100 Reasons to Eat and Drink Downtown Today (and Tomorrow, and the Day After That)
B & H Dairy Restaurant. Because gloomy days get brighter after a bowl of mushroom-barley soup with buttered challah.
via Luke's Lobster
Luke's Lobster. Because: Sweet lobster meat in a buttered, toasted hot-dog bun.
Nom Wah Tea Parlour. This old tea parlor still serves wonderful dim sum. When was the last time you came by?
Banh Mi Saigon Bakery. For excellent banh mi and mung-bean cakes, served in the back of a jewelry store.
Papatzul. For regional Mexican cuisine, like the eponymous pumpkinseed mole on enchiladas.
Pho Grand. Because of the huge (and hugely satisfying) bowls of pho made with (or without) offal.
A-Wah. For Hong Kong-style lo mein and bo zai fan.
DBGB. Daniel Boulud's outpost on Bowery is straight-up sausage paradise.
Exchange Alley. Because the jambalaya here is studded with Tasso, fried, and served with dirty gravy.
Num Pang Sandwich Shop. Cambodian-style sausage sandwiches FTW.
432 E. 13th St., New York, NY