Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Gerlanda's Pizza's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza served in the heart of Piscataway will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
Gerlanda's Pizza is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu.
Gerlanda's Pizza provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Gerlanda's Pizza's free wifi.
Those searching for a quiet dinner scene may have better luck elsewhere, as the pizzeria tends to get rather noisy.
Grab your meal to go at this pizzeria if you're in a hurry — or better yet, have them bring it to you through their delivery service!
Restaurant customers can take advantage of the nearby parking options.
Expect your bill at Gerlanda's Pizza to come in at around $30 per person.
The menu at Gerlanda's Pizza includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
For the cheesiest, most delicious pie in town, pizza lovers claim that Gerlanda's Pizza is at the top of the list.
No matter what type of pizza you are craving, Gerlanda's Pizza has you covered.
If cooking isn't on the agenda, the perfect pie awaits you at Pizza and Pasta, where customers praise the pizza like no other.
Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu.
Get online gratis thanks to Pizza and Pasta's complimentary wifi.
For the tastes of Pizza and Pasta from the comfort of your next party, the pizzeria also offers catering services.
With delivery and take-out options, you can enjoy this pizzeria's cooking from the comfort of your own living room.
Pizza and Pasta is located in a prime location surrounded by various parking options.
Prices at Pizza and Pasta are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.
If pizza is your all-time favorite, it's important to find a pie that's worth your while. With star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings, there's no better way to spend your time than eating some 'za at Pizza and Pasta.
A tasty pizza form Pizza and Pasta is perfect for any of your upcoming casual gatherings.
See for yourself why Pizza and Pasta's Italian food is so highly considered.
Ready to try all the best flavors of Italy? Check out the authentic dishes at Pizza and Pasta.
What time is it? Time to grab one of American's favorite dishes at IHOP.
Looking for low-fat, gluten-free meal options? Look no further than IHOP.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this restaurant has kid-friendly food and seating.
Skip long waits and head to IHOP with your large group for easy seating.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the diners at your next shindig.
Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from this restaurant.
Drivers can access the parking lot next door.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, IHOP is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
IHOP is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.
Breakfast fare is rated highest at the restaurant, though you can also stop by for lunch or dinner.
For a dish just like mom made, you'll definitely want to stop by IHOP's tasty restaurant.
So round up your friends and head over to IHOP for a casual American meal.
Whether you are looking for a slice of pizza or a whole pizza pie, Piscataway's Dominick's Pizza and Restaurant offers a wide variety of pizza types and sizes.
It serves everything including gluten-free and low-fat options.
Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating.
Just let this pizzeria know how you want it. You can have the food delivered or carried out yourself.
Drivers can find parking right by the pizzeria, so don't forget your car keys.
Dominick's Pizza and Restaurant's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Dominick's Pizza and Restaurant offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
So round up the whole family and head on over to Dominick's Pizza and Restaurant for a tasty pizza pie.
Dressing up the traditional sandwich, Subway is a go-to lunch spot in Piscataway Township's Piscataway district.
Looking for healthy and low-fat eats? No problem. Subway has both.
Subway tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
You can also have Subway cater your next event.
Take the car and arrive promptly to dinner; parking is plentiful, so don't worry about setting aside time to search for a space.
Take a break from buyer's remorse at Subway, where each and every bite won't cost you much (but will taste like a million bucks).
Whether you're in the mood for AM eggs, a midday salad, or an evening entree, Subway provides service throughout the day.
Stop making your own measly sandwiches at home and taste the succulent masterpieces at Subway.
Spice up your week with a trip to Jimmy John&Apos S in Piscataway Township, and enjoy grub at the top of its game.
It doesn't get much more laid-back than Jimmy John&Apos S, so dress for comfort when you come.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Jimmy John&Apos S as well.
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.
Driving to Jimmy John&Apos S? Check out the nearby parking selections and park with ease.
Travel by bike to Jimmy John&Apos S and store your bike at a nearby rack.
With prices below $15 per person, you can eat at Jimmy John&Apos S as often as you like!
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.