With a visit to A and P in Bedminster, you'll be able to find all of the groceries you and your family need to keep everyone nourished for days or weeks at a time.
Ditch the snack foods in favor of the fruits and vegetables sold here.
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.
The produce available here is a great side to any meal in need of some fresh nutrients.
If you're seeking high quality meats, look no further than here. From chicken to beef, you can find everything you need in one location.
Feeling hungry? Heat up a tasty and affordable TV dinner from here and enjoy the convenience of a quick meal.
Pick up a loaf of freshly-baked bread from A and P and create that tasty sandwich you've been craving all day.
If pasta is what you're in the mood for, swing by A and P and pick up some fresh noodles.
A and P makes it easy to quench your thirst by stocking water for whenever you need it.
If you like to try out different recipes and experiment with different flavors, you will love the selection of spices and seasonings that this store has to offer.
If you're planning out your weekly meals, you will appreciate the assortment of snacks at A and P.
When you have a long and hard day at work, a frozen meal from here makes for a perfect dinner solution.
Make sure you always have the ingredients to make a delicious dessert on hand.
Feeling hungry and creative? Fix up a tasty meal or salad with some oil and vinegar from here.
When you're looking for a caffeine fix, A and P has the best coffee and tea to get you going.
Dial down your thirst with some delicious drinks that are both refreshing and cool.
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.
Packed with plenty of "good" fat, fish of your choosing are on hand.
No matter what time of day you visit A and P, you can find easy in-and-out parking for your hot ride.
So eat up. A and P is your next stop for delicious go-to groceries in Bedminster.
What is American food? Cuisine that is delicious and perfect for any occasion. Come grab some at Gladstone Tavern.
Both low-fat and gluten-free options are available here.
Gladstone Tavern is also BYOB, so diners can provide their own libations.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on this restaurant's menu.
Bring the whole family to this restaurant, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Got a big family? Tons of friends? An entire soccer team? Consider the private room at Gladstone Tavern, where large groups can get together to celebrate life's biggest milestones.
Free wifi is available as well.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather during your meal at Gladstone Tavern.
Take advantage of the restaurant's reservation system, and book a table for your party.
No need to gussy up for a trip to Gladstone Tavern, where patrons dress for comfort and fun.
Through their catering service, Gladstone Tavern can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
Gladstone Tavern accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
Gladstone Tavern is a great place to go for lunch or dinner, so make your way over to the restaurant today and munch on an American classic.
Swing by Gladstone Tavern today and enjoy a delicious American meal in a casual setting.
So take your next meal to the next level and indulge in some great American eats at the highly-rated Gladstone Tavern.
Figaro's Pizza does not just make pizza. They serve decadent slices of heaven that anyone who sinks their teeth into rate high on their list.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this pizzeria — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Enjoy the luxury of eating a delicious meal outside at Figaro's Pizza.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away.
Can't get enough of Figaro's Pizza's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available.
At Figaro's Pizza, diners will receive complimentary parking at the lot next door.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Figaro's Pizza.
Figaro's Pizza s mid-range cuisine will please your pockets as well as your palate.
So who's hungry? The highly-acclaimed pizza at Figaro's Pizza is ready and waiting to be served.
High-quality pizza is waiting for you at Figaro's Pizza, so find out what all the fuss is about and get your hands on a cheesy slice of deliciousness.
So when you need a pizza without the stress, Figaro's Pizza has your back!
You won't want to go anywhere else for a superlative piece of pizza than to Figaro's Pizza's great restaurant.
While high-priced, the Italian food at Figaro's Pizza is well worth every penny!
Ready to try all the best flavors of Italy? Check out the authentic dishes at Figaro's Pizza.
Red Oak Grille is serving up American favorites with a tasty tweak.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Grab the kids when you head to this restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Red Oak Grille's free wifi.
Your large group can all sit together at Red Oak Grille.
At Red Oak Grille, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm.
Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Red Oak Grille cater for you.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Free parking is available in the adjacent lot.
Your tab at Red Oak Grille will generally run you about $30 per person.
At Red Oak Grille, you can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any other major credit card.
Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
So when you're in the mood for some delicious American dishes, don't look further than Red Oak Grille.
At Red Oak Grille you can find great American food at any time of the day.
At 3 West, you can enjoy a classic American burger or sandwich.
Calling all gluten-free and low-fat diners! 3 West has a multitude of dishes right up your alley that are freshly-prepared and taste amazing.
Be sure to complete your meal at this restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Sometimes it's hard to find space for everyone in your party, but 3 West makes it easy. Book your room today.
Come order a flavorful feast at 3 West, and sit outside if it's nice!
Make a reservation to ensure your night goes according to schedule.
Comfort is prioritized at 3 West, where business casual is the name of the (dress code) game.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Through their catering service, 3 West can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Save time and money on parking when you take advantage of the open lot next door.
Fancy snacks do come at a higher price, but wow are they delicious.
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
For a meal truly worth eating, the place to go is definitely 3 West who serves up the mouthwatering best food in town.
You deserve an excellent meal, so head on over to 3 West and enjoy some of the highly-rated American fare.
Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at Joe's Pizza have visitors hooked on five-star reviews.
Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu.
Parties of any size can easily be seated at Joe's Pizza.
If waiting to be seated isn't your style, plan ahead and make reservations.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Joe's Pizza — casually-dressed diners are the norm here.
Just let this pizzeria know how you want it. You can have the food delivered or carried out yourself.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the visitors at your next shindig.
Joe's Pizza's diners can make use of nearby parking lots.
Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Joe's Pizza has to offer.
Convenience is essential at Joe's Pizza, and food is served from morning until night.
Smothered in piping hot cheese and toppings of your choice, the pies at Joe's Pizza come highly recommended by pizza connoisseurs.
So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Joe's Pizza and enjoy a slice of yummy pizza pie.
Joe's Pizza's Italian food gets the highest price; come taste why!
Italy doesn't quite seem so far away when you try the delicious cuisine at Joe's Pizza.
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.