Tasty Lunch Ideas Near NYU Tandon

Tasty Lunch Ideas Near NYU Tandon

The five boroughs that make up New York City are said to have so many restaurants that if you ate at one a day, it would take several decades for you to try them all. That’s insane! With the new academic year approaching, we here at Parking.com wanted to put together a list of a few amazing lunch spots near NYU Tandon that you have to try! We know navigating around the city that never sleeps can be tough, so we’ve also provided driving directions to NYU Tandon and nearby parking lot locations.

In order to get to NYU Tandon:

From Manhattan:

  • Take the FDR Drive to the Brooklyn Bridge (Exit 2).
  • Make the first left after traveling over the bridge onto Tillary Street.
  • Make a right onto Jay Street.

From Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Staten Island:

  • Take I-278 to Tillary Street (Exit 29) in Brooklyn.
  • Make a left at the third light onto Jay Street.

From Long Island:

  • Take I-495 West (Long Island Expressway) to I-278 West (Exit 18A – Brooklyn-Queens Expressway) to Tillary Street (Exit 29).
  • Make a left at the third light onto Jay Street.

From New Jersey:

  • Take I-78 East to the Holland Tunnel.
  • Follow Canal Street East to the Manhattan Bridge to Flatbush Avenue. Or take I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike) to I-278 East (Exit 13) to Tillary Street (Exit 29) in Brooklyn.
  • Make a left at the third light onto Jay Street.

From Westchester, Downstate New York, and Connecticut:

  • Take either I-87 South (Major Deegan Expressway/New York State Thruway) or I -95 South (New England Thruway) to I-278 West to Tillary Street (Exit 29).
  • Make a left at the third light onto Jay Street.

Once you’re here and taking a break from classes, what are you going to eat? Here are a few options:

Try Some Spectacular Mexican Food at Rocco’s Tacos

Located just a block away from the NYU Tandon building, this is a great spot if you want to try something a bit special and you’re short on time. Don’t let the name fool you, Rocco’s Tacos has plenty more than just tacos. Tortillas, guacamole with chips, enchiladas and salads are just some of the foods you can enjoy when visiting Rocco’s Tacos for lunch. If you’re in the mood for some sweets, you’ll feel like you’re south of the border when having some traditional tres leches cake. You’ll be sure to leave feeling satisfied and ready to tackle some more coursework.

There’s a sandwich for everyone at Café Metro

Want an even quicker bite that’s easier to take on the go? From classic sandwiches and wraps to healthier low carb/low-fat options, you can’t go wrong with Café Metro. If you’re a bit on the hungrier side, you can upgrade to a sandwich and soup combo, especially worth having on cold winter days. Not a sandwich person? That’s ok! Café Metro has so many options to eat from. Try some skewers, healthy grain bowls, salads, Greek yogurt, fresh fruit or desserts. Café Metro has a little something for everyone, even those who are more health conscience. Best of all, our parking garage will leave you just a few steps away from Café Metro!

Explore foods from all over in Dekalb Market Hall

If you haven’t seen the progression already, we started with a small food category, Mexican food, and slowly moved on to more diverse food options. This is the jackpot of diverse food options! While it is a short walk away from NYU Tandon, Dekalb Market Hall is an indoor food hall with an insane amount of options for you to try. It’s known as a local-global cuisine with over 40 different vendors. If you’re in the mood for some artisan ice cream with creative and unique flavors, be sure to try Ample Hills. You’ll love every single bite no matter what flavor you choose. You can also try authentic German Döner Kebabs, Spanish paella, Hawaiian poke bowls and so much more. We can stress enough that you will leave Dekalb Market Hall falling in love with at least one vendor. What’s that? Of course, Parking.com has a nearby parking lot by Dekalb Market Hall!

With these recommendations, you’ll be sure to power through your next class or study session knowing you’ve had a great and healthy meal!

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