Time to Eat: The Best Quick Food Around NYU Law

Forty-five minutes. A precious 45 minutes is all that remains until class. The problem? You have not eaten. Fear not, my friends. I have compiled an emergency “best eats” list that will leave you happy and satisfied in under 45.



I’m going to be straight with you: OatMeals is the G.O.A.T. The Michael Jordan of breakfast joints. You may be thinking that all oatmeal is created equal, but it is not. Not when some oatmeal is topped with peanut butter, dates, pecans, honey, and granola (the Hot Date). Grab a signature bowl or build your own by selecting from their infinite list of toppings. OatMeals is affordable, quick, and most importantly, delicious!

Address: 120 West 3rd St., New York, NY 10012

My Favorite: The Hot Date ($5.25 · $6.25 · $7.25)

Back to Vanderbilt Time: 10 minutes


Faicco’s Italian Specialties

The heavy hitter of delis: Faicco’s Italian Specialties. Do not come into Faicco’s unless you are ready to eat. The prices are not cheap, but neither is the quality. Faicco’s makes one of the best heroes I have ever had. One hero can last for both lunch and dinner.

Address: 260 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10014

My Favorite: Chicken, mozzarella, and pesto hero ($13)

Back to Vanderbilt Time: 15 minutes


 Waffle Wednesday

Ask yourself, “Is it Wednesday?” If yes, now ask yourself, “Is it the first week of the month?” If yes, then why are you not devouring free waffles? Every first Wednesday of the month, venture to Stern between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. for free waffles, coffee, Nutella, strawberries, and bananas!

Address: 44 West 4th St., New York, NY 10012 | Room L101

My Favorite: Nutella with waffles on the side (free!)

Back to Vanderbilt Time: 10 minutes


There is little need to spill much ink over Joe’s Pizza. Critically acclaimed and a favorite of Leonardo DiCaprio, the place is fire. Just don’t go in expecting pizza covered with buffalo chicken or nachos. They only serve “old-school, real deal New York Pizza.” Beware: they only accept cash.

Address: 7 Carmine St., New York, NY 10014

My Favorite: A regular slice ($3)

Back to Vanderbilt Time: 15 minutes


Quantum Leap

So long as you aren’t strictly a carnivore, Quantum Leap is worth a visit. The restaurant has a cozy atmosphere and superb (vegetarian) entrees. Their cross-cultural menu includes everything from pineapple pancakes to quinoa taco bowls to vegetarian pad thai.

Address: 266 Thompson St., New York, NY 10012

My Favorite: Pineapple Upside Down Vegan Pancakes à la carte ($10.50)

Back to Vanderbilt Time: 40 minutes