Sunday, February 28, 2016

Gourmet Artisanal Food Comes to New York's Penn Station at the Pennsy

No, this artisanal gourmet food court isn't in San Francisco, it's at Penn Station; reminds us of the gourmet food court at the San Francisco Twitter headquarters!
Groundbreaking news for Penn Station commuters and passengers: there's finally a healthy and delicious food court at Penn Station! The Pennsy, a new innovative culinary destination is located right at 2 Penn Plaza (at the corner of 33rd St. and 7th Ave.) - which is the site of the former Borders bookstore. The 8,000 sq. foot space features five of the most beloved NYC food stars including the first Manhattan location for renowned butcher Pat LaFrieda and vegan food-truck sensation, The Cinnamon Snail as well as new concepts from Mario Batali with Mary Giuliani, and Chef Marc Forgione. Chef Franklin Becker will also open a third Manhattan location of his healthy fast casual, The Little Beet.

Gourmet espresso beverages at Penn Station that isn't Starbucks!

Purveyors at The Pennsy include: 

The Cinnamon Snail - One of the nation’s top-rated food trucks sheds its wheels to open their first stationary location serving up vegan favorites like Thai BBQ Tempeh with Pickled Red Onions and Thai Basil, Arugula, Smoked Chili Roasted Peanuts and Sriracha Mayonnaise on Grilled Spelt Bread,  their famous Beastmode Burger Deluxe, Ancho Chili Seitan Burger Grilled in Maple Bourbon BBQ Sauce with Jalapeno Max & Cheese

Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors - Renowned butcher Pat LaFrieda opens up his first Manhattan  location that sells his famous pre-packaged meats and made-to-order signature sandwiches that include his Original Filet Mignon Sandwich, Meatball Subs and his Grilled Chicken Breast with Broccoli Rabe, Mozzarella and Calabrian Chili Aioli on an Olive Baguette

Gone are the days of waiting outdoors to get your fill of Korean Bar-b-que Seitan
Mario by Mary - This new Italian fast casual concept opens its first location with chef, writer, restaurateur and media personality Mario Batali who partners with caterer-to-the-stars and author Mary Giuliani to bring to the table a delicious Italian sandwich and soup shop.  Highlights include the When Mario met Mary, Fontina and Black Truffle Honey Grilled Cheese, The Nonna, a Grilled Eggplant sandwich with fresh whipped Ricotta and Scamorza, and the trainstopping L'angelo e il Diavolo

Lobster Press – Playing off the celebrated Chili Lobster dish at his Tribeca flagship, Chef Marc Forgione, partnering with lobster purveyor Homarus, introduces his first fast casual concept highlighting on-the-go lobster creations. Changing the way people think of the Lobster sandwich, offerings include the Lobster Press, a panini pressed fresh lobster sandwich served hot and paired with a side of Chili Lobster dipping sauce

The Little Beet - Know for giant sushi burritos, Top Chef Masters star Chef Franklin Becker along with Aurify Brands brings this veggie-focused, gluten-free fare that they made famous at the fast casual, The Little Beet and restaurant, The Little Beet Table. Items include Chef’s signature The Little Beet Bowl with Beets, Quinoa, Arugula, Goat Cheese and Chicken with Sherry Shallot Dressing, Salmon Tartare with Avocado, Pickled Asian Slaw, Chipotle Aioli with Brown Rice wrapped in Nori

Salmon Tatare burrito sushi by The Little Beet
The space will also house a central indoor dining lounge complete with communal tables, sofas and high top tables, an outdoor patio space for the warmer months, and a second floor event space that can be catered by vendors at The Pennsy.

The Pennsy is open seven days a week, Monday through Saturday 11am - 11pm and Sunday 11am - 8pm.  For more information please call 917-475-1830, visit, on Instagram @thepennsy, on Twitter @thepennsy and on Facebook at