created by | August
transit | walkable
total distance | 0.5 miles
est. transit time | 9 minute walk end to end

This evening is the perfect crawl through the East Village, hitting up several local institutions from the Momofuku Noodle Bar to Death & Co.


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Momofuku Noodle Bar

$$ Asian-accented American fare
171 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003 (btwn 10th and 11th street)
(212) 570-2211


The Noodle Bar was the first restaurant in the Momofuku family. Now David Chang's food empire has boolned but this spot still serves some of the originals that made the chain famous throughout New York, including fried chicken and caviar (upon special reservation) and of course pork buns.

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Please Don't Tell

$$ | Novel cocktails | Dark speakeasy vibe
113 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009 (near Avenue A)
(212) 614-0386


At Please Don’t Tell you just need to know that you enter where you see a giant Criff dog sign. Pick up the phone in the booth and the door will pop.


Big Gay Ice Cream Shop

$ Ice Cream shop | Ice Cream and Cones with wacky fixings
125 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009 (near Avenue A)
(212) 533-9333


After your drink head to the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop for a little desert. Originally a food truck this shop has caught on in the city and garnered a real notoriety wining lots of attention and awards.

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Death & Company

$$$ | Serious cocktails in a dark speakeasy
433 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009 (near Avenue A)
(212) 753-7300


Next up is one serious cocktail lounge. Death & Co opened in New York on New Years Eve 2006/2007. It is a cocktail institution known for producing some top drinks and bartenders and contributing greatly to the renaissance in cocktails and mixology seen in the last decade. In 2010, Death & Co won Best American Cocktail Bar and World’s Best Cocktail Menu at Tales of the Cocktail Spirited awards. The cocktail bar doesn’t take reservations so grab a seat when you can find one and enjoy the experience.


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The Standard, East Village

4 star hotel | rooms $400-$500/night
25 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 10003
(212) 475-5700

Hip lodging featuring airy rooms, some with city views, plus an upscale restaurant & a clubby bar.

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