East Village Eats

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

Boulton & Watt

Like many other East Villagers I was sad to see Nice Guy Eddies close.  The KISS mural outside was a bit of a neighborhood landmark, the food wasn’t the best (I was a fan of the wings) and the place was pretty dingy, but it was a chill place to get a beer & watch […]

Macaron Parlour

I really don’t know that much about macarons besides that they’re sweet and (if done well) delicious, so I was pleased when the team behind Macaron Parlour invited me to a preview event.  Opened by husband and wife team Christine Ha & Simon Tung (both with a baking background), they started out at the Hester Street Fair […]

East Village Eats Tasting Tour 2012 Recap

Well it’s that time of year again when I trying to put into words the amazing food that I’ve eaten at Fourth Arts Block’s annual tasting tour.  Superstorm Sandy put a wrench in the works, so coverage is a bit later than usual this year, but well worth the wait. As with last year, things […]

Fried Chicken Invasion At Goat Town

Goat town will be open on Labor Day (Monday Sept 3rd) and are serving up a 3 course fried chicken meal for $35. Further Goat Town coverage here. Goat Town: 511 East 5th Street between Avenue A & B

Cowgirl Sea-Horse

If I told you that there was a nautically themed Tex-Mex restaurant located near South Street Seaport hidden under the Brooklyn Bridge, you’d probably call me a liar.  Sister restaurant to Tortilla Flats (review) on the West Side, it has the same decor sensibility & I imagine a similar raucous late-night atmosphere.  We arrived late in the afternoon on […]


There’s something about a good dessert that you just can’t forget. Maybe it takes you back to your youth or just fills that gap that you never knew you had.  Puddin’ on Saint Marks St has an awesome combination of both of these attributes & chef Clio Goodman has hit the nail on the head […]


Back in May of last year I wrote about how Acme, one of my favorite Southern food mainstays, had unceremoniously closed (employees were given no notice at all), completely gutted (EVGrieve has coverage) & after lengthy renovations opened as a Nordic (by way of Scandinavia) restaurant.  The team from Bond St. managed to convince Chef Mads Refslund, a […]

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 […]

The Meatball Factory (Closed)

Meatballs seem to be ‘trending’ right now, so when I got an invite from McKenzie of MMMGuide to sample some of the food at The Meatball Factory, she didn’t have to ask me twice.  The ‘Factory’  opened about 3 months ago & serves salad, pizzas, fettuccine & obviously meatballs.

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

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