Love it or hate it, ending up in Union Square in need of a solid meal that isn’t Chipotle (but maybe in the same fast-casual price range) is an all-too-common scenario. It’s the central downtown hub for countless occasions, be it a chill date spot or a group dinner with friends — it’s basically the city’s dining Switzerland when brokering an acceptable meeting spot.
Here are 11 standout places to eat and drink around Union Square, befitting everything from a swanky anniversary dinner meriting a Jean-Georges Vongerichten menu to a cheap taco or onigiri inhaled on the go, all within a three-block radius of the subway.
Note: This map is arranged geographically from west to east. Union Square is defined for this map as the area between Fifth Avenue to Irving Place and 14th to 18th streets.Read More