After Sandy: East Village Restaurants Are Open Despite No Power


The power won’t be back on in lower Manhattan for at least another day, but these spots are finding lots of ways to bring in customers and save what’s left of their supplies.

Paradiso is serving up the rest of their goods that were kept on dry ice this week. Balthazar is still delivering fresh baguettes their way on Avenue B. “I’ll be here till I freeze or run out,” said the storeowner.

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Macaron Parlour is only three weeks old, but used a generator to serve French macarons and hot coffee to their new neighbors.

Oyama has been doling out fried rice and udon soup on 1st Avenue out of their storefront window since Tuesday, and the beer’s cold too.

East Village staple, Ray’s Candy Store, welcomes customers in even though they may have to wait a few more days for famous beignets or soft serve ice cream. The coffee is hot and Ray is pouring it himself.

Have you seen any restaurants in your neighborhood that are battling the power outages in a creative way? Let us know in the comments.