Next week I'll be starting at 20th St. & 10th Ave. taking the E train to JFK, back home to California. Where should I go near 20th & 10th for airplane provisions? I'd also hop off the subway and back on along the route if there's someplace amazing between there and JFK (on either the E or A train).
One possibility is upscale Italian deli foods -- roasted vegetables, good cheese, good bread -- things that will be fine at room temperature for hours and won't be too smelly on the plane (which rules out a stop at Sripriphai, for instance, or whitefish salad). My initial thought was Buon Italia at Chelsea Market.