Doughnut Plant, Kossar's Bialys, Guss' Pickles: "Lower East Side Nosh Experience" Doughnut Plant Tip by sneaks2210

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The Lower East Side of NYC is home to many regional gems, old & new. Start your morning off with doughtnuts and coffee at the DOUGHNUT PLANT on Grand St. These tasty creations are craved throughout the state. All of the doughnuts are freshly baked using only Greenmarket ingredients. The Pistachio (my favorite) uses chopped fresh nuts on a fluffy yeast doughnut. The uniquely shaped square jelly doughnuts, like the PB&J has jelly oozing out in every bite. Also, try the Tres Leche, Blackout and Creme Brulee. Next, walk a couple of doors down to KOSSAR'S BIALYS. For over 65 years Kossar's has been baking these oft-misunderstood little sisters of the bagel. With a little bit of butter, you'll be craving these little discs for years to come. Now walk west to Orchard St. and make a right to GUSS' PICKLES. Since 1920, they've been making the best pickles in NYC along with other pickled products. Grab a quart and walk north to ECONOMY CANDY on Rivington St. If Willy Wonka had a store in NYC, this would be it. Opened in 1937, they sell everything from chocolate to nuts to dried fruits to old time candy you had as a kid. Now that you had your nostalgic trip back to childhood, continue walking north to Houston St. between 1st & 2nd Ave. Here you will find YONAN SCHIMMEL'S Knishes. Not the knishes you grew up on. They've been baking them for almost 100 years. Round and dense, one will certainly fill you up. They have the usual suspects like potato, kasha or spinach, but it's the more unusual ones (cabbage, sweet potato and broccoli) you should be trying. Finish off your trip a few doors down at RUSS & DAUGHTERS. Purveyors of smoked fish, caviar and other high quality foods, this is New York's premier appetizing shop. Still in the same family since 1914, it's a must see for out-of-towners. Please do not attempt this trek on a saturday, since some of these establishments are kosher and will be closed.

Favorite Dish: I couldn't fit the addresses below, so here they are.

Doughnut Plant: 379 Grand St. - F train to Delancey St. -
Kossar's Bialys: 367 Grand St. - 877-4-BIALYS -
Guss' Pickles: 85 Orchard St. -
Economy Candy: 108 Rivington St. - (800) 352-4544 -
Yonah Schimmel: 137 East Houston St. - (212) 477-2858 -
Russ & Daughters: 179 East Houston St. - (212) 475-4880 -

Address: All addresses below
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: 379 Grand St. & 220 W 23rd St.
Phone: (212) 505-3700
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 5
Theme: Other

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  • Updated Jun 4, 2009
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