Along the L Train

Posted July 21, 2014 by Real Cheap Eats
Photo by James Boo

The L cuts across Manhattan at 14th Street, marking the boundary in the eternal struggle between downtown and uptown and tunneling into Brooklyn by way of Williamsburg and terminates in far-flung Canarsie. This guide to good eats shouldn’t take you more than a 10-minute walk from any given L Train stop, though a few dishes demand just a bit more adventure the rest.

Befitting its reputation, we’ve included nods to some of the hippest eats in North Brooklyn—Pies & Thighs, whose chicken biscuit has been representing since it was first served from the back room of a dive bar. In addition to treading familiar ground, our writers have used their nose for gems in plain sight, turning up $2 pupusas at Bahia in East Williamsburg, a classic Polish diner meal at B&H Dairy, and a couple of street corner slices you won't regret on those late night stops before you hop on the train home.

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