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Northern Spy Food Co.

  • 511 E. 12th St. Map It
  • East Village
  • American
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 09/11/2016

Fodor's Review

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

A gem in the East Village, named for an apple variety, Northern Spy is run by two San Francisco transplants with a West Coast perspective on the farm-to-table movement. Start your meal with the freekeh risotto, a traditional dish made with a quirky little-known grain, or a giant mound of shredded kale tossed with cheddar, pecorino, and toasted almonds. Main courses are winners, too—choose tender meatballs in marinara sauce, roast chicken for two, or baked polenta, eggs, and mushrooms topped with crème fraîche. There is also an interesting, reasonably priced list of wines and beers, and a selection of housemade desserts like chocolate cake with sea salt and caramel.

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511 E. 12th St., between 1st Ave. and Ave. A, New York, New York, 10003, USA

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Published 09/11/2016


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