Eats for NYC iPhone Line-Waiters

There are already geeks waiting in line to get the iPhone 3G in Manhattan. Here, Serious Eats mastermouth Ed Levine checks in with his picks for serious eats near the three locations in the Big, er, Apple.

Apple Store, Fifth Avenue

Carts on Sixth Avenue: There are several food vendors who line the sidewalks from 55th Street down to 51st (map), and many are open late. Most serious eaters get the chicken, white sauce, and a little hot sauce, over salad.

Prime Burger: This quirky joint won a James Beard Regional Classic Award and has excellent burgers, pie, and onion rings. 5 East 51st Street, New York NY 10022 (map)

Angelo's Pizza: Call ahead for a pie here, and have one of your line-waiting buddies go on a pizza run. It's a more-than-decent coal-fired brick-oven pie with fresh mozzarella. 117 W 57th Street, New York NY 10019 (map); 212-333-4333

Brooklyn Diner: Excellent and humongous (though expensive) hot dogs and hamburgers that come with estimable onion rings and fries. 212 West 57th Street, New York NY 10019 (map)

Le Pain Quotidien: This is your breakfast option. I love the macaroons and the meringues here. They've got a formerly excellent baguette that's still worth eating. 922 Seventh Avenue, New York NY 10019 (map)

Apple Store, Chelsea

La Taza D'Oro: The rice and beans here will sustain you for a long time. 96 Eighth Avenue, New York NY 10011 (map)

Amy's Bread in Chelsea Market: Here's your breakfast option near the Chelsea store. Get the cheddar biscuit with ham and cheese. 75th Ninth Avenue, New York NY 10011 (map)

Ronnybrook Farm Dairy's Ice Cream: Also in Chelsea Market. You've been waiting a long time. Treat yourself to a shake or malt at the Manhattan outpost of this Upstate dairy farm. 75th Ninth Avenue, New York NY 10011 (map)

Pop Burger: These mini burgers are little, tasty, and come in boxes of two. 58-60 Ninth Avenue, New York NY 10011 (map)

Pinkberry Yogurt: It's a phenomenon. What can I tell you? 170 Eighth Avenue, New York NY 10011 (map)

Apple Store, Soho

Soho Park: Solid burgers and hot dogs. And some good sides, too. 62 Prince Street, New York NY 10012 (map)

La Esquina: Decent tacos, great grilled corn. Inexpensive. 106 Kenmare Street, New York NY 10012 (map)

Lombardi's: One of the few coal-oven pizzerias that delivers. I'd imaging they'd deliver to you in line. Just make sure nobody else waiting tries to masquerade as you when the order shows up. Try the very fine white pie. 32 Spring Street, New York NY 10012 (map)

Ray's Pizza: It actually is the original Ray's. Decent slices. 27 Prince Street, New York NY 10012 (map)

Balthazar Bakery: Here's your Soho breakfast option. Well-constructed sandwiches and excellent baked goods. 80 Spring Street, New York NY 10012 (map)

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