NY Bagel Cafe & Deli's kitchen bakes its bagels fresh every day, fueling a savory expansion to locations across seven states. At the Newark site, a glass case displays doughy circles infused with ingredients such as sun-dried tomatoes and blueberries. Patrons can opt to decorate their bagels or the eatery's pumpkin-colored walls with cream-cheese spreads flavored with scallions, bacon, and strawberries. In addition, deli sandwiches enfold Boar's Head–brand meats and cheeses in italian bread, wraps, or rolls.
Just because the bakers at The Cobble Creperie and Tea Spot specialize in crepes and pastries doesn't mean that their menu is unhealthy. On the contrary, it always features gluten-free, vegan, and organic options. The staff fills crepes with savory mixtures such as egg whites, kalamata olives, and oregano, or tomato, mozzarella, and pesto. Sweeter crepes are stuffed with everything from berry mixtures to creamy Nutella, and make for better early-morning treats than cereal sprinkled on a chocolate cake. For drinks, baristas steep organic teas, and brew coffee using beans from the local Brewklyn Grind Coffee Roasters. These robust cups pair well with the house's signature vegan coffee cake.
Cluck-U Chicken was born in 1985 out of one college student's desire for delicious buffalo wings. Since then, more than 1 billion of the tasty wings have been sold throughout the country, alongside other chicken-centric food such as chicken fingers, grilled sandwiches, and whole-wheat wraps. Cluck-U dresses up its poultry with specialty and hot sauces bearing names that also double as heat advisory warnings such as Atomic and 911. Most dishes are available with grilled chicken, and wraps and salads help out those who are watching their diet.
The chefs at Crepe N Grill serve both sweet and savory crepes, thin pancakes crowned with fresh ingredients such as honey-cinnamon apples or braised pork. Freshly blended fruit smoothies, lattes, and cappuccinos from the espresso bar pair up with crisp salads, soups, and paninis.
Victor's Maywood Inn's extensive dinner menu spans culinary continents, with dishes drawn from American, Italian, Spanish, and French traditions. Begin dinner with an order of crabmeat-stuffed mushrooms ($8.50). Fresh, thin-crust pizzas, such as the fresh diced-tomato and basil pie (16", $14.95), satiate circular-supper cravings, eliminating the need for another meal comprised solely of cookies. Entrees such as the fettuccini Sinatra, with cream sauce, scallops, shrimp, and crab tossed in imported pasta ($20.95), include trips to the bounteous salad bar. Chicken and veal entrees are cooked in a choice of seven international styles, such as veal San Miguel, sautéed and stacked with thinly sliced eggplant, ripe tomatoes, and melted fontina cheese ($21.95). For New-World flavor, Victor's quintessential American burger tramples taste buds with a half-pound longhorn sirloin patty and a side of fries ($12.95).
On the brink of its 50th birthday, La Parisienne Diner looks much the same as when it opened in 1965. Waitresses still bring out platters overflowing with diner food, such as their classic greek wraps and seafood. And like any good diner, they stick by one golden rule: No matter what time of the day it is or how many roosters have already clocked out, waitresses will still serve up the shop's famous breakfast items all day long.