Jump to content
Attention: In order to reply to messages, create topics, have access to other features of the community you must sign up for an account.
Sign in to follow this  
EE Broadway Local

Snacks While Railfanning

Recommended Posts

When out for a day of railfanning, what are good places close to the 468 subway stations to grab a snack (bagel, hot dog, pretzel, slice of pizza, etc.)?

 

Please include the subway station and line(s).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
When out for a day of railfanning, what are good places close to the 468 subway stations to grab a snack (bagel, hot dog, pretzel, slice of pizza, etc.)?

 

Please include the subway station and line(s).

 

At Bedford Avenue and North 7th Street on the (L), there's a pizza spot near the entrance which sells pizzas for $1.25 a slice! They're medium-sized though, you you really should by two. Why not, as most pizza stores sell pizza for between $2.50 and $3?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

East BDWY you have everything you need

Golden Carriage great Chinese Pasteries

4 Bodega's to get the goods/ Edy's Dibs whith some whelch's grape juice /dipsy doodles O yeh Baby that alone will make any trip worth while.

 

There is A great spanish rest/ next to Mickey' D's

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can give you only a handful of stations that have snack vendors inside the system.

 

In Manhattan

 

14th Street 8 Avenue (A)(C)(E)(L)

34th Street Herald Square (:)(D)(F)(N)(Q)(R)(V)(W)

42nd Street Times Square (1)(2)(3)(7)(N)(Q)(R)(S)(W)

42nd Street Bus Terminal (A)(C)(E)

59th Street Columbus Circle (1)(2)(A)(;)(C)(D)

 

In Queens

61 Street Woodside (7)

Jackson Heights Roosevelt Avenue (7)(E)(F)(G)(R)(V)

 

In Brooklyn

 

Church Avenue (2)(5)

Rockaway Parkway (L)

 

That's all I can think of.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i know the last stop of the L train rockaway parkway in canarsie, right outside if the station to the right is Armando's pizza the place has tons of old nyc photo's and the pizza is 100%

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

At Pelham Bay on the (6)<6>, it's always fun to grab a sandwich from Subway, 7-11, or one of the smaller delis and picnic in the park! Or, go over to City Island for a variety of fishy delights.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Magnolia bakery near the (L) 8th ave/(A)(C)(E) 14th st station.

 

(A)(C)(E)(1)(2)(3)(7)(S)(N)(Q)(R)(W) times sq has tons of cafes and such.

 

(A)(C)(E)(1)(2)(3) 34th st penn station has tons of shops & such.

 

(F) Roosevelt Island has a starbucks and a DR nearby.

 

Columbus circle (1)(A)(:)(C)(D) has whole foods.

 

5th ave 59th st has a few places here and there.

 

(N)(Q)(R)(W)(;)(D)(F)(V) herald sq has macy's and they have a few eateries.

 

(E) chambers has a hudson news nearby in the PATH street level concourse on vessey st.

 

(R)(W)(J)(M)(Z)(4)(5)(6) at city hall, there are places to eat along park row.

 

Bowling green (4)(5)/whitehall (R)(W), and south ferry (1) have a mcdonald's near battery park, and the SIF has a snack shop/cafe on board.

 

- A

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would like to contribute the Bagel Buffet at 406 Sixth Avenue just up from the West Eighth Street entrance to West Fourth Street-Washington Square (A)(C)(E) (:)(D)(F)(V).

 

I haven't been in there beyond breakfast, but a nice, little place to relax with a cup of coffee and a bagel while railfanning the Eighth or Sixth Avenue IND.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, you can always go to the Atlantic Av complex in Brooklyn and the mall is upstairs.

 

Also, Chinatown has plenty of places you can eat at including...

-Burger King

-McDonalds

-Ramen shops

 

You can buy many thinhgs there...there's even an arcade there!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm just going to have a big meal before I ever go on a subway excursion, so I don't have to grow hungry later hunting for food after looking and riding those subway cars.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
i know the last stop of the L train rockaway parkway in canarsie, right outside if the station to the right is Armando's pizza the place has tons of old nyc photo's and the pizza is 100%

 

I had that for lunch on Thursday. Good Pizza.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
When out for a day of railfanning, what are good places close to the 468 subway stations to grab a snack (bagel, hot dog, pretzel, slice of pizza, etc.)?

 

Please include the subway station and line(s).

 

My personal favorites:

 

Aunt Annie's pretzels

 

34 street (inside Penn Station) (A)(C)(E)(1)(2)(3) LIRR NJ Transit Amtrak and 42nd-Port Authority (A)(C)(E)

 

Papa John's (slices of pizza for $1)

 

Maiden Lane (just off Broadway)

 

Broadway/Nassau/Fulton (A)(C)(J)(M)(Z)(2)(3)(4)(5)

 

Gray Papaya Hot Dogs

 

Three locations

 

Village-6th Avenue and I think 8th street

 

West 4th Street (A)(:)(C)(D)(E)(F)(V)

 

Midtown-8th Avenue and I think 37 street

 

34 Street (A)(C)(E)

 

Upper West Side-72nd and Broadway

 

72 Street (1)(2)(3)

 

Junior's (this is a formal dining establishment)

 

Three locations

 

Flagship Brooklyn location

 

Dekalb/Flatbush Avenue

 

Dekalb Avenue (;)(M)(Q)(R)

 

Grand Central Terminal

 

(4)(5)(6)(7)(S) Metro-North

 

Times Square (44th and 7th Avenue)

 

(N)(Q)(R)(W)(1)(2)(3)(7)(S)

 

Krispy Kreme

 

Better donuts than Dunkin Donuts

 

Penn Station (see directions to Aunt Annie)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bring a razor blade with me when I 'fan. I scrape up whatever grime lines the floor and eat that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess ill be the first to load my hometown the Bronx as usual:

 

(2) East 241St- McDonalds, North of 239th St Yd on 241 St

(2)(5) West Farms SQ - McDonalds + Twin Dounuts

(2)(5) Interavle- White Castle |Simpson- McD

(2)(4)(5) East 149th St-Mott Ave - BK and McDonalds.

(4)(;)(D) 161st/River Ave McD

(4) BurnSide McD and a few other places

(1) Marble Hill-W225th St- McDonald

(1) 231St- Subway and a Pizza Shop near

(6) Elder Avenue McDonald and some Hispanic restaurants | Parkchester I think too

 

(A)(B)(C)(D) - McDonalds Express

(2)(3) Starbucks or better LotsOfBucks and BK near

(7) Flushing Main St - McDonalds. Corona to Juction Blvd loads of international restaurants. Especially hispanic

 

Seems like McDonald is a Rail fan HOTSPOT :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Penn Station, along the LIRR concourse has a lot of eateries from 8th av all the way to 7th av. Grand Central Terminal has an entire food court on the lower level in addition to the already mentioned Junior's. And it has the famous Oyster Bar, the upscale Michael Jordan's Steakhouse, and some others on the main level and the upper level. And it also has a gourmet food market on the Lexington av side. You won't go hungry there! Oh, and it has two levels of MN trains to watch, in addition to the subways. And don't forget the Transit Museum annex and bookstore.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I bring a razor blade with me when I 'fan. I scrape up whatever grime lines the floor and eat that.

 

lmao! That's hard core man :)

 

Anyways, anyone use the Lex-86th St station regularly? I used to remember there used to be a stand there, but I don't know if it is still there since they rennovated it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
145 st, (B)(D) Devin's fish & chips, right upstairs on St. Nicholas ave. between 147th & 148th. Nothing fancy, & the price is right!

 

The (A)(C) passes there too btw

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
A can of skoal and an empty gatorade bottle on the (F) line from 71st and continental to 57th street.

 

Don't forget a goodbye letter to your jaw.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Taco Bell.
How about Burger King or Blimpie Base or Mc D's or Sbarro or Wendy's or Subway or White Castle or Arby's?

 

P.S. I remember there was a Sbarro's that had a picture window that looked into the 34th Street-Pennsylvania Station station (1)(2)(3). You could trainspot while you ate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.