crumble with a cup of Cafe Mocha,
New York style.
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