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The picnic basket

65 W 37th St, New York City, NY 10018-6214
+1 212-382-2627
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good51%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
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“lunch” (13 reviews)
“hummus” (4 reviews)
“sandwich” (10 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
65 W 37th St, New York City, NY 10018-6214
Neighbourhood: Midtown
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped in for a sandwich to take back to my hotel (The Fairfield Inn) I wanted something spicy so I ordered the smoked turkey with pickles, greens, tomato and some kind of spread (maybe hummus) that made it spicy on a pita . Exactly...More

Thank sryhanen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The sandwiches came out fast and fresh! The location is extremely convenient. Great value, especially considering the area. The crunch tuna was definitely my favorite of the two sandwiches. I would definitely go back!

Thank Grace H
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The food is innovative, fresh, and delicious. Our order of sandwiches and salads were ready at the time we ordered and while there was a slight mixup in the order, the substituted food was also quite good. Excellent menu options have something for every palate!

Thank Liz W
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I stopped by here one day for lunch after passing by each day and seeing the long lines of people waiting for a sandwich from this place. I definitely do not regret that decision! I discovered that this tiny sandwich shop has a fantastic, mouthwatering...More

Thank AwandererL34
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Top notch sandwich (French goats cheese with prosciutto) amazing ! Fresh bread, and tasty flavours ! Up there with one of the best sandwiches if ever had

Thank Ff1992
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

First time visiting The Picnic Basket and I will be back! Ordered the Goat Cheese salad and it was delicious! Cranberries, mixed greens, and beets created a tasty, healthy lunch option. It was crowded but the line moved quickly and the wait tolerable. I might...More

Thank Liz W
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Healthy creative sandwiches and paninis. I had the prosciutto(so?) mozzarella and sun dried tomatoes panini. Hummus salad looked good. Breakfast options looked good. Located in an atrium of office building with live piano player and several other food options that looked great and a step...More

Thank Herk_Driver
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

If you work in the dead of midtown, it's a slow death of subpar chain restaurants. This place is funky and delicious, with paninis, salads and daily specials. Get there early- They'll run out of the popular stuff! Tip: must get the side sweet potatoes-...More

Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Ambience - 3/5 It is on a busy street and you really hear the cars go past. It's not a place you go for a fancy meal but it's fine for what it is. A healthy fast food breakfast. Location - 4/5 Great location on...More

Thank Crystalarts
Reviewed 22 December 2015

I met a friend midtown for lunch, and The Picnic Basket wasn't too far from where our subways met at Times Square. As others mentioned, it's sometimes swallowed outside by the line for Chick-fil-a (which made me laugh now that I live in NC--we have...More

Thank adscram14
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
07:45 - 16:00
07:45 - 16:00
07:45 - 16:00
07:45 - 16:00
07:45 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 W 37th St, New York City, NY 10018-6214
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-382-2627