Plan out your weekly meals and head to Value Deli and Grocery in Staten Island to pick up your breakfast, lunch and dinner ingredients.
Ready for a change? Switch up your weekly meal selections with some bold spices and seasonings from here.
Keep some frozen food from here on hand and pop it in the microwave or oven when you need a quick and easy meal.
When you don't have time to grab lunch or dinner, these tasty snacks will hold you over until you can take a break.
Whether you prefer your meat smoked, grilled or fried, you can find your preferred choice here.
Do you meet your recommended calcium intake? If not, pick up some dairy products and put yourself on the path to a healthier lifestyle.
There's no better way to start your busy day than making a flavorful coffee or tea from Value Deli and Grocery.
It's always wise to keep a little extra food around the house, just because. Value Deli and Grocery encourages you to check out its amazing canned foods for just that very purpose.
If cooking isn't your strong point, dig into a TV dinner! Microwave cooking has never tasted so good.
If your hydration habits could use some work, pick up some delicious beverages to drink with a meal or on the go.
From sliced deli meat to flavorful cheeses, Value Deli and Grocery serves up a large variety of deli favorites.
Skip the hassle of baking your own bread and pick up a freshly-baked loaf from Value Deli and Grocery.
All the supplies you need to make a craveworthy dessert are here.
Ready, set, fish! For heart-healthy fare, super fresh seafood is readily available.
When the heat gets the best of you, water is more important than ever. Cool off no matter where you are with a bottle from Value Deli and Grocery.
For that bowl of crunchy goodness, cereal is a winner for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
Add some produce to your next dinner plate for a delicious meal jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients.
Get your noodle on! Value Deli and Grocery has some of the best and affordable noodle and pasta options in the area.
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.
Thankfully, you won't have to look far for parking at Value Deli and Grocery.
From fresh produce to tasty snacks, Value Deli and Grocery in Staten Island has everything you need to feed your family right.
Pop over to Bruno's Pizzeria for some hop (and highly-acclaimed) 'za, and find out what everyone's been raving about.
Whether you are looking for food low in fat or gluten-free, this restaurant is the place you want to eat.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this pizzeria.
No need to dress to the nines here — Bruno's Pizzeria's policy is business casual, so guests can dine in comfort.
This pizzeria offers convenient carryout and delivery, so diners aren't limited to the pizzeria space.
We're not like any other place. We've prepared parking onsite for you.
Bruno's Pizzeria is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside.
Menu items at Bruno's Pizzeria tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Bruno's Pizzeria — they're open for all three meals.
So come taste the pizza at Bruno's Pizzeria for yourself and see what all the ratings buzz is about.
Just because Bruno's Pizzeria is quick and easy doesn't make it any less tasty. For some of the most highly-rated pizza in town, swing on by today.
It's time you enjoyed a piece of pizza casually with your friends and family at Bruno's Pizzeria's restaurant.
You won't want to go anywhere else for a superlative piece of pizza than to Bruno's Pizzeria's great restaurant.
Find just what you're looking for at Tropicana Diner and Restaurant — this diner serves up top ratings (not to mention tasty shakes).
Bring your whole brood to this restaurant, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
Arrive a little on the early side for your pick of the prime tables — no reservations are accepted at Tropicana Diner and Restaurant.
Can't stay at this restaurant long? Pick up and go home.
Forget circling the block, Tropicana Diner and Restaurant has plenty of nearby parking options.
Tropicana Diner and Restaurant's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
If you go out for a nice meal, it doesn't need to cost $100, come treat yourself at Tropicana Diner and Restaurant.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Tropicana Diner and Restaurant's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
Swing by the restaurant at literally any hour — it's open 24 hours a day.
Come taste the difference in Tropicana Diner and Restaurant's food. You'll be able to see for yourself why it's so highly-rated.
So keep things casual tonight with some delicious diner fare at Tropicana Diner and Restaurant.
Make plans at Tropicana Diner and Restaurant for your next meal.
Now an international brand of premium ice cream, Häagen-Dazs began as a humble, family-owned business in the Bronx. In the 1920's, Reuben Mattus sold his mother's fruit ices and ice-cream pops out of a horse-drawn wagon. For decades, the family business thrived, and around 1960, Reuben officially founded Häagen-Dazs. He chose the name to evoke Old World traditions and quality craftsmanship, the bedrocks of the brand. Originally, the ice cream came in just three flavors—vanilla, chocolate, and coffee—made from fine ingredients gathered from around the world, such as Belgian dark chocolate, hand-picked vanilla beans from Madagascar, and ice shaved from lunar glaciers. The resulting confections so delighted sweet teeth that the brand grew exponentially, leading to the creation of dozens of flavors and forays into sorbets and frozen yogurts.
Though Häagen-Dazs ice cream was immensely popular in grocery shops, their first parlor didn't open until 1976. Not far from the Mattus family's original ice-cream beat, the Brooklyn store sold ice cream as well as treats such as sundaes, shakes, and cakes. Shops eventually dotted the country and globe, wherein friendly ice-cream scoopers fill waffle cones, blend frosty coffee and ice-cream drinks, and wrap ice-cream cakes in bright ribbons.
Flaky crusts and rich decadence fill Brisas Colombianas Bakery, and baked-goods fanatics are encouraged to check out this highly-acclaimed bakery.
Brisas Colombianas Bakery is a prime restaurant for those who dig vegan fare.
Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at this bakery, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
Access the Internet free of charge via Brisas Colombianas Bakery's complimentary wifi.
You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the bakery can get noisy.
If time is of the essence, this bakery's take-out option may be a better fit.
You can also have Brisas Colombianas Bakery cater your next event.
Brisas Colombianas Bakery patrons can find street parking at the Morris Ave location.
Commute by bike to Brisas Colombianas Bakery and find easy bike parking.
Prices are rock bottom at Brisas Colombianas Bakery, so load up on snacks and treats.
Conveniently charge by major credit card when cash isn't an option.
When you need to get a sugar fix, Brisas Colombianas Bakery is the place to go, hands down.
So for an extra scrumptious spin on sweets, treat yourself to the baked treats at Brisas Colombianas Bakery.
Tumi International Restaurant serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Elizabeth's Elizabeth district.
This restaurant is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at Tumi International Restaurant.
Reserve a table in advance and steer clear of long wait times.
At Tumi International Restaurant, "dress to impress" is a thing of the past, and jeans are the new norm.
Love the food at this restaurant but don't have the time to stay? You can pick up your food to eat when you're ready, or have them deliver straight to your home.
If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
Tumi International Restaurant s moderately-priced platters and top-notch taste bring foodies back to Tumi International Restaurant time and time again.
So when you're on the market for some great American cuisine, check out Tumi International Restaurant.
Tumi International Restaurant has something for everyone with great American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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.