These are the spots our chef friends and DJ pals hit up after work, and where you can refuel any time no matter if you’re at the tail end of a night, taking a quick intermission, or just getting your adventure started.
While the menu at Sanford’s may have gotten some modern updates (see the duck burger, for instance), their classic dishes like burgers and ravioli have been crowd favorites since this Astoria joint opened up in 1922.
If you need something a little more substantial than empanadas, you can always hit up the Cuban luncheonette Coppelia in the West Village for arepas, lomo saltado, or the quintessential Cubano sandwich.
Empanada Restaurant in New York, NY, United States
What’s not to love about the subgenre of late-night street food, often categorized as Latin pocket food. I mean, we’re talking here about empanadas, arepas, and other forms of starch with meat, cheese, and veggies tucked inside.