City Bakery  $$
3 W 18th St

Sun morning brunches are as crowded as an uptown 6 train during rush hour. Best hot chocolate.
Old Town Bar
45 E 18th St
good burger, worn & cozy bar

Hot Dogs
26 E 17th St

Maroon's  $$
244 W 16th St
(212) 206-8640

Jamaican Comfort Food
"Perhaps the best kept secret in Chelsea -- quality and value. Lunch menu an especially good deal."

Republic  $
37 Union Sq W

cool modern place for  a quick bowl of noodles or Lychee martinis
Union Square Park
>map of nabe (via NY Mag)

note: Januik winery

14th Street

Pier 54
13th St
Nomadic Museum

Chocolate Bar
48 8th Ave
btwn Horatio & Jane St
The best chocolate bar in the world made by
NYT article

Blue 9 Burger $
92 3rd Ave

Simple, yummy California style bargain burger. Mango Chilli dipping sauce for the fries!

Spotted Pig
314 W. 11th St.
@ Greenwich St.

British gastro-pub, good burgers, beer selection, 100 bottle wine list

Corner Bistro  $

331 W 4th St @ 8th Ave
famous cheap & overcrowded burger place

Sandwich Shoppe $
60 Greenwich Ave
"Stick to the sandwiches and you cannot go wrong. Basic surroundings, clean, not too fancy. A tad rustic. Great bargain."

178 7th Ave 
Cross Street: btw Perry Street & Greenwich Ave
MAP of location

203 E 10th St btwn 1st & 2nd Ave
...only dessert is what's for dinner at this seductive spot.

10th Street

Washington Park
24 Fifth Ave. @ 9th St.
Best classical burger,
best Ice Cream Sundae

Veselka Restaurant
144 2nd Ave @ 9th
Ukranian soul food, good burgers, all night
Manhattan Portage Store 
333 E 9th St btwn. 1st & 2nd Ave
The classic of messenger bags.

Tompkins Square Park

Cafe Orlin  $
41 St Marks Place @ 8th St 2nd Ave

Good brunch & dinner. ...tasty food,  coffee and tea and an eclectic NY atmosphere.
deep fried dogs
113 St Marks Pl
8th St btwn. Ave A & 1st Ave

Counter $$ Vegetarian
105 1st Ave, N of 6th St

nice wine bar

Minca $
run by a Japanese ramen aficionado
536 E 5th St
Btwn Ave A & Ave B

Washington Square Park

Mamoun's Falafel  $
119 MacDougal St

N.Y. Dosas
West 4th Street, near Sullivan Street
food cart

Assenzio $$
205 E 4th St btwn Ave A & B
Focus on Sardinian food & wines.

86 Bedford St W of 7th Ave
(212) 675-4449
Decrepit prohibition holdover

Peanut Butter & Co  $$
240 Sullivan St
(212) 677-3995

"The Elvis", a heck of a tuna melt & a  tasty grilled cheese. Save your PB experience for dessert. Milkshakes, cookies and sharable sundaes are worth the trip alone"
Center for Architecture

536 LaGuardia Place

Temple Bar $$
332 Lafayette St
@ Bleecker St
(via Jessie)

Nice Guy Eddie's 
5 Ave A
(212) 253-1666
Houston St

X Houston/Broadway

Houston St

>SoHo Map via ArtSeen
New new Museum
Bowery between Houston and Prince Street.

Space Untitled
Cafe (WiFi)
133 Greene St.
btwn Houston & Prince

Pravda $$
281 Lafayette St

Basement bar,
good martinis & deserts.

Apple Store Soho
Prince Street
(212) 226-3126
103 Prince St

Russ & Daughters
179 E. Houston (btwn. Allen & Orchard),

Premium foods, bagels
SX 137
137 Essex St.
btwn. Rivington & Stanton.

designer lounge with art for sale
Salt Bar $$
29A Clinton St
btwn Rivington and Stanton
(212) 979-8471 cocktail is an intriguing hibiscus tea martini... / balanced wine list /
open kitchenette /
via nydiscovery

Spring Street
Rice to Riches $$
 37 Spring St
rice pudding in 21 flavors

Ivo & Lulu  $
558 Broome St @ Varick

Seasonal menu is inventive and entirely organic. Can BYOB, and-shockingly-nothing more than $10.

Odea $$
389 Broome St
btwn Baxter & Mulberry
via SweetBlogO'Mine


Doughnut Plant
379 Grand St





Walker's $$
16 N Moore  St
Maikäfer ahoi! Burgers are big & tasty.

65 Bayard St
Flavors like green tea, ginger, litchi, mango, almond cookie and taro make for rare, tasty summer treats. The red bean, for instance, is richer and more delicious than any rocky road we've ever had.

65 Bayard St

Interior not much to look at, but soup dumplings are engrossing. Lunchtime particularly busy. Helpful waitstaff will steer you through the lengthy menu. Order the soup dumplings as soon as you sit down so you can enjoy them while deciding what to order"

70 Mulberry Street, 2nd Floor
NE of Columbus Park
open afternoons, Fr free admission
  $3 free for children under 12

Dim Sum Go Go $$
5 E Broadway

excellent avant-garde chinese, good expensive dumplings all day

City Hall Park

Skyscraper Museum
(212) 968-1961
55 Broad St
12-6 PM, Wed-Sun $5