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Pax Wholesome Foods

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202 E 42ND St, New York City, NY 10017-5808
+1 212-972-5600
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Ulm, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Pax is sold one of our favorite breakfast places in NYC. The one on 42nd is the biggest one with the biggest selection of different foods. Everything is freshly made. We love the bagels in the morning. Prices are decent! Always a good alternative. As well the salads are very nice!

Thank christpost
Hurricane, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I was shocked and almost overwhelmed by the choices!! The salad bar is no average salad bar and was amazing!!! The pizza was perfect! The crust wasn't to thick and the sauce was not overwhelming. Not a very friendly atmosphere, but amazing food! I would definitely go back. My husband also had the raspberry cheesecake and loved it!

Thank amyhass
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Its often difficult to find healthy food that is well priced and is not the usual pick your own salad option, in the centre of NYC. A chain to be found around the city is Pax. It offers the usual salads, but with many more choices, also quinoa or brown rice plates to which you make additions of your choice.... More 

Thank Srobbie
Roseville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Near our hotel, good place to stop for quality foods. Strong selection, fast service, hot coffee, quality everywhere.

Thank Murry S
Machesney Park, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This place was across the street from our hotel. We probably should have chose the sandwiches. The pizza was disappointing. This can not be a good representation of NYC pizza. If anyone can tell of a better place in Manhattan let me know.

Thank Tim C
Corning, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We were staying in Time Square, and didn't want to pay $18 each for a Continental breakfast at the hotel, so the Front Desk told us about PAX. We found it and they made the BIG Omelettes to order. The flavor was good, the homemade toast was AMAZING! And we didn't leave hungry! For less than $25!!!

Thank FuhrerFamily
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133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Lots of sandwich selections and nice bakery items. However, there is only one bathroom for men and woman to share and Pepsi products are stored outside the bathroom door. Tables and floor a bit dirty but the food prep areas are clean. I would return.

Thank surferjoy1
New Delhi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Freshly made pasta, with your choice of addition and sauces and served hot and tasty - a rarity in any large town. Located very close to Macy's it is a great place to order good fresh food such as salads and sandwiches. Better than all these carts and vendors on the streets. The basil pesto sauce has a little too... More 

Thank Mm145
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I am so sad I didn't find this place until a day before we left. Healthy fast food, lots of great healthy options to go or to stay. Salads, yogurts, paninis, american bkfst. Delcious, clean well organized.

Thank RNtra
New York, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

When I am in Midtown and need to get lunch, I have often turned to Pax Wholesome Foods on 42nd just E. of Third. Almost always I go the salad route -- the ingredients are fresh and tasty; the service is quick and the pricing is reasonable. While not what I would call "outstanding," this place is reliably good!

Thank Trup

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 E 42ND St, New York City, NY 10017-5808
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-972-5600

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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