Apparently, I was the last to know that the Merci Market hot foods bar is a "thing". Every day at 12pm, there is a line 20 deep to pay for lunch on-the-go. I had passed that place so many times on my way to the USQ Greenmarket before going in. When I finally went it (the red awning kept catching my eye), I discovered a beautiful, specialty deli with a great salad bar, sandwich/panini station, and famous hot foods bar. Like I mentioned earlier, I am the last person to know about this lunch mecca. The hot foods bar is full of delicious specialty dishes that are made fresh on site. You can hear all of the students lining up and talking in depth about which dishes they are going to go for that day. I am so excited that Victory Garden Goat Milk Gelato is now sold at Merci Market. They carry our Salted Caramel and Honey Lavender gelato in the traditional pints, as well as the "Little Victory" 3.5 oz portions, which is great for a little post-lunch treat.
Merci Market is located at 59 5th Avenue between 12th and 13th Street.