West Village

Otto’s Tacos

From: Otto’s Tacos in New York City, NY
If you are looking for a quick place to grab some freshly made-to-order tacos when in Manhattan, check out Otto’s Tacos. They are an LA-inspired taqueria that makes all of their salsas, tortillas, and marinades from scratch. They are located in both the East Village and the West Village, plus did I mention each of their items are only about $3? You could test a bunch of their tacos and it would be an affordable, plus satisfying meal.

I love having choices when I go to grab some food, because let’s face it, you get three shots in your day to have an awesome meal and you don’t want to waste it on a poor selection. At Otto’s you can choose between carne asada, carnitas, mushroom, chicken and shrimp tacos. So you can feel free to mix and match. Again… each for only three bucks! (Insert shock-faced emoji here.)

The above image is of their carnitas taco which includes a very spicy salsa verde. The pork is well-marinated, tender, and I kind of want to leave work to go there right now.

The Forager


From: Sotto 13 in Manhattan, NY
What is the “The Forager,” you ask? This is Sotto 13’s wood-fired pizza and is topped with wild mushrooms, ricotta cheese, chives, and truffle oil. I did some research and tried several pizza selections from this place, but this particular one has… THATYUMFACTOR!

BTW, this place is great for a group brunch. They have an all-you-can drink special (1.5 hours) for $29 per person. You can choose from mimosas, screwdrivers, bellinis, or bloody marys. For food, you can select one of their wood-fired pizzas or choose an assortment of small breakfast plates.