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It’s rare that one’s travel arrangements perfectly match up with check-in time at a hotel. We’ve seen this process from both ends—guests arriving too late, and too early. Either situation is ultimately not a big deal, but for those who find themselves dealing with the latter, you’re in luck. We can hold onto your bags while you go explore the lovely neighborhood of Tribeca. This being the food edition of our What to do When Waiting to Check In series, here are some super close, delightful restaurants to kill time for a couple hours.

Nish Nush

The eclectic and filling Mediterranean cuisine at Nish Nush is a neighborhood favorite, and versatile option for either a fast bite or a long-lived feast. If your check-in at the Duane Street Hotel isn’t too far away, grab a quick falafel sandwich or the hummus plate. To kick back and pass some time, indulge in one of their large platters and delve into some Israeli salad, sauteed vegetables, and rich shakshuka.

Nish Nush
88 Reade St
New York, NY 10013

Arcade Bakery

With slices and loaves of traditional handcrafted breads available to go, Arcade is another place where a fast fix is easy, and of the utmost quality. Their sumptuous pastries (we love the buttery croissants) can also be grabbed on the go or enjoyed with a cup of java inside this intimate establishment. The chewy bread and artisanal sweets could be just the recipe you need after a long day of travel.

Arcade Bakery
220 Church St
New York, NY 10013

Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs

While your room is being prepared, wait with an ice cold beverage in your hand. Craft cocktails and beers are readily available at the neighborhood staple, Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs. If you’re looking to grab a bite, try their summery sun gold tomato gazpacho and burrata crostinis.

Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs
135 W Broadway
New York, NY 10013
 
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