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Lower East Side


120 Essex St.
Essex Street Market
New York, NY, 10002, United States
TEL: (212) 924-5160

A famous grump and short-order cook, Kenny Shopshin is one of those only-in-New-York characters tolerated for his culinary skills. Formerly of Shopshin's Diner in the West Village, the infamous grouch now plies his wares in a bright, but cramped, corner of the Essex Street Market. Specializing in unusual food combinations, Shopshin and family cook up sausage-and-cheese bread-pudding French toast, mac-and-cheese stuffed pancakes, and other strange dishes that cover all cuisine bases. Portions are massive, but splitting dishes is not allowed (don't dare to ask).

Insider Tip:

Know the rules before you arrive or you may get booted: No cellphones allowed. No parties greater than four. No substitutions. No questions. No attitude. Snappy ordering. Cash only.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Lunch
  • Monday - Closed
  • No Reservations
  • Sunday - Closed
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: Diner


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