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Bakerita, Sahib, Rebecca’s, and More NYC Openings

Vital info on 7 new restaurants

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1) Kips Bay: Sahib is the newest concept from Fine Indian Dining Group, the team behind Chola, Malai Marke, and Chote Nawab. The Group is owned by Michelin-starred chef Hemant Mathur, who worked with Shiva Natarajan to offer Sahib’s North Indian-inspired dishes. Menu highlights include roasted chicken thighs, Kashmir-style lamb meat, grilled pomfret fish. Sahib is BYOB. Status: Certified Open; 104 Lexington Avenue, 646-590- 0994

2) West Village: The team behind popular vegan fast casual mini-chain Blossom du Jour is opening Urban Vegan Kitchen today, a restaurant and lounge on Carmine Street. Owner Pamela Elizabeth founded the first Blossom du Jour in 2010 (her other concept Blossom was founded in 2005), offering vegan versions of meat-centric dishes like a cheeseburger, Philly cheesesteak, and a sloppy joe. Urban Vegan Kitchen is Elizabeth’s higher-end project and will serve dishes like kale lasagna, a vegetable green curry, and chickpea hush puppies. Status: Certified Open; 43 Carmine Street, 646-438-9939

3) East Village: Bakeri, the popular Brooklyn cafe with locations in Williamsburg and Greenpoint, has a new Manhattan spinoff called Bakerita. The Scandinavian owners opened the first Bakeri in 2009 focusing on small batch, European-style breads and homemade pastries. Bakerita will serve Bakeri's homemade bread and pastries as well as Counter Culture Coffee. Bakerita is open every day until 7:00 p.m. Status: Certified Open; 627 East Sixth Street

4) Greenpoint: As promised, the Champion Coffee team opened a new flagship last week on Manhattan Avenue, directly across the street from the now-shuttered original. Owner Talitha Whidbee is offering the same coffee selection as the original, plus a nitro cold brew, matcha lattes, and a tumeric lattee. Whidbee is also serving Champion’s granola, egg sandwich, and avocado toast. Status: Certified Open; 1107 Manhattan Avenue

5) Times Square: Earlier this week, party boy chef Todd English opened The Stinger, his first cocktail-focused concept. Located inside the Intercontinental Hotel, the bar will use the hotel’s rooftop beehives for its menu and cocktails. Options on the menu include buffalo chicken lollipops, truffle mac and cheese, and a local cheese plate served with Stinger Honey. Next year, English plans to open a nearby Times Square food hall. Status: Certified Open; 300 West 44th Street, 212-803-4545

6) Bushwick: Rebecca’s has officially taken over the Olam Printing store that spent many years on Bushwick Avenue. The new bar comes from the team behind Norbert’s Pizza, a nearby pizza restaurant. While the space is currently only offering cheap drinks, the team plans on adding a small vegetarian food menu with options like nuts, hummus plates, and pizza from Norbert’s. Status: Certified Open; 610 Bushwick Avenue

7) Financial District: Mini-chain Pressed Juicery opened its eighth Manhattan location today. The new store is Pressed’s first location to offer a new line of hot beverages exclusive to the FiDi location. Options include a variety of lattes including vanilla almond, matcha, and reishi. The store will still offer the company’s cold-pressed juices and vegan soft serve. Status: Certified Open; 100 Maiden Lane, 646-998-4981