The Edible Guide

Our picks for where to eat, drink and shop in the city.

Neighborhood: Upper East Side

H&H Bagels

The founders of H&H Bagels opened H&H Midtown Bagels East on New York City’s Upper East Side in 1974, two years after opening their first store on the Upper West Side. Their bagels start with the highest quality, all natural ingredients. Then they are proofed, kettle boiled, bathed in cold water, and baked on burlap covered wood boards in our vintage revolving tray ovens.

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Sutton Wine Shop

For over 50 years Sutton Wine Shop has been providing excellent range, value and service to the people of New York. From distinctive single malt whiskies to crisp New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs, they carry an extensive selection of wines, spirits, champagnes and more.

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McCabes Wine and Spirits

McCabes Wine & Spirits is your neighborhood store with the right wine or spirit to meet your every occasion (or no occasion at all). They have a great selection of wines for under $10 along with hard-to-find wines at great values that are delicious to boot.

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The East Pole

The East Pole, on the Upper East Side, is housed in an historic brownstone on a quiet block of 65th Street. The menu features simple yet elevated home cooking with a focus on local, seasonal, organic produce and sustainably sourced proteins. Farms in New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Maine provide those staples, as well as dairy, berries, honeys and jams.

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Boqueria restaurants were inspired by the best tapas bars in Barcelona. Their chefs offer a wide variety of “market fresh” specials giving a Spanish take on the best of the week’s market in addition to their everyday menu of perennial favorites.

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Gourmet Garage

“Shop like a chef!” is Gourmet Garage’s motto. It started out as one store in Soho and has now expanded to five locations throughout the city. Each store extends their trademark high quality produce, meat, seafood, artisan baked local bread and pastry, as well as friendly knowledgeable customer service, and award-winning catering.

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Luke’s Lobster

Luke Holden and his team are serving delicious and affordable lobster, crab and shrimp rolls, crab claws, chowders and beers—all fresh from Maine! Many restaurants buy from distributors and can’t trace the origin of their lobster. Because Luke’s Lobster handle their lobsters from the harbor to the plate, they know it comes from Maine’s sustainable waters and not from exhausted, polluted fisheries.

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Yorganic brings you a modern take on the traditional Korean Bibimbap (literally meaning mixed rice). Every “Bliss Bowl” is specially catered to your taste. Choose from a variety of the freshest vegetables, grains, proteins and enhance with one of their unique homemade sauces to create your own bliss bowl experience.

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Demure and blessedly below the radar, Donguri places its emphasis unequivocally on meticulously prepared, authentic Japanese fare. Through successive orders of dainty and mid-sized concoctions, heavy on sashimi, seafood, and root vegetables, you gradually build a satisfying and substantial meal—and tab. Sushi is notably absent and only a few dishes qualify as entrée-size.

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