Ask.Metafilter is our favorite answer site-- the NYC tag provides a weekly dose of New York questions and answers. This week, the theme seems to be food:
I'm in New York City and I'm hungry. What's a good, cheap place for breakfast? Some answers:
- Floridita, 3219 Broadway at 129 St.
- Veselka, Union Square.
- The Hungarian Pastry Shop
We'd add: Cafe Gitane in Nolita (order the waffles!), the Grecian Corner diner in Park Slope, Balthazar in SoHo (one egg is only $3, and the croissants are around the same price), Shopsins in the Village (pancakes, obvs,) City Bakery in Chelsea (order the blueberry muffin!), Cafe Luxembourg on the UWS (parmesan eggs), and the Clinton Street Bakery in LES.
Another: I've been told that there isn't any good Mexican food in NYC, but I find it hard to believe. Although - after searching and trying places after only living here a few months, it may be true. If it is true, why?
It's obviously not true, as the Mefites were able to name several authentic Mexican places:
- Cafe El Portal
- Mary Ann's
- La Palapa on St Marks
- Bonita on Bedford in Williamsburg
- Florencia 13 on Sullivan Street (LA style)
This is a tough call for us, because our Mexican tastebuds have mostly been destroyed by too many nights at the Rivington Street branch of San Loco-- what places would you add?