If you’re looking for something quick and affordable, pick up a cold cut sandwich from Tasty Deli. This counter-service spot has been in the neighborhood since 1957 and has a menu of over fifty different deli sandwiches. Most of the people who eat here have a “usual” and the guy behind the counter telepathically understands their needs. The “Celebrity sandwiches” and “Classics” are the most popular orders and a good place to start, but if you’re here before 10 a.m., the breakfast burrito is also a solid choice.
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From a 24-hour Cuban spot to a bakery with disturbingly good carrot cake, here are the 18 best places to eat in Washington Heights.
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Grito Mexican Grill
Grito is a neighborhood spot in Washington Heights with strong cocktails and some pretty decent Mexican food. Plus, it’s open late.
Burger Heights is a counter-service spot in Washington Heights that has some vegetarian options and sidewalk-seating.
Saggio is a casual Italian spot in Washington Heights where you’ll want to become a regular.
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Feltman’s Of Coney Island
The founder of Feltman’s allegedly invented the hot dog, and this Coney Island spot still makes some of the best hot dogs around.
Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop
A classic lunch counter that’s been around since 1929 in the heart of Flatiron.
2nd Ave Deli
When the original 2nd Ave Deli closed, lots of New Yorkers channeled some nostalgic rage. At the new Murray Hill location, the old school charm may be gone, but the matzoh ball soup and pastrami sandwich have remained pretty much untouched.
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Russ & Daughters Cafe
Russ & Daughters has finally expanded, after 100 years in business. Now you can sit down in a comfy booth while you enjoy your lox, and it’s glorious.
Melba’s is a spot in Harlem with some great fried chicken, catfish, and waffles. Try it for a casual meal, and get a side of mac and cheese.
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