Champs is vegan, and it’s more fun than your average diner. They compensate for the fact that they don’t use animal products by putting sprinkles on pancakes and making tater tot nachos. You’ll wonder how everything is meat and dairy-free (including the mozzarella sticks), and you’re probably better off not asking. This is hangover food for vegetarians, but a meat-eater should find something to get down with here as well.
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Hill Country Chicken
With so many incredible fried chicken options around these days, this isn’t one to go out of your way for.
Legacy Records is a big restaurant in Hudson Yards from the team behind Pasquale Jones and Charlie Bird. It’s pricey, but worth it.
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Anthony & Son Panini Shoppe
Anthony & Son is the place to go in East Williamsburg for a sandwich so filling you won’t eat for... ever again.
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