Moving to a new hood 28th street East Side. Food/Grocery/Restaurant Recs?
My husband and I are moving from the Upper East Side where we lived for almost 5 years. We love the neighborhood and we had our fave "go to" places for things including delivery, favorite local restaurant, Italian and take out.
(some of our favorites uptown include Finnegan's Wake for a burger, Citarella for meat, Vermicelli for Vietnamese, Caffe Buon Gustto, Sabor a Mexico for tacos, Delizia for pizza slices and Al Forno for pie)
We're moving downtown from UES to East Side 28th Street. Would love some recommendations for:
Local Groceries (good butcher, fish etc.)
Favorite Chinese/Thai/Japanese takeout
Pizza by the slice
Egg and cheese sandwiches (a nice, clean bodega. We had a great one called Best Health on our old corner)
Dafonte's is good, but I like Lamazou much better for sandwiches and cheese, and Nancy and Aziz will become like family. NYT reviewed both sandwich shops a few months back:
Also around the corner from your new digs is Artisanal (32nd and Park), the best place for cheese in the city. They also have great lunch and "pre theather" price fix menus for $25 and Dinner price fix for $35.
Burgers - I like the ones at Blue Smoke. There's also always Shake Shack.
Italian - the new 'Inoteca is close by.
Sandwiches - Lamazou or Defonte's. Baoguette is pretty good as a non-Chinatown banh mi. The lunch special sandwiches at Pamplona are also excellent.
Bakery - Delice is hit or miss dependent on what you get. I also quite like the baked goods at Fika.
These threads should help:
Murray Hill Restaurant Suggestions - GOOD ONES
Best Restaurants on Curry Row?
Best Murray Hill Coffee?
Dinner near E 25th & Lex
some good breakfast spots in (or near) Murray Hill
New Hood - 23rd and Lex
Good eats near 24th street & 3rd Ave
Welcome to the hood. Here are some of my favs;
Butcher/Fish Monger - Todaro Bros - 2nd ave, 31st
Burger - Mollys - 3rd and 22st
Brunch - Penelope - Lex and 31
Greek - Ethos 3rd and 32
Sushi - Amber - 3rd and 28th
Chinese - None
Mexican - El Parador on 34th or Mexico Lindo on 2nd and 27th
Pamploma is excellent as is Lamazou for sandwiches
Local Groceries - Morton Williams (either 23rd St. @ Second or Park Avenue @ 22nd)
Avoid D'Agostino or Food Emporium unless it is absolutely necessary.
Favorite Chinese/Japanese takeout - Jimmy's House or J East for Chinese.
Amber for Japanese.
Italian: Novita (they also deliver)
Burgers - Blue Smoke. Avoid Shake Shake if at all possible.