They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day but don’t forget about its tastier cousin, lunch. Whether you’re on a business trip or a leisurely trip to the Big Apple, here are the best places to grab lunch near the Duane Street Hotel in Tribeca.

Smith & Mills

If it’s ambiance you want, that’s exactly what you’ll find at Smith & Mills. Inside the converted carriage house on North Moore Street expect to find vintage furniture like tufted velvet couches and antique lamps. The menu is a hearty mix of new American fare—including charcuterie boards, salmon tartare and the housemade burger.

Smith & Mills. 71 N Moore St, New York, NY. (212) 226-2515

Mulberry & Vine

For a quick, healthy meal Mulberry & Vine is the perfect pit stop. The veggie-dominated menu is full of options like charred avocado, vegan thai curry and tahini chickpea quinoa. But save room for their protein section which includes favorites like the Mediterranean braised chicken and sesame scallion tofu. Wash it all down with freshly squeezed turmeric lemonade made in house.

Mulberry & Vine. 73 Warren Street, New York, NY. (212) 791-6300


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

Humble Fish

Humble Fish gets its name from its simple yet satisfying menu consisting of, you guessed it, fish. The restaurant’s signature dish is the fish bowl—rice topped with vegetables, spices and raw fish. Think: sushi salad.

Humble Fish. 35 Lispenard St, New York, NY. (646) 478-7261

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 is 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