Group of women sitting in a cafe and eating small sandwiches for lunch.

During your stay at the Duane Street Hotel, make sure you explore the neighborhood. Tribeca is home to some of the best new restaurants in the city, and first-class lunch options are aplenty. Here are the best places for a midday meal in Tribeca:

Nish Nush

Nish Nush is Tribeca’s go-to falafel spot. Most dishes, like the falafel sandwich, babaganoush and breaded fried eggplant, are under $10 and ready in minutes. This is the place to go when you’re in the mood for Mediterranean and don’t have a ton of time on your hands.

Nish Nush. 88 Reade St, New York, NY. (212) 964-1318

Locanda Verde

Widely regarded as one of Tribeca’s best restaurants, swing by Locanda Verde for lunch when the crowds are smaller and the food just as tasty. Chef Andrew Carmellini serves up an “urban Italian” menu inside an industrial chic space. Try My Grandmother’s Ravioli and a glass of Montepeloso for a taste of the Italian countryside.

Locanda Verde. 377 Greenwich St, New York, NY. (212) 925-3797


This cozy Franklin Street cafe is perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up. Grab the house-cured lox bagel or avocado toast and sip a latte—brewed with crowd pleasing Counter Culture beans. Lots of seating means it shouldn’t be hard to grab a window table and people watch while you indulge.

Gotan. 130 Franklin St, New York, NY. (212) 431-5200


You might be familiar with Korean specialties like bibimbap and ramen, but you’re here for the lunch box special. First choose your main course from options like short ribs, beef ribeye or glazed eel and it will be accompanied by a host of side dishes like glass noodles, dumplings and egg omelette. For about $15, you’re sure to get your money’s worth here.

Kori. 253 Church St, New York, NY. (212) 334-0908

Cafe Clementine

This is Tribeca’s quintessential soup and sandwich shop. Classics like roasted chicken breast and smoked chicken salad are served on freshly baked bread from Grandaisy Bakery in an intimate marble counter-lined setting. Just a block from Soho, it’s the perfect pit stop on your way to boutique shopping.

Cafe Clementine. 227 W Broadway, New York, NY. (212) 965-0909