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Fall Flavors for Lunch in Lincoln Square

Nov 10, 2020
Fall Flavors for Lunch in Lincoln Square

Autumn lunchtime weather is still nice and sunny for enjoying safe outdoor dining. Before the end of the season, find fall flavors throughout Lincoln Square and grab a nice lunch while supporting local quick-casual eateries. You can order food to go, find a spot to eat safely outside at the eatery or in a nearby park, or, if you feel comfortable, you can eat inside.

Order lunch at Le Pain Quotidien at 60 West 65th Street (at Broadway) and delight in a seasonal Warm Grain Bowl made with flavors reminiscent of autumn, like ancient grains, roasted sweet potatoes and spiced pecans. You can also order a soup of the day to keep you warm or enjoy many other savory and light lunch offerings.  

Right on the neighborhood’s restaurant row at 1900 Broadway (at West 64th Street), you can enjoy fall flavors at Épicerie Boulud with their classic butternut squash soup or a harvest wrap, featuring dried cranberries, roasted chicken, and squash. They also serve hot paninis to keep you warm during the crisp afternoons.

Dig on 100 West 67th Street (between Broadway and Columbus Avenue) serves up seasonal ingredients for their signature market bowls. This autumn the Dig Green bowls include options like the Fall Harvest Salad, with Napa cabbage, brussels sprouts, apple pears and other ingredients, or a Steak and Brussels bowl with butternut faro, chilled steak, carrots and more.  

Le Botaniste newly opened at 156 Columbus Avenue (at West 67th Street) is an organic and plant-based eatery with some good dishes for cool weather, including Vegetable Tajine with quinoa, potatoes, and root vegetables or a spicy three bean chili. Enjoy the outside seating for lunch at this new Lincoln Square café.

You can also stop into Breads Bakery at 1890 Broadway (at West 63rd Street) for lunch and choose from their savory quiches or a tasty sandwich and soup of the day and West Side Restaurant at 2020 Broadway (at West 69th Street) likewise has a large selection of hot lunch options for a quick and hearty meal. Or, head to Alan’s Marketplace (27 Columbus Avenue at West 60th Street) or Melissa’s Gourmet Deli (1875 Broadway at West 62nd Street) for a host of deli offerings, including soups and hot sandwiches. Additionally, both Whole Foods Market (10 Columbus Circle) and Gourmet Garage (155 West 66th Street at Broadway) have prepared foods with an array of offerings, including rotating hot dishes. 

And, of course, if you’re looking for a more elaborate lunch, check out one of our several delicious restaurants open for outdoor dining in the neighborhood through our Neighborhood Guide.

Photo credit: Pinterest, Le Pain Quotidien’s Warm Grain Bowl