Pick up some noodles from Quick Chek and create a tasty pasta dish for lunch or dinner.
Bread is a kitchen must-have, so pick up some fresh goodness today.
You can never have too much water on hand, so grab a bottle or two from Quick Chek.
A healthy and light snack from Quick Chek is a great way to keep your energy up throughout the day.
It's always wise to keep a little extra food around the house, just because. Quick Chek encourages you to check out its amazing canned foods for just that very purpose.
This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating.
When you body needs hydration most, grab some drinks off the shelf.
You'll want to taste the exquisite meats available at this location.
Craft a flavorful meal with some of their gourmet seasonings and spices.
Dive into dinner and a movie without dirtying a single dish! A frozen meal will make things super simple seven days a week.
The frozen food here tastes so good, you'll forget it came from the microwave!
Dairy is packed with the essential nutrients your body craves, so help yourself out. Dairy products have everything you need.
Oil and vinegar are great staples to have stocked in the kitchen whether your recipe calls for an acidic element or something greasy to line the pan.
Cereal might be the best part of waking up. Pick up your favorite box today.
Find a large array of bold and flavorful coffees and teas at Quick Chek and sip your way through tasty goodness.
A sandwich playground, aka deli, can make for the perfect meal. Don't let your next playground experience go without this deli item.
Take a dive and swim away with some succulent fish. It's a great source of protein for your next meal!
Whether you prefer your sandwich hot or cold, Quick Chek serves up both tasty options.
When you get that craving for chocolate chip cookies, pick up the ingredients here.
Convenient parking spaces are located nearby to Quick Chek.
Quick Chek offers various parking options, including bike parking.
When you're in the mood to bake, remember to add a dash of extra sweetness. It will make your creations come alive like never before.
Health nuts will go crazy for the refreshing beverages available here, a great way to stay happy and hydrated.
When you need a little more flavor in your life, spruce up your daily meals with some spices and seasonings from here.
For cool, refreshing H20, Oasis Cafe's got you covered.
Stop eating out when you can eat in with any of the frozen food meals offered here.
Cereal tastes so good, you'll want to eat it around the clock (so go ahead!).
Whether you prefer wheat or white bread, Oasis Cafe serves up a large selection of freshly-baked breads.
When you need a quick meal after a long and hard workday, a canned good item from here makes for an easy and tasty dish.
When you want to cook chicken to juicy perfection, you're going to want to advantage of the oil offered here, and what's more? They also offer vinegar to transform your other creations.
Go under the sea with a few fresh catches, and enjoy a meal rich in protein and flavor.
Experience a new blend of coffee or tea from Oasis Cafe and sip your way to happiness.
The produce available here is a great side to any meal in need of some fresh nutrients.
If you're planning a dinner party, pick up some fresh meats from here and please your party guests one bite at a time.
Looking for comfort food? What's better than spaghetti or a savory pasta dish? Grab some of this pasta today and your next meal will be on-point!
If you're a lover of all things dairy, help yourself to some great products at Oasis Cafe for all your protein and calcium needs.
When you need a quick meal after a long day of work, a TV dinner from here is sure to fill you up in a jiffy.
A healthy and light snack from Oasis Cafe is a great way to keep your energy up throughout the day.
Park your car in one of their many available spaces.
Whether you prefer sausage, 'roni, or all-around veggie, Big Nick's Pizzeria's easy-to-please pizza has fans dishing out top-notch ratings.
Give your stomach a break and try some of Big Nick's Pizzeria's gluten-free or low-fat items.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this pizzeria.
Prefer to dine from the comfort of your own couch? Swing by this pizzeria for carryout, or have them come to you with delivery.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Big Nick's Pizzeria as well.
With meters and potential tickets, you'll thank us for our onsite parking!
Commute by bike to Big Nick's Pizzeria and find easy bike parking.
Big Nick's Pizzeria is serving up five-star food at a reasonable price.
For the cheesiest, most delicious pie in town, pizza lovers claim that Big Nick's Pizzeria is at the top of the list.
High-quality pizza is waiting for you at Big Nick's Pizzeria, so find out what all the fuss is about and get your hands on a cheesy slice of deliciousness.
So head on over to Big Nick's Pizzeria, where the pizza is hot and the atmosphere's cool.
There's no doubt about it. Big Nick's Pizzeria out-serves its competitors for the best slice of pizza around.
Chow down on all of your pub favorites at O Imperial Bar and Restaurant.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and this restaurant has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this restaurant.
Your large group can all sit together at O Imperial Bar and Restaurant.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
Great food is best enjoyed comfortably, so O Imperial Bar and Restaurant encourages less-than-fancy attire.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the patrons at your next shindig.
Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from this restaurant.
Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot.
Travel by bike to O Imperial Bar and Restaurant and store your bike at a nearby rack.
Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at O Imperial Bar and Restaurant running under $30 per person.
For an indulgent meal of classic pub food, O Imperial Bar and Restaurant is the place to bring your best buds for a night out.
If you're searching for a quick and casual spot to grab some pizza in Kearny's Arlington, look no further than Mr Nino's III Family Restaurant.
Eat out with the little ones at this pizzeria, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
Crowds are boisterous at the pizzeria and the music is blaring, so get ready for a very loud night out.
This pizzeria also offers delivery and carryout if you're in the mood for the pizzeria's cooking but prefer to provide your own ambience.
You can also have Mr Nino's III Family Restaurant cater your next event.
Mr Nino's III Family Restaurant has easy parking nearby for diners who wish to drive.
Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Mr Nino's III Family Restaurant.
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 Mr Nino's III Family Restaurant.
If you've had a long and hard week, come visit Mr Nino's III Family Restaurant and enjoy a pizza in a casual atmosphere.
A tasty pizza form Mr Nino's III Family Restaurant is perfect for any of your upcoming casual gatherings.
Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at Joe's Restaurant and Pizzeria have visitors hooked on five-star reviews.
Fear not you gluten-free or low-fat eaters, you'll have plenty of choices here.
This pizzeria serves up innovative meals, so stop in, order takeout, or call for delivery. Whichever road you choose, happy eating!
Bring the Joe's Restaurant and Pizzeria's great food to your place.
Joe's Restaurant and Pizzeria has easy parking nearby for diners who wish to drive.
Joe's Restaurant and Pizzeria offers safe bike parking outside.
Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30.
Some people say that if you've had one pizza, you've had them all. Diners who've tried Joe's Restaurant and Pizzeria's pizza say it is the absolute best.
Not all pizzas are made the same. For a quality pie that packs in all the delicious flavors you love, be sure to stop by Joe's Restaurant and Pizzeria.
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.