East Village Eats

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

San Matteo Panuozzo coming to the East Village

San Matteo’s 2nd outpost (they have a location in the UES) will be taking over the former Mõtek Crepe shop on St Marks.  I didn’t know what a panuozzo was, but according to the website: “The panuozzo starts as would a pizza but results in a type of panino but with freshly baked bread. The […]

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 […]

Food News

Tepito opens in the East Village via The Local East Village. The East Village (10003) has the highest density of pizza places in NYC via NYCEDC. The Bean plans on reopening on Monday. Caribbean fare coming to former Holy Basil space via EVGrieve. Puddin’ set to open on St Marks Place. Image via Noah Fecks

‘Kick-Off Coffee Program’ at Vandaag?

I found this image recently while surfing the internet (as we all do sometimes) & I’ll admit that I’m somewhat intrigued.  I love coffee, I never have a bad time at Vandaag (reviews) & it seems that the speakers (tasters, roasters & baristas) know what they’re doing.  Problem is, I can’t find any information on […]

Sunny & Annie

I doubt that there’s an East Village resident that at hasn’t bought a sandwich from Sunny & Annie whether it was on the way home from work, or stumbling around drunk on Avenue B.  My first experience with Sunny & Annie was in late 2001 when I needed some milk.  I figured that it was […]

Food Parc

Way out of my normal stomping grounds & with possibly the shakiest camera in existence, I headed up to Food Parc (851 Avenue of the Americas at West 30th Street) for some late night food & drinks.  I had never been there before or even heard of it.  I was pleasantly surprised  to find a […]

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 […]

Mõtek (CLOSED)

I really don’t spend much time on Saint Marks Place, so I was really surprised to stumble on Mõtek (125 Saint Marks Place at Avenue A).  Mõtek serves coffee & sandwiches, but the real draw are the crepes; available in both sweet & savory variations. The place looks brand spanking new, but the guy behind […]


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 […]

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