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The best cheap bodega eats, according to NYC’s trendiest chefs

Even people who craft food for a living can’t resist the lure of cheap, fast bodega eats. “Bodegas are the lifeblood of New York,” Katz’s Delicatessen owner — and bacon-egg-and-cheese lover — Jake Dell tells The Post. “When you need milk at 2 a.m., that’s where you’re goin’. They make New York New York.” His restaurant-world colleagues agree. Here, the city’s top chefs share their corner-store standbys, from sinfully cheesy breakfast sandwiches to scarfable late-night tacos. Laying it on thick Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois, of Manhattan’s Blue Smoke barbeque restaurants, orders a hero at his favorite Astoria bodega.Brian Zak/NY PostFor Jean-Paul Bourgeois, executive chef of barbecue joint Blue Smoke, which has lo ...
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