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Great Northern Food Hall

Restaurants, Food court
4 out of 5 stars
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Smorredbrod at Great Northern Food Hall
Paul Wagtouicz Smorredbrod at Great Northern Food Hall

Time Out says

As part of his dining takeover of Grand Central Terminal, which also includes Scandinavian dining room Agern and its next-door sausage stall Danish Dogs, Noma cofounder Claus Meyer unveils this 5,000-square-foot marketplace inside Vanderbilt Hall. The hall is divided into five Nordic-inspired food pavilions: Grain Bar serves house-made granola, parfaits and porridges in the morning, segueing to savory grain dishes and craft beers in the evening; the vegetable-focused Almanak offers salads, smoothies and snacks; Meyers Bageri produces pastries (vanilla-cream Danishes, cinnamon swirls) and breads (rye croissants, hearth-fired flatbreads); Brownsville Roasters pours a seasonally-changing coffee program; and Open Rye features a rotating selection of smørrebrød, Danish open-face sandwiches, built with house-cured meats and fish.There’s also a bar, stocked with small-batch spirits and a large selection of aquavit. 



Address: Vanderbilt Hall
89 E 42nd St
New York
Cross street: between Lexington and Park Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 6am–10pm; Sat, Sun 8am–9pm
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You can’t really go wrong with a cafe in the iconic Grand Central station, but Brownsville roasters definitely adds its own touch of charm and flavour into the mix, making the overall experience even more worthwhile.

This is a Danish cafe serving a wide range of coffee and delicious pastries (you must try the ‘iced kanellesnure’, a Danish twist on the classic cinnamon bun). 

The coffee itself is also special and comes with a little story. Brownsville’s head roaster sources the beans from farmers around the world before they are roasted in Brooklyn. There’s also a technique behind the roasting which aims to preserve a fruity and light flavour in the beans.

This cute cafe-cum-bar is great also in the evenings, whether you’re coming back from a trip, waiting for your train or just happen to be in the area. Grab a seat at the bar, get yourself a beer or a cocktail and pair it up with a tasty and healthy Danish open sandwich (the avocado and radish one is a good pick). Overall a great find in Grand Central, definitely worth a visit. 

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