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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Tacos El Paisa
If you just want some good, quick tacos in Washington Heights, check out Tacos El Paisa. And get at least one chorizo taco.
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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.
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Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen
Ben’s Kosher Deli is a kosher spot in the Garment District with deli classics and excellent matzo ball soup.
Frankel’s is a Jewish deli in the same vein as Russ & Daughters, but on its own level entirely.
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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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