Kish-Kash is a West Village spot from the people behind Taim, and the focus here is on couscous. It’s fast-casual during the day, but full-service and walk-in-only at night. Everything on the 12-item menu is under $21, and options range from starters (like a very good hummus with fresh-baked challah) to six couscous dishes with proteins like chicken tagine and short rib. The couscous is made in-house, and it’s light and fluffy, but otherwise, the food isn’t particularly memorable.
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High Street on Hudson is a Philly import in the West Village that will happily make you a sandwich or a bowl of tripe. You should have both.
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Cafe Mogador is a Moroccan restaurant with a popular brunch and some outdoor seating on St Marks in the East Village.
The original is in the East Village, but the Williamsburg Cafe Mogador is brighter and more spacious. Get your Moroccan food here (including brunch).
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Buvette is a French restaurant in the West Village that’s great for a date or a really good breakfast. Just be aware that it can get pretty cramped.
If that Dyson guy came up with Korean BBQ, Takashi is what it would look like. Modern, weird, excellent.
A falafel sandwich at Taim is the best thing you can get in NYC for less than $10 and also theoretically eat daily without disastrous consequences.
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