The Best #USQEats, Sweets + Treats to Celebrate Easter

Your Guide to Easter in Union Square

Spring Bonbons at Gotham Bar and Grill

From planning Sunday brunch to crafting and filling festive baskets, Union Square offers all the Easter essentials. Check out these locations to book a table, pick up desserts and have fun this holiday weekend.

Brunch + Dinner

Union Square Cafe

Dine with the neighborhood’s famous Union Square Cafe (101 East 19th Street) open for Easter brunch from 11 AM to 3 PM and dinner from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Reserve.

Enjoy a Parisian style brunch 11 AM to 4:30 PM at Maison Kayser (841 Broadway), or take home French specialties chouquettes, financiers and more pastries.

Have an Easter a la Mexicana at Rosa Mexicano (9 East 18th Street). Celebrate Spring with Fresh Fish Primavera and drink Agua Fresca, the fruit flavored water traditional for Mexican Easter weekend festivals, all on the special Easter menu. Reserve.

Craft (43 East 19th Street) is open for prix fixe Easter Brunch. From 11 AM to 3 PM feast on a combo of pastry basket, family style starters and a choose-your-own main course. Reserve.

From Quiche to seafood tacos, Blue Water Grill (31 Union Square West) opens at 11:30 AM and offers a variety of brunch options. Reserve.

DIY with help from Whole Foods (4 Union Square South). Pick up ingredients and impress with spring gathering cooking tips.

Classic Italian dishes at the Florian Café (225 Park Avenue South) are perfect for bringing family together. Try brunch specials or dig in to Italian specialties like thin crust pizza and artisan pasta. Reserve.

Sweets

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Get your sweet tooth fix for adults and kids. Spring Bonbons from Gotham Bar and Grill (21 East 12th Street) fresh out of Executive Pastry Chef Ron Paprocki’s “Chocolate Lab” are perfect for the sophisticated host. Try the 2017 Collection flavors Cointreau-Caramel, Lemon-Olive Oil, New York State Honey  and Strawberry-Yuzu. Pick them up, or have them delivered.

Dylan’s Candy Bar (33 Union Square West) has all Continue reading

How to Celebrate Pi Day During a Snow Storm

Things To Buy for a Storm: Water, Food, Pie…

Mighty Pie located in the North Plaza of Union Square Park


 
Snow Storm Stella may be on her way to New York, but that doesn’t mean Pi Day can’t be celebrated in all its glory. March 14th acknowledges the mathematical constant π (pi), or the ratio of a circle’s radius to its circumference’s first three digits, but for foodies everywhere, it gives us an excuse to devour some of the best pies in New York. While you stock up on snow day essentials, be sure to add pie to your grocery list.

The Sweets

Our world famous #bananacreampie! 👌🍌🍴

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The Coffee Shop (29 Union Square West) is New York’s go to spot for Banana Cream Pie with fresh banana custard drizzled in warm chocolate sauce.

The Union Square Greenmarket in Union Square Park has seasonal pies with the freshest fruits from local producers and is open every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Pick up ingredients at Whole Foods (4 Union Square South) and put a pie in the oven on a freezing day. This recipe for pumpkin apple pie promises to satispie.

Hill Country Chicken

At the 21st Annual Harvest in the Square, Hill Country Chicken (1123 Broadway) served its famous trio of pies: Pecan, Pumpkin and Whiskey Buttermilk Pies. Order a full pie or a bite sized pie cup.

The Savories

Mighty Pie (Union Square Park Northwest Corner) stuffs everything from ham and cheese to  Continue reading

Last Minute Party Platters, Holiday Dinners Available at Whole Foods

It’s Not Too Late To Cater Your Holiday Parties

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‘Tis the season for holiday festivities, get-togethers, office parties, and special family meals, and it’s not too late to make your holiday extra special and delicious this year. Dig in to full holiday dinners with family, or snack on deli slider platters and pretzel bite baskets at the office party. Even take your party up a notch and add truffles, caviar and oysters for an extra special celebration. Hanukkah and Christmas specific meals are available.

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Reserve online and pick up in store at 14th Street Continue reading

DC’s Hot Mediterranean Spot Cava Grill Opens First NYC Store Friday

Meet the Newest Union Square Chefs at the 21st Annual Harvest in the Square

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You’ve seen Cava’s lineup of dips + spreads (Hummus, Tzatziki, Crazy Feta, and more) decorating the aisles of our local Whole Foods Market. Starting Friday, August 26th, this culinary brand is bringing even more healthful Mediterranean-inspired eats to Union Square with Cava Grill at 143 4th Avenue (between E 13th and 14th Streets).

Before the official launch, Cava Grill will serve a community lunch on Thursday – guests can enjoy a free meal but Continue reading

Celebrate Union Square Cafe’s 30th and Whole Foods Union Square’s 10th!

Danny Meyer in front of Union Square Cafe, 1985 Photo Credit: Union Square Cafe

Danny Meyer in front of Union Square Cafe, 1985
Photo Credit: Union Square Cafe

This month, the Union Square Cafe and Whole Foods are both celebrating anniversaries as long-standing staples of the Union Square neighborhood. Union Square Cafe and Chef Carmen Quagliata will commemorate their 30th anniversary with a year-long celebration, Continue reading