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Grab & Run in Soho: The Smile To Go!

If you’re ever hungry in South Soho, look no further than The Smile To Go for delicious salads, sandwiches, roast chicken, veggies, baked goods, coffee and the best cup of Chai tea south of 14th Street!

The outside looks like nothing to write home about, but step up to this tiny little spot on Howard Street, and you’ll find yourself queuing up with the fashionable crowd for some of the best food I’ve ever had in a “to-go” setting. The options are super fresh and deliciously healthy – no wonder it’s a favorite among the models and yogis who live and work nearby.

My favorites include the half roast chicken, which you can get with two sides of vegetables. Try the roasted root vegetables in the winter, or one of their delicious salads in the summer – you won’t be disappointed!

Their selection of baked goods will put your self-control to the test. Muffins, coffee-cake, chocolate cake, and several types of cookies are lined up at eye level, begging to be bought and eaten on the spot! But the hot drinks steal the show, with some of the best cappuccinos you’ll ever have, delicious tea options, and most of all, the best Chai tea in the neighborhood and beyond!

Grab one of the seats by the window and indulge in some people-watching while you wait for your order to be ready. You may spot a celebrity or two, but even the regulars look famous with their cashmere hoodies pulled over their eyes, their puffy coats zipped over black leggings, and their aviator sunglasses.

Don’t linger too long! Your order will be ready before you know it!

The Smile To Go, 22 Howard Street, 646-863-3893

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