'Essen

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160 Varick St (at Vandam St)
New York, NY 10013
(212) 462-4500
Cafeteria, Café, Deli / Bodega
$
Hours
Mon–Sun: 24 Hours

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Foursquare Tips

  • Quick and easy; just how I like it.
  • It's basically the hot bar area from whole foods, without the grocery store. The food is fairly high quality and they list the ingredients on each.
  • TIP! If you are a vegan/vegetarian/kosher eater, you may want to read the ingredients on the vegetables. Chicken stock is just about everything....(There's a reason the Brussels sprouts were amazing.)
  • These places seem to be popping up around the city. IMO, one of the best lunch spots you can hit up during the work week.
  • Don't be afraid of the long cashier line. It moves quickly.
  • The buffet style food is overpriced.
  • If you can't decide what to have for lunch come here. They have everything.
  • Everything you'd ever want for lunch can be purchased here. This makes it easy to decide where to go with co-workers.
  • If you have anxiety, don't come here at noon - 1:30
  • The salad guy seemed annoyed with me that I wanted a lot of different veggies. Oops. I guess you're only supposed to pick a few
  • So disgusting. Warmer food is 3 days old. Was starving so grabbed a scoop of hard-as-asbestos penne and they wouldn't even give me a discount. Took one bite, spat it out, and walked to Chipotle.
  • The ramen is simple, cheap, spicy. Great quick lunch.
  • Great spot for a quick breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • This area needed a place like this. Lots of options and seating upstairs.
  • Essen is awesome. I used to hit up the Madison Ave location when I worked Midtown and this new location is even bigger and better. Hudson Square sorely needed this! Egg whites/feta/tomatoes sooo good!
  • It's like slow food but... you know... faster
  • There was a giant BUG in my salad. I went back to complain and they did not care. I will never eat here again and you shouldn't either.
  • Spicy roast beef sandwich is my go-to winter lunch. Don't let the long lines scare you, they are wicked efficient.
  • Perto do hotel, bom pra fazer um comprinha light pras andanas em NY
  • Obviously the sushi is deplorable. Just dont, god help you.