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Trendlet: Crunch!

Suddenly, there’s a crackling out there for everyone—even Lower East Side vegetarians.

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Broadway East
Thank Gwyneth Paltrow, chef Lee Gross’s former client, for inspiring the world’s first yuba “cracklins”—deep-fried soy-milk skin salted and chile-rubbed and served here as a bar snack (pictured). 171 E. Broadway, nr. Rutgers St.; 212-228-3100

Ko
What do the Momofuku boys consider the proper way to begin a multicourse tasting menu? A chicharrón amuse, made from Four Story Hill farm pork skin and seasoned with togarashi. 163 First Ave., nr. 10th St.; momofuku.com

2nd Ave Deli
Like the health salad, the bowl of gribenes is complimentary. 162 E. 33rd St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-689-9000

El Quinto Pino
Chewy-crunchy Spanish pork cracklings called torrezznos are discreetly served here in a brown paper bag. 401 W. 24th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-206-6900


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