Greenwich Village Treats/Walking Tour
I was thinking of exploring some cheaper food/snack places in the Village after reading about Patisserie Claude and 'bings', although I'm not completely sure what this is, would like to try it.
Are there any other good cheap eats I could go for while on a tasting tour of the area?
I heard about falafels somewhere in the area too.....
The special at Papaya King, 6th Ave and 8th St. A slice at Ray's Pizza, 6th Ave and 11th St. Mamoun's Falafel on MacDougal just off Washington Square. The dosa cart, if it's there, south side of the square. Coffee at Jack's Stir Brew on 10th just off Greenwich Ave. Almond croissant at Tartine, corner of 11th and 4th streets.
That should get you started....
You can do like Calvin Trillin and start in the Village and end up in Chinatown for 5/$1 fried dumplings and $1 Chinese greens sandwiches.
Get a Cannoli at Roccos on Bleecker. I think Bleecker St Pizzaor West Village Pizza or even Village Pizza for a slice.
the blue ribbon bakery market has incredible honey--you can ask to sample their 6-8 flavors, then get some on toast or buy a (pricey but splurge-worthy) jar. their breads are also fantastic.
i'm surprised that nobody has mentioned cones so far. it's a gelato? ice cream? place that's popular on this board, but i'm not a huge fan. i got the corn gelato last time, and was initially pleased with the texture (nice mixed-in chewy corn skin flecks) until assaulted by overwhelming sweetness. way way way too sweet!
i second the recommendation for the bings. my favorite is the spicy beef.
also in the area is beard papa's. great cream puffs, filled fresh.
EDITED: Duh. Lucia, who I replied to, recommended Cones. my bad.
also second the recommendation for amy's bread-- the sour dough dark chocolate chip twists are fantastic.