Where to Eat Lunch in FiDi: According to Culinary Students

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Where to Eat Lunch in FiDi: According to Culinary Students

By Danielle Page


New York City is home to some of the best eats in the country. If you're lucky enough to live here, you can get just about any dish your heart desires delivered to your door—at any time, day or night. But when it comes to the parts of the Big Apple that boast the best bites, some areas have more to offer than others. If you find yourself in the Financial District (“FiDi”) around lunchtime, and you're seeking something other than a typical food chain or overpriced "make your salad" station, you may be in for a tough time.


While FiDi has had some recent upgrades to the lunch scene thanks to the eateries that call Brookfield Place home (ICE's new home too!), finding a FiDi lunch spot can be challenging. However, there are some hidden gems—and who better to point out the diamonds in the rough than the culinary students at ICE, who happen to learn and dine right in the area? We asked a few ICE students for their takes on the best spots to grab lunch in FiDi. Here's where to eat next time you find yourself starving at noon on the lower west side of Manhattan.


Keep reading to discover our students' delicious recommendations.