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Jul 12, 2009 02:11 PM

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.

      7 Replies
        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