The Lower East Side is Well Represented in 2018 Michelin’s ‘Bib Gourmand’ List

Posted on: October 25th, 2017 at 9:29 am by

Earlier this week, Michelin announced the 2018 winners of its Bib Gourmand designation, an award “reserved for a select number of restaurants rated by Michelin’s team of anonymous food inspectors, denoting establishments where diners can enjoy a great meal for a good value.”

The Lower East Side is well represented in this category with over thirty such restaurants. Here’s part of the list.

Kiki’s – 130 Division Street

Bacaro – 136 Division Street

The Metrograph Commissary – 7 Ludlow Street

Fat Radish – 17 Orchard Street

Fung Tu (now Nom Wa Tu) – 22 Orchard Street

Cafe Katja – 79 Orchard Street

Dirt Candy – 86 Allen Street

The Lucky Bee (now closed) – 252 Broome Street

Congee Village – 100 Allen Street

Louie & Chan – 303 Broome Street

Cocoron – 61 Delancey Street

Russ & Daughters Cafe – 127 Orchard Street

Contra – 138 Orchard Street

Sauce – 78 Rivington Street

Spitzer’s Corner – 101 Rivington Street

Mr. Taka – 170 Allen Street

Wassail – 162 Orchard Street

SakaMai – 157 Ludlow Street

A Casa Fox (now closed) – 173 Orchard Street

Stanton Social – 99 Stanton Street

Macondo – 157 East Houston

Katz’s Deli – 205 East Houston

Dirty French – 180 Ludlow Street

Yopparai – 151 Rivington Street

Balvanera – 152 Stanton Street

Ivan Ramen – 25 Clinton Street

Clinton Street Baking Company – 4 Clinton Street

Rebelle – 218 Bowery

Cata – 245 Bowery

Cherche Midi – 282 Bowery

Meanwhile, the 2018 Michelin-starred restaurants for New York City will be released next Monday.

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