UES Take Out Rec? plus breakfast places, plus food shopping.
Looking for good and fairly reasonable take out in the E. 84th and Lex area. Any ethnicity. ALSO, any good breakfast spots would be greatly appreciated. AND, if I'm not being too pushy, any great food shopping that I shouldn't miss - butchers, produce, cheese, etc.?
a fav of mine is BEYOGLU
81st and Third
delicious Turkish Mediterranean
As much as I like Eli's (80th and Third)
their prices are astronomical.
Do like I do...shop at Fairway (Broadway), then bus it crosstown - 79th St.
If the rumors are true, Fairway is coming to 86th St. between 2nd & 3rd Ave.
where Barnes & Noble/Circuit City used to be.
cascabel taqueria - 2nd ave and 80th st
paty's taco truck - lex and 86th
wa jeal chili house - szechuan food, 2nd ave and 81st
chana - south indian and dosas 1st and 87th
lili's noodle house - 3rd and 84t
gracie's corner - 86th and 1st
viand - 2nd ave and 86th
the pickle/olive store on 1st and 86th
I tend to prefer Japanese fried rice, so feel free to take this with a grain of salt, but I think they serve some of the best fried rice in NYC. It's made to order, so it's always hot & fresh.
The pork buns, however, are just decent. Excellent value compared to other places around the city, but not in that top tier.
re: Bone Thug n Hominy
I'm a fan of their Curry Ramen. Yum. It's not bad for ramen in the UES. I'm also a big fan of Pio Pio (Peruvian roasted chicken & french fries). I'm not sure about breakfast places since I'm still looking for a good brunch place. Uptown Lounge does a pretty good brunch. Corner Bakery isn't too bad either. I am enjoy their corn bread. :) Welcome to the neighborhood! Oh yes, don't forget Two Little Red Hens for Brooklyn Blackout Cake and their cheesecake. Mmm.