For more than 50 years, shoppers have ambled through the aisles of La Rosa Market and stocked carts with fresh-baked breads, deli products, and the essentials. Craft grandiose hoagies or time-sensitive sculptures with a diverse selection of Boar's Head deli meats and cheeses ($6–$9/lb.), or fuel barbecues with protein-packed bites of AngusPride Choice beef ($6+/lb.). Dough designers knead, toss, and roll floured mounds into freshly baked tongue warmers, including breads, pies, cakes and pastries ($2–$15). After culling enough rations to restock pantry shelves and vacant bowling-trophy cases, cart cabbies can browse a vibrant floral section that includes roses by the dozen ($9.99) and mixed bouquets ($7.99). Shoppers can also corral bundles of firewood ($4.99) to illuminate backyard gatherings.
Yoz Yogurt has been around since 1988. Yoz provides the healthiest frozen yogurt and soft serve products in the area. Yoz is the only yogurt store offering over 35 toppings. Yoz was the first with fat free non dairy soft serve. Yoz was the first to offer non fat, 8 calorie, low carb, no sugar added original tart.
My Cousin’s New York Pizzeria fills East Coast appetites with a menu of pastas, subs, and pizza pies done up in an authentic Big Apple style. The personalized dough disks meet any dinner guest's requirements, beginning with a 14-inch ($7.99) or 18-inch ($11.99) canvas of plain cheese, and expanding in complexity with a choice of toppings from the 24-strong selection ($1.50–$2.15 each). Alternately, work out a languid tongue with hefty bites of a J.J.’s pizza, loaded with pepperoni, meatballs, onions, mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, banana peppers, and feta cheese (18", $17.99), or capsize hunger with an italian sub ($6.95). Baskets of buffalo wings stampede the tables in herds of 10 ($9.99) or 20 pieces ($18.99), taking diners back to the olden days when bison roamed the upstate Empire State skies by the thousands, grazing on spicy, butter-rich cumulus clouds.
The Tomato Kitchen's multifaceted menu of pastas, pizzas, fresh salads, and barbecued meats ferries flavors from the reaches of Italy, Greece, and the regional United States. Chefs melt the lasagna's layers of mozzarella, ricotta, and parmesan cheese between heaps of italian sausage and meat sauce ($13.99); duos can order a sharable portion by taking tinier bites or adding greek salad, breadsticks, and fresh sautéed veggies ($19.99). With the barbecue-rib dinner ($10.99–$11.99), diners chomp and slurp their way through a kansas city spare rib or wichita baby back soaked in zesty barbecue sauce, framed by seasoned fries and doughy breadsticks. On the gorgonzola salad ($5.99–$12.99), a hodgepodge of roma tomatoes, imported gorgonzola cheese, and caramelized onions canoodle atop a field of romaine leaves dewed in virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Like Homer, diners craft their own cheesy odysseys ($12–$20) with two-for-one pizzas and a gargantuan selection of garnishes such as pepperoni, olives, and fresh garlic ($1.50 each).
Piepers Pies plies empty stomachs with a menu of fresh salads, organic soups, and handheld savory pies made from natural ingredients without trans fat or MSG. Hurried hungers can select from 13 quickly prepared breakfast and all-day pie varieties, such as bacon, eggs, and cheese, original beef, spinach and cheese, or traditional chicken quesadilla ($3.39 each). Diners can offset the flaky stuffed-crust eats with the crisp crunch of a fresh salad, such as house vineyard, greek isle, or caesar roma ($5.29 each), while vegan garden-vegetable, homestyle chili, or chicken noodle soups drown landlubber tongues ($3.19 each). Piepers sweetie pies, with fillings of cinnamon, brown sugar, and walnut, cap off meals more sweetly than a cupcake doffing his frosting ($1.99).
Awarded the runner-up spot for Best Sandwich Shop 2010 by CityVoter, The Bronx Deli proffers a cornucopia of choice cuts from Sy Ginsberg's acclaimed meats, assembling hefty sandwiches, grilled paninis, and loaded salads bursting with authentic New York flavor. A traditional deli takes its sandwich-building cues from Babel, cementing quivering towers of corned beef to the sturdy cornerstones of thick rye bread with the mortar of piquant russian dressing; the Big Mouth corned beef ($9.39 for a regular), owners Marc and Len's signature sandwich, mimics this careful construction, requiring safety goggles and a hard hat to prevent slaw-saturation as towers tumble into gaping mouths gurgling the word “delicious” in 57 different languages.