Allswell @ Williamsburg (brunch!): This corner restaurant on a busy stretch of Bedford Avenue has a relaxed, welcoming feel, as though it's been around a long time. Country inn touches abound, like the large rectangle-paned windows, swatches of mismatched calico wallpaper, and, in the center, a candelabra light fixture that wouldn't look out of place at Hogwarts.
Yuba, E. Vill - Start with an order of soup dumplings. They’re juicy, porky, and nearly as good as any New Yorkers clamor for, though at $6 an order, they’re a bit pricier. While it might seems redundant to order several things with yuba (tofu skin), the signature ingredient makes for some of the restaurant’s best eating.