There's a new Smile to Go in town: it's an all-day affair to grab and go or not-go, and it's now open inside of Flatiron's Freehand Hotel.
It's a bright, airy, spacious sort of spot: all blues and whites and blonde wood, with ample places to post up and work with a coffee and platter of house-made pop-tarts, summer diets be damned.
It's open all day, so if you're here past breakfast-time, know platters of rotisserie chicken flanked by roasted beets and sweet potatoes could be yours, as could a Black Seed chili flake bagel sandwich with sautéed ramp cream cheese, fava beans, snap peas and pea shoots. ...As could a frozen Negroni to wash it all down.
Cue a collective "mmmm" sound.
And now get yourself into this slideshow: full of Moroccan pancakes, prosciutto-brie sandwiches and other deliciousness.
Now open, Smile to Go at the Freehand Hotel, 23 Lexington Ave (between E 23rd & E 24th), 212-529-1580