Our 10 Best and Cheapest Grand Central Terminal Eats

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5. Caramel Nut Bar at Li-Lac -- Recently establishing a retail space in Grand Central Terminal, this West Village stalwart makes excellent chocolate that tastes like no other, and one of their greatest creations is the caramel nut bar ($2.75) in either light or dark chocolate, or even without the nuts if you'd rather. Vegetarian, Grand Central Market


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4. Texas Chain Gang Chili at the Manhattan Chili Co. -- From the list of nearly a dozen chilis offered every day at the Manhattan Chili Co., Texas Chain Gang ($5.25 per cup) is our favorite, and it's also the hottest: coarsely ground chuck and kidney beans zapped with fresh jalapeños and canned chipotles, served with your choice of toppings (green onions or shredded cheese are both fab) and cornbread or oyster crackers. Dining Concourse


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3. Guacamole at Zocalo -- Served with a humongous sack of chips, Zocalo's guac ($6.50) is simplicity itself, laced rudimentarily with onions, cilantro, and chopped tomatoes, and thus the emphasis is on freshness. Nothing's hiding inside this guacamole! Vegan, Dining Concourse


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2. Selection of Oysters at the Oyster Bar -- When you pop in the door, don't turn left into the dining room, go right and take a seat at the snaking lunch counter or at the oyster bar, and enjoy a half-dozen (the price varies, but it's usually around $15) of the most pristine bivalves available in the city, from sources that include West and East Coast beds. Up a ramp from the Dining Concourse


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Epic entrance to the Grand Central Oyster Bar.

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Scott
Scott

the Manhattan Chili texas chain gang was fenomenal as it says in the menu all natural beef and very very hot for winter time hhooooommmm very good

Zachary Feldman
Zachary Feldman

Oh man, the track #5 was my go-to snack for years when I lived with my folks and continues to be now that I visit from Manhattan. They also have cheap sake for an extremely buzzy ride.

dAve
dAve

The Zocalo is good - agreed. However I am surprised that the Indian takeout is not listed. Did it not make the grade as it is too expensive? I certainly offers a substantial variety of vegetarian options.

Alexthex
Alexthex

b1ly is correct, Vp = wanker

You lose a lot of NYC cred by calling it the Station.

bl1y
bl1y

It's Grand Central Terminal; Grand Central Station is the name of the nearby post office.

Ayanna47
Ayanna47

I agree 100%, that Indian takeout is fantastic! And it can't be the price since you can get 3 samosas (a full meal) for about $5- what gives?

How
How

Lose cred from who? Wankers like you and b1ly? Most born-and-raised NYers I know, myself included, use "Terminal" and "Station" interchangeably.

dAve
dAve

Yes, like referring to "Avenue of the Americas" when it is really called "Sixth Avenue." Or mis-pronouncing "Houston Street" to rhyme with the city in Texas. It doesn't.

Vp
Vp

@bl1y: don't be a wanker.

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