Ten Rainy Day Eats In New York


So much for fall. In New York, it feels like we've gone from shorts to winter coats in just a few days. But fortunately, there are plenty of rainy-day eats to warm you up. Ten of our favorite comfort foods, after the jump.

Rainy-Day Breakfasts: Mexican Skillet Breakfast Combo at Shopsins


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Or, really, any combo plate. But if this platter of huevos rancheros, mini doughnuts, and pork tamales doesn't leave you fortified for the rainy day ahead, nothing will. Bonus: Dessert at Roni-Sue's, without venturing back outside!

Shopsins, 120 Essex Street, Essex Street Market Stall 16, New York NY 10002 (b/n Delancey and Rivington; map)

Rainy-Day Breakfasts: Oatmeal At Doma


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Nothing warms you from within like a great bowl of oatmeal. Doma's rolled oats are toasted, lightly sweetened and just cooked through, creating a dry oatmeal that's more texturally akin to a softened granola. Served with hot steamed milk on the side, the cereal becomes exactly as milky as you like it.

Doma, 17 Perry Street (at Seventh Avenue South), New York NY 10014 (map)

Rainy-Day Drinks: City Bakery's Hot Chocolate


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If its heat doesn't leave your cheeks flushed, the decadence of this hot chocolate will. Thick, smooth, and just sweet enough, two ounces should be enough—but in this weather, who could blame you for choosing the eight-ounce serving, with homemade marshmallows?

City Bakery, 3 West 18th Street, New York NY 10011 (b/n 5th Ave and 6th Ave; map)

Rainy-Day Sandwich: BLT at Char No. 4


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Available on Fridays for lunch, and all weekend on the brunch menu, this is no ordinary BLT. Chef Matt Greco smokes a cured, maple-basted pork belly that he then deep fries and serves on white bread with a chili aioli. And if you need a little something extra before you head back into the cold, there are over 150 American whiskeys to choose from.

Char No. 4, 196 Smith Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 (b/n Baltic and Warren; map)

Rainy-Day Lunch: Soup at Columbine


[Photo: Kathy Chan]

Kathy Chan recently spotted Moroccan Carrot with mint yogurt, a broccoli puree soup, and a hearty beef vegetable, but it's the Calabasa Squash Puree with cumin cream that's her favorite.

Columbine, 229 West Broadway, New York NY 10013 (map)

Rainy-Day Lunch: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup at Bouchon


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Classic combination. Unsurprisingly, Bouchon's grilled cheese blows pretty much everyone else's out of the water.

Bouchon Bakery, 10 Columbus Circle, New York NY 10019 (at 59th Street, third floor; map)

Rainy-Day Dinner: Chicken Pot Pie at Molly's


No one does stick-to-your-ribs food quite like the Irish. Alaina loves Molly's chicken pot pie—"golden puff pastry on top, hot chicken and veg underneath, served piping hot"—and the fire that sometimes roars in the fireplace.

Molly's Pub, 287 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10010 (b/n 22nd Street and 23rd Street; map)

Rainy-Day Dinner: Bibimbap at Bibim-Bar


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Really, any bibimbap will do. The hot stone bowl, warming your hands, heating your food, and giving the rice that perfect crunch, this Korean dish does its part to combat the cold. The spice doesn't hurt, either.

Bibim-Bar, 141 1st Avenue, New York NY 10003 (b/n St. Marks Place and 9th Street; map)

Rainy-Day Dinner: Paella at Socarrat


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Same logic: hot pan, crunchy rice, a little spice.

Socarrat, 259 West 19th Street, New York NY 10011 (b/n Seventh and Eighth Avenue; map)

Rainy-Day Bar Food: Mac and Cheese at Warren 77


[Photo: Tia Kim]

Hungry and cold, but can't miss the game? Dini's Mac & Cheese at Warren 77 is made with cavatappi, fontina, and caramelized onions. Gooey and satisfying.

Warren 77, 77 Warren Street, New York NY 10007 (b/n Greenwich & West Broadway; map)

What are your favorite rainy day eats? Let us know in the comments.