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Sami & Susu


Lower East Side

$$$$Perfect For:LunchCasual Weeknight DinnerDrinks & A Light Bite
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Sami and Susu on the LES feels simultaneously like a neighborhood cafe and a well-kept secret. It’s tucked in between Le French Diner and a tobacco shop, and like a lot of places in the neighborhood, you could miss it if you blink or walk by, head buried too deep in your phone. The space is pretty small, but it works well for a kind-of-healthy lunch or a casual dinner where you can eat crudo and drink natural wine with a friend. Stop by their lunchtime pita shop for a lamb over rice bowl, or get their chicken schnitzel pita with zhoug, which deserves a place on a list of the top 10 handheld foods ever invented.

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