This store has all the supplies you need to make a scrumptious dessert when your tastebuds are calling.
Ready, set, fish! For heart-healthy fare, super fresh seafood is readily available.
Who's hungry? A frozen entree will fool anyone's palate, so why waste time cooking up a storm?
Feeling bold and creative? Dress up your next meal with some unique and tasty seasonings and spices from here.
Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, the produce from this store will give you the energy your body needs.
Find a large array of bold and flavorful coffees and teas at Everything Yogurt and Salad Cafe and sip your way through tasty goodness.
When you have a hunger craving in between meals, these snacks will come in handy.
Here you can find an assortment of meats, such as pork and chicken, to meet your personal needs.
When you're looking for dinnertime shortcuts, Everything Yogurt and Salad Cafe provides an eclectic assortment of canned foods to make the most of your time while keeping you nourished.
Everything Yogurt and Salad Cafe makes it easy to quench your thirst by stocking water for whenever you need it.
Frozen food will fill you up, so you can eat some now and save the rest for later.
Everything Yogurt and Salad Cafe offers a range of classic and signature breads, all of which are fresh and baked to perfection.
At Everything Yogurt and Salad Cafe, you can grab some fresh noodles, channel your inner chef and get your cook on.
Dairy is packed with the essential nutrients your body craves, so help yourself out. Dairy products have everything you need.
Don't have time for breakfast? Quick and crunchy, cereal is a great way to start your morning no matter how late you're running.
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.
Without a doubt, the best vinegar and oil options are stocked on the shelves at their terrific store.
With all of the parking options close by, you can keep an eye on your car during your visit.
You can never have too much water on hand, so grab a bottle or two from Island Deli Grocery.
Upgrade your barbecue by selecting from the fine meats available here.
This fixing adds that little something extra to any baked good, so include it in all of your favorite recipes.
Get your noodle on! Island Deli Grocery has some of the best and affordable noodle and pasta options in the area.
If rushing out the door is your morning routine, be sure to pick up a box of cereal for a quick and easy breakfast solution.
Here you can find a wide range of great spices and seasonings to make your next dish more flavorful and creative.
When you want to elevate your cooking's taste, you'll definitely want to keep your kitchen well stocked with the vinegar and oil offered here.
Take a dive and swim away with some succulent fish. It's a great source of protein for your next meal!
Pick up a loaf of bread from Island Deli Grocery and get creative with your breakfast, lunch and dinner meal planning.
When you body needs hydration most, grab some drinks off the shelf.
When all you want to do is relax after a long day, cooking is the last thing on your mind. Eat a delicious meal in a matter of minutes with an easy-to-make TV dinner!
There's no better way to satisfy your hunger craving than with some tasty canned goods from here.
Whether you prefer coffee or tea, Island Deli Grocery offers options for both the coffee enthusiast and the tea lover.
For dairy lovers out there, this store does dairy right, so make sure to pick up some on your next trip.
Going on a road trip or heading to the office? Easy to take anywhere, this snack will hold you over between any meal.
It's about time you said goodbye to cooking and said hello to the convenience of the frozen food offered here.
This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating.
With all of the parking options close by, you can keep an eye on your car during your visit.
Hot cheesy goodness awaits your appetite at Nunzio's Pizzeria and Restaurant — this pizza joint is the place to go for a serious five-star slice.
Keep your diet in check at Nunzio's Pizzeria and Restaurant, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat menu items.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
Take the kids along too — this pizzeria is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Wifi is on the house at Nunzio's Pizzeria and Restaurant, so you can stay connected on your mobile device.
Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the pizzeria can get noisy.
It's best to call ahead for a table as the pizzeria can get packed.
This pizzeria also offers delivery and take-out options for those who want to make it a night in.
Call Nunzio's Pizzeria and Restaurant for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Driving to Nunzio's Pizzeria and Restaurant? Check out the nearby parking selections and park with ease.
Hop on public transit if driving's not your speed; accessible stops include Grant City (SIR) and Jefferson Ave. (SIR).
For talk-of-the-town pizza, Nunzio's Pizzeria and Restaurant is your pizzeria. Stop by for a slice or two and judge the ratings for yourself.
For a low-key yet delicious pizza experience, people can't stop talking about the pies at Nunzio's Pizzeria and Restaurant. Swing by for a quick bite next time pizza's on the agenda.
So head on over to Nunzio's Pizzeria and Restaurant, where the pizzas are always hot and the ambiance is always cool.
So grab a slice of pizza or two from Nunzio's Pizzeria and Restaurant and enjoy a great lunch or dinner.
High-quality Italian food awaits you at Nunzio's Pizzeria and Restaurant!
So give your taste buds a delicious dose of Italian cooking from Nunzio's Pizzeria and Restaurant today.
If cooking isn't on the agenda, the perfect pie awaits you at Lee's Tavern, where customers praise the pizza like no other.
This pizzeria also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this pizzeria has kid-friendly food and seating.
Have a big celebration coming up? Consider the private room at Lee's Tavern, perfect for large groups of revelers.
Lee's Tavern doesn't take reservations, so on busy nights you may have to wait a bit.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Lee's Tavern also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
For those in a rush, the pizzeria lets you take your food to go.
Street parking is always accessible for those dining at Lee's Tavern.
Lee's Tavern provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
Cash is the only payment method accepted by Lee's Tavern.
Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Lee's Tavern since it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Smothered in piping hot cheese and toppings of your choice, the pies at Lee's Tavern come highly recommended by pizza connoisseurs.
When pizza's on the mind, there's no going back. For quick pies that no one can stop talking about, get the best of the best at Lee's Tavern.
Why not keep it casual tonight? Head on over to Lee's Tavern, where you can enjoy a delicious variety of pizza and a casual, care-free atmosphere.
So round up the whole family and head on over to Lee's Tavern for a tasty pizza pie.
Cuisine Type: Russian-French Fusion
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 5–10
Parking: Free street parking
Delivery / Take-out Available: Unavailable
Outdoor Seating: No
The owner of Verrazano Grill Restaurant describes their specialties as fusion cuisine that blend traditional Russian dishes with French cooking techniques. That description may cover the salmon steak in pepper sauce, but some dishes remain purely Russian. "The soups are made [from] a traditional, secret family ... recipe," says the owner. Alongside soups of the day, the chefs make borscht, kharcho, Pozharsky chicken cutlets, which originated as a popular dish among Russian nobility.
However, Verrazano Grill has a notable story beyond its unique menu. When Hurricane Sandy struck, the eatery was completely leveled. Though heartbreaking, it wasn't entirely a bad thing. It sparked the restaurant's transformation, as the owner rebuilt the entire place from the ground up, outfitting it with new kitchens, striking decor, and a wall of windows that maximize views of the State Island Boardwalk just a few feet beyond the front door.
At Fushimi Hospitality Group's three Fushimi restaurants, traditional Japanese classics meet French culinary touches. Sometimes they do so under a glowing red roof, other times in a room illuminated by backlit floral silk screens. Design matters here, and it shows in everything from the sleek decor to the sushi plating. Here are three other highlights to look forward to:
Though the menu boasts such items as roasted organic chicken and filet mignon stir-fried with thai basil, the seafood is the star of this show. Diners can opt for tuna belly, salmon roe, or fluke sashimi. When it comes to specialty sushi rolls, the Fire and Ice roll's spicy tuna counterbalances its white tuna.
The Omakase Menu
Omakase literally translates to "put your trust in me," but you don't have to write your PIN on a napkin and give it to the chef to order the omakase menu. You just have to trust him to curate the entire multi-course meal. It's his pick of the day's freshest, most creative dishes—no ordering necessary.
The "Brunch Boxes"
These Japanese-inspired brunches still start with American brunch cocktails: a mimosa, a bloody mary, or a bellini. Then the kitchen sends out a small plate, such as goat cheese on garlic toast, followed by an entree. One option? A crispy soft-shell-crab sandwich with lemon tartar sauce.
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.”
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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.