Adventures in Eating & Cooking
The other day Unnie and I rushed down to the World Financial Center by Battery Park for lunch. The Financial Center is a beautiful glassy, classy mall-resembling building dazzling with shops and eateries. There are also a few interesting exhibits like a memorial for those who died in 9/11 represented by grains of rice. It’s a pretty cool place to check out, and I definitely recommend a visit if you’ve never been there!
Since Unnie lives nearby, she has been to the Financial Center a lot more frequently than I have, so she knows all the best places: Yushi, Financier, Devon & Blakely, and Cosi.
Cosi is like an upscale deli, serving sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, coffee, and some baked goods. The way it is organized is similar to a fast food joint like Subways, but the ingredients are fresher, healthier, and tastier. However, Cosi‘s sandwiches probably aren’t as fresh as the ones at Blue Spoon. No matter! They are still quite delicious and cheap (around $6-8, just like any other deli). Plus, they throw in a bag of Cosi-produced potato chips, which are crunchier and more flavorful than the typical mass-produced potato chips.
Unnie and I both got sandwiches. She ordered the Meatball Aurora, which she said she loved, especially the melted cheeses (romano and provolone).
Since I’m absolutely in love wiht pesto (as I’ve mentioned in a previous entry), I ordered the Tuscan Pesto Chicken. I was disappointed by the lack of pesto in the sandwich, as I was only able to taste the sundried tomato spread (which was quite good, but I still like pesto more). The greens were crisp and fresh (again, better than Subways, not as fresh as Blue Spoon), and the chicken was pretty tender. But what I liked most about the sandwich was the bread. Not too thick, not too thin, crunchy ont he outside, chewy on the inside, just what a good flatbread is supposed to be! Of course, it wasn’t mind-blowing, but it was pretty darn delicious.
Conclusion: With all the benefits of fast food (fast, cheap), without the heart disease. Cosi’s sandwiches are fresh, clean, and tasty. I would like to try its pizza and salad next time.
Yelp (Some of the reviewers here claim that this Cosi is overcrowded; I just want to note that I have not experienced this personally because Unnie and my lunch period is at around 10:30-11:15 AM), Menupages