Brown rice, beans, avocado, cilantro, black olives, cheddar, sour cream, salsa, and some garlicky special sauce. Those are the only nine ingredients in the gluten-free bowls at The Whole Bowl in Williamsburg, and together they taste like a nacho platter that turned in its cleats for a spot on the student council. They can be made vegan, and they come in three different sizes - 12, 16, and 24 ounces - which are all less than $12.
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The Woods is a bar in Williamsburg with a big backyard and frequent weekend dance parties.
Peter Luger Steak House
Peter Luger is a New York City steakhouse institution, and eating here is an experience unlike any other in the city.
1 Or 8
For the locals, 1 Or 8 is surely a nice addition to a rather sushi-less area. However, for those of us who have to travel, 1 Or 8 is completely out of the question.
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Peacefood is one of our favorite vegan spots in town (and especially in Union Square). Go, but beware that the chickpea fries are addicting.
Amituofo is a vegan restaurant in Bushwick that serves Asian-inspired dishes and is great for casual group dinners.
Buddha Bodai is a kosher vegetarian spot in Chinatown. It’s useful for anyone who doesn’t eat meat, and it’s BYOB.
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The Mekelburg’s Williamsburg location is the kind of place you should go in a time of need. Or anytime you want fantastic sandwiches and beers.
Smile To Go
Smile To Go in the Freehand Hotel is perfect for when you want a sandwich, some vegetable sides, and/or a cookie with four big chocolate chips on top.
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