You could go to Central Park, but before long, you’d be drinking lukewarm spiked seltzer while letting your dog drink from the one bottle of water you remembered to bring. Or you could go to Barking Dog two blocks from the park on the UES. They serve brunch every day from 8am-4pm, Happy Hour beers and margaritas from 3-7pm, and they even have a tiled, in-ground watering hole for dogs.
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The Health Nuts
Health Nuts is an Upper East Side nutrition shop that has lots supplements we've never heard of, but also an excellent, cheap juice bar in the back.
Flex is a restaurant import from Prince Edward Island, which immediately gives it some credibility - "P.E.I" as they call it, is the source of some of the best mussels the world has to offer.
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The City Bakery
City Bakery is a bi-level café near Union Square known for its baked goods, hot chocolate, and pricey (but pretty decent) salad bar.
Lella Alimentari is a friendly cafe in Williamsburg where you can hang out, eat a sandwich, and talk to an employee in a bright red beanie.
Soho Park is a very casual spot on Prince Street where you can sit down, eat an okay sandwich, and feel like you’re not in Soho.
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Vic’s in Noho is a restaurant to keep in your back pocket for when you need something easy and good.
Jacobs Pickles is great if you need a spot for drinks or an Upper West Side dinner meetup with someone you know will embrace the heavy bar food. But it’s not a restaurant with traveling for.
THEP is a solid Upper East Side Thai spot with a long menu, an attractive space, and some outdoor seating.
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