8 Restaurants Worth a Pit Stop During #nyfw

Ah, Fashion Week. Between the back-to-back shows, constant Uber-ing, and after parties, it can be difficult to find time to sit down and enjoy a good meal. But just because your schedule is jam-packed doesn't mean you should sacrifice eating. Herewith 8 restaurant suggestions, each located a brisk walk away from this season's most popular venues.
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    MOMOFUKU NISHI Near: Milk Studios
    The vibe: David Chang's latest culinary mash-up specializes in Korean-Italian fusion. Of particular note: the ceci e pepe—a creative take on the classic pasta dish that swaps Pecorino Romano for chickpea hozon (http://products.momofuku.com/hozon/), a fermented seasoning similar to miso paste. 232 Eighth Ave., nishi.momofuku.com. (http://bit.ly/1TlJjuP)
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    MAMAN Near: Spring Studios
    The vibe: Quaint and intimate. The French bakery and café run by Michelin-starred chef Armand Amal and baker and designer Elisa Marshall features an open kitchen and a rustic back dining room with painted exposed brick walls and vintage windows. Menu highlights include quiche lorraine, beet salad, and a mean chocolate chip cookie. 211 West Broadway, mamannyc.com. (http://bit.ly/1SR92Nq)
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    CAFE CLOVER Near: Skylight at Clarkson Square
    The vibe: Located steps away from Washington Square Park, the sprawling space boasts a health-conscious menu of sunchoke soup, quinoa tagliatelle, and grilled branzino. Sink back into one of the cozy leather banquettes and stay a while. 10 Downing St., cafeclovernyc.com. (http://bit.ly/1AlVFfV)
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    BY CHLOE Near: Skylight at Clarkson Square
    The vibe: Laid-back. With fast counter service and sizeable portions, chef and Cupcake Wars champ Chloe Coscarelli's vegan joint is the perfect place to stop for a quick bite. Choose between the kale caesar salad, quinoa tacos, and veggie burger—just make sure you leave room for their assortment of (gluten free!) desserts. 185 Bleecker St., bychefchloe.com. (http://bit.ly/1OeVkf8)
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    SEED + MILL Near: Milk Studios
    The vibe: The latest addition to Chelsea Market's array of food offerings specializes in artisanal tahini, which, for the uninitiated, is a rich paste made from ground sesame seeds. Seed + Mill makes it onsite and even blends it with goat milk to make ice cream. Paging the lactose intolerant... 75 Ninth Avenue, seedandmill.com. (http://bit.ly/1ToUhko)
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    THE PENNSY Near: Skylight at Moynihan Station
    The vibe: The far-from-average food court is guaranteed to be bustling on any given day (especially circa lunchtime), but vendors including Next Iron Chef winner Marc Forgione's newly-opened Lobster Press make it worth braving the crowds. 2 Pennsylvania Plaza, thepennsy.nyc/. (http://bit.ly/1onQg3B)
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    THE BENNETT Near: Spring Studios
    The vibe: Hip. A new addition to Tribeca, The Bennett serves up creative cocktails and a Southern-inspired brunch menu in a speakeasy-esque setting reminiscent of its sister bar, The Raines Law Room. 134 W. Broadway, thebennettbar.com. (http://bit.ly/20Y3a9x)
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    QUALITY EATS Near: Skylight at Clarkson Square
    The vibe: Warm and casual. The recently opened downtown counterpart to Michael Stillman's Quality Meats and Quality Italian offers a modern twist on the steakhouse concept, with an array of sandwich options, and, for the uber-classy, a three martini lunch served with a side of steak and fries for $45. 19 Greenwich Ave., qualityeats.com. (http://bit.ly/1ToV2Kv)