Le District

Food halls have taken NYC by storm.  It all started with Eataly, an Italian food hall located in the Flatiron District and now there are a dozen one-stop shop spots to satisfy your cravings.  My favorite food halls in the city are Gotham West Market, Plaza Food Hall and Gansevoort Market.  I recently went to Le District which is the French version of Eataly, located in Brookfield Place.  I liked that it was smaller and less crowded than Eataly.  When you first walk in to Le District, there’s an adorable biscuit bakery called La Cure Gourmande, which I frequent when I’m in Paris and now there’s one in New York.  Also in the front there’s a creperie, patisserie and coffee bar so all your sweet tooth basics are covered.  When you walk in further, there’s a cute florist to your right and a wine bar right in front.  That’s where my girlfriend and I headed for some good French wine and small bites.  What I love about eating at places like this is the ambiance is usually more casual and there’s endless people watching.  Also, I can’t think of a better way to spend a gloomy Saturday than with a bottle of Bordeaux, charcuterie and cheese plate with my girlfriend.  Head to Le District to add a little French inspiration to your day.