East Village Eats

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

2nd Annual Taste Of 7th St. Recap

I love my city, New York. I love my neighborhood, the East Village. And even more & more I love my street, 7th Street (before there’s an uproar, I do realize that some of the restaurants are not on 7th Street).  I reported earlier about the 2011 Taste of 7th St.  I went this year […]

Taste of 7th Street Food Festival

Taste of 7th Street was a huge success last year & tomorrow through Friday (April 20th-22nd) the Food Festival returns.  Both Butter Lane & Luke’s Lobster return & we have 3 newcomers; Cowgirl’s Baking, Dumpling Man & Wechsler’s Currywurst.  $18 gets you $34 worth of food.  Dishes include; Luke’s Lobster – Small Lobster Roll Wechsler’s […]

Dessert at Vandaag (Closed)

I was searching Googling for a place to bring a few family members for a late coffee & dessert around New Year’s & Vandaag ended up at the top of the pile.  I’ve been there for lunch &  dinner before, but I was worried that they’d be packed.  It was still busy but luckily for […]

I’m Glad I’m Not The Only One That Doesn’t Like Butter Lane

I’ve been screaming to the Heavens & telling anyone who would listen about my dislike of Butter Lane‘s cupcakes.  I half expected there to be a backlash due to the fact that everyone seems to love the place.  Personally, I find them to be insanely sweet, not just ‘oh that’s a bit sweet‘, but more […]

Butter Lane Cupcakes

Wanting something sweet after a recent meal with my brother & sister, we went to Butter Lane (123 East 7th Street between Avenue A & 1st Ave.)  It’s a small space with a few seats indoors & the service area & bakery in the back.  It was a warm day so we decided to order […]


After spending a lot of time going to 9th Street Espresso for my daily coffee, I’ve decided that Paradiso (105 Avenue B at 7th Street) is a much better option.  Open since Feb. 2009 it’s a small space (formerly Bang-On) with a few seats & tables, but it is generally never crowded & offers free […]

De Robertis Pasticceria

I had a chance to stop by De Robertis Pasticceria (176 1st Avenue @ 11th Street), a neighborhood staple since 1904, to pick up some dessert for a family dinner.  I’ve passed by this place, with it’s bright signage, hundreds of times but never gone in. The place has an old school feel & is […]

20% Off Select Essex Street Market Retailers Today Only!

Today (Saturday April 10th) & Today Only! Get down to Essex Street Market (120 Essex Street at Delancy) to snag 20% off of Saxelby Cheesemongers, Pain D’Avignon, Roni-Sue’s Chocolates, Formaggio Essex & Breezy Hill Orchard!!!  Too good to miss guys, full details here. Via Tasting Table

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