Hudson Eats

Located in Brookfield Place, directly across from the Freedom Tower and 9/11 Memorial, is a food court on steroids where visitors have choices galore. Again, why stick with one restaurant when you can get a taste from a variety of restaurants. When I was a kid I used to go to the Mall (Northbrook Court) and my options were not as robust: Sbarro Pizza, possibly Häagen Dazs Ice Cream. Hudson Eats is an institutionalized version of Smorgasburg (the amazing outdoor food fair that started in Williamsburg). It certainly knows its audience, as its population swells with employees of nearby businesses during the day (breakfast & lunch), and they seem to cater to that customer with the modern design and selection of restaurants and cuisine. Many of these establishments have been in the Loupe before including Nam Pang and The Mighty Quinn, but I encourage you to check out Black Seed Bagels, Parm, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar, Northern Tiger, Little Muenster and Umami Burger. No need to stick with one restaurant or cuisine. Grab a table looking out over the Hudson River and Lady Liberty and blend in with the bankers, media executives and random foodies.