Best Spinach Pie - 2010
With its rotating menu of soups, salads, and sandwiches, Paradis To-Go is something of a lunchtime oasis for Union Square desk jockeys. It's also home to the best spinach pie in Manhattan. About the same diameter as a 45, the pie is comprised of a thick coil of phyllo dough that's been stuffed, tunnel-of-fudge-style, with an excess of well-seasoned puréed spinach. The pie's exterior is sprinkled with a mix of dried herbs that tastes strongly of oregano, and then baked until it shines. The phyllo's buttery, crackly texture is remarkable—be sure to salvage the fat shards that flake onto the front of your shirt.