I fell in love with Pax Wholesome Foods several years ago when I was staying at the New York Helmsley Hotel on 42nd Street in New York City. My mom and I were in the city and we were on a tight budget so we decided to stay at this affordable branch of the luxury chain of New York hotels. Ordering an expensive breakfast through room service was out of the question but lucky for us there was a Pax Wholesome Foods close by. Every morning, we would venture down to Pax, order an inexpensive hot breakfast, bring it up to our room and enjoy a relaxing meal before we headed out for a day of sightseeing. We kept coming back to the Helmsley because it was a nice hotel AND because of Pax.
What I didn't know was that Pax is a New York City chain with 14 locations. During my recent visit to NY for Book Expo, I walked from my hotel to the Javits Convention Center every morning.
My hotel was at 38th Street & Park Avenue and I would stop at the Pax at 35th Street and 6th Avenue for breakfast and then walk the rest of the way to 35th Street and 11th Avenue. It turned out to be a perfect situation!
Pax has an incredible array of breakfast options for reasonable prices. You can get pancakes, french toast, bagels and lox, eggs, bacon, homefries, fruit, oatmeal (with toppings), hot coffee, etc. You can take it to go, they can bring it out to your car or you can simply sit in their dining area and have your meal there.
The food is delicious, cheap, quick and worth several trips. I would go so far as to say that if you visit NYC, you should book a hotel that is in walking distance of a Pax! I know next time I visit NYC, that's what I'll be doing.