NYC Eats To Bring You Back to Life
When you’re hungover in New York, there aren’t many ways to instantly make you feel better. There’s no beautiful beach to lay on, or an accessible hike nearby. With these limited resources, food naturally becomes one of your most sacred hangover indulgences. It’s safe to say that I’ve woken up with a hard hangover many times in the 5 years that I’ve lived here, so I’ve accidentally built up a strong roster of guilty pleasures for those rough times where my body and brain aren’t functioning.
$5 Fresh Juice at “Mr. Fruit” Grocery Stores
Sometimes all you need when your mind and body are hurting is a fresh juice. “Mr Fruit” grocery stores are scattered all across the city. They’re referred to as “Mr Fruit” because the locations are all called “Mr. ___” with varying fruits. The closest one to my apt. is Mr. Lemon. They sell delicious juices for 5$ and you get to pick any produce you want behind the counter.
Scallion Pancake Egg Sandwich at Win Son Bakery
If you want to stuff your face with greasy goodness, do yourself a favor and order the scallion pancake egg sandwich at Win Son Bakery in Bushwick. It’s all you would ever want in an egg sandwich and more.
Cannoli at Fortunato Bro’s
Simple and delicious. Fortunato Bro's is an old time Italian place in East Williamsburg that has a plethora of delicious breakfast treats. If you’re looking for a classically delicious cannoli, this is the place to go.
Bagel at Tompkins Square Bagels
If your hangover brain can handle a long line, Tompkins Square bagels is the place to get your savory treat. It’s also close to Tompkins Square Park which is a beautiful place to people-watch and sit in the sun.
Fried Chicken Burger at Syndicated
Watching movies is often the most productive thing you can do when you’re hungover. Syndicated in Bushwick is a great theater because you can lounge out and eat but also watch films on the big screen. It opens a bit later in the day, (5pm) but if you’re able to wait it out and treat yourself with an afternoon indulgence, their fried chicken burger is worth a try.
Coconut Cream Donut at Peter Pan’s Donut and Pastry Shop
If you’re craving something sweet and fresh, Peter Pan’s Donut and Pastry Shop in Greenpoint is the place to go. It’s been a neighborhood staple for 60 years and they’ve done well at not inflating their prices. Their donuts are delicious and affordable. It’s also a 5 minute walk from Mccarren Park which is a great place to hang once you’ve gotten your goodies
Phoenix Bun at Delight Wong
Delight Wong is a delicious, cheap, Chinese take-out spot on the border of the Lower East Side and Chinatown. They have rice rolls, dumplings, and anything else you would want in a dim sum breakfast. But the best part that people often forget about is the dessert. The Phoenix buns are hot creamy bites of goodness that just melt in your mouth.