What food can I get on the High Line?

The High Line is the best place to spend a few hours once spring and summer hits NYC. The raised park is above street level, offers incredible views of the city, and feels like a peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle of NYC’s busy city vibe. Yes, there are lots of tourists, but that doesn’t take away from how gorgeous the High Line park is, and how much it has to offer.

Here’s a quick map of where the High Line can be found, just in case you didn’t know when reading this!

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But if you’re planning to spend the afternoon or morning up on the High Line, what food can you get up there?

What food can I get on the High Line?

The quick answer, is not a whole lot.

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There are a few mobile food carts up on the high line itself, but there isn’t a huge selection available (and you might find yourself queuing up for a while when times are busy). In the winter, these mobiles food carts aren’t even open – so you won’t find much up there in the way of food and drink. SO the chances are you might indeed find yourself wondering “What food can I get on the High Line?” during your walk along NYC’s famous park.

Your best bet if you want to have a little food and drink whilst enjoying the High Line, is to…

Option 1: Pack a picnic

If you’re going down the picnic route, there are a few ‘buffet’ style lunch spots near the top entrance, where you can load up a tupperware box with food and they charge you by the weight. These kinds of places have SO much choice, and always have plastic or wooden cutlery to take away to – if you’re grabbing for on the go. Wholefoods also do a similar thing (but you’ll pay extra!).

Option 2: Get off the high line at different points, and enjoy food at nearby restaurants or cafes.

If you don’t fancy packing your own picnic to eat on the high line, then the easiest choice for you is to leave the high line (there are various points you can exit down onto the street) and eat somewhere close by, before joining it again. If you’re looking for something to eat near the high line, then here are our favourite restaurant recommendations:

High Street on Hudson 

637 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

Bakery, bread, carbs… do we need to say more. If you’ve done loads of walking and you need to carb load for energy – this is where you should head to.

Cookshop, Chelsea 

156 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

This place is located a few steps from the high line and is a great place if you want a cup of coffee and a snack.

Corner Bistro 

331 W. 4th St, New York, NY 10014

A classic, no-frills NYC bistro, this place ticks all the boxes. Good food, friendly staff, beer. Need we say more?


820 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

Great if you fancy something a bit posh and sophisticated. These guys do delicious Italian food.

The Meatball Shop, Chelsea 

200 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

A short walk from the high line, this little foodie hotspot is a must-visit in this part of town. When you see the menu it’s not hard to figure out why this is one of our favourite places to eat near the high line.

We hope this has given you some ideas, and answered your question “What food can I get on the High Line?”. If you’d like any more advice about NYC, let us know – we’re always happy to help answer your questions!


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