Carrot Top Pastries is a neighborhood bakery that makes some of the best carrot cake we’ve ever had. Unlike many other spots with neon signs on the walls, this bakery has been open since 1979 and the cake slices are taller than your coffee mug. Aside from the incredible desserts, come here to eat diner classics at breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
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If you just want some good, quick tacos in Washington Heights, check out Tacos El Paisa. And get at least one chorizo taco.
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Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop
A classic lunch counter that’s been around since 1929 in the heart of Flatiron.
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