When you need a little more flavor in your life, spruce up your daily meals with some spices and seasonings from here.
This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating.
Healthy eaters realize the importance of dairy in their diet. Make sure you're getting your fill of Vitamin D with dairy products from Cafe Aroma.
Bring out your Italian side in the kitchen and create a yummy pasta dish with some noodles from Cafe Aroma.
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.
When all you want to do is take a can off the shelf, open the lid, and heat it up, Cafe Aroma lets you enjoy dinner faster with its amazing selection of canned foods.
A frozen meal is just what you want when chopping, dicing, sauteing, and slicing isn't in the cards.
If you need that extra push to get you through your workday, a coffee or tea from Cafe Aroma will do the trick.
Bread at Cafe Aroma is absolutely delicious.
H20: The essential element for every human being. Stay hydrated everywhere you go with a bottle from Cafe Aroma.
All your favorite cereals are stocked on the shelves here.
For baked goods that are as delicious as they are fluffy, don't forget to pick up some fresh ingredients to make sure your creation hits it out-of-the-park.
Enjoy a small, bite-sized snack from Cafe Aroma and cure your hunger pains.
Purchase an assortment of meats from here and gather up the whole family for a nice Sunday dinner.
The drinks available here are a great way to restore your body's natural balance, so start sipping.
Take a dive and swim away with some succulent fish. It's a great source of protein for your next meal!
You'll definitely want to experiment with frozen foods to help maximize your time in the evening.
If you're commuting by car, you will be happy to know that Cafe Aroma is located near a number of parking options.
Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at Brooklyn's Brick Oven Pizzeria have visitors hooked on five-star reviews.
The gluten-free and low-fat fare at Brooklyn's Brick Oven Pizzeria will leave you happy and full.
Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at this pizzeria, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
Tables at Brooklyn's Brick Oven Pizzeria are available first-come, first-served, so be sure to show up a bit earlier on busy weekends.
At Brooklyn's Brick Oven Pizzeria, "dress to impress" is a thing of the past, and jeans are the new norm.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this pizzeria offers takeout for your busy schedule.
At Brooklyn's Brick Oven Pizzeria, you won't have to worry about circling the block multiple times to find parking.
Brooklyn's Brick Oven Pizzeria is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside.
Your tab at Brooklyn's Brick Oven Pizzeria will generally run you about $30 per person.
Don't be caught empty-handed — make sure to grab enough bills for this cash-only venue.
Spend your morning, afternoon, or evening at Brooklyn's Brick Oven Pizzeria, where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For the cheesiest, most delicious pie in town, pizza lovers claim that Brooklyn's Brick Oven Pizzeria is at the top of the list.
Don't feel like dressing up for dinner? No problem. Brooklyn's Brick Oven Pizzeria's pizza is baked with top-notch ratings, so you can be sure to love your meal.
Brooklyn's Brick Oven Pizzeria serves up great pieces of pizza in an even better atmosphere for entertaining you and your gang.
Craving pizza tonight? Stop in for a tasty slice at Brooklyn's Brick Oven Pizzeria.
Visit General Poors Tavern for some true American comfort food.
Being a fan is serious business; don't miss a minute of your team's game.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this restaurant.
Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at General Poors Tavern.
If you plan to hit the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to fend off the crowds by calling ahead for a reservation.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at General Poors Tavern, known for its laid-back ambience.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from this restaurant.
General Poors Tavern will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
At General Poors Tavern, you can park your car in seconds with the nearby street and lot parking options.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
Major credit cards are accepted, so you can save yourself a trip to the ATM.
With food so tasty, you'll want to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner here...and you can go right ahead as General Poors Tavern serves three meals a day.
When you are ready to try a new restaurant for lunch or dinner, make your way over to General Poors Tavern for tasty American fare.
So next time you're hungry and want a casual meal, General Poors Tavern is the perfect destination for some good old fashioned food.
For an exceptional menu of American food that is highly-rated by all who try it, call General Poors Tavern today.
Find out about Hackensack 's top British pub food for yourself at General Poors Tavern.
Sit down to some Thai-infused deliciousness at Bangkok Garden Thai Restaurant, and add yet another sparkling review to the lengthy list of compliments.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this restaurant.
The restaurant doesn't let you book your table ahead of time, so expect a first-come, first-served policy when you visit.
Bangkok Garden Thai Restaurant is a casual spot to dine, so don't worry about being underdressed.
Bangkok Garden Thai Restaurant will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available.
Heading to Bangkok Garden Thai Restaurant for a tasty meal? Drive on over and park in a matter of seconds.
Bangkok Garden Thai Restaurant is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Prepare to spend about $30 per person when dining at Bangkok Garden Thai Restaurant.
Treat yourself to breakfast, lunch, and dinner all in one place
the restaurant offers three main meals a day, though dinner is the real winner.
Come enjoy what some say is the greatest Thai food in Hackensack at Bangkok Garden Thai Restaurant.
So swing by Bangkok Garden Thai Restaurant for some quick Thai flavor and find out what all the hype is about.
Bangkok Garden Thai Restaurant's Thai cuisine has something for everyone's taste, taking the drama out of eating out.
Treat yourself to a new lunch or dinner option today and enjoy a tasty Thai dish from Bangkok Garden Thai Restaurant.
For Mexican fare beyond the traditional taco, check out Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square.
Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square means business when they say that no gluten does not mean less flavor. Stop in for a great meal.
The bar at this restaurant is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
This restaurant is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square's complimentary wifi.
At Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square, the prime seating is on the patio. Come check out what all the buzz is about.
Keep it casual at Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square, and save that little black dress for a different occasion.
Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
Turn your living room into a five-star restaurant with takeout or delivery from this restaurant.
The parking lot near Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square will have you in and out in a jiffy.
Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.
The restaurant's got you covered whether you're hungry for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, but die-hard fans always opt for an evening meal.
When you're craving beans, rice, salsa, and some great-tasting guacamole, Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square knows how to step up its Mexican dishes.
A delicious Mexican dish is waiting for you at Rosa Mexicano - Riverside Square, so stop by today and enjoy a yummy meal.
Cheesecake Factory entices the dessert-seeking junkie with its wide selection of tasty treats.
Easily avoid animal products, gluten and high-fat items when you dine at Cheesecake Factory, where dietary needs are always considered.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at this restaurant.
Patio tables and chairs are ready for Cheesecake Factory diners who prefer their meals al fresco.
Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Cheesecake Factory, known for its laid-back ambience.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Cheesecake Factory also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
The restaurant is within walking distance to a number of parking options.
Snacks, nibbles, and treats are all priced reasonably here.
Cheesecake Factory dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.
When you are craving something sweet, come indulge in a tasty dessert at Cheesecake Factory.
For a meal truly worth eating, the place to go is definitely Cheesecake Factory who serves up the mouthwatering best food in town.
Pay Cheesecake Factory a visit today and fill up on some classic American dishes in a casual environment.
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.