When you're a busy parent on the go, shopping at Island Cafe for some canned food might be the perfect way to save you hours a week.
Cereal in the morning, cereal in the evening, or cereal at suppertime. With the selection here, you'll want to eat cereal anytime.
If you're a lover of all things dairy, help yourself to some great products at Island Cafe for all your protein and calcium needs.
Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, the produce from this store will give you the energy your body needs.
Pick up some fresh and tasty pasta from Island Cafe and slurp your way to happiness.
Island Cafe offers a range of classic and signature breads, all of which are fresh and baked to perfection.
Don't let the amazing deals at this place pass you by. When you stop in today, you'll be able to browse an absolutely fabulous selection of vinegar and oil that can mean transformative changes to your cuisine.
Upgrade your barbecue by selecting from the fine meats available here.
Packed with essential nutrients, be sure to try walk away with some delicious fish for dinner.
When you're looking for a caffeine fix, Island Cafe has the best coffee and tea to get you going.
This fixing adds that little something extra to any baked good, so include it in all of your favorite recipes.
Tired of the same old recipes? Pick up some seasonings and spices from here and try out a brand new and creative recipe.
Make sure you always have a variety of beverages on hand, especially during the warmer months. This drink is sure to take care of business.
Feeling hungry? Heat up a tasty and affordable TV dinner from here and enjoy the convenience of a quick meal.
Whether you need some snacks for the big game or a quick dinner option, the frozen foods from here are sure to suit your needs.
These tasty and nutritious snacks will help you push through your long workday.
For cool, refreshing H20, Island Cafe's got you covered.
Island Cafe is surrounded by endless parking options.
A relaxed diner in the heart of Baldwin's Baldwin district, Baldwin Coach Diner is a haven for diners looking for a laid-back cup of coffee.
Score low-fat and gluten-free eats at Baldwin Coach Diner.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at this restaurant.
You can also grab your food to go.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Baldwin Coach Diner also offers catering.
Drivers will find parking not far from the restaurant.
Cyclists are in luck. Baldwin Coach Diner provides bike parking.
Pig out on affordable fare that tastes like a million bucks
Baldwin Coach Diner serves top-notch dishes that dazzle diners without the extra dollars.
Breakfast fare is rated highest at the restaurant, though you can also stop by for lunch or dinner.
Leave the stress at home when you come to Baldwin Coach Diner, your casual, neighborhood diner.
Your favorite diner dishes are waiting at Baldwin Coach Diner.
No time to eat? Pick up a burger and fries in a matter of minutes at McDonald's.
With G-free dishes and fare that's low in fat, you won't feel guilty about dining out at McDonald's.
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with McDonald's' complimentary wifi.
The large dining space at McDonald's provides quick and easy seating options for large groups.
Bring the McDonald's' great food to your place.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
At McDonald's, service is a priority. That why we provide parking spaces on site.
You can stop by at almost any time, since McDonald's offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Night owls and early risers alike will appreciate that the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.
If you don't feel like cooking dinner, stop by McDonald's on your way home and get a tasty burger to go.
Want all the flavor with none of the wait? Head on over to McDonald's today.
Come to Burger King where they start with a mouthwatering patty, add innovative accoutrements and put it inside a golden bun for burger bliss.
Feel satisfied but not stuffed with Burger King's gluten-free and low-fat alternatives.
Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Burger King.
Burger King's business casual policy makes it the perfect place for a number of occasions.
This burger joint will bring your food right to your doorstep if you prefer to make it a night in, or swing by the burger joint yourself to carry out your meal.
Waiting can feel like forever, especially when you're hungry. Spare yourself time spent in the parking search and dine with us. We've got space available for you and your car.
You can stop by at almost any time, since Burger King offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Your hunt for the perfect burger is over. Head on over to Burger King for delicious quality you just can't beat.
At Sonny's Canal House, you can enjoy a classic American burger or sandwich.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so guests can start the night off right.
Dine out in the open during Sonny's Canal House's summer season when patio tables are available for use.
Sonny's Canal House has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Sonny's Canal House will ensure that it is delicious.
Or, take your food to go.
Patrons will love the number of street and lot parking options close to Sonny's Canal House.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
You can take it easy on your wallet at Sonny's Canal House — prices are generally less than $30 per person.
Rediscover your favorite American meals at Sonny's Canal House.
Creamy cheeses and fresh meats are plentiful at Ferring Deli, a deli sandwich hub.
Ferring Deli's business casual policy makes it the perfect place for a number of occasions.
For the nights you just want to stay in and cozy up, order in great takeout or delivery from this restaurant.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Ferring Deli also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Get in and out of the car quickly with no-hassle parking located all around the restaurant.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Ferring Deli.
The breakfast dishes at the restaurant really bring the crowds in, though lunch and dinner are also served.
Ferring Deli boasts one of the best delis around, and they're awaiting your visit today!
Prospect Park designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux famously preferred the airy lawns of this Brooklyn oasis to their earlier design of Manhattan’s Central Park. So if you're heading to the park for a show, it makes sense to make a day of it and spend some time on its sunny, open meadows. Before the doors open, cool off (and use real bathrooms!) while enjoying an affordable meal at any one of these restaurants, all within a 10-minute walk of the park.
For alfresco diners: Brooklyn Larder (228 Flatbush Ave.)
OK, this isn’t a restaurant, though there are a few tables for eating and a good lunch special: sandwich, chips, beer or soda, and a cookie for $15, available 11 a.m.–3 p.m. If you prefer dining alfresco, come here for a fantastic selection of cheeses, breads, salads, and any number of jams, jellies, and preserves in cute jars to eat in the park. Drinking alcohol in the park is, of course, prohibited and can lead to a ticket. On an unrelated note, Brooklyn Larder has a great selection of beers, starting with Dale’s Pale Ale cans for $2.50 each.
For cheap vegetarians: Dao Palate (329 Flatbush Ave.)
A mainstay of vegetarians, Dao Palate serves fresh vegetables and mock meats in typical Chinese sauces that are a few notches lighter and fresher-tasting than average. Great for larger groups, the big restaurant’s main dishes run around $12, and their filling lunch specials around $9. My favorite, black-pepper seitan on a bed of chinese broccoli, comes with a spring roll and a miso soup to boot.
For those with time to kill: Cubana Cafe (80 6th Ave., right off Flatbush Avenue)
The food here is less of a draw than the cocktails and the decor, but it’s still consistently good, with a menu that hews closely to the dishes I’ve seen served in Havana: black-bean soup, roast chicken with rice, plantains. Most plates are meat-heavy and generous with the portions—beware ordering an appetizer and a main dish unless you’re very hungry. As you wait for the show to begin, linger over a mojito or a cold beer in a breezy dining room painted turquoise, pink, and yellow, where the floor-to-ceiling windows are flung open all summer long.
For picky eaters: 67 Burger (234 Flatbush Ave.)
With a long and flexible list of food options, 67 Burger has something to please everyone. The menu has your cheeseburgers, your curly fries, and your Lagunitas on tap, but also real salads and two veggie-burger options, all of which can be customized with many extras like goat cheese, chipotle mayo, and olive tapenade. Burgers range from $6.75 to $10. There’s also a wine selection and something called a beer shake, which intrigued me but not enough to try it on a weekday alone.
Photos by Kasia Mychajlowycz.
The saying “less is more” has perhaps never been truer than it is at Porchetta (110 E. 7th St.) and Porsena (21 E. 7th St.). At both East Village hot spots, Chef Sara Jenkins has built a cult following by keeping her menus tightly focused rather than trying to do it all. Crowds gather at Porchetta to savor one specific thing: slow-roasted pork (served in varying ways yet always the central focus of each dish). At Porsena, they come for perfectly cooked artisanal pasta.
Jenkins’s straightforward approach reflects a distinctly Italian state of mind, which makes sense, considering her upbringing around Tuscany and Rome. Mario Batali summed it up succinctly when he called her “one of the few chefs in America who understands Italy and how Italians eat."
“I think Italians in Italy eat with a certain fairness that Americans and Italian-Americans don’t have,” Jenkins said, asked about what prompted Batali’s praise. “An Italian is perfectly happy with a perfectly cooked artisanal spaghetti with great olive oil and chilies, while an American would want to add three or four [more] ingredients.”
When Jenkins isn’t working in her own kitchens, she can often be found exploring other rich, delicious, and straightforward flavors around the city. Here are a few of her favorites.
For Italian (outside of Porsena): “I eat at Cesare Casella’s place on the West Side, Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto (283 Amsterdam Ave.). He’s a Tuscan chef who’s been working in New York for many more years than I have. He’s very authentic.”
For gelato: “Il laboratio del gelato (188 Ludlow St.). They have traditional and nontraditional flavors.”
For espresso: “Abraço Espresso (86 E. 7th St.) on 7th Street. They are maniacal about making it right.”
For wine or cocktails: “I like to drink wine at Bar Veloce (175 2nd Ave.) on 2nd Avenue. It’s an Italian wine bar that’s been there more than 10 years. It’s not over the top, not pretentious or precious. Just a great wine selection in a nice space.”
Check Groupon for deals on Italian restaurants in New York City.
The dim sum lunch, or yum cha (literally “drink tea”), is the Cantonese answer to Spanish tapas. It is as much a tradition in New York City's Chinatown as weekend brunch on The Lower East Side. The bustling scene is all too familiar: packed tables, servers pushing metal carts while hawking their selections, the din of impatient, hungry diners. They wait for shrimp dumplings, steamed pork spareribs, roast pork buns, pork and shrimp shu mai -- the seemingly endless variety goes on and on.
But for vegetarians, the choices can be few. When it comes to dim sum, seafood and meat dominate the menu. New York vegetarians need not despair, because there are two very appetizing dim sum havens for non-meat eaters, and they’re right in Chinatown.
Buddha Bodai on Mott Street serves a completely vegetarian and kosher menu of dim sum favorites, ranging from shrimp dumplings to beef rice rolls. The restaurant is usually packed on weekday lunch hours with City Hall municipal types, while the weekend clientele consists of tourists, locals and the environmentally conscientious. An all-day menu of vegetarian iterations of Chinese standards is also on offer, with creative takes on dishes like roast pork and sesame chicken. Using seitan, tofu and yam starch (among other vegetarian and kosher-friendly ingredients) as substitutes, many of these plates will fool even the committed carnivore in appearance and flavor.
The line outside the door on Sunday afternoons may be the best way to spot Vegetarian Dim Sum House on Pell Street. Crowds tend to gather on weekends, anxious for healthy vegetarian takes on traditional dim sum dishes. The array of vegetarian dumplings -- pan fried, watercress, snow pea leaf, monk dumplings -- draw in voracious vegetarians who want the variety of a full-scale dim sum restaurant without sacrificing their principles or lifestyle choices. The menu is comprehensive, full of inventive vegetarian fare using Eastern and Western-style vegetables, not to mention an exhaustive list of diced, sliced or sautéed mushroom dishes. At Vegetarian Dim Sum House, there’s no need to solely imitate meat dishes. Here, vegetables are allowed to take center stage.