Quickly create shareable, printable guides to the cities you love.
a mini guide for friends who've just moved to town, covering from madison square park south to the east village... and such.
you may have very well discovered it already. enthusiastic staff and as would be expected, a wide variety of cheeses! also, an educational facility on site.
i go out of my way for sunrise mart for japanese groceries, fresh udon, ramen, and they have a decent supply of fresh fish, candies and teas. on second floor.
no groups larger than 4. go midweek, best when snowing, at window seat! it's too popular so who knows how long it will stay? enter through yokocho, go upstairs.
a great, noisy, dingy filipino spot to get a meaty slab of pork to go with your side of pork. approved by pinoy friends though they say queens options are best.
beloved italian pastry shop with a café on the side. echoes of 1940s urban italy. crowded, informal, old-fashioned and may not be around for much longer.
Vegetarian / Vegan
very, very old school jewish east village. you don't go for the food, though it's not bad (a bit greasy), but you go for a glimpse of an era that's fading fast.
another wonderful neighborhood spot. gets crowded on weekends. it's unpretentious comfort fare: tagines, roasted tomatoes with halloumi, couscous, egg dishes.
part store, part museum: if you are searching for video game history, consoles, japanese imports, etc., then here you go. beware: lot of the items NOT FOR SALE.
from 1832, a multi-level home for events and exhibits about life in 19th century new york. fine garden in the back. interesting contrast to LE tenement museum.
many lovely meals here. informal, modern though rustic italian space. small dishes, long meals, relaxed conversations. more formal sister restaurant next door.