East Village Eats

Food & Drink recommendations straight from the East Village, New York City

Food News

Benkei Ramen now available at Hill & Dale after midnight. Bedford + Bowery Sweet Chick coming to former Max Fish space. The Lo-Down Smorgasburg alum Schnitz opens in the East Village. Gothamist Grasshoppers to feature on the menu at Black Ant.  Bedford + Bowery Honest Chops, the city’s ‘first all-natural halal meat store’ (soft) opens. […]

Time Out For Hunger 2014

From the Inbox: On Sunday, March 30th, 2014, Time Out New York and Food Bank For New York City are teaming up for the 11th annual Time Out For Hunger campaign! On March 30th, participating restaurants in the five boroughs will be donating 10% of their daily proceeds to Food Bank For New York City, so dine out for a […]

Restaurant Week

Ok, it might have started a few days ago & I’m obviously playing catch up, but there are some great dining options in the East Village for this year’s Restaurant Week.  For those who aren’t familiar (Really?  Been by a bus stop lately?), this is an annual event that gives us regular folk a chance […]

East Village Eats Tasting Tour 2012 Recap

Well it’s that time of year again when I trying to put into words the amazing food that I’ve eaten at Fourth Arts Block’s annual tasting tour.  Superstorm Sandy put a wrench in the works, so coverage is a bit later than usual this year, but well worth the wait. As with last year, things […]

Lower East Side Eats: Culture Nosh

This Thursday (11/8/12, from 7-9pm), the Bowery Culinary Center at Whole Foods Market will be hosting a chef demonstration & tasting to benefit Fourth Arts Block. “The Lower East Side is undoubtedly one of NYC’s top culinary destinations, and Whole Foods Market’s Bowery Culinary Center is providing delicious proof with this benefit class by spotlighting […]

Charrito’s Restaurant

I haven’t been ashamed to say that I rarely leave the East Village, so a post about a Mexican restaurant in Weehawken, NJ is somewhat out of place here. A friend recently moved over there and the fact that I had a free car ride & the promise of good Mexican food was enough to […]

Food News

Benny’s Burritos to expand. IHOP fined for noise due to ‘Bacon Buster’. via Local East Village 7-Eleven serving mashed potatoes from a vending machine? Fares Deli on Avenue A siezed. Via EVGrieve. Bugs, a new sushi restaurant, is set to open in the East Village. La Isla closes.

Pedro’s

While there are loads of Mexican restaurants in the East Village, none of them quite top the vibe at Pedro’s in Dumbo.  Well worth the subway ride, I can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed with your meal there.  Being a Friday night, it was a bit packed, but we didn’t have to wait that […]

Holy Mole Week at La Palapa

La Palapa, a Mexican restaurant renowned (by me) for excellent Margaritas is launching a special menu next week.  Chef Barbara Sibley is serving 6 dishes featuring mole (mole comes in several varieties & colors; Poblano, Oaxaca, San Pedro Actopan, see Wikipedia for more info) will be on offer for a week starting on Easter Sunday.  As per […]

Choice Eats 2012

I’ve been to a few Food Events over the past few years, so it wasn’t my first rodeo, but nothing prepared me for the scale of this year’s Choice Eats tasting event that took place last week.  I thought I’d be clever & arrive 15 minutes early to ‘avoid the crowd’, but we were greeted […]

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