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Shopsin's General Store

120 Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-3211
+1 212-924-5160
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good11%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible15%
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120 Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-3211
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being from DC, brunch is our weekend staple. Shopsin’s was a brilliant find when in the city for a weekend. You can’t have more than 4 people seated at your table so be prepared. The brunch spot is quaint inside the market and if they...More

Thank Marcy O
Reviewed 1 April 2018

You can have a huge unhealthy, but AMAZING delicious breakfast in an environment that you will never forget for the rest of your life. This (cafe?) is quite famous for their collections of Tchotchkes. Check it out if you ever visit NYC. Go check out...More

1  Thank MrPKI
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We got to the ESSEX Market early and breakfast was delish. Fluffy omelette (ham and cheddar), great egg white sandwich (the Minda), no yelling and screaming!

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Visited on the recommendation of a friend. Very glad we did. A very unique experience that has some parallels to the Soup Nazi of Seinfeld fame. Follow their rules and you'll be fine. Don't and it's at your peril. Also, don't be put off by...More

Thank Lasalle G
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Honestly, I don't even know where to start. Well, I gave one star, so that star is for the ease of finding the place and location. That was all great. Nice work. After a search for 'non-vegetarian places where vegetarians can eat' I stumbled upon...More

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

wonderful place and food. There's too much to pick and choose from this place and one can never be disappointed here.

Thank Gemini3549
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I read many reviews that raved about the food, but really it was no more than average and certainly over priced for what it was! The serving staff were a mix between snappy and friendly. The experience was quirky but not worth the cost :(

1  Thank joffa21
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Shopsins is one of those strange but very pleasant discoveries. I really LOVED the food. The place is rough, and so is the service, but it's all part of the experience. They have about 1000 options for breakfast/brunch, and every one of them is supposed...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Having now eaten here three times, I can safely say this place is unique and wonderful. The menu with literally hundreds of items defies description. The food may be best characterized as wildly inventive comfort food. It's fusion for fun, hipster before hipsters invaded the...More

Thank Comandante-of-Fun
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Visited with my partner for breakfast / brunch that after a fairly long wait turned into lunch. It took is a while to find the place nestled in the corner of the market hall and when we did there was a queue of around six....More

Thank LiamCr
Lower East Side
Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving
immigrant past and its modern transformation into a
beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side
is one of the most dynamic neighbourhoods in the city.
The blocks of tenements that represented the promise
and blight of the Lower East Side immigrant experience
now command top dollar for new residents. Right next
to old-world delis, 24-hour bodegas, and the garment
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Essex St, New York City, NY 10002-3211
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-924-5160
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