60 E. 8th St., nr. Broadway; 212-780-0577
Tom (Craft) Colicchio’s slowly proliferating sandwich empire features brilliant takes on timeworn classics like grilled cheese, tuna, salami, even peanut butter and jelly.
55 E. 8th St., nr. Broadway; 212-982-3081
Say what you will about evil fast-food chains, this one stuffs a pretty good burrito. If only the tortilla were better.
3. Pio Maya
40 W. 8th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-254-2277
This tiny taquería purveys tasty Mexican fare like double-tortilla tacos, sopes, and two styles of tamales, plus juicy rotisserie chicken.
4. Mon Repas
50 W. 8th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-254-0787
This brand-new wafflery serves two types of waffles and, for variety’s sake, crêpes.
58 W. 8th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-473-4015
In the footsteps of Beard Papa comes this Japanese shop specializing in irresistible, piped-to-order cream puffs.