Load up a pizza with all of your favorite toppings at Hillside's M and M II Pizzeria.
Healthy food is in, as it should be, so come here for a tasty, low-fat and gluten-free bite.
Wifi is on the house at M and M II Pizzeria, so bring along your tablet or laptop.
For those in a rush, the pizzeria lets you take your food to go.
M and M II Pizzeria will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
Easy parking is accessible for M and M II Pizzeria's diners.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at M and M II Pizzeria.
If you go out for a nice meal, it doesn't need to cost $100, come treat yourself at M and M II Pizzeria.
So for a piece of pizza that truly sings, you'll love taking a bite out of the pie from M and M II Pizzeria.
Pop over to Comet Pizzeria for some hop (and highly-acclaimed) 'za, and find out what everyone's been raving about.
Both low-fat and gluten-free menu items are offered at Comet Pizzeria.
The food is prepared and packaged, just waiting for your pickup.
We're not like any other place. We've prepared parking onsite for you.
You can take it easy on your wallet at Comet Pizzeria — prices are generally less than $30 per person.
When melted cheese and quality crust is all you can think about, it may be time for a hot slice or two. Experience pizza at its best when you order a pie from top-rated Comet Pizzeria.
After learning about Comet Pizzeria, you definitely just found your new pizza place.
Enjoy classic barbecue dishes at Long Avenue Charrasqueira in Hillside and embrace the mess.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this restaurant has kid-friendly food and seating.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
At Long Avenue Charrasqueira, you can find ample parking that is readily available any time of day.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Long Avenue Charrasqueira.
If you don't want a night that will cost you an arm and a leg but you do want a delicious meal, come to Long Avenue Charrasqueira.
For the best marinated and smoked meats, there's definitely no better place than Long Avenue Charrasqueira.
Get your daily dose of protein at Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits, home to some of the best chicken around.
Health-crazed eaters may have to stick with water, though, as Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits offers delicious grub that's far as can be from low-fat fare.
Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code.
Catering from Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits will take your party to the next level.
You can fill up on Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits' delicious fare without spending an arm and a leg — in fact, typical meals there run under $15.
You can stop by at almost any time, since Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Grab some friends and head on over to Hillside's Regional Bar and Restaurant for great pub grub.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this restaurant, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Regional Bar and Restaurant, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this restaurant.
Parking is available at an adjacent lot.
Regional Bar and Restaurant is serving up five-star food at a reasonable price.
For simply amazing pub food, Regional Bar and Restaurant has all of your favorites to continuously satisfy your hunger.
If you're craving Chinese food, try Hillside's Golden Dragon Kitchen.
Whether rocking a gluten-free lifestyle or looking for something low-fat, this place will serve you just what you need.
The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere.
Come in or stay home. This restaurant's pickup and delivery options have you covered.
Patrons are provided with sufficient parking nearby.
Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.
It's no secret, Golden Dragon Kitchen has the best Chinese food in town! Check them out 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.”
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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.