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B & H

127 Second Ave. New York, NY 10003 | East Village | 212-505-8065

Location Description:

This is classic New York, a cramped diner serving old-school Kosher grub. The challah French toast, potato pancakes, lox and onion omelettes, mushroom barley soup and chopped egg salad sandwiches all point to an earlier period in the city's history, in this case 1942, when Ukrainian immigrants opened it amid what was then a thriving theatre scene. Inside the restaurant, not much has changed. Order an egg cream and take one of the 12 seats along the counter. Men in crisp white uniforms bustle under the black letter board listing the menu overhead, while diners jockey for one of the handful of tables pressed against the wall. One thing you won't find here is meat; aside from fish, eggs and dairy, all other animal products are banned. The more Ukrainian parts of the menu, including the blintzes, pierogies and borscht, have an especially strong hold on the regulars' hearts.—Keith Wagstaff

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  • Cuisine(s): Diner, Traditional
  • Price: $
  • Serving: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: None
  • Reservations: Not Accepted
  • Parking: No Parking
  • Payment Types: MasterCard, Visa
  • Features: Delivery, Takeout

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