When you're looking to buy ingredients in a pinch, Whole Foods Market boasts a perfect grocery store for that very purpose. With fast service, you'll be able to go in and out at their store in Ridgewood in no time.
When you're looking for a little tart flavor to add to your meal, you'll want to grab some vinegar. For something a little more savory, that definitely calls for oil. When you shop here, you can stock up on either to ensure your food is tart and savory in equal measures.
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!
With a bottle of water in hand, it's easy to refresh and refuel. Grab a couple drinks from Whole Foods Market and stay on the go all the time.
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.
Packed with essential nutrients, be sure to try walk away with some delicious fish for dinner.
People can't get enough of the drinks here that take refreshment to the max.
Planning your meals for the week? Don't forget to pick up a loaf of freshly-baked bread from Whole Foods Market.
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.
If you love to taste different tea and coffee blends, check out the selection of items available at Whole Foods Market.
Feeling hungry? Your favorite healthy and light snacks are waiting for you at Whole Foods Market.
The cuts of meat here are tender and fresh. Pick up a selection of meats today and start your weekend off with a barbecue.
Yogurt, cheese, milk? Do some or all of these sound great to you? Be a dairy fan and purchase some dairy products. They will keep you happy and healthy.
Looking to spice things up? Choose from their wide selection of seasonings and flavorful spices.
From sliced deli meat to flavorful cheeses, Whole Foods Market serves up a large variety of deli favorites.
The produce available here is a great side to any meal in need of some fresh nutrients.
Canned food often presents a cheaper alternative as the food doesn't spoil. That's why Whole Foods Market encourages you to stock up today.
Pop one of these TV dinners into the microwave, and you'll be ready to relax in front of the TV.
For those who can't cook, rest assured that the frozen foods available here will sate your hunger.
With a parking lot adjacent to Whole Foods Market, you won't get stuck circling the block.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the store.
Make sure your cabinets and drawers are filled with only the best food when you shop the shelves at Whole Foods Market.
When you're on the market for tasty and healthy eats, pay Parrot Coffee Grocery in Ridgewood a visit and load up on great groceries.
For an upgrade to your meals, you'll definitely want to test the fine meats for purchase here.
Dial down your thirst with some delicious drinks that are both refreshing and cool.
You can't beat the health benefits of fresh fish, so find a few you like and get to cooking!
When you're looking for dinnertime shortcuts, Parrot Coffee Grocery provides an eclectic assortment of canned foods to make the most of your time while keeping you nourished.
If you need a quick and easy salad dressing, pick up some tasty and healthy oil and vinegar from here.
Parrot Coffee Grocery serves up great food items, such as sandwiches and salads, at an affordable price.
Parrot Coffee Grocery offers a range of classic and signature breads, all of which are fresh and baked to perfection.
Turn your kitchen into a gourmet chef's paradise with the great spices and seasonings.
From classic sandwiches to signature creations, the sandwiches at Parrot Coffee Grocery are sure to make your stomach happy.
Take care of your thirst quickly with a bottle of refreshing water from Parrot Coffee Grocery.
Dairy is packed with the essential nutrients your body craves, so help yourself out. Dairy products have everything you need.
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.
If you need that extra push to get you through your workday, a coffee or tea from Parrot Coffee Grocery will do the trick.
Feeling hungry? Your favorite healthy and light snacks are waiting for you at Parrot Coffee Grocery.
Cereal doesn't have to be just for kids. If you are looking for a quick, easy, and tasty breakfast to get out the door, pick some up today.
When you're craving your favorite piece of fresh fruit, this store is the place to go.
Get your noodle on! Parrot Coffee Grocery has some of the best and affordable noodle and pasta options in the area.
When you only have time for a quick lunch during your busy workday, heat up a TV dinner from here and enjoy a quick and yummy meal.
Stay healthy on the regular with the produce available here. It's super fresh and can be used with any meal.
If you're looking for an alternative to everyday cooking, the frozen bites here are a great way to go.
No matter what time of day you visit Parrot Coffee Grocery, you can find easy in-and-out parking for your hot ride.
Parrot Coffee Grocery makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
So when your fridge is looking a little bare, replenish supplies with a quick trip to Parrot Coffee Grocery.
If cooking isn't on the agenda, the perfect pie awaits you at Sicilian Sun Restaurant, where customers praise the pizza like no other.
G-free and low-fat are just a couple of examples, come here for a quick bite that will leave you feeling healthy.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this pizzeria just as much as mom and dad.
The pizzeria is about as noisy as it gets — plan for booming speakers and chatty crowds everywhere.
Reserve a table ahead of time and avoid the lines.
No need to be formal, business casual will pass.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the pizzeria also serves up grub to go.
Bring the Sicilian Sun Restaurant's great food to your place.
At Sicilian Sun Restaurant, you can safely park just around the corner.
For great dishes that fall smack dab in the middle when it comes to price, Sicilian Sun Restaurant is a reasonable option for diners of different budgets.
Smothered in piping hot cheese and toppings of your choice, the pies at Sicilian Sun Restaurant come highly recommended by pizza connoisseurs.
Just because Sicilian Sun Restaurant is quick and easy doesn't make it any less tasty. For some of the most highly-rated pizza in town, swing on by today.
If you've had a long and hard week, come visit Sicilian Sun Restaurant and enjoy a pizza in a casual atmosphere.
When you are feeling hungry, pay Sicilian Sun Restaurant a visit and enjoy a hot and fresh pizza filled with endless flavors.
Sicilian Sun Restaurant is the place to go if you're looking for quality and highly-rated Italian food.
So pay the highly-rated Sicilian Sun Restaurant a visit today and enjoy some tasty and classic Italian dishes.
Throw 'em back at Mac Murphy's, and quickly grow to love this Irish bar.
This restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
Little ones are free to make a mess at this restaurant, where the whole family is invited to dine.
Make those early evening hours happy ones and swing by for some discounted food and drink deals after work.
Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Mac Murphy's.
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Mac Murphy's' complimentary wifi.
Mac Murphy's has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Take note that the restaurant can get a bit loud, so vocal cords and eardrums should be in tip-top shape.
Save your formal dress for another occasion — a nice top is the perfect fit for Mac Murphy's' business casual code.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Mac Murphy's.
Mac Murphy's knows how to put a smile on your face
the fairly-priced fare is easy on your taste buds as well as your wallet.
Three meals a day are served at Mac Murphy's, so you can choose to start your day or end your evening here.
Take a night off and head down to Mac Murphy's for an evening of good times and good beer.
So when you need to cure your hunger craving, visit Mac Murphy's and treat yourself to a tasty American dish.
Mac Murphy's has been highly-rated by restaurant-goers, so stop by today and see what the hype is about.
Sit down to some Thai-infused deliciousness at Kailash Indian Cuisine in Ridgewood, and add yet another sparkling review to the lengthy list of compliments.
The creative, healthy and vegan fare at Kailash Indian Cuisine will leave you craving more.
If you're in need of a booster seat, this restaurant's got you covered. This is a great spot for the whole family.
At Kailash Indian Cuisine, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
Make a reservation to ensure your night goes according to schedule.
You'll find most people wearing their favorite T-shirt and pair of jeans, as casual dining is Kailash Indian Cuisine's style.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Kailash Indian Cuisine's tasty dishes at your next party.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Whether you prefer street or lot parking, Kailash Indian Cuisine is located near both options.
Kailash Indian Cuisine offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
If you go out for a nice meal, it doesn't need to cost $100, come treat yourself at Kailash Indian Cuisine.
So if you want your Thai with a side of five-star reviews, head to Kailash Indian Cuisine.
Five-star food doesn't have to be fancy. For the very best in Thai cuisine, swing by Kailash Indian Cuisine for a quick and easy meal.
Make it easy with Thai food at Kailash Indian Cuisine.
So when you're craving the tastes and trends of Thailand, head on over to Kailash Indian Cuisine.
If you have a gluten sensitivity, Kailash Indian Cuisine will meet your food needs.
Score your next slice at Pizza Brothers — this joint has pizza-lovers dishing out cream of the crop reviews.
Whether rocking a gluten-free lifestyle or looking for something low-fat, this place will serve you just what you need.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this pizzeria is a great spot for families to chow down.
On busy nights, it's best to book a table ahead of time.
Don't sacrifice comfort for style — Pizza Brothers' dress code is business casual, so guests can look and feel great.
For the tastes of Pizza Brothers from the comfort of your next party, the pizzeria also offers catering services.
Homebodies can take advantage of this pizzeria's delivery and take-out options.
Pizza Brothers' diners can park in a nearby lot or on the street.
Pizza Brothers s moderately-priced platters and top-notch taste bring foodies back to Pizza Brothers time and time again.
For the cheesiest, most delicious pie in town, pizza lovers claim that Pizza Brothers is at the top of the list.
Just because Pizza Brothers is quick and easy doesn't make it any less tasty. For some of the most highly-rated pizza in town, swing on by today.
Why not keep it casual tonight? Head on over to Pizza Brothers, where you can enjoy a delicious variety of pizza and a casual, care-free atmosphere.
Before ordering just a generic box of pizza, re-think that decision and go with a pie above the rest from Pizza Brothers.
For prime Italian fare, Pizza Brothers is one of the highest-rated restaurants around.
Take a culinary tour of Italy when you sample the many deliciously unique dishes at Pizza Brothers.
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.