Lower East Side block lands four hip new eateries

Suddenly, Canal Street a destination for trendy dining

1 Ludlow Street, and 43 and 49 Canal Street
1 Ludlow Street, and 43 and 49 Canal Street

The Lower East Side intersections where Ludlow and Orchard streets cross Canal and dead-end into Division are set to see three hip new eateries and a cocktail bar.

Cochinita Dos, a taqueria originating in Clinton Hill, will soon take 49 Canal Street, while just a few doors down at 43 Canal Street, the popular Williamsburg fried chicken and desserts joint, Pies ‘n’ Thighs, is opening shop, according to the Lo-Down.

Barely a block away, Ludlow Inn, a small wood-fired oven pizza stand is opening a 1 Ludlow Street, along with Three Points, an craft cocktail bar run by the owners of East Village staple, Angel’s Share.

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“The whole block has just kind of turned around,” said Laure Travers, who opened Clandestino at 49 Canal Street in 2005. “It’s a dynamic city–things change.”

Three of the four businesses are moving into spaces that have been vacant for years.

“This is a home run for the block and for the neighborhood,” Ross Morgan, the owner of 1 Ludlow Street, said. “It’s been a long time coming, but we’re there now.” [Lo-Down]Christopher Cameron