the fat radish
What’s the vibe?
The Fat Radish is a gorgeous space, the epitome of Lower East Side cool. There’s exposed brick walls, creaky wooden shelves, reclaimed wooden tables, and plenty of vintage prints on the walls. You can guarantee this place is always going to be full of locals too so there’s a great atmosphere in there.
What to order?
The Fat Radish is all about farm-to-table dining so the menu does change a fair bit but you can always expect fresh local produce from New York state, including a lot of vegetarian and vegan dishes. The food is excellent, not world changing, but together with the setting it makes for a fantastic dinner spot.
We kicked off with yellowfin tuna crudo, with fennel, n’duja, and lemon, and a pretty amazing grilled cheese sandwich with Branston pickle no less. There was also a Scotch egg on the menu so there must be a Brit hiding in the kitchen somewhere. We also loved the grilled mackerel, with madras curried tomato and squash, and the duck leg confit with cabbage and apple-radish salad. Whatever you order, we’d suggest getting a plate of the warm Brussel sprout kimchi with shisho, and the truffle parmesan duck fat fries too.
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