Top 5 Spots for You if You’re Hungry In The Lower East Side

We’ll tell you about the most delicious spots in the Lower East Side so that by the time you’re done reading, you can solve that appetite of yours!

1- Kiki’s

130 Division Street
A simple and straight forward dining experience that will guarantee an easy meal with great food. Kiki’s specializes in sea food, lamb and Greek cuisine. The interior design is minimalist and a great utilization of the space, where the outside is very subtle and the interior resembles a Greek Tavern with brick walls and old school ceilings. You’ll have finally found a place where you can have a straight forward and guaranteed delicious meal for the appropriate price! Make sure to try the Grilled Octopus plate and Mama’s Oven Roasted Chicken.

2- Contra

138 Orchard Street
Welcome to the most simple dining experience you’ll ever have in Lower East Side — simple in the sense that Contra specializes in only two set menus: The Contra Menu and the Vegetable Menu. No frills, no complications, just good food, good ambiance, great interior design and service. It’s no surprise it received a Michelin Star in 2018 and many more awards. The cuisine is Modern American and you’ll be sure that nothing can go wrong with their set-menu!

3- Barrio Chino

235 Broome Street
An almost authentic New York interior design with brick walls and wooden bar counters, Barrio Chino’s got the cool and edgy vibe that encompasses the Lower East Side neighborhood. The stylish and innovative approach to the Mexican culinary menu is interesting, especially since their list of Tequilas is beyond anything we’ve seen in the neighborhood! The drinks here are as much a part of the menu as is the food, so make sure you eat plenty before you indulge in the long list of exotic cocktails they offer.

4- Russ & Daughters Cafe

127 Orchard Street
From the Manhattan renown Russ & Daughters bagel shop comes the infamous Russ & Daughters Café! This is a must-visit for any bagel, caviar and sandwich enthusiast or if you’ve ever been to the Russ & Daughters and have been dying to finally find out that they’ve now added seats. The cafe is ideal for almost any time of day and is always bustling with a familial energy and cosy environment.

5- Freemans

Freeman Alley
A cosy and clandestine restaurant tucked away in an alley? That’s the best way to describe Freemans without giving away too much of its odd but quirky interior design. As soon as you reach its entrance, you’ll be reminded of either a Hunter S. Thompson hunting cabin moment or you’ll be transported to the Explorer days as you walk into this old school tavern. The menu at Freemans is very lenient towards meat but the best kept secret of Freemans are their idyllic cocktails, so be sure to try them out!


Still hungry for more? Why don’t you check out our top 5 guide of things to do in Lower East Side Neighborhood to solve that explorer’s appetite of yours!