The cuisinesmiths at Crisp bring a menu of organic vegetarian Mediterranean cuisine to life amid a colorful interior populated by quirky orange seats and lined by sleek green tiled walls. The Crisp nouveau falafel burger greets the palate with an armada of roasted red peppers, arugula, tomato, goat cheese, and sun-dried tomato ($6.50), and the chili-cheese falafel burger packs a wallop of vegetarian chili, american cheese, tomato, red onion, and mustard. Guests can also fuel their life wagons with a signature falafel sandwich, such as the Crisp Mediterranean, which weaves melodies of eggplant, parmesan flakes, and garden greens into a chorus of sun-dried-tomato spread ($8.75).
Insomnia Cookies began as a project to feed fresh-baked cookies to hungry college students who spend the wee hours studying, partying, or studying parties for an anthropology course. Cookie gift boxes can be shipped nationwide and store their baked bounty in a chocolate-brown box topped with a satin ribbon. Inside, your mother, father, or long-lost identical twin will discover 24 deliciously soft cookies in an assortment of signature flavors, which include chocolate chunk, snickerdoodle, and white-chocolate macadamia, to name just a few. Include a message in the complimentary greeting card, or leave it blank as a haunting memento to the delicious flavors words cannot express.
The Healing Hands Spa celebrated its 7th year in 2010... a Full Service Day Spa with an emphasis on Total Well-Being. With over 6 treatment rooms all our services are personalized based on the client's needs, so whether you are getting a facial, massage or another treatment your total well-being is always our main focus.
Students often give their favorite teacher apples. Melissa Chmelar, however, gave hers homemade syrups and jams. That’s because Melissa's mother frequently took the family on syrup-making excursions, teaching them how to tap trees and boil sap into homemade batches that could compliment country-style spreads. Today, Melissa carries on her mother’s DIY attitude and passion for handcrafted foods as an adult. She even sells her own syrups and jams through the online shop portion of her culinary operation, Spoon.
Melissa doesn’t just sell her food, though—she also caters it throughout the city. With an arsenal of homemade goodies, organic produce grown in upstate New York, and local meat and seafood, she crafts delicious smorgasbords for dinner gatherings, cocktail parties, and special events. Along with baking muffins and breads, she rustles up upscale dishes such as pan-seared salmon with parsley pesto, earning herself coverage in a slew of major publications, including the New York Times, People Magazine, and Metro New York.
Melissa uses the same farm-fresh ingredients at Tbsp, the storefront portion of Spoon. There, she serves visiting patrons everything from from-scratch soups to grass-fed beef burgers flavored with house seasonings. For dessert, Melissa bakes and serves house-made chocolate chip cookies in skillets, topping them off with scoops of vanilla ice cream.
With a focus on organic, sustainable, and local ingredients, Urban Rustic sets the stage for fresh and hearty eats that are both good for you and the environment. Hungry mouths lay siege to sandwiches of house-baked bread piled high with in-house-roasted meats such as the Colvin—roast beef on rosemary garlic bread. The Wolf Jaw, whose grilled tofu lies resplendent on a bed of arugula, tomato, vegenaise, and multigrain, and custom sandwiches pair with sides of three cheese mac 'n' cheese and garlic-and-sage mashed potatoes. Surrounded by floors, shelves, and counters built from Adirondack wood harvested and milled by the proprietors themselves, diners sip growlers filled with beer from breweries such as Harpoon and Mild at Heart while discussing the facility's wind-powered electricity harvested from chatty politicians.
Almost a century ago, Lou G. Siegel founded his eponymous company and then migrated to the Garment District to feed its denizens with delicious kosher fare. The tradition of stacked deli sandwiches, matzo-ball soup, and gourmet entrees continues today through Lou G Siegel's catering commissary, which supplies events big and small with gourmet kosher meals, buffets, and à la carte items. Lou's Big Apple clients have included the New York Hilton, the New York Stock Exchange, and King Kong's going-away party, but its meals can also be shipped anywhere in the United States for travelers or to the doorsteps of hosts in need of traditional Shabbos or holiday dishes.