Canteen Indian Bistro draws in customers with a lengthy menu of traditional dishes prepared with halal meats, from the chicken malai kebab to lamb chops. The restaurant's BYOB policy allows customers to dine in and supply their own beer or wine, and its carry-out service allows guests to enjoy a meal provided they supply their own home to eat it in.
At a click of its easy-to-use website, Food Temptation ships the raw elements of South Asian cuisine directly to the homes and offices of fine-food fanciers in northern New Jersey and Manhattan. These include more than a dozen varieties of flour, as well as chutneys, ghee, and spices in every color of the visible spectrum, except for the hideous color known only as polka-plaid. Gorgeous produce abounds, from curry leaves ($.79 per piece) to fresh, juicy guava ($3.99/lb.) to extra-life-granting 1-Up mushrooms (market price). Food Temptation also sells nearly 100 varieties of microwaveable Indian meals, such as the spicy, protein-packed chana masala ($2.49).
The cooks at Grille Two 74 maintain a delicate balance between speed and quality. Working quickly, they make all food to order, including half-pound burgers, hearty chili, and grilled chicken sandwiches with homemade chipotle mayo. These eats are served in a sleek, industrial space with exposed brick walls, metal chairs, and track lighting sending out beams in red, blue, and magenta.
The Embankment’s robust menu revolves around the concept of eco-gastronomy, carefully crafting cuisine with sourceable, environment- and animal-treatment-conscious ingredients. Let all the guilt-free goodness melt into your mouth abyss with the cassoulet, a medley of duck confit, house-made sausage, white beans, smoked bacon, and sage ($19). Or indulge in an ocean potion of baked snapper atop a bed of rice, stewed tomatoes, pine nuts, seasonal veggies, and basil ($22). If you're a sandwich lover, the goat-cheese sandwich with red peppers, mushrooms, baby spinach, and a balsamic reduction ($12) is a vegetarian bombshell. The Embankment is open for lunch and dinner six days a week (closed Mondays), as well as for brunch on the weekends.
Made With Love is an organic bakery and café that creates fresh, healthy, and organic sweets and savories while stirring up an undercurrent of social and environmental responsibility. With today’s deal, customers can tease their sweet tooth’s taste buds with a dozen cupcakes, crafted by French Culinary Institute–trained owner Celeste Governanti from the finest of locally obtained, certified-organic ingredients. Five cupcake styles are available: vanilla with either chocolate- or vanilla-flavored buttercream, chocolate with the same two buttercream options, or CocoVelvet, Made With Love’s dye-free version of red velvet, smeared with a mouth-seeking missile of cream-cheese frosting.
Maybe you'll be drawn in by the window, displaying baskets filled with rustic baguettes and sweet tarts. Or perhaps the enticing aroma of freshly baked bread will beckon you inside. Either way, it's hard to walk by Choc O Pain's storefront. Step inside one of the bakery's two locations, and you'll be greeted with glass cases displaying French treats such as flaky croissants, fresh fruit tarts, and cookies just like the ones hanging on the walls of the Louvre. Though the menu abounds with treats for sweet teeth, guests can stop in for simple, yet elegant meals of veggie quiche and sandwiches served on homemade ciabatta.