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Food tour of LES area...

Nalega Jun 19, 2008 08:20 AM

I've got a metrocard and about 4 hours to explore the lower east side, including chinatown and little italy. I'm looking for some shops to explore with great food, good selection and knowledgable shop owners: Dumplings, cheese, pickles (?), wine....

Where should I go?

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    kathryn RE: Nalega Jun 19, 2008 08:21 AM

    RGR's famous gustatory tour of the Lower East Side:

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    1. re: kathryn
      RGR RE: kathryn Jun 19, 2008 08:36 AM

      Thanks, kathryn, for recommending my tour.

      Nalega, My tour does not include stops for dumplings and cheese, but you can easily add on the Dumpling House, on Eldridge, and Saxelby's Cheese, in the Essex St. Market. In Little Italy, you should definitely stop into Di Palo's Fine Foods, on Grand St.

      Enjoy and Bon Appetit!

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        Nalega RE: RGR Jun 19, 2008 08:52 AM

        Awesome - thanks! I just added russ and daughters to my list, and dipalos was already on it. Dumpling house might be perfect too.... this might end up taking more time than just the afternoon!

      2. re: kathryn
        rose water RE: kathryn Jun 19, 2008 10:56 AM

        I prefer the Pickle Guys over Gus's pickles recommended in RGR's tour. From there, you'll be right across Essex St from Donut Plant and Kossar's bialys, both fantastic.

        1. re: kathryn
          Nalega RE: kathryn Jun 20, 2008 10:47 AM

          We barely scratched the surface, but ended up doing (and eating):

          Russ and Daughters (blintz and chocolate)
          Essex Street Market (cheese sandwich)
          Pickle Guys (sour pickles)
          Donut Plant (key lime glazed donut)
          Dumpling House (boiled veggie dumplings)
          Dipalos (ricotta and mozerella)
          Pegu Club (gin/mint cocktail)

          Thanks for your input!

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