Fast Foodie

This bright and airy corner spot is almost always crowded, so lingerers beware – best to snag a window seat or a café table. There’s always an array of prepared foods and baked goods at this café-style restaurant, with seasonal standouts like smoky grilled corn salad with barley and scallions, beet and apple salad and poached salmon with cucumbers and dill. The baked goods really stand out: the angel food cake is light yet filling, and comes drizzled with a zesty lemon or chocolate glaze. Regulars rave over the killer carrot cake, lemon bundt and key lime pie. A full catering menu is also available. YURA ON MADISON

1292 Madison Ave. at  92nd St.

(212) 860-1707