It feels like it took an eternity, but Spring has finally pushed away the chilly days of Winter. We no longer have to power-walk from the subway to our heated destinations. We can take a relaxed stroll down the block and meet up with friends. With that in mind, we realized visiting guests might want to take advantage of the weather and make a full day of their massage appointment. So we asked the Body Mechanics staff to list some of their favorite local bites near the office so you can plan your day.
Coffee and Quick Stops
The joke about there being a Starbucks on every corner in Manhattan is never more true than in Herald Square. There are three within one block radius of us, the most convenient to get to being the Starbucks right across the street, right next to the entrance to the Empire State Building’s observatory. The new oat milk goes a delicious chai latte!
And for America’s next favorite cup of joe, there’s a Dunkin Donuts just around the corner! Our vegan therapists think the avocado toast is perfect for a fast meal.
Directly across the street from us is a Chipotle that is always busy. Grab your favorite rice bowl to go after your massage.
Most New Yorkers have a preferred bagel place, but you can’t go wrong with Ess-a-Bagel on 32nd. From whitefish on pumpernickel to bacon egg and cheese on wheat, this place has it all.
Therapists’ Favorite Meals
We’re lucky to be so close to Koreatown and all the delicious hidden gems it has. Outdoor, heated dining is available for many restaurants or you can grab and go.
Design the perfect bowl of curry for yourself at Abiko Curry. Choose your level of spiciness, then add your favorites from a selection of chicken, pork, seafood, or veggies.
A staple for over 20 years, Woorijip has a lot to choose from. Pre-pandemic, they were a cafeteria-styled, sit-down location where you could take your fill your tray with whatever you wanted from kimchi fried rice, Japanese style chicken, fried eggplant, spicy pork, and much much more. They’ve switched over to stacking containers prepackaged with one part of a meal that you can mix and match and take out.
For even more options to choose from, head over to Food Gallery 32. A small food mall with over 10 vendors selling specialized items. Taiyaki, steamed buns, ramen to bubble tea to fried chicken sandwiches and luxurious desserts are a few of the many offerings here.
Something for Everyone
Sometimes we’ve made all the decisions we’re gonna make in one day and on when we can’t decide what we want to eat and on those days we go somewhere that does everything! Market Crate and ETC Eatery both have built-in cafes for various coffees and espresso drinks, a pasta bar, a sandwich area, a griddle for egg platters and pancakes, and seasonal hot meals. ETC Eatery also offers New York-themed gifts, rare candies, and treats like mochi.
Food isn’t just fuel; it’s a gift you can treat yourself or loved ones to. Body Mechanics Orthopedic Massage is proud to support these local New York businesses that have given us comfort and kept us going as we’ve worked for all of our clients who have supported us. Let us know if you find a new favorite treat near us!
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