The Curious Case Of The Rotisserie Chicken Lunch At Battery Place Market

If you work in Battery Park City (or the far edge of Tribeca) you may have gotten lunch at some point from Battery Place Market which has two locations in that neighborhood. I decided to visit the larger of those locations at Battery Place and 3rd Pl. after an online perusal of their sandwich selection showed some promising options.

It turned out many of the more interesting sandwiches are more than $10, and that’s all you get. I wanted to eat you, Singapore roast beef sandwich, but I would not pay $11.95 for you.

That was how I ended up order the half rotisserie chicken and two sides. While this was a lunch made from better-quality ingredients than you’re going to find at the generic deli down the street , be prepared for a little sticker shock when you hit the cash register. 

If you look on the online ordering site Seamless, as I did before heading over, it says you can get a half rotisserie chicken and two sides for $10. I was charged $13, not including tax, so make sure you check the price before heading to the cash register. It was a lot of food, but…$13!

That being said, the chicken, roasted brussels sprouts and curried roasted cauliflower were mostly delicious. I loved the slightly spicy cauliflower, but the brussels sprouts were a little hard in spots and had no seasoning really.

The chicken made up for that lack of flavor. A hearty dose of salt, pepper and rosemary speckled the skin and it was pretty juicy, even at room temperature. If I could get a quarter chicken to escape the $14 price tag of this lunch, I’d totally eat it again.

So, I guess the moral of the story is to either get one of the more boring sandwiches at Battery Place Market that are less than $10 or be prepared to break out more than a Hamilton for lunch.

Battery Place Market, 77 Battery Place (at 3rd Pl.), (212) 786-0077; 240 Murray St., (212) 323-6965



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