The East Village may be best known these days as a nightlife neighborhood, but it also has breakfast down. And we don't mean brunch: we mean breakfast, available before you go to work on a weekday, something to nourish you rather than just nurse a hangover.
'Liquiteria' on Serious Eats
Despite all the new fresh-pressed, organic juice spots that have opened up in the past few years, Liquiteria in the East Village remains my favorite to this day. I'm currently hooked on this vegan Chocolate-Chai Cake offered at $4.50 a slice.
Last year, we brought you our report on the best oatmeal in New York. But we never tire of our favorite hot cereal, and neither, it seems, do restaurants. We thought last year's roundup was pretty exhaustive, but this year we've uncovered more under-$3 winners, more dessert-like indulgences, and—wait for it—bacon oatmeal. You knew it had to happen.