East Village Eats

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

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Buenos Aires’ chef/owner cooked for the Pope. NY Post 10 Degrees Bistro closes for good. EVGrieve East Village Cheese opens in new location. EVGrieve  Oddfellows Ice Cream Sandwich shop to open in East Village. Gothamist

Barnyard Cheese Closed Until Further Notice

I passed by Barnyard on Avenue C today and the place is pretty much cleared out with a sign (dated August 2nd) on the door.  It seems that they are closed until further notice while work is done on the building.  There is nothing stated on their Twitter or Facebook accounts, but the note says […]

Alphabet City Beer Co. Opens

Work began in early February of this year & Alphabet City Beer Co. finally opened today.  Housed in the former CHP Hardware space, you’d hardly recognize it now.  Owners Dave & Zach opened at noon today & I arrived with a few other locals to check the place out.  The first thing that strikes you […]

Stinky Cheese Festival 2012

Quite by chance, a friend clued me up on a celebration of stinky cheese that was going on in early February.  As a lover of both cheese & booze, I felt it was my duty to attend, stuff my face full of cheese & report.


As part of my first visit to Eataly a few weeks ago, I stumbled on Manzo & decided to get some lunch.  There are a bunch of restaurants in the sprawling store, but this one really caught my eye.  Manzo means ‘Beef’ in Italian, so by the name & the logo, you can guess what’s […]

Murray’s Cheese Shop

I’m actually very upset that it has taken me this long to finally go to Murray’s (254 Bleeker Street off of Leroy St.).  I’m so hooked on East Village Cheese that I neglected to go to one of the city’s best cheese shops but a few weeks ago they were doing a cheese & Kelso […]

An Essential Cheesemonger

The Wall Street Journal published an article online a few days ago (link here) which features Anne Saxelby of Saxelby Cheesemongers pretty heavily.  Her cheese shop (which is excellent I might add, but a bit pricey) is located at booth 17 of Essex Street Market (120 Essex Street @ Delancey). It’s an interesting article about […]

What’s going on at East Village Cheese?

I went to East Village Cheese (review here) a few days ago to stock up on a few staples & I can’t help but think that something has changed there. A few staples that myself & other family members buy (Boursin & Saga blue cheese, both running at an insanely cheap $1.50 for 8oz.) are […]

East Village Cheese

This place is one of my Favorite guilty pleasures, East Village Cheese consistently serves up the most delicious & affordable cheese ever. Don’t let the exterior (handwritten specials) scare you, inside is an amazing mecca of cheese! This is a no frills store, cash only & lacking in friendly customer service. You go in, choose […]

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