EAT & DRINK in LES

Creperie – The perfect midnight snack. This delicious spot serves up the most authentic crepes in the city. Whether you want sweet or savory, Creperie has something to satisfy your hunger with over fifty options. 135 Ludlow Street – tel. 212.979.5521

Beauty & Essex – This trendy restaurant is a celebrity hotspot with tasty food. Since opening this outpost two years ago, The Stanton Social’s Chris Santos has been keeping things fresh and unique by adding little quirks like serving complimentary pink champagne in the ladies’ room. The entry looks like a gorgeous pawn shop, with cute vintage pieces you can actually purchase. 146 Essex Street – tel. 212.614.0146

‘inoteca – You can find some of the best paninis in the city and a wide wine selection at this great after-hours spot that is open until 3 AM on the weekend. 98 Rivington Street – tel. 212.614.0473

The Meatball Shop – This place is consistently packed thanks to its no-fuss, delicious specialty: meatballs. You can mix-and-match different meats, sauces and sides to create dozens of interesting combos. Make sure to order an ice cream sandwich for dessert! – 84 Stanton Street – tel. 212.982.8895

wd~50 – This treasured Michelin-starred restaurant was opened in 2003 by famed chef Wylie Dufresne. The tasting menu is truly a unique experience that is fine dining at its best. The eggs benedict is one of their most raved-about servings. 50 Clinton Street – tel. 212.477.2900 

Teany – This café specializes in vegan food and tea. Singer Moby founded this spot with his ex-girlfriend. Make sure to try the yummy vegan desserts like carrot cake and pumpkin cheesecake. 90 Rivington Street – tel. 212.475.9190

Ápizz – Don’t let the murky storefront fool you. Behind those doors lies one of the LES’ greatest hidden treasures. Recommended dishes include the gnocchi and Bianca pizza. 217 Eldridge Street – tel. 212.253.9199

Tammany Hall – This slick multi-level club is a major crowd-pleaser: great music, full bar and  a hidden hangout behind a staircase, which leads to a dance floor and DJ booth. 152 Orchard Street – tel. 212.228.7556 

Barrio Chino – There’s a great atmosphere in this Mexican spot with a wide selection of tequila. 253 Broome Street – tel.212.228.6710

The Ten Bells – Organic wine bar with European style tapas that’s open until the late hours. 247 Broome Street – tel. 212.2284450

Fat Radish – Inspired by London’s original Covent Garden marketplace, this crowd pleaser offers seasonal ingredients for its gastro pub, popular dishes. 17 Orchard Street – 212.300.4053

Lead Belly – An oyster bar by the creator of Fat Radish, it’s a charming environment where performers play several times a week on the piano. 14 Orchard Street – tel. 646.596.9142

The Donut Plant – Martha Stewart-approved donuts in different varieties and shapes. Did you know that you could have square donuts? 379 Grand Street -tel. 212.505.3700