Having recently become a part-time resident of NYC ‘s Upper West Side—so recently, I don’t even know if it’s correct to capitalize those words—it has become my personal quest to zero in on what this neighborhood has to offer in the way of food.
In contrast to L.A., where the challenge is driving 20 minutes to get edible takeout, there are 2 or 3 food-to-go opps on every block here, the only only challenge being to figure out your favorites. In other words, it’s a crabby cook’s heaven.
High on my list at the moment is Gastronomie 491. Located at 491 Columbus Ave., it’s a café and market, where I’ve sampled Panini and salads—thumbs up—as well as cheese, produce and pastry.
So if you’re staggering around the UWS seeking to raise your blood sugar, or if you’re just a crabby cook trying to avoid making dinner, check out Gastronomie 491.
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