Category Archives: Lower East Side

Ivan Ramen, Lower East Side, NYC

Ivan Ramen, Lower East Side, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance:☆☆☆½

Cost: $$

Must try: Spicy Red Chili Ramen, Lancaster Okonomiyaki

 

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Sweet Buttons, Lower East Side, NYC

Sweet Buttons, Lower East Side, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance:☆☆☆½

Cost: $

Must try: Chocolate Cupcake, Caramel Tart

 

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Shopsin’s General Store, Lower East Side, NYC

Shopsin’s General Store, Lower East Side, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆ ½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Poutine, Mac and Cheese Pancake

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The Masala Wala, Lower East Side, NYC

The Masala Wala, Lower East Side, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆ ½

Cost: $$

Must try: Kakori Kabab, Dahi Puri, Lamb Biryani, Gobhi Manchurian

(This meal was complimentary which did not affect my review.)

 

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Russ & Daughters, Lower East Side, NYC

Russ & Daughters, Lower East Side, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Kippered Salmon, Scottish Salmon, Smoked Sturgeon

 

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DBGB Kitchen and Bar, Lower East Side, NYC

DBGB Kitchen and Bar, Lower East Side, NYC
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Food: ☆☆☆½

 Ambiance: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Price: $$$

I recommend:  Burgers, Fried Egg Bourguinon, 

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Yunnan Kitchen, Lower East Side, NYC

Yunnan Kitchen, Lower East Side, NYC

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Food: ☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Charred Eggplant

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Inoteca, Lower East Side, NYC

Inoteca, Lower East Side, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Bruschette, Lasagnette Di Melanzane

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Pok Pok Phat Thai, Lower East Side, NYC

Pok Pok Phat Thai, Lower East Side, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆ ½

Cost: $$

Must try: Kuaytiaw Khua Kai

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Economy Candy, Lower East Side, NYC

Economy Candy, Lower East Side, NYC

Economy Candy located on Rivington Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan is a New York institution that has been around since 1937. Owned by Jerry Cohen, this sweet stop is stacked with floor to ceiling racks filled with every imaginable kind of candy.

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The DL, Lower East Side, NYC

The DL, Lower East Side, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: PB&J, Rice Crispy Crusted Monkfish

 

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The Meatball Shop, Lower East Side, NYC

The Meatball Shop, Lower East Side, NYC

 

Food: ☆☆☆ ½

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$

Good for: kids, foodies, small plates, hip cheap eats

Dishes not to miss: Spicy pork slider with pesto sauce, ice-cream sandwich

Special notes: Cramped quarters/ not good for large groups, long waits unless you go right at opening time, open until 4:00 AM Thursday through Saturday, and until 2:00 AM every other day of the week.

 

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The Meatball Shop on Stanton Street is a shrine dedicated to one of America’s favorite Italian imports – the meatball!

The concept is so simple and the execution so clever – it blows my mind.

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Roasting Plant, Lower East Side, NYC

Roasting Plant, Lower East Side, NYC
ROASTING PLANT
81 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 775-7755
http://www.roastingplant.com/


Known for the best chocolate chip cookie in town, this cute little Lower East Side coffee haven is definitely worth stopping off at. The cookies are good – but not the best I’ve had. Their stuff is very fresh as all the baking is done on the premises.


Every cup of coffee is brewed fresh and it smells like heaven in here. The founder of The Roasting Plant has developed a unique system to deliver the freshest cup of coffee to every customer.

Here is an excerpt from their website which explains how it works:

“To accomplish this unique innovation, founder Mike Caswell spent six years testing and developing Roasting Plant Javabotô, a patented automation system that ensures maximum freshness and peak flavor. While roasting each type of bean, the system monitors crucial factors such as airflow, temperature, and humidity. Perfectly roasted beans then travel through vacuum tubes, untouched by human hands, until they’re ground and brewed to your specific order.”



Though the space is tiny, they are well equipped with little plug points for customers to sit with their laptops and a cup of coffee to work or play all day! Stop by for sure…if you are ever in the neighborhood!


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Dessert Truck Works, Lower East Side, NYC

Dessert Truck Works, Lower East Side, NYC

 

 

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Food: ☆☆☆ ½

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$

I recommend: Warm Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bacon Custard Sauce



 


What happens when three ex-Le Cirque pastry chefs put their talents together?

Three words:Dessert Truck Works.

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Baohaus, Lower East Side, NYC

Baohaus, Lower East Side, NYC

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BaoHaus, is where owner Eddie Huang merges the age old Taiwanese street snack Gua Baowith the all natural, environmentally conscious spirit of today. Read the rest of this entry

Hester Street Fair – Food, Lower East Side, NYC

Hester Street Fair – Food, Lower East Side, NYC
HESTER STREET FAIR – FOOD
Hester and Essex St,
New York, NY.
(Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm, April through December)
http://www.hesterstreetfair.com/


As a foodie, I find the Lower East Side so charming. Quaint little food shops and restaurants are popping up all over the place and I for one just love to explore it all.

One of my most interesting recent finds was the Hester Street Fair located at Hester and Essex Street.

The Hester Street Fair is a brand new street fair, which is modeled on the Brooklyn Flea. At this hip little market one can find everything from macarons to men’s shirts!

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VANESSA’S DUMPLING HOUSE, Lower East Side, NYC

VANESSA’S DUMPLING HOUSE, Lower East Side, NYC

Food: ☆☆
Service: ☆☆
Ambiance: ☆ 1/2
Cost: $
I recommend: Wonton with Spicy Sauce, Sesame Pancake Sandwich.


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Strolling around Chinatown one day, my interest was piqued by the hustle bustle at a neat looking dumpling house. That’s how I discovered Vanessa’s Dumpling House on Eldridge Street. Vanessa’s works like a well-oiled machine and is run by an all women crew – love that! Read the rest of this entry

Clinton Street Baking Company, Lower East Side, NYC

Clinton Street Baking Company, Lower East Side, NYC

 
MY RATINGS FOR THIS MEAL
 
Food: ☆☆☆☆
 
Service: ☆☆☆
 
Ambiance: ☆☆
 
Cost: $$
 
I recommend: Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwich, Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, Wild Maine Blueberry Pancakes, Fried Green Tomatoes, Cheese Grits.
  

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