Brown rice, beans, avocado, cilantro, black olives, cheddar, sour cream, salsa, and some garlicky special sauce. Those are the only nine ingredients in the gluten-free bowls at The Whole Bowl in Williamsburg, and together they taste like a nacho platter that turned in its cleats for a spot on the student council. They can be made vegan, and they come in three different sizes - 12, 16, and 24 ounces - which are all less than $12.
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Miss Favela is Brazilian restaurant in Williamsburg with live music, grilled meat, and caipirinhas. It feels sort of like a beach party in Rio.
Gertie is an attractive all-day spot in Williamsburg, and it’s a great place to eat breakfast or brunch and pretend you’re living in a PBS cartoon.
Misi is the pasta-focused restaurant from the people behind one of our all-time favorite Brooklyn restaurants, Lilia.
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Superiority Burger is a tiny vegetarian counter-service place in the East Village with a decent veggie burger, great sides, and excellent gelato.
We learned a lot of things from eating at Peacefood Cafe, mostly related to non-violence and how nachos are apparently good for you.
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The Mekelburg’s Williamsburg location is the kind of place you should go in a time of need. Or anytime you want fantastic sandwiches and beers.
Smile To Go
Smile To Go in the Freehand Hotel is perfect for when you want a sandwich, some vegetable sides, and/or a cookie with four big chocolate chips on top.
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