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Manhattan’s 5 Best Late-Night Eats

January 9, 2014 8:57 PM

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New York is the city that never sleeps. But you’d be surprised at how many restaurants shut down the kitchen before the bars close. Head to these Manhattan restaurants for these quality late-night eats after a night on the town. By Adrienne Smith.

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Photo Credit: Veselka

Veselka
144 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 228-9682
www.veselka.com

Open 24 hours

This East Village staple has been serving Ukrainian food since 1954. The restaurant offers Ukrainian comfort food like sauerkraut and mushroom pierogies (four for $6.95) and stuffed cabbage ($17.95). If you’re looking for diner food, Veselka also offers the standard pancakes, burgers, eggs and hot coffee. Veselka is open 24 hours a day, and bustling for most of that time. Be prepared to wait if you show up with a large group.

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Photo Credit: Coppelia

Coppelia
207 W 14th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 858-5001
www.coppelianyc.com

Open 24 hours

This Latin diner, open 24 hours, is headed up by Julian Medina of Toloache fame. The diner is a stone’s throw from the trendy Meatpacking district, and offers refined but casual Cuban food. The nachos are a must order any time of night, priced at $8.95. Thick, crisped chips are topped with Chihuahua cheese, short ribs, guacamole, crema and black beans. If you’re going for cheese, try the mac and chicharron for $9.95. Gooey mac and cheese is served with pork belly, fried pork rinds chicharron and chili pepper sauce sambal.

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Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Wo Hop
17 Mott St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 962-8617
www.wohopnyc.com

Open 10 a.m. to 7 a.m. daily

Head to Chinatown’s Wo Hop for some of New York’s best old school, Americanized Chinese food. Down a flight of stairs on Mott Street, Wo Hop offers gargantuan dishes of your favorite takeout classics through the night until 7 a.m. each day. The menu is large and varied, and everything is spot on. Order the wonton soup ($2.25 small, $3.50 large), if just for the accompanying bowl of fried wonton skins served with duck sauce and hot mustard. And always order extra for next-day leftovers.

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Photo Credit: Meatball Shop

Photo Credit: Meatball Shop

Meatball Shop
84 Stanton St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 982-8895
www.themeatballshop.com

Open noon to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, noon to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday

The Meatball Shop now has five locations across NYC – all open until 4 a.m. on weekends – but the original Lower East Side restaurant is worth heading to first. The customizable menu ensures you’ll get whatever meatball dish your heart desires. In the mood for breakfast? Top any dish with the “family jewels,” or a fried egg. Want a late-night carb fest? Go for the meatball smash ($10), two meatballs smushed into a toasted brioche bun with a choice of sauce and cheese.

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Photo Credit: Empanada Mama

Empanada Mama
763 9th Ave
New York, NY 10019
(212) 698-9008
www.empmamanyc.com

Open 24 Hours

The bustling Hell’s Kitchen Empanada Mama offers empanadas 24/7. The tiny restaurant’s menu features a variety of dishes, but the empanadas are a go-to late night treat. Who wouldn’t want fried pockets stuffed with spicy meat, cheese, beans and more? Pick between wheat or corn empanadas, baked or fried. Fillings include anything from simple rice and beans ($2.65) to ground beef, olives, sautéed onions and potatoes ($2.80). Empanada Mama even offers breakfast empanadas like the Desayuno Americano, with top round steak, cheddar cheese, eggs, Spanish onion for $2.70.

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Adrienne Smith manages Lifestyle & Entertainment content for CBS Local. Follow her on Twitter here.

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