Spyglass Rooftop Bar
Pocket parks, such as New York City's Greenacre Park, are terrific places to spend a few quiet moments during the day. They help visitors feel more centered and serene. With a snack — or perhaps in place of one — a few minutes spent here is a Zen snack for the soul.
Rice to Riches
Rice to Riches brings hearty snacking with a sense of humor. “No Skinny Bitches” signage welcomes everyone for such shameless flavored rice pudding treats as Fluent in French Toast, I Gotta the Panna Cotta and Man-made Mascarpone.
Hole in the Wall
Coffee the way it is supposed to be, made by a neighbor and ready in about a minute. Hole in the Wall in Murray Hill serves piping hot specialty coffees, including a mean Cortado. A Brekkie Roll will tide you over till late lunch. So will an order of Parmesan fries served with truffle aioli.
When what you really want is a New York dog, you really want a Gray’s Papaya. Add chili and cheese for about a buck and you're a happy camper. The tropical daytime drinks (coconut, banana, piña colada, papaya) always hit the spot.
The Meatball Shop
The Meatball Shop's B'All Trio Sampler gives three different balls (classic, spicy pork, chicken) with three delicious sauces. Veggie-friendly small plates include Mozzarella B'Alls, Sicilian White Bean Hummus and Crispy Chickpeas. Or order a side of C'Alliflower that's roasted, then fried and Caesar-seasoned. Yum.
The Pickle Guys
Pickle people so proud of what they do that their website boasts about the “pickly smell” wafting through the neighborhood? That's the Pickle Guys. Along with several pickle flavors, they have pickled fruits, condiments, peppers, tomatoes (pickled and not), vegetables and cute T-shirts that help spread the pickled love.