1. Mile End Delicatessen
Matthew Orley: Get that Mackerel!
Matthew Orley: Try the chocolate soufflé, it's "berry" delicious! ;-)
Matthew Orley: The most classic Italian in downtown NYC. Order one of everything.
Matthew Orley: The Vodka slice is without question the best slice in New York, but everything is amazing so you can't go wrong.
5. The Smile
Matthew Orley: The harissa honey-roasted chicken sandwich may be my favorite sandwich in all of New York. I could eat that every day.
6. juice press
Matthew Orley: Walk in here once a day and take a ginger shot. You will live forever.
7. Russ & Daughters
Matthew Orley: I go with the Daughter's Delight. Or an everything bagel, gaspe nova lox, tomato, capers, and scallion cc. Either way you're good to go.
8. Brooklyn Fare
Matthew Orley: There is no way to describe how incredible this meal is. One of the top 10 meals I've had. Ever.
9. Empellón Taqueria
Matthew Orley: Great drinks. You can find better Mexican food for cheaper but it's a good vibe.
10. McNally Jackson Books
Matthew Orley: The best bookstore and magazine stand in New York (though for some reason they don't get newspapers). Come here and hang for hours.
11. Café Grumpy
Matthew Orley: A low-key spot and good place to have a meeting. As long as you don't have a computer with you.
12. The Bowery Hotel
Matthew Orley: Best place in the city to go have a drink and chill. Sit outside in the back.
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