Urbanspace Vanderbilt New York – Food court

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"Urbanspace Vanderbilt" in New York City has more than 20 counterspace artisanal and chef-driven food vendors. People actually prepare the food here...

In four American cities including New York, where there are four Midtown locations, this food court/mall operator rents space to purveyors of a quality and type one might expect from better quality food trucks now found in most cities. One must be vigilant however, remembering that just because it comes from a truck doesn't mean it's any good.

At this location I was surprised to find more than 20 counterspace food vendors, and happy to note that there was almost ample seating.

A stone’s throw from Grand Central Terminal, Urbanspace @ Vanderbilt "hosts 20 artisanal and chef-driven food concepts" which is only a pompous way of declaring that people actually prepare the food. And with the newly created minimum wage laws in New York state, employers will be hard-pressed to blame the necessary human employees' wages for the failure of their businesses, when 'artisanal' is an adjective that generates a higher price.

What can be found? From BobWhite, antibiotic and hormone-free chicken; from FarmStand, salads with locally sourced ingredients; from Gumbo Bros, gumbos and 'po-boy' sandwiches; from Two Tablespoons, vegetarian and vegan sandwiches, bowls, salads, rolls, and burgers.

So when the endless offerings of food in New York become overwhelming and you need a Midtown pick-me-up, try this food court for one room full of many offerings at 'reasonable' prices.

This neighbourhood is near Grand Central, the Chanin Building, the Chrysler Building,  the Wells Fargo Stagecoach and the New York Public Main Library.

About this spot

Park Avenue 230

Mon - Fri 06:00 - 21:00, Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00

Cajun Gumbo:

US$

12

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6467470810

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