379 Grand Street, at Essex
Hours Tue-Sun, 6:30am-7pm (or when sold out); Mon, closed
There’s always lots of kvetching about Yonah Schimmel, “not what it used to be.” But they’re still doing what they’ve done since 1910 — churning out soft, handmade knishes — 14 varieties to suit every taste.
137 East Houston, near 1st Avenue
Hours Sun-Thu, 9am-7pm; Fri-Sat, 9am-10pm
Cusine: Coffee Address: 221 East Broadway (at Clinton)/map Phone: 212-876-8065 Hours: Mon-Sun; 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Menu/web site Reservations: n/a Delivery: yes Jamie Rogers and Lisa Fischoff run this community-oriented coffee shop on East Broadway. They serve Stumptown Coffee, a selection of baked goods (many made by neighborhood friends) and offer sandwiches, soups and snacks, very often created with local ingredients. There’s a robust bulletin board in the entry announcing various local events and happenings. And then there’s those pushcarts: increasingly popping up at various locations around the neighborhood.
A network of clear tubes instantaneously transplants raw beans to a roaster, resulting in a supremely fresh cup of java. A former Starbucks exec dreamed up the idea in his basement. The original store is on Orchard Street.
81 Orchard, near Broome
Open Mon-Fri, 7am-6:30pm; Sat-Sun, 8am-6:30pm
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