Noma Co-founder’s Nordic Food Hall Opens in Grand Central

A selection of smørrebrød. Photo: Melissa Hom

It’s hard to keep track of Claus Meyer’s many, many New York projects, but his most ambitious one is his brand-new “Great Northern Food Hall” inside Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall. Like any good food court, variety is a strong suit here: The Danish-leaning menu includes open-faced rye-bread sandwiches, or smørrebrød, with elegant toppings like chicken-liver mousse, smoked salmon, and puffed pork cracklings; a salad with warm smoked eel; and heartier hot sandwiches, like one with spicy lamb, garden peas, and mint. Even the smoothies are ambitious — sea buckthorn, carrots, ginger, and orange; rhubarb, tarragon, skyr yogurt — and there’s a selection of pastries from Meyers Bageri. In other words, these are not your average train-station snacks (M&M’s and a sad Kind bar). Take a look:

Roasted pork sandwich with apples, pickled red cabbage, pickled gherkins, parsley, pork cracklings, and Dijon dressing. Photo: Melissa Hom
Frosnappere (poppy-seed twist), Kanelsnurre (cinnamon swirl), and a raspberry Danish. Photo: Melissa Hom
Eggs, shrimp, rapeseed mayonnaise, mixed cress, and rye crisp. Photo: Melissa Hom
Smoked salmon with fennel, apple, horseradish, and skyr. Photo: Melissa Hom
Chicken salad, raw apple, celery, and watercress. Photo: Melissa Hom
It’s open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Photo: Melissa Hom

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The Great Northern Food Hall, Grand Central Terminal, 89 E. 42nd St.

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