Food & Drink
From Filipino to pizza and salads to Szechuan, the Lower East Side has one of New York’s most exciting food scenes. You’ll never go home hungry.
Australian inspired cafe offering a selection of healthy food and beverage options in the heart of the Lower East Side.
This restaurant specializes in food from the southern Mexican region of Oaxaca, and is also the home for Los Amantes – the high-class mezcal brand started by restaurant owners Guillermo Olguin and Ignacio Carballido.
Pig & Khao
This Filipino-Thai fusion restaurant is not to be missed. Chef Leah Cohen has struck a chord with her adventurous and inventive dishes. Since opening their doors in 2012, Pig & Khao has quickly become one of the most beloved restaurants in the Lower East Side.
We’ll put it simply – fast casual bistro serving up home cooked Japanese-Pacific inspired poke bowls and bento box.
Dudley’s serves cocktails and seasonal dishes for brunch, lunch and dinner that focus on unexpected but complementary flavors, all made with the finest ingredients – think burrata with pear and crushed pistachio, fries with truffled aioli, and crab linguine with chili, garlic, lemon and pangratto (grated bread).
Find a pocket of Paris in this Lower East Side cocktail and oyster bar, which is named after Rrose Sélavey – the female alter-ego of Marcel Duchamp. The interior is inspired by the moody romance of the French capital in the early 20th century, and the menu has daily fresh oysters, a full raw bar, and French-focused plates and cocktails.
The Flower Shop has quickly sprouted from bulb to full bloom in the Lower East Side. This 70s-style restaurant and bar has solidified themselves as a staple in our neighborhood.
Regina’s Grocery is a family-owned and operated deli known for their locally sourced charcuterie and imported Italian ingredients. All their sandwich names are dedicated to a family member.
Russ and Daughters
Russ & Daughters has been a prominent establishment on the Lower East Side for over a 100 years. You’d be hard pressed to find a tastier lox bagel than at Russ & Daughters.
Katz Deli has been a Lower East Side institution since 1888. Nobody beats their pastrami on rye. You haven’t really seen our neighborhood without paying them a visit.
Arts & Culture
For over a century, these streets have been a hub of commerce and culture. In 2020, art in the Lower East Side lives in galleries, on the sides of buildings, and in the headphones of passersby.
The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to the love and appreciation for photography and visual culture.
Essex Crossing Park
In an effort to provide a world-class common amenity for all Lower East Side residents, The Rollins has joined forces with a renowned landscape design firm, West 8, to design a community accessible 15,000 square foot landscaped plaza that serves as an impactful addition to the neighborhood.
This 9,000 square-foot rooftop farm at Essex Crossing will proudly serve the surrounding community through a combination of urban farming and various programs.
Downtown’s only bowling alley boasting 12 vintage wood lanes, mid-century decor, and a full bar and kitchen for you to play,eat and listen to live music
Great mix of live bands and DJs in a space that’s a former piano store.
The Eldridge Museum features one of the first synagogues erected in the United States back in 1887. The historic landmark is a symbol of our neighborhood’s rich Jewish heritage.
The New Museum is a contemporary art museum in the heart of the Lower East Side since 1977. Their wonderfully curated exhibitions have something for everybody.
Seward Park is the largest public park in the Lower East Side. It’s great for people of all ages and it’s wheelchair accessible.
Immerse yourself in a paradise of boutiques, bakeries, record shops, and vintage everything. Whether you’re outfitting your apartment or your buying your partner an outfit, you’re sure to find the latest fashion trends here.
Chop Suey Club
Chop Suey Club procures design products from young Chinese creatives around the world, showcasing seasonal rotations of items for diverse lifestyles.
BonBon is a Swedish pick and mix candy & ice cream store in the Lower East Side. They have a wide variety of sour candies, gummies, licorice, chocolates, and more.
Tuza is a Mexican brand based out of New York and Mexico City. From the beginning, it has worked tirelessly to go against the grain and be a part of the female empowerment movement by creating a community.
This simple idea was the seed for what would become The Sill: a modern plant destination for the modern plant lover. Plants make us happier, healthier, more efficient and boost our creativity.
Alife is a boutique retailer for clothing, sneakers, and footwear with a focus on downtown New York City style.
The Hunt is a boutique retailer for unique jewelry, decor, and apparel. Their original items make for exceptionally good gifts.
CW Pencil Enterprise was founded online in November 2014 by Caroline Weaver, amateur pencil collector and lifelong pencil lover. As simple as it may be, the pencil is something which despite advances in technology will never become obsolete. Whatever you may use them for, we want to make sure that you can have any pencil your heart, hand, or collection desires.