When visiting New York City, food should be a priority. Since eating can become quite expensive, there needs to be a good amount of more affordable food in NYC on your to eat list. One big recommendation is City Kitchen.
City Kitchen is a food hall in the Time Square area featuring 8 different vendors ranging from Japanese to doughnuts. The variety and the fact that it is home to affordable food in NYC makes it a must visit. Each vendor has their own unique section in the space, exhibiting their personalities and cuisine. It is located next to the Majestic Theatre and has late hours, making it a perfect spot for a bite after a play.
The seating in the main dining area is comfortable and gives the option of overlooking the streets. The decor makes the food hall feel a lot more high class than a regular food court.
Another unique characteristic of City Kitchen is the fact that it is connected to the Row Hotel. Following the extra seating arrows leads you to the hotel and bar. The bar itself has a dance space which offered a great ambiance.
Wooly’s Shaved Snow
The regular food does not have the largest portions, but you must go for the shaved snow (and the doughnuts too, I’ve been told). Wooly’s Shaved Snow is a small cart in the middle of the food hall offering a customized shaved snow (a mix of shaved ice and ice cream) experience.
My go-to was the matcha green tea with strawberries, blueberries, and mochi, finished with a sea salt leche. I enjoyed it so much that I came back again just to eat it. It also happens to look great on camera (as recommended by the employee). It comes in 2 sizes – 12 oz. and 16 oz.; in my humble opinion, you can never go wrong with the 16!
700 8th Ave
New York, NY 10036
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