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Spending an entire day on the High Line- where should I get my three picnic meals?

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Spending an entire day on the High Line- where should I get my three picnic meals?

brighton312 | May 4, 2011 07:14 AM

Sometime in the next couple weeks, I plan to reward myself for four years' hard work at college and enjoy the laziest day imaginable. This reward will involve spending the whole day on the High Line soaking in the sun, playing video games, reading books with no literary merit, and of course, eating the best of what the neighborhood has to offer! We (just two of us) will need to get three picnic meals within five or ten blocks of the High Line. I'd like to keep it under $10/pp for breakfast but I'm flexible for lunch and dinner. What do you guys recommend?

Breakfast- could be bagels, breads and cheeses, pastries (I love a good croissant)- What do you think of Amy's Bread vs. La Bergamote? I've never been to either. Open to other breakfast options as well.
I would also like an extravagant iced coffee drink with whipped cream and chocolate sauce or other frippery. Should I just go to starbucks for a frappucino or is there a better source for this sort of coffee/dessert thing?

Lunch- If I don't visit Chelsea Market for breakfast, I'd definitely like to do so for lunch. What's the best takeout lunch there? A great sandwich or hot meal? Is there a great slice of pizza around?

Dinner- open to all possibilities (except Chinese because I live near Chinatown and prefer to eat there). What's good in the area? Great takeout? I'm also open to putting together a smorgasbord of various small items (I usually do cheeses, baguette, and fruits.) Anything, as long as I can eat it on the High Line.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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