"Drunk munch" or "hangover healer"?
Fries are the quintessential drunk munch and, though they are a ’plenty, nowhere beats Brasserie. Open 24/7, this classy joint may require you to tone down your drunken tomfoolery, but the self control will be well worth it. Skinny, crisp and wrapped in newspaper, old-school style, they are the thing of dreams.
When only something sweet will do, French bakery Dallal is always your best bet. Their halva babka boasts a lightly nutty flavor in a brioche dough. Available in individual sizes and as a cake (which we would argue also constitutes an individual portion), ride the sugar high to recovery.
Whoever claims vegan food can’t be decadent, hasn’t tried the fried green tomato po’boy at French 57. This New Orleans sandwich staple is filled with Louisiana love: tomatoes fried to golden perfection, Portobello mushrooms, and a soy-based remoulade / Cajun spice finish.
Slap bang in the middle of the Shuk is hangover heaven: Arepa’s. Dolling out Venezuelan street food, this place is sure to lift your spirits. The cachapa is a pancake made from freshly ground corn kernels, stuffed with melting, salty cheese and finished with a slab of butter. You’ll be singing Despacito after the first bite.
“Grilled cheese” is always music to our ears, and the Double Standard cocktail bar takes this magical dish to celestial heights. Their Crack Toast includes truffles snuggled into melted cheese, finished with a healthy drizzle of syrup, just like Aunt Jemima used to make. Savoury, sweet umami-ness that makes it near-impossible to order just one.
If you’re drowning in guilt over your excessive substance intake the night before, Miznon’s whole roasted cauliflower is the perfect hearty, yet hydrating, cure. Drown your sorrows in tahini and go to town on the meatiest vegan food you've ever tasted. You'll soon feel as good as new.