If you’re looking for something quick and affordable, pick up a cold cut sandwich from Tasty Deli. This counter-service spot has been in the neighborhood since 1957 and has a menu of over fifty different deli sandwiches. Most of the people who eat here have a “usual” and the guy behind the counter telepathically understands their needs. The “Celebrity sandwiches” and “Classics” are the most popular orders and a good place to start, but if you’re here before 10 a.m., the breakfast burrito is also a solid choice.
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From a 24-hour Cuban spot to a bakery with disturbingly good carrot cake, here are the 18 best places to eat in Washington Heights.
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El Floridita Restaurant
Floridita is a Cuban spot in Washington Heights that serves one of the best Cubano sandwiches in the city.
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The Uptown Garrison
The Uptown Garrison is an all-day spot in Washington Heights that works for coffee at 8am or cocktails and bar food at midnight.
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Calabria Pork Store
Calabria Pork Store is a deli in the Bronx with lots and lots of sausages hanging from the ceiling.
On Saturdays and Thursdays only, Fiore’s Deli in Hoboken serves a very special roast beef sandwich with fresh mozzarella.
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Russ & Daughters Cafe
Russ & Daughters has finally expanded, after 100 years in business. Now you can sit down in a comfy booth while you enjoy your lox, and it’s glorious.
Melba’s is a spot in Harlem with some great fried chicken, catfish, and waffles. Try it for a casual meal, and get a side of mac and cheese.
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