Greenwich Village Freshman Food Staples

Arranged by proximity to freshman residence halls, this guide will help you when you are looking for a snack in between your meal plan. All of the residence halls are relatively close, so all of these places are easily accessible from other halls than the one listed.


Crumbs. Great post-Bobst study session snack. Treat yourself to a gargantuan cupcake in flavors such as caramel apple, peanut butter cup, or tiramisu.

Think Coffee. With the big comfy chairs, Think is an excellent place to study when you get stick of your dorm and the library. Try the Spanish latte–a latte made with condensed milk; sweet and thick, this latte gives you the stamina to finish your reading.

‘wichcraft. During the winter, a soup and sandwich is the perfect afternoon snack after classes. Try the grilled cheddar with ham, pear, and mustard on cranberry walnut bread–the sweetness of the fruit complements the saltiness of the meat and cheese and the mild spiciness of the mustard.


Le Pain Quotidien. If you are looking for light breakfast options, Le Pain Quotidien offers great morning pastries and organic fair trade coffee. Have a seat at their communal table for small plates of quiche, salads, or tartines.

Stromboli Pizzeria. Grab a slice of Joe’s Grandma Pizza laden with delicious fresh mozzarella with a thin crunchy crust. Stromboli serves great New York style slices.

Joe The Art of Coffee. Superb coffee and espresso drinks made carefully and thoughtfully.


Peet’s Coffee. One of the only locations in New York, Peet’s serves coffee that’s superior to other coffee chains. Located in Weinstein’s building, Peet’s accepts campus cash and dining dollars without the long wait of Starbucks down the street.

Bagel Bob’s. Bagel Bob’s is cheap, quick, and a perfect mid-morning snack. With window seating, you can people watch frazzled NYU students hurry to class while chowing down on a toasted bagel and cream cheese. Bagels are 45 cents on Mondays.

Oren’s Daily Roast. Another tiny coffee shop, Oren’s coffee is the perfect pitstop before a study session. With no seating and a line usually out the door, Oren’s is best to go. Oren’s roasts its beans locally and offers many specialty blends.


Third Rail Coffee. Exceptional artisan coffee with consideration to quality over quantity. The cramped space makes seating limited, making Third Rail an ideal quick coffee stop before class.

Mamoun’s Falafel. It is hard to argue with a $2.50 falafel sandwich. The falafel is filling and hits the spot especially after a long night of partying.

John’s Pizzeria. One of the best pizza joints in the city. The thin flakey crust from the brick oven is too mouthwatering to be missed. No slices, so come for a snack with a few friends–be wary, the line can be long to get a seat at popular times.


Union Square Farmer’s Market. The farmers market is the best place in the Village to get local, seasonal, organic produce. Stop by to pick up some freshly squeezed juices, pastries, fruits, vegetables, breads, and cheese for your mini-fridge. Just walking through the market is an enjoyable pastime in itself. Watch out, though—produce here can get expensive!

16 Handles. With sixteen different flavors to choose from, 16 Handles is the best frozen yogurt spot in the East Village with a myriad of topping options as well.

Artichoke Pizza. Rich, creamy with a thick crunchy crust, a slice from Artichoke will satisfy your pizza craving. The lines can be long and there’s barely any seating, so you may end up eating on the street. Try the namesake pizza–the artichoke pie is unforgettable.


Originally posted on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

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