B & H Dairy

B & H Dairy

Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant and Kosher Restaurant$$$$
East Village, New York
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    Erica H.
    "Get the hot borsch - it's even good on a sweltering summer day!"(8 Tips)
    Harry R.
    "Omelettes, tuna melt and pierogis are all delicious."(11 Tips)
    Kenneth C.
    "Soup + stuffed cabbage."(5 Tips)
    Mike C.
    "Matzo Ball Soup + challah bread to die for."(6 Tips)
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  • breakfast food
  • sandwiches
  • soup
  • casual
  • omelettes
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  • Joe M.heart icon on user image
    Joe MasilottiMarch 18, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't be pushed away because it's vegetarian. B & H has the best breakfast in EV hands down, and it's only $6! Homemade challah bread and the friendliest staff around. Say hi to Mike! Good juices too.
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarDecember 16, 2012
    Get the perogies or an omelette, and if you're craving something sweet, challah French toast is the way to go. Grab a fresh juice on your way out, and enjoy the friendliest service ever.
  • Leemor Y.
    Leemor YuravlivkerOctober 25, 2018
    Huge portions for cheap. I got borscht soup (good), stuffed cabbage with steamed veggies (alright- get the potato side instead). Best part was the fresh challah.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceApril 26, 2013
    This Jewish dairy restaurant remains a paragon of the meatless half of Kosher Jewish cuisine. Sit at the long lunch counter and enjoy cheese-squirting blintzes, egg sandwiches and savory soups.
  • Marc
    MarcJuly 10, 2014
    TT 10 Cheap Eats: "'40s-era diner w/menu of classics & old-school Euro favs, like pierogi & cabbage. Oversized B&H Special omelet and served with hash-like home fries and slices of house-made challah"
  • Becca M.heart icon on user image
    Becca McArthurSeptember 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The fresh smoothies & juices are yummy & only ~$5. Bonus points because they're served in transparent red tumblers. Makes you feel like you're at summer camp!
  • Holiday
    HolidayNovember 18, 2015
    East village institution should be an official landmark. Luckily we didn't lose it in the explosion earlier in the year. Quick, honest food for a fare price. Don't forget about the fresh juices too.
  • Gari F.heart icon on user image
    Gari FernandezMay 20, 2016
    I love this place.this was the regular breakfast spot for a year and a half and each time i had something from there it was absolutely amazing.
  • Geoff K.
    Geoff KimJune 26, 2022
    Slinging kosher classics since 1938. Its $7 breakfast, available until 11am, comes with two eggs any style, home fries, B&H challah bread, orange juice and coffee or tea. -TimeOut best cheap eats
  • Dan H.heart icon on user image
    Dan HebertDecember 17, 2018
    My favorite diner. Honestly, everything’s good here. Challah, omelettes, breakfast sandwiches.. staff is the friendliest. An EV staple!
  • Danielheart icon on user image
    DanielOctober 10, 2015
    Vegetarian lasagna with soup can be easily shared by two people. And rice pudding for desert completes a perfect lunch
  • Laurence B.heart icon on user image
    Laurence BAugust 27, 2015
    They're open again. Egg cream is okay but not as good as I make at home. Borscht and kasha are both great. And it's really inexpensive too.
  • Harry R.heart icon on user image
    Harry RaymondFebruary 17, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    A classic, cozy diner with the friendliest staff in NY. Omelettes, tuna melt and pierogis are all delicious.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsAugust 19, 2013
    Eastern European vegetarian lunch counter. Go for breakfast hash browns, egg and cheese sandwiches on challah, and plenty of Old World charm.
  • Ina L.heart icon on user image
    Ina LiDecember 9, 2015
    Local, affordable, delicious food that's been in east village forever. Get you full with 10 dollars with less. Their own bread is delicious.
  • Matt K.heart icon on user image
    Matt KerestesyApril 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The sandwiches are made on the amazing challah bread. The mozzarella sandwich is great, make sure you add salt though. Egg sandwich is amazing, tons of dill.
  • Zach L.heart icon on user image
    Zach LinderNovember 11, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Challah french toast, soups, blintzes, pierogies. A NYC institution, remnant of a bygone era, and one of my favorite places on the planet.
  • Yisroel S.heart icon on user image
    Yisroel SolomonJune 4, 2017
    Great breakfast spot! Authentic and tasty. I had the omelet with onions and lox and it was incredible. Big portions at a low cost!
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeSeptember 12, 2015
    You won't find breakfast meats at this classic Ukrainian influenced, old school lunch counter. Take advantage of the fresh challah.
  • Joseph T.
    Joseph TerranellaJuly 22, 2019
    Been here 10+ times
    Vegetarian matzoh ball soup and fresh tomato mozzarella sandwich are favorites- omelets and potatoes are also delicious
  • laurenheart icon on user image
    laurenJanuary 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best french toast in town. Most expensive thing on the me the menu is $12.50. Home made challah makes everything better.
  • Andrew F.heart icon on user image
    Andrew FurmanSeptember 23, 2015
    B&H Special Omelette for breakfast is the way to go. More food than is healthy to eat for only $9.50
  • Olof C.heart icon on user image
    Olof CarlsonMarch 7, 2015
    Came for the French toast. Good taste but missed some fruit or similar. Huge stack of food. Authentic 🗽 style diner. Lots of returning customers.
  • Robin K.
    Robin KAugust 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Quick and cheap comfort food - especially the breakfast special! Mike and Leo are super nice! The challah is fluffy and delicious.
  • Lucy M.
    Lucy MoriesonApril 24, 2014
    Awesome vegetarian Jewish deli. Check the daily specials - they're great value and usually come with a cup of comforting soup.
  • Noah P.
    Noah PeraboOctober 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Juices here are cheaper than the trendy juice bars in the neighborhood. Get a 16 oz juice for $5. I recommend apple, beet, kale, carrot, kiwi.
  • Real Cheap Eats
    Real Cheap EatsNovember 5, 2012
    The pierogies ($9.50 for 4), filled with potato or cheese, are plump and unusually large. They’re great with the hearty, but not heavy, barley and mushroom soup. Read more
  • Nick A.heart icon on user image
    Nick AndlingerSeptember 12, 2015
    Classic NY joint. Great people, great vibes, even better food.
  • Mike W.heart icon on user image
    Mike WinstonAugust 31, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The Cold Borscht is neon pink and amazing, but only available when the weather is warm.
  • Matthew H.heart icon on user image
    Matthew HamiltonMarch 5, 2019
    Great casual spot for a breakfast meeting. Delicious omelets, soups, and latkes!
  • Joanna F.heart icon on user image
    Joanna FlammMarch 14, 2016
    Smoked whitefish or tuna melt on thick challah with a cup of matzoh ball soup is a classic NY lunch.
  • Eat to Blog
    Eat to BlogJanuary 14, 2012
    An old-school NYC dairy restaurant. Get a bowl of soup with a stack of challah smeared with butter, and just sit at the counter and relax.
  • Stan B.
    Stan BashmashnikovJanuary 3, 2014
    Cream Cheese and Lox on fresh Challah bread. What dreams are made of. Trust me when I say it does not disappoint.
  • Tom A.
    Tom AlfieJanuary 9, 2016
    I can't say I would really recommend the Vegetarian Chilli - but it's cheap, very quick and healthy.
  • Kyle S.heart icon on user image
    Kyle SeeverOctober 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Classic NY deli. Super friendly. Amazing egg sandwiches!
  • Julia S.heart icon on user image
    Julia San JuanFebruary 5, 2016
    Mm their lentil soup is perfect for cold days. The accompanying challah is sweet heaven 😋
  • ben m.
    ben mAugust 15, 2014
    Perfect place for a cheap solo lunch. Challah grilled cheese and any of the soups.
  • Kate F.
    Kate FurmanOctober 11, 2015
    Grab a counter seat and hang with Mike, he will treat you well. Try the stuffed cabbage and tomato soup.
  • Ali H.
    Ali HJune 12, 2011
    say hi to Rafael behind the counter, he's a great guy who makes you great food! B&H feels like you're in someone's cozy lil kitchen.
  • Uranium T.
    Uranium TVApril 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask Leo for his private stash of chile habanero hot sauce if you want to spice it up! Eli fuego!!
  • Aaron D.
    Aaron DancygierMay 12, 2012
    B & H Dairy Lunch Restaurant got a health rating of A with 7 points. Download the nyc health ratings android app to view and share restaurants on FourSquare http://nychealthratings.com/r/5208 Read more
  • Natasha V.
    Natasha VoraJune 30, 2013
    This place just changed my mind about borscht. It's amazing.
  • Kenneth C.heart icon on user image
    Kenneth CohenJune 7, 2013
    Jewish vegetarian heaven. Soup + stuffed cabbage. Do it.
  • Alex G.heart icon on user image
    Alex GodinMarch 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    You want the cheese blintzes or the perogies or something on challah bread. Trust me.
  • Keith K.
    Keith K-OSApril 10, 2010
    This place is the best!!! Small groups only, it's tiny. Say hi to Mike behind the grill, he takes the orders, never writes anything down, makes the food and never gets dirty...amazing!!!
  • Paulaheart icon on user image
    PaulaOctober 25, 2015
    Tasty bread, awesome soup, friendly personal and massive portions.
  • Martin S.
    Martin SandbergMay 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a custom pressed fruit/vegetable juice or eat cheap vegetarian soups etc!
  • Cheapism
    CheapismJanuary 12, 2011
    Attention vegetarians! Feast on huge portions of NYC's best cheap veggie soups for $4.50. Unlimited servings of challah toast before 10am. Read more
  • Frohliheart icon on user image
    FrohliMarch 15, 2014
    Ask them to put a potato pancake into the middle of your egg and cheese on challah
  • Karl B.heart icon on user image
    Karl BergerOctober 28, 2019
    Friendly service, filling, well-prepared, comfort food.
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