Eat It | Top 40 Places to Grab a Bite on the LES [LISTS]

Posted on: November 14th, 2013 at 6:12 am by

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Salmon & Cheese maze man from Yuji Ramen, Photo: Lady of Grand

While sick and holed up in my apartment in the far eastern reaches of Grand Street for the last 10 days, I didn’t get a chance to choose a pick of the week, let alone eat much.

I am also heading south for warmer weather and cheaper eats in Buenos Aires, but I will leave you with this Lady of Grand “best of.”

My current top 40 places to grab a bite on the LES, just in case you needed to get out of that cooking rut.

Above Delancey

Houston Street
1. Yuji Ramen (2nd floor of Whole Foods Bowery)
2. Russ & Daughters | 179 E Houston St
3. Gaia Italian Cafe | 251 East Houston

Stanton Street
4. The Meatball Shop | 84 Stanton St
5. Souvlaki GR | 116 Stanton St

Rivington Street
6. Sauce | 78 Rivington Street
7. Jadis | 42 Rivington St

Eldridge Street
8. Family Recipe | 231 Eldridge Street
9. Zoë | 245 Eldridge Street

Allen Street
10. Congee Village | 100 Allen Street

Orchard Street
11. Black Tree | 131 Orchard St

Ludlow Street
12. SakaMai | 157 Ludlow St
13. Kuma Inn | 113 Ludlow St
14. Mikey’s Burger | 134 Ludlow St

Essex Street
15. The Masala Wala | 179 Essex St

Inside the Essex Street Market (120 Essex Street)
16. Boubouki
17. Shopsin’s
18. Nordic Fish & Wildlife
19. Brooklyn Taco

Norfolk Street
20. Saro Bistro | 102 Norfolk St

Clinton Street
21. Nonna’s LES | 105 Clinton St
22. New York Sushi Ko | 91 Clinton St
23. Yunnan Kitchen | 79 Clinton St

Ridge Street
24. Rustic L.E.S. | 124 Ridge St

Below Delancey

Allen Street
25. Sorella | 95 Allen St

Orchard Street
26. Dudley’s | 85 Orchard Street
27. Cafe Katja | 79 Orchard Street

28. Cheeky Sandwiches | 35 Orchard Street
29. The Leadbelly | 14 Orchard St

Essex Street
30. Cafe Grumpy | 13 Essex St

Broome St
31. Barrio Chino | 253 Broome St
32. Home Espresso Bar | 250 Broome St

Canal Street
33. Skal | 37 Canal
34. Cup & Saucer | 89 Canal Street

Division St
35. Bacaro | 136 Division
36. Forgtmenot | 138 Division
37. Dimes | 143 Division

East Broadway
38. Eastwood | 221 E Broadway
39. Lan Zhou Handmade Noodle | 144 E Broadway

Jefferson Street
40. Iguazu Cafe & Grill | 26 Jefferson St

What are some of your favorites that I may have missed?

I will be doing some food and travel writing from there, so keep up @ladyofgrand and


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