If you're planning a dinner party, pick up some fresh meats from here and please your party guests one bite at a time.
Pick up all of your favorite snacks and enjoy a relaxing night in while you veg out.
Health-conscious eaters will love cooking with the fresh produce available here.
Everyone loves cereal in the morning. Stop in to get your family's favorites.
Dial down your thirst with some delicious drinks that are both refreshing and cool.
Frozen food is a great option for those who don't love to cook, so go ahead and stock up on these items today.
One Stop Grocery makes it easy to quench your thirst by stocking water for whenever you need it.
One Stop Grocery can hook you up with the latest coffee and tea beverages.
If you need a quick and easy meal solution for lunch or dinner, consider a tasty TV dinner from here.
Health-conscious eaters will love the wide selection of fish on hand.
If you're a lover of all things dairy, help yourself to some great products at One Stop Grocery for all your protein and calcium needs.
If pasta is what you're in the mood for, swing by One Stop Grocery and pick up some fresh noodles.
Vinegar is a great way to add that extra zing of flavor, and oil goes quickly in the kitchen. Pick these up now and use today or save for later.
Feeling bold and creative? Dress up your next meal with some unique and tasty seasonings and spices from here.
One Stop Grocery takes the word deli to a whole new level and offers much more than just sandwiches.
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're cooking up a large dinner for the whole family, grab some canned goods from One Stop Grocery and create some yummy and easy side dishes.
One Stop Grocery serves up the most delicious freshly-baked bread in town. Head on over and pick up a loaf today.
If you are concerned about parking, you shouldn't be. There are plenty of parking options in the area.
Douglas Pizza and Grill does not just make pizza. They serve decadent slices of heaven that anyone who sinks their teeth into rate high on their list.
Gluten-free and low-fat eaters will enjoy the menu at Douglas Pizza and Grill.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this pizzeria just as much as their parents do.
The large dining space at Douglas Pizza and Grill provides quick and easy seating options for large groups.
Give the pizzeria a call to reserve your table ahead of time.
Douglas Pizza and Grill is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
Can't stay long? Not a problem with the pizzeria's take-out and delivery options.
Douglas Pizza and Grill will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
Store your car on the street or in a nearby lot at Douglas Pizza and Grill.
The average check at Douglas Pizza and Grill will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
Short on cash? No problem. Douglas Pizza and Grill happily accepts all major credit cards.
Douglas Pizza and Grill provides morning, afternoon, and evening service, so you can easily find time to dine.
Some people say that if you've had one pizza, you've had them all. Diners who've tried Douglas Pizza and Grill's pizza say it is the absolute best.
Don't feel like dressing up for dinner? No problem. Douglas Pizza and Grill's pizza is baked with top-notch ratings, so you can be sure to love your meal.
Come spend a casual night out over a delicious pizza at Douglas Pizza and Grill.
Select your toppings and create a delicious pizza made from scratch by visiting Douglas Pizza and Grill.
Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Luca's Ristorante of Somerset's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza served in the heart of Six Mile Run will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
Whether you are looking for food low in fat or gluten-free, this restaurant is the place you want to eat.
Sometimes it's annoying to plan events for big groups, and sometimes it's easy with great restaurants like Luca's Ristorante of Somerset helping you out.
Whether it's just you and a date or you're bringing the whole gang, it's best to call ahead and make a reservation.
Luca's Ristorante of Somerset welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie.
Ordering food? You can pick it up yourself!
Luca's Ristorante of Somerset will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
Luca's Ristorante of Somerset is located near a parking lot, which many diners take advantage of.
Taste the greatness Luca's Ristorante of Somerset is serving up with meals around $30.
Luca's Ristorante of Somerset happily accepts all major credit cards as a form of payment.
Everyone's talking about Luca's Ristorante of Somerset. Find out why when you treat yourself to a delicious pizza pie.
When you order pizza from Luca's Ristorante of Somerset, you'll maximize any evening for sure.
So come to Luca's Ristorante of Somerset, where the art of Italian cooking meets the magic of romance.
See for yourself why Luca's Ristorante of Somerset's Italian food is so highly considered.
You don't need a plane ticket to experience all the best flavors of Italy. They're all under one roof at Luca's Ristorante of Somerset.
If it's a spaghetti and meatballs kind of night, ratings say you'll find the best Italian at Joe's Italian Deli Pork Store in Franklin Park.
Watching your diet? Stay on track at Joe's Italian Deli Pork Store, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat options.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this restaurant.
At Joe's Italian Deli Pork Store, 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.
Don't sacrifice comfort for style — Joe's Italian Deli Pork Store's dress code is business casual, so guests can look and feel great.
Joe's Italian Deli Pork Store is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
What's that you hear? It's carryout at this restaurant.
Joe's Italian Deli Pork Store provides easy access to an adjacent lot.
Joe's Italian Deli Pork Store offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
Chow down for less at Joe's Italian Deli Pork Store, where a meal almost always costs under $15.
Major credit cards are accepted, so you can save yourself a trip to the ATM.
Whether you're in the mood for AM eggs, a midday salad, or an evening entree, Joe's Italian Deli Pork Store provides service throughout the day.
Joe's Italian Deli Pork Store's Italian food gets the highest price; come taste why!
Is your mouth watering yet? Time to head over to Joe's Italian Deli Pork Store for some delicious Italian cuisine.
Whether you prefer sausage, 'roni, or all-around veggie, Sansone Brothers Pizzeria's easy-to-please pizza has fans dishing out top-notch ratings for this Franklin Park joint.
It serves everything including gluten-free and low-fat options.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at this pizzeria with its kid-approved food and ambience.
The pizzeria accepts reservations, so you can get around the busy crowd.
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.
There is parking close to the pizzeria.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Sansone Brothers Pizzeria.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Sansone Brothers Pizzeria.
What's your favorite meal of the day? Chow down on breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Sansone Brothers Pizzeria and taste test your way through the menu.
So come taste the pizza at Sansone Brothers Pizzeria for yourself and see what all the ratings buzz is about.
For a low-key yet delicious pizza experience, people can't stop talking about the pies at Sansone Brothers Pizzeria. Swing by for a quick bite next time pizza's on the agenda.
Why not keep it casual tonight? Head on over to Sansone Brothers Pizzeria, where you can enjoy a delicious variety of pizza and a casual, care-free atmosphere.
Isn't it time you stopped trifling with average pizzas and went with the masters at Sansone Brothers Pizzeria?
For wings with a ton of zest, North Brunswick's Buffalo Wild Wings has got you covered.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Take the kids along too — this restaurant is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight.
Complimentary wifi is available as well.
At Buffalo Wild Wings, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
The music and crowds can create quite a racket at Buffalo Wild Wings — noise levels can reach the upper registers.
If you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, don't get stuck in line with the rest of the crowds — reservations are accepted.
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Buffalo Wild Wings — it's strictly casual.
You can also have Buffalo Wild Wings cater your next event.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
Free parking is offered every day in the lot next door, allowing guests to relax and enjoy their meal.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Buffalo Wild Wings.
Take a break from buyer's remorse at Buffalo Wild Wings, where each and every bite won't cost you much (but will taste like a million bucks).
Duck into Buffalo Wild Wings for a quick bite and excellent wings.
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.