9. Urbanspace Vanderbilt in Midtown, Manhattan
Opened in 2011 in Midtown Manhattan right near Grand Central Terminal, Urbanspace Vanderbilt is the perfect location for those who want to try some alternative options other than what Grand Central’s food court provides. It offers 20 “artisanal and chef-driven food concepts,” ranging from Chinese cuisine like Mr. Bing to customizable sandwiches at Mayhem & Stout.
Another new food court of the same name will be popping up a few blocks away at 570 Lexington Ave., replacing the Pecking Duck that previously occupied the space. The staggering rent for the massive 11,400 square-foot lease totals 1.5 million a year. At this time, the opening date is unknown.