Iconic east village deli serving up beignets, fries and soft serve to the East Village since 1974. Owner Ray Alvarez is a neighborhood favorite, and many of his children and now grandchildren have been responsible for making many a Villager happy via beignet. You can still spot Alvarez himself behind the counter serving up late night fare to the Eat Village masses from time to time.
Once known for its eclectic and counterculture feel, East Village is now one of the rising neighborhoods to live in. Thanks to its many destination restaurants, bars, shops, clubs, early to mid-20th century walk ups, pocket parks, and it’s access to 4/5/6/N/R/Q lines, it’s easy to see why so many are fans of this neighborhood. Check out the little sake bar, Decibel, or the barbershop/cocktail lounge Blind Barber for a cut and good time. A must visit is the Strand Bookstore, a landmark bookshop with 18 miles of new, used, out-of-print, and rare books. There’s a creative, lively, and unique atmosphere in East Village that’s hard to find elsewhere.