Hudson Eats


So, I’ve been hearing a lot about the recently opened Hudson East at Brookfield Place in the Financial District. It’s a food hall (which, is a fancier version of a food court) and holds some of the greatest restaurants from around the city all in one place. Most of the options are all from quick serve merchants, so, it fits really well in this type of atmosphere. So, what I’ll say is, walking around the food hall, located around lots of offices, it felt more like a corporate dining hall. But, you know, like the best corporate dining hall ever. Aside from that, I think it works well for tourists who are in the area to visit the Freedom Tower and memorial.


Beautiful seating with a view, can’t really beat that. This is the set up for most of the seating. Below is a full list of the vendors. Good luck deciding, because they all look amazing.


Black Seed, which I recently reviewed, has Montreal meets NYC style bagels.

Blue Ribbon Sushi (coming soon) serves their famous sushi from their SoHo location.


Chop’t serves made to order salads.


Dig Inn has farm to plate food, featuring their market plates, sandwiches and more.


Dos Toros is a taqueria serving fresh and local tacos.


Little Muenster  makes a “super fancy grilled cheese”.


Mighty Quinn’s is serving Taxas/Carolinas style BBQ. 


Num Pang, who I’ve also reviewed, is making delicious, gourmet, Cambodian sandwiches.    


Olive’s provides quality, prepared foods.


Skinny Pizza makes environmentally conscious, thin crust pizzas.


Sprinkles is famous for being the world’s first cupcake bakery.


Tartinery  serves their tartines, a Parisian styled flatbread made on sourdough.


Umami Burger makes their quality burgers with their special Umami Master Sauce. 

The Shorts:
Name: Hudson Eats at Brookfield Place
Location: 200 Vesey Street, NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Technically, the selection is great, so, yes. However, This isn’t really an area I find myself in often, which is why I said it makes a really great stop for work people in the area, or tourists. 
Would I recommend it? Yes, if this is a pit stop, it gives you a great selection of food options that everyone can enjoy. And, if the weather is nice, you can take it out to eat by the river (just right outside). 


Black Seed Bagels


New York. Bagels. Right? Sure, the city is famous for them, and there are a bunch of heavy hitters and, well, not so heavy hitters…does that make them light tappers? While NY is well known for their bagels, so is our poutine-eating neighbor, Montreal. When the two come together, you get a hybrid of NY and Montreal style bagels at Black Seed in NoLIta. 


These medium sized bagels are made with yeast-raised dough. They’re then hand-rolled, boiled in honey water, and baked in a wood-burning oven. They have a handful of types to choose from, but you can gussy them up with the array of fancy spreads and smoked fish they have available. 


I’ve heard a lot about this NY vs Montreal bagel thing, and, regrettably, while I was in Montreal, I never got to try them. So, even though there are lots of spreads and salads to choose from, I wanted to see what an au-natural Montreal bagel is like. I tried their Everything Bagel. I’m a fan. It’s served warm and toasted, not too dense, not too light. It has a nice light crispness on the outside and a soft chew to the center. The flavor is really great too, and the “everything” seeds really enhance it all. 

The Shorts:
Name: Black Seed Bagels
Location: 170 Elizabeth Street, NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Yes, and next time I’m pimping out my bagel and going for some fancy spreads.
Would I recommend it? For sure, these are great for pretty much any meal, or, win over your crowd with some brunch or office bagels from these guys.