The Flatiron district is as diverse as New York itself. This bustling neighborhood features popular restaurants, dynamic retail, superb educational institutions, and architectural highlights. The district is just a short stroll from either Grand Central Terminal or Penn Station.
Have you ever found the perfect burger while traveling? Stopped at a diner in the Rockies to discover the best chicken club of your life? The Schnipper's brothers experienced just that, and they brought back those discoveries to build the well known Schnippers menu. Brothers Andrew and Jon are the pair behind the Hale & Hearty soup shops that now cover New York. After leaving that venture, they decided to provide a combination of old favorites from their childhood (particularly sloppy joes on fries) and dishes they discovered while wandering the roads across America.
For some reason, Schnippers is often mistaken for a large chain restaurant. It's not. With only five locations, Flatiron was the second restaurant, opened in 2011. Committed to providing the customer care of a full-service restaurant, this counter service joint is a great burger alternative to the always packed Shake Shack down the block.
Schnippers is the place to go if you're looking for quality American food in a hurry. Interesting variations to the standard burger include a Green Chili Cheeseburger (inspired by the green chili burgers of New Mexico), a Hickory Bacon Blue Burger, and the Schnipper's Classic which includes a special cheese blend, caramelized onions, thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon, arugula, and Schnipper sauce.
During the Hanukkah season, Schnippers adds Latke Burgers to the menu, which are basically burgers with a potato pancake on top of the meat patty. It's not strictly kosher, but it is a great burger if you happen to be near Schnippers during the holidays.
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