Heart n’ Soul Replaces Mama’s: How It’s Lookin’, What It’s Cookin’

As expected, Heart n’ Soul opened on East Third Street last week, which only triggered more nostalgia for the restaurant it replaced, Mama’s Food Shop.

@SarahMShaker tweeted, “Still Miss Mama’s food shop so hope heartnsoulnyc brings back what I loved to the neighborhood.”

@WilsonAlert wrote, “RIP to one of my favorite food spots in the East Village…”

@kikaeats struck a more optimistic tone: “Ideal replacement to Mama’s Food Shop. Pls make great fried chicken!”

Oh, and last month a Yelper left a proper epitaph on the Mama’s Yelp page.

I come to bury Mama’s food shop, not to praise it.
The evil that restaurants do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their fixtures and equipment;
So let it be with Mama’s food shop. The noble @Dusty K.
Hath told you Mama’s food shop portions were too small:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault;
And grievously hath Mama’s food shop answer’d it.

Here, under leave of @Dusty K. and the rest, —
For @Dusty K. is an honorable yelper;
So are they all, all honorable yelpers, —
Come I to speak at Mama’s food shop’s funeral.
It was my spot, tasty and good to me:
But @Dusty K. says the portions were too small;
And @Dusty K. is an honorable man.

Anyway, we told you about Heart n’ Soul’s “Southern coastal cuisine” a couple of weeks ago. Now that it’s up and running, let’s take a look inside. Click on the image below to see a larger version of the menu.

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Heart n’ Soul, 200 East Third Street (near Avenue B); (646) 360-2053. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.