Smile to Go is The Smile’s counter-service baby cousin. This is their second to-go location (the other is in Soho) and all of their pastries are made by the same people as the original cafe so they’re unsurprisingly tasty. This is a useful place for coffee and a quick snack or something more substantial like sandwiches, salads, and larger protein options that you can take outside and eat by the water.
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Westville’s Dumbo spot is just as good for a quick and healthy meal as the other locations, with the added bonus of being close to the Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Roasting Company
Brooklyn Roasting Company has a big loft with good pastries and plenty of seating a block from the East River in Dumbo.
The Dumbo location of Shake Shack is right across the street from Brooklyn Bridge Park. Order to-go and eat your burger in the park.
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Cafe Standard is the cafe/bar in the bottom of the Standard East Village, and it’s open all day.
The Smith Midtown
If Midtown East is the final frontier of food-obsessed New York City, The Smith Midtown is the Starship Enterprise.
These days, Employees Only is not the hotspot it once was. But while the crowd might have lost a step, the cocktails have not, and it’s still packed with people every time we stop by.
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Gran Electrica serves simple, excellent Mexican food and creative cocktails. It also has a great back patio.
Citizens of Gramercy
If you want to eat some avocado toast or a grain bowl in Gramercy, go to Citizens of Gramercy. It’s an Australian café, and it’s full of plants.
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