Champs is vegan, and it’s more fun than your average diner. They compensate for the fact that they don’t use animal products by putting sprinkles on pancakes and making tater tot nachos. You’ll wonder how everything is meat and dairy-free (including the mozzarella sticks), and you’re probably better off not asking. This is hangover food for vegetarians, but a meat-eater should find something to get down with here as well.
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If you want some decent Mediterranean small plates and an obscure glass of wine in Bushwick head to Petra. It’s great for a low-key date night.
The Farm on Adderley
The Farm on Adderley is a really good, comfortable restaurant in a neighborhood that seems to have relatively few of those.
Noodle Pudding is a cash-only Italian restaurant near the Brooklyn Bridge. The pastas are always reliable, and the vibe is Perfect For Sunday Dinner.
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Black Nile is a halal soul spot in Crown Heights with great fried chicken and Cajun seafood.
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A falafel sandwich at Taim is the best thing you can get in NYC for less than $10 and also theoretically eat daily without disastrous consequences.
Anthony & Son Panini Shoppe
Anthony & Son is the place to go in East Williamsburg for a sandwich so filling you won’t eat for... ever again.
Amituofo is a vegan restaurant in Bushwick that serves Asian-inspired dishes and is great for casual group dinners.
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