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Newbie to the village...

We just moved to Greenwich Village and I need some help with local spots!

We love Lupa & Tomo Sushi, Mamouns, Joes Pizza & Johns...Poe...

What else??

Thanks so much!

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    1. Pearl Oyster Bar & Mary's Fish Camp - though I prefer the former. As you may know, you are also in a great area to buy food for cooking.

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        1. re: lavendula

          as far as shops for great snacks (rather than shops for ingredients per se) there's amy's bread (i love the sourdough breadsticks with dark chocolate chips), murray's cheese, cones (people love their gelato, but i find it too sweet), grom (i much prefer their gelato, but it's not cheap). there are a bunch of well-regarded meat vendors i know nothing about. and there's the (expensive) blue ribbon bakery shop, with really delicious bread and exquisite honey.

          1. re: rose water

            I've only bought bread once from the Blue Ribbon Bakery Shop, and it was some of the best bread I've had in the city.

            1. re: MMRuth

              i agree. insanely moist, chewy flavorful foccacia.

            1. re: Miss Needle

              Thanks! Lavendula - those are many of my favorite places. I check the list every once and a while to see if I should add or remove places - but I'm limited to 25, I believe.

              1. re: MMRuth

                it's a great list. the biggest omission (which i also omitted above) is the awesome old school italian shop rafetto's. though i prefer the arthur ave places, their fresh pastas, cut to order on an old school clangy pasta cutting machine, are fantastic.

          1. re: rose water

            Just tried Aamchi Pao yesterday!! Also found Sagam for awesome byriani.

          2. I recommend Fedora restaurant on West 4th street to anyone who's new to the Village and wants to get a taste of the real flavor of the neighborhood. The food isn't anything sensational, just simple dishes nicely prepared. It's the atmosphere that's important.

            Have fun!

            1. Ushiwakamaru for sushi -- prefer it to Tomoe
              Bleecker Street Pizza -- prefer it to Joe's

              1. welcome to the hood...

                youll need to acquaint yourself with westville on 10th for vegetables and burgers and comfort food. they are pretty much the neighborhood kitchen.

                moustache on bedford for middle eastern...their merguez sandwich is fantastic...so is the ouzi...chicken baked in phyllo dough with raisins and rice.

                ino for panino and cheese and meats...

                mary's is my seafood joint...crowded but the beer is cold and the people are nice.

                tomoe kinda sucks...try ushiwakamaru for the best sushi in the area.

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                1. re: sam1

                  Yeah - what happened to Tomoe - it used to be sooo good! We went 2 weeks ago and it was kind of a "never again" experience. So pricey too.

                  Def. gonna try Ushiwakamaru - been looking for some good sush.

                  Tried Keste the other day - um - amazing. We went at 5:15 on a Friday and no line at all.

                  K - breakfast/brunch? This is like our dark hole that we fall into in the mornings. Any place to get good bagels besides Murray's? And just like a cute neighborhood breakfast joint would be much appreciated.

                  1. re: lavendula

                    for a semi-nice brunch, perilla is solid and usually has no wait. blue ribbon bakery has a wait but their french toast is insane.

                    market table on carmine is decent for brunch...i want to like the place for dinner but the food just isnt great.

                    westville does a no-frills brunch...cheap too.

                    grey dog cafe on university has a decent brunch...great sandwiches too...the carmine street location is the original and just as solid.

                2. Perry Street serves a good lunch, as does the Spotted Pig. A great brunch spot is 202 (in Chelsea Market), but it can get a little crowded. If you go, get the french toast.

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                  1. re: bododavid

                    Any new favorites?

                    I'd say ours is Joseph Lenard. Great for breakfast & lunch - haven't tried dinner yet.