NYC's Lower East Side
The Meatball Shop is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

1. The Meatball Shop

9.3
84 Stanton St (btwn Allen & Orchard St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Lower East Side · 631 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: The classic meatballs here are definitely worth the wait. The menu comes with a black marker so just check off what you want and send it off. With so many options, the combinations are endless!

The Stanton Social is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

2. The Stanton Social

8.8
99 Stanton St (btwn Orchard & Ludlow St), New York, NY
Lounge · Lower East Side · 376 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Awesome restaurant/lounge serving up a variety of dishes in the LES. The french onion soup is to die for and we also recommend the red snapper tacos. Yum!

Erin McKenna's Bakery is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

3. Erin McKenna's Bakery

8.6
248 Broome St (at Ludlow St), New York, NY
Bakery · Lower East Side · 153 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Where else can you get delicious vegan treats? Chow down on a cupcake or cookie sandwich here or get their cookbook and make your own!

4. Vanessa's Dumpling House

9.1
118 Eldridge St (btwn Broome & Grand St), New York, NY
Dumpling Restaurant · Lower East Side · 330 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: This awesome dumpling house will fill you up! Get the sesame pancake and pair it with the hot and sour soup. Yum!

Freemans is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

5. Freemans

9.3
1 Freeman Aly (at Rivington St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Lower East Side · 493 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Come early, it can get busy here. Definitely get the Devils on Horseback which consists of dates stuffed with cheese and wrapped in bacon, then broiled until crispy. Need we say more?

Spitzer's Corner is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

6. Spitzer's Corner

8.7
101 Rivington St (at Ludlow St), New York, NY
Bar · Lower East Side · 302 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: This pub is great for either a weekend brunch or a late night party spot, though it can get pretty crowded the later it gets. They make a good mac n' cheese and we love the paprika fries too!

Verlaine Bar & Lounge is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

7. Verlaine Bar & Lounge

8.2
110 Rivington St (btwn Ludlow & Essex St.), New York, NY
Bar · Lower East Side · 182 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: This mellow LES lounge offers $5 drinks every night until 10PM. Try one of the martinis, kick back, and relax.

'inoteca is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

8. 'inoteca

98 Rivington St (at Ludlow St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Lower East Side · 93 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Great spot to enjoy a glass of wine and a cheese plate, plus their egg truffle is to die for.

wd~50 is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

9. wd~50

50 Clinton St (btwn Stanton & Rivington St), New York, NY
Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant · Lower East Side · 165 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: This Michelin star restaurant is for the true foodies, especially egg lovers. We recommend the tasting menu to get the full experience.

Schiller's Liquor Bar is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

10. Schiller's Liquor Bar

8.6
131 Rivington St (at Norfolk St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Lower East Side · 315 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: A good spot for a weekend brunch, get the steak frites and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Don't miss the bathroom either, very old fashioned and unique!

Barrio Chino is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

11. Barrio Chino

9.1
253 Broome St (btwn Orchard & Ludlow St), New York, NY
Mexican Restaurant · Lower East Side · 263 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Good Mexican food with a large selection of margaritas. Order the enchiladas moles and if you think you can handle heat - the habanero grapefruit margarita!

All Natural Hot Mini Cakes is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

12. All Natural Hot Mini Cakes

SE Corner of Grand St & Bowery, New York, NY
Food Truck · Chinatown · 5 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: On the SE corner of Grand and Bowery, these fluffy, made-to-order hot cakes are delicious and 15 mini cakes only costs a buck! Get a bag and enjoy them in in the nearby Sara D Roosevelt Park.

Pianos is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

13. Pianos

8.2
158 Ludlow St (at Stanton St), New York, NY
Rock Club · Lower East Side · 247 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Fun spot for a drink and to catch a live band. Come here during happy hour for some cheap drinks and a good time.

Milk & Honey is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

14. Milk & Honey

30 E 23rd St, New York, NY
Speakeasy · Flatiron District · 149 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Don't try to pop in unannounced at this hidden speakeasy. Appointments are required, but once inside the knowledgable bartender will create original, masterful cocktails at your request.

Beauty & Essex is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

15. Beauty & Essex

9.1
146 Essex St (btwn Stanton & Rivington St), New York, NY
Speakeasy · Lower East Side · 516 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Enter through the rustic pawn shop and suddenly reveal a whole secret lounge. Tapas dishes and exquisite cocktails, this is a great place to start the night. Free champagne in the bathroom? Yes!

Economy Candy is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

16. Economy Candy

8.7
108 Rivington St (btw Essex & Ludlow St), New York, NY
Candy Store · Lower East Side · 86 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Walk into this old school candy shop and become a kid again. Any candy you can think of, they'll have it. Time to get your sweet tooth on!

bOb Bar is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

17. bOb Bar

7.5
235 Eldridge St (btwn Stanton St & E Houston St), New York, NY
Bar · Lower East Side · 61 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Good vibes come from this place playing old school hip hop all night. It's small and a bit crowded but it's still a blast with friends.

Whole Foods Market is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

18. Whole Foods Market

9.0
95 E Houston St (btwn Bowery & Chrystie St), New York, NY
Grocery Store · Lower East Side · 313 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Great layout at this Whole Foods, and our favorite grocery in the area. The eating area on the second floor is a good place to relax as well.

Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

19. Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten

8.5
7 Rivington St (btwn Bowery & Chrystie St), New York, NY
Beer Garden · Lower East Side · 170 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: A beer garden with a great selection of brews. Bring your friends, get some pretzels and sausage, some beer, and enjoy!

Il Laboratorio Del Gelato is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

20. Il Laboratorio Del Gelato

9.3
188 Ludlow St (at E Houston St), New York, NY
Ice Cream Shop · East Village · 313 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: White everything at this lab-like ice cream shop. A cool, modern atmosphere serving up unique and delicious ice cream. We love the honey lavender and black sesame!

Creperie is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

21. Creperie

8.8
135 Ludlow St (at Rivington), New York, NY
Creperie · Lower East Side · 53 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Great for quick, late night eats. Get the strawberry crepe with nutella or the strawberry & dulce de leche crepe. Yum!

Frankies 17 is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

22. Frankies 17

17 Clinton St (btwn Stanton & Houston), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Lower East Side · 70 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Nice little Italian restaurant and great for brunch. Go for the farmer's breakfast and don't forget about the bacon, it's the best!

Little Muenster is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

23. Little Muenster

100 Stanton St (at Ludlow St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Lower East Side · 42 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Who knew grilled cheese could come in so many delicious combinations! This place just opened, show them some love and order the Muenster Mash and get it with bone marrow butter for an extra $1.

Landmark's Sunshine Cinema is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

24. Landmark's Sunshine Cinema

9.3
143 E Houston St (btwn Forsyth & Eldridge St), New York, NY
Indie Movie Theater · East Village · 143 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: One of our favorite theaters in the city. It's mostly independent films and the atmosphere is cozy and intimate. Save a couple bucks and come here instead of the larger theaters.

Bisous Ciao Macarons is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

25. Bisous Ciao Macarons

101 Stanton St (at Ludlow St), New York, NY
Dessert Shop · Lower East Side · 56 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: It's not quite Paris, but the macarons here are some of the city's finest. Try the jasmine green tea or the salted caramel.

Bluestockings is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

26. Bluestockings

8.7
172 Allen St (at Stanton), New York, NY
Bookstore · Lower East Side · 46 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Nice little bookstore that's volunteer-run. Come here to get your feminisist literature, as well as books devoted to gender and sexuality, activist strategies, and much much more.

Pushcart Coffee is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

27. Pushcart Coffee

221 E Broadway (at Clinton St.), New York, NY
Coffee Shop · Two Bridges · 21 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Hip, friendly, and serving up great coffee from Stumptown with a variety of little treats. It's kind of in the middle of nowhere but we love it. Can't go wrong with the iced coffee.

Gaia Italian Cafe is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

28. Gaia Italian Cafe

9.3
251 E Houston St (at Norfolk St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Alphabet City · 109 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Oh how we love the paninis here, and they're just 5 bucks! If you're in the area, stop in for a quick bite or just to say hi to the owner, Gaia.

Jadis is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

29. Jadis

9.1
42 Rivington St (at Eldridge St.), New York, NY
Wine Bar · Lower East Side · 63 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Need to 'woo' your date? This romantic French spot is perfect and light on the wallet, get $4 glasses of wine from 5-7pm Tuesday - Saturday

Sunita Bar is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

30. Sunita Bar

6.8
106 Norfolk St, South Store (Delancey & Rivington), New York, NY
Lounge · Lower East Side · 28 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: The owner Sunita is a sweetheart and she serves up awesome mixed drinks in this quiet, low-key bar amidst the chaos that is LES. Need some heat? Definitely try the jalapeno cocktails!

Saro Bistro is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

31. Saro Bistro

102 Norfolk St (btwn Delancey & Rivington), New York, NY
Eastern European Restaurant · Lower East Side · 24 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Just when you think you know about all the brunch spots in the LES, in comes Saro Bistro. Great service and you better believe the crab cake eggs benedict is worth coming back for.

Rockwood Music Hall is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

32. Rockwood Music Hall

9.1
196 Allen St (btwn Stanton & E Houston St), New York, NY
Rock Club · Lower East Side · 141 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: The best part about Rockwood? It's free! (though you do need to get a couple drinks). Come here for a cheap, entertaining, music filled night.

Clinton St. Baking Co. & Restaurant is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

33. Clinton St. Baking Co. & Restaurant

9.1
4 Clinton St (at E Houston St), New York, NY
Bakery · Lower East Side · 710 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: You'll likely have to wait a while to get a seat here around brunch time so when you do sit down, don't leave without getting their unbelievable blueberry pancakes and sugar cured bacon!

Sugar Sweet Sunshine is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

34. Sugar Sweet Sunshine

9.1
126 Rivington St (btwn Essex & Norfolk), New York, NY
Cupcake Shop · Lower East Side · 237 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Got a sweet tooth? Choose from the many varieties of cupcakes here, just make sure one of them is the delicious Red Velvet! A dozen for $21.

Cafe Katja is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

35. Cafe Katja

9.0
79 Orchard St (btwn Broome St & Grand St), New York, NY
Austrian Restaurant · Lower East Side · 107 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Authentic Austrian food in the Lower East Side, get the sausage sampler, cheese Spätzle, and one of the Austrian beers on tap.

Russ & Daughters is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

36. Russ & Daughters

9.5
179 E Houston St (btwn Allen & Orchard St), New York, NY
Gourmet Shop · Lower East Side · 339 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: This specialty shop on Houston St. has the best smoked fish in the city, but there's so much more here. If you're not in the mood for seafood, try some of the chocolate candy!

La Crêpe C'est Si Bon is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

37. La Crêpe C'est Si Bon

6.7
115 Eldridge St, New York, NY
French Restaurant · Lower East Side · 12 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Delicious sweet and savory crêpes here at this charming little establishment. They'll make it anyway you want so don't hesitate to try something different - dulce de leche with bacon? Why not!

Bowery Ballroom is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

38. Bowery Ballroom

9.3
6 Delancey St (at Bowery), New York, NY
Rock Club · Lower East Side · 204 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Converted into a music venue in 1997, the Bowery Ballroom features artists from all genres. It's spacious but the balcony is the best spot!

Katz's Delicatessen is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

39. Katz's Delicatessen

9.3
205 E Houston St (at Ludlow St), New York, NY
Sandwich Place · Lower East Side · 1091 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: It's all about the pastrami on rye at this famous deli. Take your ticket stub, walk to the right counter, get your food, and chow down. Don't lose that ticket stub though or it'll cost ya!

5th Avenue Chocolatiere is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

40. 5th Avenue Chocolatiere

6.6
693 3rd Ave (at 43rd Street), New York, NY
Dessert Shop · Turtle Bay · 4 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Buy the truffles. All the truffles. Okay, this place is a little too pricey to buy them all, so just be sure to try the cocoa-covered ones!

Mona's is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

41. Mona's

7.6
224 Avenue B (btwn E 13th & 14th), New York, NY
Bar · Alphabet City · 54 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: This bar is great when you are a Jazz music fan! Join the Tuesday night jam, it starts at 12 am. :-)

Sofrito is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

42. Sofrito

400 E 57th St (at 1st Ave), New York, NY
Latin American Restaurant · Sutton Place · 128 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: This is an upscale Puerto Rican restaurant that serves some of the best Latin food in New York City. Try their delicious carne empanadas and their famous mojitos!

Rattle N Hum is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

43. Rattle N Hum

8.6
14 E 33rd St (btwn Madison & 5th Ave), New York, NY
Bar · NoMad · 215 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: This is a great place if you enjoy cheap drinks and live music. They have special themes twice a week and on Tuesdays they offer different brands of beer!

Rosa Mexicano is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

44. Rosa Mexicano

8.6
9 E 18th St (btwn 5th Ave. & Broadway), New York, NY
Mexican Restaurant · Flatiron District · 235 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Great spot if you love Mexican Food. Try their enchiladas suizas, which are filled with cheese and organic chicken. We also recommend their Frozen Pomegranate Margaritas!

NBA Store is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

45. NBA Store

590 5th Ave (btwn E 47th & 48th St.), New York, NY
Clothing Store · Midtown East · 34 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Great store if you have a passion for basketball! They have every jersey and apparel from all the NBA teams and 2 basketball hoops where you can play for the highest score!

Dean & DeLuca is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

46. Dean & DeLuca

8.8
560 Broadway (at Prince St), New York, NY
Gourmet Shop · SoHo · 379 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Great supermarket if you are looking for fresh, delicious ingredients for home cooked meals and tasty pastries. Try their chocolate cakes and their mariage teas!!

Ali Baba Restaurant is one of NYC's Lower East Side.

47. Ali Baba Restaurant

126 Macdougal St (btw W. 3rd & Bleecker), New York, NY
Falafel Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 5 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: This place provides a mouth-pleasing Turkish Cuisine. Try the $10.95 two-course lunch special, Mondays through Fridays!