A perfect place to stop before picnicking on Roosevelt Island, stock up on fromage before boarding the 59th Street tram. Opt for varieties that won’t melt in the sun, like the firm Marcel Petite two-year Comté, and fill out your meal with oil-cured Spanish tuna, Fra’Mani sausage, Balthazar baguettes and carbonated peach nectar for on-the-go Bellinis (just add white wine—and brown-bag it).
Ideal Cheese Shop
|Venue name:||Ideal Cheese Shop|
942 First Ave
|Cross street:||between 51st and 52nd Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 8:30am–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: E, V to Lexington Ave–53rd St; 6 to 51st St|
|Price:||AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|