Coffee, Food, Pubs in NYC


-Cafe Reggio on Bleeker

-Stumptown Roasters: 30 West 8th (2 blocks from Washington Sq.), and in the lobby of the Ace Hotel at 18, W. 29th (which looks like maybe a good place to stay)

-Blue Bottle: 450 W. 15th, 54 W. 40th

-Abraco, 81 E. 7th Street. All time great place.


-Saigon Kitchen, 114 McDougal Street

-Snack Taverna (Greek), 63 Bedford at 7th Ave.

-Periyali (which means “seashore” in Greek), 35 W. 20th  between 5th and 6th.

-Rosemary’s, 18 Greenwich Ave.

-Blue Ribbon Sushi, 119 Sullivan St.

-EAK Ramen, 469 6th Ave.

-Cafe Mogador, 101 St. Marks Place.

-An Nam, 234 W. 48th, Times Sq. district. Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese food. Normally this combination would make me suspicious, but this place, in an area I wouldn’t normally eat in, was really good — and inexpensive. I had a big plate of duck on brown rice, nicely cooked vegetables on a lunch special for $9.50. Plus delcious spring rolls.


St. Dymphna’s, 118 St. Marks Place

The Blind Tiger Ale House, 281 Bleeker

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to Coffee, Food, Pubs in NYC

  1. Lloyd, Next time you're in the Big Apple, check out Mamoun's on St. Mark's Place (also in the Village near Washington Square Park). Fantastic Middle Eastern food and not expensive; also great neighborhood to explore, with many ethnic choices and low prices.

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