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1. Momofuku Noodle Bar

9.1
171 1st Ave (btwn E 10th & E 11th St), New York, NY
Ramen Restaurant · East Village · 822 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: David Chang’s mecca for noodles draws crowds and long wait times, but the pork buns and Momofuku Ramen are worth every minute spent waiting to dine at this casual eatery.

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2. Caracas Arepa Bar

9.1
91 E 7th St (btw 1st & Ave A), New York, NY
Arepa Restaurant · East Village · 360 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: Caracas is the go-to destination for affordable arepas — Venezuelan pita pockets stuffed with meats, cheeses, and sauces. Guacamole, plantain chips, and fried bits of cheese make excellent starters.

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3. Frank Restaurant

8.9
88 2nd Ave (at E 5th St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · East Village · 155 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: Frank turns simple Italian dishes into culinary masterpieces like black kale caesar salads and meatloaf with red gravy.

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4. Dirt Candy

8.5
86 Allen St (btwn Grand St & Broome St), New York, NY
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · Lower East Side · 141 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: Chef Amanda Cohen turns vegetables into the food of the Vegetarian Gods at her restaurant on 9th Street. Expect to be wowed by what she can do with tomatoes, eggplant, and a little cheese.

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5. Motorino

9.1
349 E 12th St (at 1st Ave), New York, NY
Pizza Place · East Village · 315 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: Ear thin-crust Neapolitan pizza like it was intended to be eaten - with a light, airy crust, bubbling warm cheese, and simple yet innovative topping combinations.

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6. Crif Dogs

9.2
113 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 1st & Ave A), New York, NY
Hot Dog Joint · East Village · 458 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: Creatively-adorned hot dogs are this late-night spot’s jam. Branch out from the usual ketchup and mustard routine into fried eggs, cream cheese and even Jalapeno peppers.

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7. Veselka

9.0
144 2nd Ave (at E 9th St), New York, NY
Ukrainian Restaurant · East Village · 614 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: The classic Ukrainian diner has served kielbasa, stuffed cabbage, and matzoh ball soup since 1954. It’s open 24 hours a day to fulfill your next pierogi craving, whenever that may strike.

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8. Zabb Elee

75 2nd Ave (btwn E 4th & 5th), New York, NY
Thai Restaurant · East Village · 124 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: You won’t find Pad Thai or drunken noodles at this traditional Isan Thai restaurant, but dishes are spicy and rich in flavor. It’s better than the average Thai joint, and just as affordable.

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9. Artichoke Basille’s Pizza & Brewery

8.7
321 E 14th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Pizza Place · Gramercy Park · 557 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: Artichoke is known for its slices of pizza smothered in creamy artichoke dip and rich cheeses, but their Margherita slices are just as divine.

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10. Proletariat

9.0
102 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 1st Ave & Avenue A), New York, NY
Bar · East Village · 140 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: Be prepared to shell out a little more than you would for your standard PBR, but it's worth it as you won’t find these beers anywhere else.

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11. Niagara

6.6
112 Avenue A (at E 7th St), New York, NY
Bar · East Village · 75 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: The back room is perfect for dancing to nineties hits on weekends, and the photobooth is constantly occupied by couples and reunited friends.

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12. Kingston Hall

7.9
149 2nd Ave (btwn 9th & 10th St.), New York, NY
Bar · East Village · 82 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: Experience a taste of the Caribbean at Kingston Hall by sipping on well-mixed rum drinks and noshing on jerk chicken wings.

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13. d.b.a.

8.5
41 1st Ave (btwn E 2nd & E 3rd St), New York, NY
Bar · East Village · 203 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: Choose from over 60 beers, 60 single-malt scotches, and 40 tequilas. But the best part about this First Avenue bar is their dog-friendly beer garden.

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14. Amor y Amargo

9.1
443 E 6th St (at Avenue A), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · East Village · 186 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: The bar only has a handful of seats, and they're always packed with cocktail connoisseurs sampling the creations of the top-notch bartending staff.

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15. The Library

7.8
7 Avenue A (btwn E 1st & 2nd St), New York, NY
Dive Bar · East Village · 109 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: A projection screen and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves make this hip dive a respite from Houston Street chaos. The clientele drink PBR for just a few bucks, and locals wouldn’t have it any other way.

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16. Mona's

7.9
224 Avenue B (btwn E 13th & 14th), New York, NY
Bar · Alphabet City · 56 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: Mona’s keeps it simple with just a pool table, a few stools, and a killer jukebox. It’s one of the East Village’s many beloved dive bars.

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17. William Barnacle Tavern

7.8
80 Saint Marks Pl (at 1st Ave), New York, NY
Speakeasy · East Village · 33 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: It’s one of the oldest speakeasies in the city. The dapper-dressed owner is known to regale customers with tales of the Prohibition Era and Irish mythology.

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18. VeraMeat

8.8
315 E 9th St (2nd Ave), New York, NY
Jewelry Store · East Village · 10 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: Find obscure items of jewelry at the whimsical Verameat. Look for peculiar designs like a spinal cord turned into a bracelet, or tiny wrenches fastened into earrings.

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19. Fabulous Fanny's

8.5
335 E 9th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Thrift / Vintage Store · East Village · 18 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: Bespectacle yourself in outrageous eyewear dating all the way back to the 18th century. Vintage sunglasses, monocles, and Sally Jessie Raphael spectacles can transform you into a trendy East Villager.

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20. Buffalo Exchange

6.9
332 E 11th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Thrift / Vintage Store · East Village · 40 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: The ultimate thrift store is full of Nike Dunks, fur vests, flannel shirts, and sequined dresses. Sell half your wardrobe to the place and cull through treasures to re-outfit your closet.

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21. Duo NYC

7.8
337 E 9th St (btw 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Boutique · East Village · 14 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: With a small but well-curated selection, Duo offers elegant separates like silk blouses, jean jackets, and elegant silhouettes.

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22. Pink Olive

8.7
439 E 9th St (1st Ave), New York, NY
Gift Shop · East Village · 24 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: Find everything you need for a baby or wedding shower at this stationery store. Pick through handmade cards, Japanese washi tape, and glittered banners.

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23. NY Adorned

9.1
47 2nd Ave (btw 2nd & 3rd St), New York, NY
Tattoo Parlor · East Village · 46 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: Get pierced or tattooed at this jewelry store. The designers have a cult following of locals who lust after the stylized rose gold, silver, and gold studs.

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24. Tompkins Square Park

8.9
E 7th St to E 10th St (btwn Ave A & B), New York, NY
Park · Alphabet City · 154 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: Play ping-pong or watch dogs run around at the historic Tompkins Square Park. It’s the heart and soul of the East Village and Alphabet City.

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25. East River Park

9.0
East River Park (btwn 14th & Grand by East River), New York, NY
Park · Alphabet City · 53 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: The East River Park has a waterside boardwalk, several baseball and soccer fields, playgrounds, and all sorts of picnic spots.

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26. Astor Place

7.9
Astor Pl (btwn Lafayette St & 4th Ave), New York, NY
Plaza · NoHo · 51 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: Although it’s no park, Astor Place is famous for its giant cube, an iron rotating sculpture that sits on a island set apart from the traffic rushing by.

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27. Yoga to the People

9.3
12 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave.), New York, NY
Yoga Studio · East Village · 144 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: This free studio makes Vinyasa yoga accessible to everyone. Even though classes can be crowded, the come-one-come-all spirit puts everyone in a good mood.

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28. 14th Street Y

7.7
344 E 14th St (at 1st Ave.), New York, NY
Gym / Fitness Center · East Village · 17 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: The 14th Street Y is known as a community gathering space with basketball courts, family swim time, and 40 fitness classes a week. Summer and weekend camps for kids are popular.

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29. East River Park Outdoor Gym

6.9
FDR Dr (at E 6th St), New York, NY
Gym · Alphabet City · 5 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: Right by 6th Street, local runners and fitness buffs head to the East River Outdoor Gym, which is essentially a fitness playground for adults.

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30. Launderette

97 2nd Ave (at 6th Street), New York, NY
Laundry Service · East Village · 10 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: This friendly neighborhood laundromat has drawn the same crowds for years.

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31. Blind Barber

8.5
339 E 10th St (btwn Avenue A & B), New York, NY
Speakeasy · Alphabet City · 199 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: Trendy barber shop by day and an even trendier bar by night, the Blind Barber is a place to see and be seen at all hours of the day.

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32. East 6th Street Barber Shop

8.7
216 E 6th St (btw 2nd Ave & Cooper Sq), New York, NY
Salon / Barbershop · East Village · 30 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: With some of the most affordable prices in Lower Manhattan, customers might be wary of the outcome. But the barbers here are absolute pros, as proven by the diehard regulars that fill the seats.

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33. Momofuku Milk Bar

8.9
251 E 13th St (at 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Dessert Shop · East Village · 700 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: David Chang’s bakery is best known for its “crack pies” and “compost cookies”. While those are simply exquisite, it’s the offbeat flavors of frozen yogurt that set it apart from other sweet eateries.

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34. Moishe's Bake Shop

8.3
115 2nd Ave (at 7th St), New York, NY
Bakery · East Village · 38 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: The quintessential Jewish bakery sells Hamentaschen, challah, macaroons, and babka all year round. Stop by during Purim, Hanukkah, and Rosh Hashanah for seasonal treats.

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35. Veniero’s Pasticceria & Caffe

9.2
342 E 11th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Bakery · East Village · 296 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: For cannolis, tiramisu, and traditional Italian cookies, the 100-plus-years-old bakery is the only place to go.

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36. ChikaLicious Dessert Bar

9.0
203 E 10th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Dessert Shop · East Village · 247 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: Stop by for green tea shaved ice or Jack Daniel’s bread pudding at this quirky dessert shop.

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37. Big Gay Ice Cream Shop

8.9
125 E 7th St (btwn 1st Ave & Ave A), New York, NY
Ice Cream Shop · East Village · 423 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: It’s a crime to stop by Big Gay Ice Cream without ordering the best-selling “Salty Pimp,” but sundaes topped with dulce de leche, peanut brittle, pretzels, and sea salt are excellent choices too.

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38. Pommes Frites

123 2nd Ave (btwn E 7th St & St. Mark's Pl), New York, NY
Belgian Restaurant · East Village · 350 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: Fries are better with one of the dozen sauces at this late-night snack stand. Be prepared to wait if it’s late in the night, but going to bed with a belly full of fries has never been so satisfying.

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39. Webster Hall

125 E 11th St (btwn 3rd & 4th Ave), New York, NY
Music Venue · Greenwich Village · 324 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: The two-story venue has a wrap-around balcony and huge floor space that provides great views from every angle. Dance parties dominate the basement, while bigger names take over the main stage.

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40. The Cooper Union

41 Cooper Sq (at E 7th St), New York, NY
College Academic Building · NoHo · 25 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: As one of the most selective arts schools in the world, Cooper Union is a historical landmark that produces the world’s next great architects and artisans.

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41. Nuyorican Poets Cafe

8.5
236 E 3rd St (btwn Ave. B & C), New York, NY
Theater · Alphabet City · 38 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: Alphabet City’s legendary slam poetry venue harkens back to the East Village's 1970s artistic scene. Witness venerable stars and up-and-coming poets every night of the week.

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42. Orpheum Theatre

8.8
126 2nd Ave (at St. Marks Pl.), New York, NY
Indie Theater · East Village · 34 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: This legendary percussion-driven show has been open for years. Witness musicians slap on everything from matchboxes to trash can lids, and sometimes even swinging from harnesses.

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43. Theatre 80

8.2
80 Saint Marks Pl (at 1st Ave), New York, NY
Performing Arts Venue · East Village · 27 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: Billy Crystal allegedly got his start at this tiny East Village theater. It’s a landmark for old-school comedians and performers, and now hosts the next generation of stand-up legends.

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44. Ukrainian Museum

7.8
222 E 6th St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Museum · East Village · 7 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: The Ukranian folk museum is a repository for Ukraine’s greatest folk traditions and a symbol of the East Village’s rich Ukrainian immigrant cultural heritage.

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45. Sly Fox

6.7
140 2nd Ave (btwn St Mark's Pl & E 9th St), New York, NY
Bar · East Village · 43 tips and reviews

CompassCompass: The no-frills dive bar is connected to the Ukrainian Center on Second Avenue.