Improve your weekly trip to the grocery store by opting to shop at Gateway Cafe, an affordable and highly rated grocery store in Secaucus.
Go under the sea with a few fresh catches, and enjoy a meal rich in protein and flavor.
Feeling hungry? Pick up some frozen food from here and enjoy a night snacking on all of your favorite items.
Going on a road trip or heading to the office? Easy to take anywhere, this snack will hold you over between any meal.
If your hydration habits could use some work, pick up some delicious beverages to drink with a meal or on the go.
Get your noodle on! Gateway Cafe has some of the best and affordable noodle and pasta options in the area.
Gateway Cafe serves up a large selection of sandwiches, all of which are prepared fresh and to perfection.
Pick up some of their quality seasonings and spices for a delicious meal that packs a ton of flavor.
For cool, refreshing H20, Gateway Cafe's got you covered.
Just a touch of these key baking ingredients will make your baked goods pop, so make sure your kitchen is always well-stocked.
Cereal might be the best part of waking up. Pick up your favorite box today.
Sip on the caffeinated treats offered by Gateway Cafe's impressive coffee and tea connection.
Every chef needs a break from the heat, so enjoy a frozen dinner without lifting a finger.
In case of emergency, you should always have some canned food on hand. Browse the selection of items at Gateway Cafe and stock up today.
Planning a barbecue? Check out the selection of meat inventory here and go home with a range of tender meats.
If you need a quick and easy salad dressing, pick up some tasty and healthy oil and vinegar from here.
If you're a lover of all things dairy, help yourself to some great products at Gateway Cafe for all your protein and calcium needs.
This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating.
Gateway Cafe's selection of bread goes great with any meal you were planning on making.
Browse the selection of sandwiches at Gateway Cafe and munch your way to pure happiness.
Parking can easily be found in the area.
So don't let good groceries pass you by and stop by Gateway Cafe in Secaucus for some tasty eats and drinks.
Dhoom, the latest project from the culinary team behind Michelin-starred Tulsi, has all of the dramatic flourishes you'd expect from a place named after a trio of Bollywood thrillers. Neon lights cast a theatrical glow over sleek white tables, and portraits of Bollywood stars line the walls. Chef Dhandu Ram's menu of upscale Indian cuisine is just as exciting, with specialties ranging from tandoori lobster to lamb chops that NJ.com described as "positively majestic."
Tips for Your Visit to Dhoom
Explore the Tandoor:
Chef Ram is known for his mastery of the tandoor oven. His expertise shines in creative dishes such as coconut milk-tinged tandoori lobster, which he flambées with Indian rum.
Dip into Dal:
Diners are "not likely to forget" Chef Ram's dal makhani, says one The New York Times contributor. Simmered overnight in the tandoor till its spices meld with a tomato base, the house specialty "is ideal for dipping any of the numerous varieties of outstanding naan."
Take a Sip:
Dhoom's drink list is both well-curated and expansive, with offerings ranging from the nutmeg-laced Indian Punch cocktail to Canadian icewine.
Hit the Theater. . . or the Stadium:
Dhoom is located close to a movie theater as well as the Giants stadium, so it's easy to extend dinner festivities into an evening of cinema or sports.
Visit Urban Plum for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Secaucus' Secaucus.
The chefs at Urban Plum know how to prepare tasty, gluten-free and low-fat meals.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this restaurant.
Enjoy a meal with all your loved ones. Urban Plum makes it easy for big groups.
From cheap drinks to good eats, Urban Plum's happy hour is a steal.
Not to be overlooked is Urban Plum's no-charge wifi.
Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at Urban Plum and order great food.
Reservations are recommended for those on a strict schedule.
Business casual attire is acceptable, so guests can let go of the "dress to impress" standard.
The food's ready when you are. Come on in or carry out.
Bring the Urban Plum's great food to your place.
Self park in a lot or take advantage of a valet service near Urban Plum.
Urban Plum offers various parking options, including bike parking.
Who s hungry for great grub at a reasonable rate? Urban Plum s yummy creations will leave a mark in your memory but not a dent in your pocketbook.
The restaurant's dinner menu receives the most attention, but diners have the option of grabbing breakfast or lunch here, too.
So when you're in the mood for some delicious American dishes, don't look further than Urban Plum.
You deserve an excellent meal, so head on over to Urban Plum and enjoy some of the highly-rated American fare.
When you're feeling hungry, come satisfy your hunger with some tasty and trendy American eats from Urban Plum.
Since its debut in 2010, Mausam and its brand of Indian and intercontinental cuisine has snatched up the kinds of awards and goodwill among food critics that most restaurants would prank a food inspector to get. Without compromising its authenticity, the family-owned restaurant makes Indian food accessible to the uninitiated with clear menu descriptions and an enormous range of spice levels. And then there are the somewhat American touches: sports playing on flatscreen TVs and a lunch buffet that focuses more on quality than quantity.
Inside the three-story main restaurant—which features a full bar, bistro, and banquet hall—Executive Chef Sam creates Northern Indian cuisine that is so complex, he staffs three other chefs to handle appetizers, tandoori specialties, and curries. Together, they create dishes that range from veggie samosas to hariyali paneer tikka—tandoor baked cheese marinated in mint and coriander sauce. They also branch out to Indo-Chinese dishes, such as fried basmati rice, as well as Italian fusion entrees, including a classic eggplant rolatini slow-cooked in a clay oven. Diners can enjoy the Indian feasts at three New Jersey locations or track down their NYC food truck, which serves what Metro characterized as "the perfect comfort".
Lorenzo's does pasta right — this restaurant is known for its top-of-the-line Italian recipes.
G-free and low-fat are just a couple of examples, come here for a quick bite that will leave you feeling healthy.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this restaurant just as much as their parents do.
Get online for free courtesy of Lorenzo's' wifi.
Make a reservation to ensure your night goes according to schedule.
This restaurant serves up innovative meals, so stop in, order takeout, or call for delivery. Whichever road you choose, happy eating!
Impress the visitors at your next gathering by calling in Lorenzo's for catering.
Don't spend time searching for parking — guests are welcome to use the adjoining lot.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Lorenzo's.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Lorenzo's.
Eat your way through the day at Lorenzo's — diners can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner here.
Highly regarded, the Italian food at Lorenzo's is perfect for diners looking for a nice meal out.
For a new take on Italian classics, make your way over to Lorenzo's and taste some great eats.
By November, the crisp autumn air takes on a blustery winter chill, and cumbersome winter coats begin to take the place of stylish fall jackets. This change in fashion goes hand in hand with the change in seasons and with the philosophy of Mausam Indian Cuisine. The restaurant’s name means “seasons” in Hindi, and Mausam’s elegant three-story space boasts a restaurant, a lounge, and two versatile banquet halls, ready to change to accommodate a client’s request for any and every kind of event. Mausam’s staff can adapt table settings from simple and elegant pearl-white cloths with minimal accoutrements to bold colors with bountiful bouquets at every turn. Eager to please, the staff will even trade in the house specialty, Indian food, for any cuisine the client wishes to bring themselves, such as Mexican, Italian, or Lunchables.
Patrons simply looking for a low-key dinner out can head to the restaurant for traditional Indian favorites, such as chicken tikka masala, spicy goat curry, and plenty of vegetarian options laced with fragrant Indian spices. Red and white wines and a dozen kinds of domestic and imported beers wash away the last morsels of dessert, such as black-and-white cream puffs or orange-pineapple ice cream.
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.