East Village Eats

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

Food News

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

Tompkins Sq. & Stuytown Greenmarkets Join Forces

From an email GrowNYC sent me yesterday: Please help GrowNYC spread the word that there will be a mega greenmarket open this Sunday in the East Village. Stuytown Greenmarket farmers will be joining the Tompkins Sq. Greenmarket (E.7th and Avenue A) tomorrow, Sunday. The market will be open from 8am until 6pm. EBT/Food Stamps/Debit/Credit, and WIC & […]

Food News

Pig & Khao set to open on Clinton St. (Grub Street) Union Market gets signage & an Oct 22nd opening date (EVGrieve) Bar On A to become yet another 7-Eleven? (NY Times Local) Pouring Ribbons opens, complete with ‘Drink Matrix’. God help us all (Zagat) Kim’s Video to open an interactive pizzeria on Avenue D […]

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 […]

Egg Creams at Ray’s Candy Store

For some reason I got a few tweets yesterday informing me that it was ‘National Egg Cream Day’ & that I should visit Ray’s Candy Store or Gem Spa in the East Village to partake.  With a name like ‘Egg Cream’, I immediately assumed that both ingredients were in the drink which completely turned me […]

J. B. Prince

Most chefs swear by their knives & recently a  close friend was looking for a new chef’s knife for his girlfriend.  Initially I suggested Broadway Pandhandler, but chef Steven Reese threw J B Prince into the mix. I had never been there or heard of it before, but I was amazed by the selection of wares in […]

Shelsky’s Smoked Fish

 My friend Peter Shelsky opened a smoked fish store in June of this year.  He took a page out of the playbooks of both Russ & Daughters and Zabar’s and set up his appetizing shop in the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn.  This gave people on this side of the river a place to buy […]

Food News

The Edi & the Wolf team talk Austrian Oktoberfest. Village Voice. The Bean gets evicted to make way for Starbucks #188 via NY Times. 9th Street Block Party this Saturday via EVGrieve. Buying Fish In Chinatown & Beyond via The Lo-Down. Life Cafe closing for good? EVGrieve.


Eataly opened with much fanfare a year ago, but I decided to hold off & wait. Luckily Hurricane Irene had everyone running scared this weekend, so I decided to head there on Monday in the hope that it would be pretty empty.  Even though they were celebrating their 1 year anniversary with deep discounts on 44 items in […]

SOS Chefs Closes

I’m not sure how the hell I missed this, but on June 1st, EVGrieve reported that SOS Chefs, a high-end chef supplier on Avenue B has closed.  I used to love looking through the shop when it first opened, but I did think that the ingredients were a bit on the expensive side.  Still it’s […]

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