Slideshow: Staff Picks: Our Favorite Late-Night Bites in NYC

Pizza at Bleecker Street Pizza
Pizza at Bleecker Street Pizza
"When I'm out and drinking I tend to indulge some of my worst food habits—like ordering a large cup of non-ice cream with sprinkles at Tasti D Lite. Or indulge my worst food spending habits, accidentally dropping a lot more than I intended on small plates (okay, and mayyyybe another few glasses of wine) at Buvette. But for proper late-night refueling, Bleecker Street Pizza is my go-to. I used to live in the neighborhood and definitely frequent West Village bars, so it still feels like my neighborhood hang. It's open until 4 a.m., the Nonna slice (fresh mozzarella, marinara sauce, and fresh basil) is awesome, and there's always a lively cast of characters scarfing down slices for exactly the same reason you are." —Carey Jones

Bleecker Street Pizza: 69 7th Avenue South, New York NY 10014 (map); 212-924-4466 bleeckerstreetpizza.net

[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Chorizo Anything from Tacos Morelos
Chorizo Anything from Tacos Morelos
"My neighborhood has an okay taco truck in between the subway and my apartment, and while it's fine drunk food, I won't say you should go out of your way for it. So if I'm out late in the East Village I make sure to hit up the 24-hour Tacos Morelos cart before heading to the uptown N. Their crisp, fatty chorizo is just the salt bomb I need at that time of night. I'll go with the sopes (pictured) with refried beans if I'm peckish; a massive torta if I've had three too many. Red salsa or green? How about both—it's always Christmas at 2 a.m." —Max Falkowitz

Tacos Morelos: 2nd Street and Avenue A, New York, NY 10009 (map)

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez Alt]

Fried Pig Tails at The Brooklyn Star
Fried Pig Tails at The Brooklyn Star
"I rarely eat out late, so I'm just going with my pick for "that one time I had to bring my boyfriend somewhere for dinner at 1 a.m. after he flew in on a mega-long transatlantic flight." Where to? The Brooklyn Star, one of my favorite restaurants in the city, and conveniently open until 2 a.m. SCORE. Fried pig tails and fluffy buttermilk biscuits and smoked bone marrow may not do a body good, but they do a brain...happy. And at 1 a.m., that's what you want. Heavy, fatty, flavorful food that make happy chemicals." —Robyn Lee

The Brooklyn Star: 596 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn NY 11211 (map); 718-599-9899 thebrooklynstar.com

Mm, fried pig tails. [Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Pizza at South Brooklyn Pizza, 1st Avenue
Pizza at South Brooklyn Pizza, 1st Avenue
"The East Village has a number of late-night options, but one I miss the most since leaving NYC is the ready availability of easy decent pizza by the slice. My neighborhood slice choice: South Brooklyn. Open late, lots of olive oil and fresh basil on top, and the option of roasted garlic if you're feeling like it." —Maggie Hoffman

South Brooklyn Pizza: 122 1st Avenue, New York NY 10009 (map); 212-533-2879

[Photograph: Maggie Hoffman]

Ginger Scallion Noodles with Oyster Sauce at Great NY Noodletown
Ginger Scallion Noodles with Oyster Sauce at Great NY Noodletown
"There is no better pre-emptive hangover treatment than putting some noodles in your stomach before bed. It just so happens that Great NY Noodletown is open until 4 a.m., and their ginger scallion noodles with oyster sauce get the job done." —Ben Fishner

Great NY Noodletown: 28 Bowery, New York NY 10013 (map); 212-349-0923

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

The Combo Platter at Kellogg's Diner
The Combo Platter at Kellogg's Diner
"The Combo Platter at the Kellogg's Diner near the Lorimer stop in Williamsburg. The combo platter is exactly what you think it is: chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks, jalapeno poppers, and onion rings. Sometimes we supplement with a side of sweet potato fries. There are so many great bars in that area, but no matter how good or bad the night was, everything is solved at Kellogg's Diner. In fact, some nights I go out just for the combo platter at the end of the rainbow." —Leandra Palermo

Kellogg's Diner: 514 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211 (map); 718-782-4502

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Old Bay Popcorn from Fourth Ave Pub
Old Bay Popcorn from Fourth Ave Pub
Fourth Ave Pub is like my Cheers. They have an excellent beer selection (and whiskey too), friendly faces, TVs if you care about whatever's on (usually games or TBS movies), seating inside or out in the chill backyard, chalkboard walls in the bathroom if you have something to profess, and an old-school popcorn popper with a help-yourself policy. Grab a red basket and wax paper and scoop yourself silly with free popcorn; my crew averages about 8 rounds a night. But the key is the Old Bay hanging out above the popper—shake it on real good. There have been many a night where this ends up being my midnight "dinner," but if I need something more rib-sticking after, it's a slice from South Brooklyn Pizza across the street (the Brooklyn cousin of Maggie's East Village pick).—Erin Zimmer

Fourth Ave Pub: 76 4th Ave, Brooklyn NY 11217 (map)

Note: this is not the pub's Old Bay popcorn. It's too dark in there to take a decent photo, but you get the idea. [Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]