'Essen Slow Fast Food

Deli / Bodega
699 6th Avenue (at 22nd St)
New York, NY 10010
(212) 633-0820


  • Hot bar is fire
  • the oatmeal bar is a under the radar gem: cheap, fresh, and fancy toppings (think: raspberries, chia seeds, all kinds of nuts, etc).
  • Get the chicken parm panini!
  • A lot to choose from, it's hard not to be overwhelmed. That said, the Cajan Quesadilla is pretty spectacular, and the self-serve coffee is very good!
  • You could do worse than their grilled paninis (I got the California and it was fine), but you can also find a lot better
  • This is the best deli in the world.
  • Gets the job done. Large selection of prepared foods, salad bars, and hot foods.
  • Wraps, all day!
  • Come here if you cant make up your mind on what to eat! Chances are youll find something here because it has so many options to choose from.
  • Carnitip: tons of options for fatty meat. $10/lb. beef, lamb, fish, pork. Get it all!
  • Wonderful place!
  • Philly Cheese Steak is great.
  • Great soups!
  • Best thing to get here is the Korean food. Watch out, the hot food bar is a $20 trap!
  • There are a lot of options from sushi to fried chicken, and all of them fresh and tasty! It's a great cheap option for everyday meals.
  • It gets crazy at lunch time, but it's worth it. I'm very surprised that the buffet is so yummy. The vegetable dumplings & the penne vodka are my favorite go-to's here.
  • Plenty of options to choose from. Excellent salad!
  • The fruit is excellent. Especially the mango and papaya.
  • The sashimi salad and seaweed salad were tasty and reasonably priced.
  • Impressively bad bagels.

Nearby places

675 6th Ave (at W 21st St)
50 W 23rd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave)
Madison Ave (btwn E 23rd & E 26th St)