Mission Chinese Food, 171 East Broadway.

Mission Chinese Calls it Quits on East Broadway

The popular restaurant Mission Chinese Food has announced they will close their East Broadway location at the end of September. In a note on their Instagram feed, they posted: “During this pandemic, restaurants have experienced challenges unlike any other industry. We have had to fight to save our businesses and jobs while making the case for our very existence… …

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Limited Capacity Indoor Dining Resumes in New York City Sept. 30

Outdoor dining has given some restaurants at least a fighting chance of survival during the summer months. But you can already feel fall in …

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New Specials and Classes from Partybus Bakeshop, Your Lower East Side Bakery! (Sponsored)

Howdy from Partybus Bakeshop, your Lower East Side Bakery!

As fall approaches, we want to take a moment and say thank you to everyone …

88 Lan Zhou during its previous temporary closure at the height of the pandemic.

88 Lan Zhou Will Be Open at Least a Little Bit Longer

If you’re a fan of 88 Lan Zhou, as we are, you have at least a small reprieve. The Fujianese-style hand-pulled noodle and dumpling spot previously announced it would be closing for good at 40 Bowery. …

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Hester Street Fair Announces Opening Day

The Hester Street Fair will be up and running “IRL” this Saturday, August 15th, 2020. As with most businesses and venues, it has been …

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Rosario’s Pizza Closes Orchard Street Storefront

Rosario’s Pizza, the quintessential Lower East Side spot for a late night slice, has closed. The longtime Orchard Street pizzeria posted the following message …

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Katz’s Deli is Now Offering Local Direct Delivery, Waiving Fee For First 132 Customers

Katz’s Delicatessen has launched local delivery, directly from its website — the owners of the iconic Lower East Side restaurant concluding they can offer a better deal than third party delivery companies like Seamless and Grubhub. …

Doughnut Plant on Grand Street, NYC.

Doughnut Plant Closes Stores, Posts a Call to Action

In a troubling sign of the times, the popular dessert shop Doughnut Plant announced their decision to close all of their shops, “at least through August,” this past week. …

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Gaia Italian Cafe Announces Last Day at 251 East Houston

Beloved Italian cafe, Gaia, has announced via Facebook that Sunday, July 26th, will be its last day at the restaurant’s current location on Houston …

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Restaurants Improvise to Survive and Step Up Campaign For Bailout

New York’s restaurants are in the midst of a fight for survival. With indoor dining prohibited for the foreseeable future, the situation is dire. …

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Economy Candy Brings Back Old School Push Cart Service

As businesses continue to reinvent themselves during these Coronavirus days, local favorite, Economy Candy has launched a fun endeavor. …

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Vision Urbana Steps Up Lower East Side Food Pantry Operations During Time of Great Need

A new report from the Food Bank for New York City indicates that more than a third of the city’s food pantries shut down during the height of the pandemic. …

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Breads, Cookies, Pies, Oh My! Partybus Bakeshop Now Open on Essex Street (Sponsored)

Partybus Bakeshop is a new(ish) artisan bakery and cafe located on the Lower East Side. We started as a pop-up at the Hester Street Fair, but we parked the Partybus on Essex Street in November 2019 and we’re here to stay! Come see for yourself why Food Network included us on this year’s list of… …

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Local Spots Look Ahead to Full Service Reopening in June and July

Uplifting news came from Mayor DeBlasio this week as he announced “Phase 1″ reopening for curbside and in-store retail pickup, and non-essential construction and manufacturing, can resume on June 8, 2020. …

LES Enfants de Boheme is now offering a limited menu for takeout.

Meatballs, Chicken Wings, Doughnuts and More, Now Available for Pickup and Delivery on the LES

Memorial Day Weekend 2020 brings a new batch of local spots opening for takeout and delivery, with temporary hours and limited menus, as we continue to shelter at home (*sigh*). Here are some highlights we’ve added to our updated list – it’s getting big! …