It always amazes me that this place manages to stay in business or why anyone would go there. It's filthy, for starters. It's not like there arent' a million beter choices within a two block radius, but hey, I must be missing something. If you find yourself there, make sure what ever you are buying is in a sealed package or can.
There's nothing like the nutty buttery aroma of freshly popping popcorn, so if you're walking by this shop you do notice it. even though it's just a tiny little storefront. They have all kinds of covering and flavorings, but my fave is the cheddar cheese popcorn.
The food here is fabulous and fabulously displayed. Prepared foods are gourmet dining in a box. Convenient for Lincoln Center crowd. Vegetables and fruits are always fresh.
his shop is conveniently located right across from Lincoln Center so they no doubt get a lot of foot traffic from that. The offerings are ok but way overpriced. More for tourists than neighborhood.
You can get all kinds of shapes and sizes of homemade pastas here, the specialty being ravioli. Stuffings come in all kinds of flavors and are all good. Great to stock up on a few packages in the freezer at all times, at the ready for a quick gourmet dinner.
Good neighborhood kosher food. Decent deli sandwiches. the place is small and not particularly pleasant to be in, but the food is great take-out fare. Matzo ball soup is good but has interesting pricing, base price for soup plus per ball.
H&H is the last word and gold standard of the bagel. this is the east side outlet, and while it doesn't have the sense of revered bagel institution that the Broadway store has, you still get the best bagel anywhere on the planet.
This is a convenient place to stock up on some nuts and candies you can smuggle into the nearby Loews. reasonable prices. The cocoa almonds are particularly good.
The stuff here is imported from Tibet. Lots of ethnic arts and crafts stuff, trinkets, decorative objets, hand woven clothing and accessories. Good place for an exotic out of the ordinary funky gift.
Good news is the store is big enough to carry the widest selection around for sizes and styles of every kind of undergarment and nightie. Bad news is the store is big enough to feel ovewhelming and the staff is often spread pretty thin.