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Pax Wholesome Foods

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202 E 42ND St, New York City, NY 10017-5808
+1 212-972-5600
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Oceanside, California
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The location is on the way to Port Authority, where the mass of people rushing to get to the buses (line to enter the BB King Club next to PAX was much bigger, then the line inside PAX). Prices are also NY like, a small soup for $4.25, small pre-order salad ($3.25) was expended with other ingredients for an extra... More 

Thank marcian
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very kind staff, lovely food, everything is prepared fresh! We came back 5 times in a row! I would definitely recommend to go there! (Salads are amazing!)

Thank Maxime N
Annapolis, Maryland
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had visited Pax two years ago and were so impressed with the fresh ingredients, and varied menu. This time we were there around noon on a Sunday, so breakfast was still being offered, instead of quinoa bowls and pasta. We were a bit disappointed, but went for paninis instead. I had the Eggplant Parm which was bland, with too... More 

Thank Norwaybound2012
Suburban Philadelphia
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211 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We ate here twice on a Saturday, before and after a matinee. Food was fresh and tasty. Servers were pleasant and accommodating. Check out the wraps--loaded with meat and reasonable. Only suggestion: Unlock the rest room door.

Thank CodgersontheMove
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164 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We needed a bite to eat before getting on a train, and ended up here after deciding we didn't want a more formal restaurant. There are tons of choices--we got paninis they warmed up for us, but you can get salads, pasta, quinoa bowls, quesadillas, etc. Nice healthy choices! The food was just ok, but it was better than a... More 

Thank 216LNS
Basildon, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This eatery is dead opposite Madam Tussauds on 42nd street. We used this place for breakfast 12 years ago and we again used it last week so that should be a good recommendation as you don't go back if you weren't impressed. From the outside it looks old and basic, but the menu is exactly the same as when we... More 

Thank Andy M
Ulm, Germany
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408 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Pax is sold one of our favorite breakfast places in NYC. The one on 42nd is the biggest one with the biggest selection of different foods. Everything is freshly made. We love the bagels in the morning. Prices are decent! Always a good alternative. As well the salads are very nice!

Thank christpost
Hurricane, West Virginia
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190 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I was shocked and almost overwhelmed by the choices!! The salad bar is no average salad bar and was amazing!!! The pizza was perfect! The crust wasn't to thick and the sauce was not overwhelming. Not a very friendly atmosphere, but amazing food! I would definitely go back. My husband also had the raspberry cheesecake and loved it!

Thank amyhass
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Its often difficult to find healthy food that is well priced and is not the usual pick your own salad option, in the centre of NYC. A chain to be found around the city is Pax. It offers the usual salads, but with many more choices, also quinoa or brown rice plates to which you make additions of your choice.... More 

Thank Srobbie
Roseville, California
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155 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Near our hotel, good place to stop for quality foods. Strong selection, fast service, hot coffee, quality everywhere.

Thank Murry S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Fast food, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 E 42ND St, New York City, NY 10017-5808
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-972-5600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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