Sauce Pizzeria is a counter-service spot in the East Village from the same owner as Sauce, the Italian restaurant on the LES. The pizza here has a chewy, thin crust, and you can get slices, full pies, and individual dipping sauces that come on the side. They get creative with some of the toppings - and although it might sound gimmicky, the al pastor pie with pineapple sauce is actually pretty good. If you’re in the East Village and want a quick sit-down meal that’s not too expensive, it’s worth stopping by here.
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A laid back Lebanese eatery that gets Stang’s stamp of approval. The service is good, people are friendly, and you can eat your face off for about twenty bucks a person.
Rai Rai Ken
There’s plenty of ramen in the East Village these days, and no shortage of opinions on where to go. We happen to believe that Rai Rai Ken sits near the top of the heap, mostly because that shoyu ramen is so good, but also because it’s inexpensive and simple.
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Emily West Village
Emily West Village is a mashup of the original Emily in Clinton Hill and Emmy Squared in Williamsburg.
For a quick and not-too-expensive sit-down meal inside Grand Central, Prova Pizzabar is worth knowing about.
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Prince Street Pizza
The best slice joint in the Soho/Noho/Nolita region. Get a spicy square slice.
Best Pizza is a wood-fired pizza spot that serves classic New York City slices in Williamsburg.
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