The Sweet Life
212-598-0092. 63 Hester St. at Ludlow St. Stocked to capacity with gummies, hard candy, dried fruit, and chocolate made on the premises. Ask about the pumpkin pie fudge, you won't regret it. Top treats: Marshmallow kebabs made from five marshmallows skewered on a stick and drenched in milk chocolate.
Roots & Vines
(212) 260-2363 409 Grand St. at Clinton St. Counter Culture coffee. Banh mi. Tacos. Quesadillas. Breakfast. Salads.
No Phone. 35 Orchard St. at Hester St. 10013 New Orleans sandwiches. Oyster Po’ Boy. Braised beef short-rib sandwich Fried chicken with red-cabbage slaw on a buttermilk biscuit. Anti-muffuletta: Swiss Emmentaler cheese and a zingy olive-and-pickled-vegetable salad on soft, olive-studded bread.
(212) 228-3100. 171 E. Broadway at Rutgers St. 10013 Spiced chickpea and butternut “b’steeya,” $18; crispy coconut tempeh, $18; roasted chicken “a la Straus Square,” $22Roasted beets topped with an orb of goat-cheese ice cream.
(212) 387-0366 189 E. Broadway at Jefferson St. 10013 Cafe for coffee, brunch, sandwiches, salads, burgers.