Hi, Anna here! I’ve spent the majority of my adolescent years on the Upper East Side where my parents reside (more about that neighborhood another time!). When I was ready to leave the nest, I apartment-hopped for a few years just like a good New Yorker, and finally settled in my current neighborhood of East Village
, where I’ve been for about three years now. The East Village is filled with diversity and young, creative types; it’s the perfect neighborhood for me. Here’s a sampling of some of the cafes and restaurants that I love and walk by everyday. If you want the address, simply place your cursor on the photo. And more recommendations follow the photos!
- Simply incredible (artichoke) pizza!!!
This cute restaurant offers a heated back garden!!
This theater/performance space geared towards new and alternative works has brought incredibly compelling works of art to the East Village.
The amazing interior of this kitchy diner will keep you entertained for hours!
This book store is a wonderful spot for rare books of philosophy, math, photography, etc.
This vegan cafe caters to all my vegetarian needs! It is on 8th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue A.
Very fun low-key bar!!
Some more recommendations not pictured here:
Caracas Arepa Bar (93 East 7th Street): Simply incredible arepas with dozens of toppings!! (An arepa is a South American corn pancake) A tiny restaurant so expect some wait.
Cafe Orlin (41 St. Marks Place, 8th Street): I frequent this cafe because of their great cozy atmosphere and great outdoor seating in the summer! I can bring my dog!
Viniero’s Italian Bakery (342 East 11th Street): This old-fashioned cafe has been in business since 1894! Try their eclair and latte!
OST Cafe (441 East 12th Street): This bright cafe offers lots of comfy couches and books. Perfect place to relax and grab a cup of coffee or tea.
Angelica Kitchen (300 East 12th Street): Another great vegan restaurant. Their decor makes you feel like you’re in a log cabin in the middle of Colorado!