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Late Night Munchies And Hangover Remedies

February 16, 2016

Late Night Bites:

After an eventful night of letting loose, you’re left with a hollow abyss pitted dead center in your stomach. The hunger must be satisfied but luckily the city has plenty of spots for a round of munchies.


Sidewalk Tacos  $

Corner of Bleecker and Thompson St.

Wait time: 5-10 minutes

Cash only

If you’re craving a hearty burrito, some soft tacos or fajitas, check out Sidewalk Tacos, located conveniently at the corner of Bleecker and Thompson. The service at this Mexican food truck is quick and efficient, so you’ll have your food in no time. Remember to have some cash on hand because they don’t take cards.

Baohaus $

238 E 14th St

Wait time: 10-15 minutes

Cards accepted

If fried meat sprinkled with crushed peanuts, drizzled with a tangy sauce and all enveloped by a soft white bun is what you crave, Baohaus is the spot to check out. Founded by Eddie Huang of Vice Video, this Asian spot emanates cool with its friendly staff and sticker- and graffiti-decked walls. The Birdhaus Bao and Chairman Bao are the go-to’s.


101 MacDougal St

Wait time: 10-15 minutes

Cards accepted

For those who crave ice cream but in a unique form, try the Thai rolled ice cream on MacDougal St. Not only will you get to watch your ice cream transform from liquid to rolls, but the ice cream is as good as the visual experience. Popular flavors are the Thai Tea, Matcha Madness and Strawberry I CE U.

Jeepney $$

201 1st Ave

Wait time: 15-20 minutes

Cards accepted

A gastropub that serves delicious home-style Filipino, Jeepney is nestled in the East Village. Traditional Filipino dishes but with a modern flair, the place has a great atmosphere with just as colorful art décor. Dishes that are highly recommended are the Lumpiang Shanghai, pork buns, Bicol Express and the Chori burger.


Honorable mentions

For cheap pizza:

Joe’s Pizza (Union Square, Carmine St)

2 Bros (East Village)

For fancier pizza:

Artichoke (MacDougal, East Village)

For non-fussy burgers under $10:

Corner Bistro (West Village)

The classics:

Mamoun’s (MacDougal St)

Halal Guys (East Village)

To avoid the crowd:

Punjabi Deli (East Village): known for its $3 rice bowls with two choices of vegetables

For the Day After:


What seemed like an epically successful night can turn into the biggest mind-throbbing and exhausting next morning. Dehydrated and in desperate need of something to ease the headache and queasy stomach, seek out these hangover cures that will help you regain life.

Saigon Shack  $

114 MacDougal St

Wait time: 10-15 minutes

Cash only

Arguably the best pho house in Greenwich Village, Saigon Shack may be the remedy to all hangovers. The warm, flavored yet simple broth paired with light rice noodles and vegetables makes their delectable pho dishes effective for a groggy morning. Or try the simple yet solid banh mi sandwich.

If you’re seeking a more traditional morning-after meal, here are some of your best bagel and coffee shops.

Bagels on the Square $

7 Carmine St

Wait time: 5 minutes

Best known for: quick service, impressive selection of bagels and cream cheese spreads

Russ and Daughters $$

179 E Houston St

Wait time: 5-10 minutes

Best known for: bagel & lox combination

Mudspot $$

307 E  St

Wait time: 15-20 minutes

Cash only

With a brunch special on the weekends, you can enjoy a solid meal at this popular East Village spot. The wait time may be a bit longer, but the food and cozy décor is worth the wait. The huevos rancheros or pressed sandwiches like the avocado sandwich are some good choices.

Tompkins Square Bagels $

165 Ave A

Wait time: 15-20 minutes

Best known for: interesting cream cheese spreads like chipotle avocado or jalapeño cheese

Honorable mentions

For soup dumplings:

The Bao (St Mark’s)

Vanessa’s Dumplings (14th St.)

More brunch:

Café Mogador (East Village)

Grey Dog Cafe (Union Square)

For fresh smoothies:

Your local bodega for $5-6 smoothies that will still be cheaper than getting it at a smoothie branch

A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, Feb. 16 print edition. Email Nina Jang at [email protected]

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