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Meyers Bageri, Gersi, The Whales, Dun-Well Doughnuts EV, Fifty, and More Open

Vital info on 8 new restaurants that recently opened around NYC

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1) Williamsburg: Danish culinary superstar Claus Meyer opened a permanent location of his bakery Meyers Bageri on Driggs Avenue over the weekend. Head baker Jacques Johnson is serving pastries, homemade breads, parfaits, and sandwiches. Menu highlights include tebirkes (poppyseed Danishes), morning buns (sourdough buns filled with seasonal jam, sunflower butter, or Havarti cheese), and "kanelsnurre (Meyer’s famed cinnamon swirl). The savory options will change often, but right now the bakery is serving a pork loin sandwich with pickled red cabbage, gherkins, and apples. Status: Certified Open; 667 Driggs Avenue, 347-696-8400

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2) East Village: After a few delays and closing for maintenance, the Manhattan outpost of Dun-Well Doughnuts is officially open on St. Mark’s Place. The all-vegan doughnut shop is serving flavors made famous at its Brooklyn location including maple-bacon, lemon-poppyseed, and roasted coconut. Treats from both locations of Dun-Well are newly available on UberEats. Status: Certified Open; 102 St. Mark’s Place

3) Carroll Gardens: Earlier this month, Gersi, a restaurant specializing in Northern Italian cuisineopened in the former Dosa Royale space. Co-owners Gersi and Susannah Mamega are serving dishes like grilled branzino with pesto; risotto with mushrooms and pancetta; and ravioli with spinach. Gersi is open seven nights a week for dinner, and brunch is available on Saturday and Sunday. Brunch options include egg polenta, French toast, a chicken parm sandwich, and penne pomodoro. Status: Certified Open; 316 Court Street, 347-889-5077

4) Lower East Side: Real estate veteran Andy Kim recently opened a Korean gastropub called The Whales (slang for "baller). Options on the menu include Korean fried chicken, cheese ramen, and a rice burger topped with a fried egg. Status: Certified Open; 71 Clinton Street, 646-882-1305

5) Kew Gardens: Williamsburg restaurant Tikka Indian Grill now has an outpost in Queens.Tikka replaced Middle Eastern restaurant Venue. Bangladesh-born chef Malika Khan is offering a menu of Northern and Southern Indian dishes including a chicken chop, chicken tikka masala, and shrimp malai curry. Both locations of Tikka Indian Grill are BYOB. A third location is also planned for Astoria. Status: Certified Open; 119-30 Metropolitan Avenue

6) West Village: Chef Luis Jaramillo, formerly of Blue Water Grill, partnered with Alex Kingman to open Fifty last week in the same building that was once previously home to Commerce. The menu is broken into sections like snacks, crudo, veggies, and plates, and represents Jaramillo’s Ecuadorian background. Options include scallop ceviche, octopus with potato, whole trout with corn esquites and hanger steak with chimichurri. Currently open for dinner nightly, Fifty plans to start lunch and brunch service soon. Status: Certified Open; 50 Commerce Street

7) Prospect Heights: Daly Pie is a new pie shop that opened last month just above Prospect Park. Pie options include chocolate-Guinness, "peanut butter insanity," and classic cherry. Lunch options are also available including rotating sandwiches, salads, and savory galettes. Status: Certified Open; 665 Vanderbilt Avenue, 347-425-9251

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8) Midtown: Elizabeth Fife worked for several years in investment banking before changing course to open Batter & Cream, a whoopie pie bakery. Located inside Columbus Circle’s underground food hall TurnStyle, this is the first retail location for Fife, which was previously an online shop. Whoopie pie flavors include carrot cake, banana, salted caramel, lemon-sage, and fig with honey and goat cheese. Status: Certified Open; 1000 8th Avenue, 646-598-6156

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