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. […]

Yuji Ramen

A friend had been telling me about this place for a while —  I rarely shop at Whole Foods & had never been to the food court upstairs, but it seems that I have been missing out on a whole lot. Started as a pop-up in the back of a brooklyn bar, Yuji has been […]

Totto Ramen

It’s no real secret that I’m a huge Ramen fan, but I don’t often venture far out of the East Village.  A few weeks ago, I was going to a show at Terminal 5, so it was the perfect opportunity to head uptown & check out Totto Ramen.  I’ve heard horror stories about massive lines […]

Food News

Randolph Beer coming to Broome St. from Gothamist 9th St. Espresso will be taking over part of the old Life Cafe via EV Grieve Awesome ramen infographic from HackCollege Lanza’s celebrates it’s 108th birthday with special lunches via Neighborhoodr. Eater reports that Kate’s Joint might have to add meat to the menu. Edi & The Wolf expanding into […]

Rai Rai Ken Expanding/Moving?

A friend passed by the former Teriyaki Boy on East 10th street yesterday to find Rai Rai Ken (review here) signage being installed.  There’s no news if they’re moving the current location or expanding (the new space is much larger).  More news as it comes in. Rai Rai Ken: 214 East 10th St. btwn. 1st & 2nd Avenue New […]

Kambi Ramen House Revisited

With the weather being so hellishly cold recently (don’t get me started on the snow), I thought it would be a good idea to take another look at Kambi Ramen House.  I know that Minca is much more centrally placed in the East Village & that the menus are basically the same, but Kambi does […]

M2M

Morning to Midnight, aka M2M, is a bright Asian supermarket packed full of lots of items that you would otherwise have to go to Chinatown or Koreatown to find.  Even if I really don’t need anything, I often find myself going into M2M just to browse the aisles and have a look around.  Before I […]

Minca

Where should I begin?  Minca has cured both colds & hangovers since I started going there in 2004. Even with Kuboya Ramen just next door & Rai Rai Ken not too far away, I still feel like Minca is the best ramen in the East Village (I have yet to try, Setagaya, Ippudo & Robataki which […]

Kuboya Ramen

A few days ago I talked about Kuboya Ramen that popped up right next door to Minca, the much loved reigning champ on the block.  I questioned whether or not we need another Ramen spot on 5th street.  Well, I decided to check out Kuboya for myself & here’s my review.

Ramen @ Sake Bar Satsko

It’s no secret that I have a real soft spot for Sake Bar Satsko (further info here), the tiny east village restaurant & bar that over the years has become my go to place for good times.  I found out last week that the owner, Satsko Watanabe has begun making Pork ($12) & Vegetable ($11) Ramen on […]

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