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Peasant is a simple wood and brick place with food that is wonderful. Patrons of this Italian restaurant in Nolita dress casually but stylish. Chef and owner Frank DeCarlo uses a wood-burning oven to cook many of the dishes on the menu. An open kitchen gives the dining room an extra spark. All of the seafood and veal dishes are immensely popular, including lobster and Osso Bucco. The house chocolate cake is delightful as well.
Nakamura NYC is a restaurant owned by Chef Shigetoshi Nakamura, popular and critically acclaimed for his infamous ramen. With a focus only on ramen, Nakamura NYC has gained a name for itself in the vicinity. They also serve beer and sake as accompaniments. The variants of ramen may not be exhaustive, but each dish on the menu is scrumptious and worth sampling. They also have rice bowls if you want to try other dishes by the renowned chef.
Baskin Robbins has a certain omnipresence in New York and here in the Lower East Side, you can get your ice cream fix. The well-known American ice cream chain in this neighborhood is paired with a Dunkin' Donuts, and nothing is better than coffee and ice-cream. Baskin-Robbins has so many different flavors, sometimes it's hard to choose, but that is also what makes visiting this chain classic rather fun.
An ideal spot to enjoy authentic Chinese food, the striking red doors of the Kings County Imperial attract all kinds of patrons. Within its unfussy setting, the restaurant offers an extensive menu comprising Chinese staples from Dim-Sums, noodles, and wok dishes. The spring rolls in shrimp, cilantro, squid, and scallops are a must-try from the menu. Savor the fiery Chinese delicacies with Tiki style cocktails or a steaming cup of Chinese tea at this frequented New York Chinese find.
From its humble beginnings on East Houston Street, Russ & Daughters has grown to be a Manhattan legend. The iconic NY deli now boasts multiple locations that attract diners from far and wide. The Russ & Daughters cafe at Orchard street is just a few blocks away from the original store where it all started. The cafe offers a menu rife with traditional Jewish delicacies alongside a few creative renditions. Their smoked fish and bagels are definitely a must try, although their infused caviares, babka, potato latkes, lox, matzo ball soup and other deli-style dishes are just as delicious. Fashioned to resemble a modern day diner, the cafe is just as charming and friendly as its offerings are delicious. Try the egg cream if you're looking to pair your meal with something other than coffee.
Nordic Preserves Fish and Wildlife Company is committed to providing clean, good quality food that is free from chemicals and artificial preservatives. They are known to process their own meats by using traditional methods for smoking, pickling and preserving to retain the natural goodness of the product. Specialty, sourced Nordic foods such as cloudberry jams, marabou chocolate and pearl sugar are found here in addition to wild meats such as boar and elk. The preserve is also known to make their own bread, biscotti, licorice and toffee that are simply delicious. A haven for all fish lovers, they carry a variety of smoked and cured fish along with exquisite caviar that is definitely worth the price.