This East Village bagel shop has gotten us out of bed on many Sunday mornings. The bagels here are massive and customizable, but we recommend getting the Weezer, which comes with bacon, chorizo, egg, cheddar, and any of the 40 varieties of cream cheese. Take your order to-go, and eat it across the street in Tompkins Square Park.
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The neighborhood sushi joint of the East Village, Takahachi is affordable and filled with regulars.
Mighty Quinn’s Barbecue
One of the best BBQ options in New York City, Might Quinn’s started at Smorgasburg and is becoming a smoked meat empire.
A local Infatuation mainstay, Esperanto’s got that little something special that that’s kept it in heavy rotation since before Ave. C was cool.
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Black Seed Bagels
Are Black Seed Bagels the best bagels in New York City? Is there even such a thing? Can’t we just eat them?
Russ & Daughters
Russ & Daughters is a smoked fish museum of deliciousness that people come from near and far to experience. A true NYC classic.
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An excellent Israeli fusion restaurant in the East Village. No, you can’t order hummus and falafel. Yes, you’ll still love it.
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