6. The Columbus Circle Food Court

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A storefront in the Turnstyle Underground Market at Columbus Circle.

If sudden hunger pains hit you mid-commute, you can actually get a full meal without having to ever resurface. The Turnstyle Underground Market offers an incredible selection of foods, including dumplings, paella, and bubble tea.

The full underground food court attached to 59 St – Columbus Circle station is a big step up from the offerings of newsstands and shopping cart churros that most commuters are familiar with. Located beneath 8th Avenue, between 57th and 58th Street, Turnstyle Market boasts 39 unique eateries, shops, pop-ups, 19 food vendors, and ten retail stores. There’s even a Ukrainian spot called Blintz Box that serves sweet and savory blintzes as well as borscht, corndogs, and fries.