294 "Dining Solo" restaurants in New York.
Kjun is a takeout-and-delivery operation that makes delicious Korean-Cajun dishes on the Upper East Side.
Smashed on the LES serves perfectly seasoned smash burgers and has a small patio that’s great for people watching.
Edith’s is a sandwich counter in Williamsburg that serves pastrami sandwiches, baked goods, and an excellent bagel BEC with latkes.
Sushi Muse is a fantastic sushi spot in Flatiron from the chef behind high-end Japanese spots, Hall and Odo.
Yun Cafe & Asian Mart is a takeout stall in the Roosevelt Avenue subway station serving fantastic Burmese cold salads, noodle dishes, and soups.
If you’re looking for Ethiopian food in downtown Manhattan, Meskerem in West Village is one of the best options around.
Awash is an excellent Ethiopian restaurant in the East Village that works for everything from dates to solo meals and takeout.
Sushi Kai in the East Village serves high-quality sushi in the form of a sub-$100 omakase, as well as a la carte for delivery and takeout.
The best birria taco truck in NYC has a second home on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg. Get in line.
Nene’s is a Mexican spot specializing in quesabirria that’s set up in a bodega right next to Maria Hernandez Park in Bushwick.
The Chinelos Birria Tacos truck is usually parked in Long Island City right by the water, and they make fantastic, consomme-drenched birria tacos.
Zaragoza is a longstanding Mexican deli in the East Village where you can get a couple of tacos, tamarind candy, and a jar of green enchilada sauce.
The LES location of Peppa's Jerk Chicken serves Jamaican food that's just as delicious as what you'll find at their other spots in Brooklyn.
Medan Pasar is a fantastic Malaysian restaurant in the East Village where you can get a meal for $10.
Suki is a Japanese spot in the East Village where you should go the next time you want comfort in the form of a fantastic bowl of curry.