I think I’m in love.
So today was spent exploring the lower east side and if you live here, I’m jelly.
There’s so much good food everywhere. Literally.
Like. On one street…(my new FAV street in NY) has so.so.so. much good food.
And it turns out, that 3/6 of the places I wanted to try was on the same damn street.
Yeah I thought so too.
Here was our first stop:
4 Clinton St. Ny, Ny 10002
Arguably, one of the BEST breakfast spots in NY.
We had the farmers plate, eggs bene, and their “special” waffle of the day.
Voted “Best Pancakes” by New York Mag…“New York’s #1 breakfast spot” by Lonely Planet…“Best Brunch” by Time Out New York…
….and the list goes on.
So. As you can imagine, the lines are super RIDIC (like 2hr wait times). Honestly, the food was good… but nothing spectacular (maybe I’m spoiled living in SF?). For a real New York experience, I’d prefer to go to Katz or Russ & Daughters right down the street (more deets on them below!)
Side: it’s cash only and gratuity is already included.
205 E. Houston St. Ny, Ny 10002
The pastrami sandwich here is unreal. It’s pretty much the best thing ever.
Think: warm, juicy, savory thick cuts of meat piled on top of soft rye bread.. OMG so good.
The pastrami is so moist, that it just flakes apart in your mouth. Katz’s is also a staple NY eatery that is a MUST visit for any tourist.
Side: it’s right down the street from Clinton St. Bakery/ 5 min walk).
179 E. Houston St. Ny, Ny 10002
They seriously have the most amazing bagel and lox in the entire city.
Their selection of smoked and cured salmon is the BEST I’ve ever had & it practically melts in your mouth.
How it works: you pick your freshly made bagel, you pick your type of salmon (tons of options), and you pick all your toppings/cream cheese.
We had the everything bagel, with caviar cream cheese, and New Zealand King salmon. SOOO yummm.
Side: it’s a couple stores down from Katz (3 min walk)
379 Grand St. Ny, Ny 10002
They have awesome flavors like: crème brulee, chocolate hazelnut, and peanut butter & jelly. I had the blueberry, which satisfied my sweet tooth for the day.
So. To sum it all up, I seriously ate wayyyy tooooo much today… so much, that it’s almost embarrassing.
Like. I was so full that I had to sit down for a sec.
Anyway, for all you foodies out there visiting NY, definitely visit the lower east side for some awesome fun foodie ventures.
Tip: make sure to go with friends so that you can try all these places and SHARE everything. Oh, and wear something flowy!
Did I miss anything? Let me know so I can try it out next time!