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Best places to celebrate spuds during Potato Lover’s Month

Posted on February 20, 2013 | by Lily Chin

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February celebrates Potato Lover’s Month, so make it your goal to visit these spots offering the best potato dishes in the city.

10. Sullivan Street Bakery

The patate pizza is the answer to the carb lover’s call. Its thin, chewy and crispy pizza crust is topped with sliced potatoes, onion, olive oil, rosemary and black pepper. At only $3.50 a slice, this pizza sells out fast.

533 W. 47th St.



9. Good Health

For soup lovers, remedy the winter chills with a $4 sweet potato soup topped with apple slices and wild rice.

1435 First Ave.

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8. Tehuitzingo Deli Grocery

This deli offers an outstanding potato and chorizo taco. At $2.50, the double tortilla taco filled with creamy potato and mild chorizo is a budget-friendly way to celebrate Potato Lover’s month.

695 10th Ave.

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7. Sticky’s

Partake in a sweet revolution of the French fry at Sticky’s and try the purple sweet potato fries ($4) from this finger joint. The fries are drizzled with honey and sprinkled with pecan dust and coconut flakes.

31 W. 8th St.

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6. Times Square Junior’s Cheesecake Restaurant

Veselka is the go-to place for potato pancakes, but for a decadent bite, try Junior’s brisket beef sandwich on crisp potato pancakes served with apple sauce and mushroom gravy for $16.

1515 Broadway #1


5. La Isla

This small Latin American restaurant offers Papa Rellena, a traditional baked potato dish filled with beef and spices. For only $1.25, you can enter fried potato heaven.

542 E. 14th St., Manhattan


4. PeteZaaz

Great margherita pizzas can be found all over Manhattan. However, if you’re looking for a unique pizza, head to Brooklyn and try the baked potato pizza here. The $4 pizza slice is topped with purple sweet potatoes, green onions, bacon, cheese and sour cream.

766 Classon Ave., Brooklyn


3. Tom’s

Indulge in fluffy and hearty sweet potato pancakes for $7 along with cup of coffee for $2.50 at this Brooklyn diner. The pancakes are accompanied with three different homemade butters — apricot, cinnamon and strawberry.

782 Washington Ave., Brooklyn


2. Klimat Lounge

This New American lounge in the East Village is a gastropub that houses Eastern European foods and beers. Try 8 potato and cheese pierogis, which comes with sour cream and fried onions, for $11.

77 E. 7th St.

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1. Union Square Cafe

Instead of reaching for normal packaged potato chips, why not switch it up this month for fresh homemade garlic chips? These warm, crunchy and addictive morsels can be ordered at the cafe for $8.

21 E. 16th St.

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