A classic breakfast option, cereal is always good to have on hand. A box is sure to ease everyone's morning appetite without taking too much time off the clock.
Produce like this is not just nutritious...it's delicious, too!
Do you meet your recommended calcium intake? If not, pick up some dairy products and put yourself on the path to a healthier lifestyle.
Don't settle for bland meals. Add some pizzazz to your food with an extensive selection of seasonings and spices.
If your hydration habits could use some work, pick up some delicious beverages to drink with a meal or on the go.
If you like to use the oven, you're going to want to pick up some sweet ingredients in your next masterpiece. They adds that extra bit of flavor that makes your food delicious!
Discover a new flavor of bread at House of Fish and get creative with your sandwiches.
Go under the sea with a few fresh catches, and enjoy a meal rich in protein and flavor.
Every kitchen requires oil and vinegar. When you need something acidic to balance out a recipe, vinegar will do the trick, or when you need something slick to grease the pan, oil is often a cook's first choice.
Frozen food is a great option for those who don't love to cook, so go ahead and stock up on these items today.
When you have a hunger craving in between meals, these snacks will come in handy.
H20: The essential element for every human being. Stay hydrated everywhere you go with a bottle from House of Fish.
Dive into dinner and a movie without dirtying a single dish! A frozen meal will make things super simple seven days a week.
Here you can find an assortment of meats, such as pork and chicken, to meet your personal needs.
In case of emergency, you should always have some canned food on hand. Browse the selection of items at House of Fish and stock up today.
Do you have a new pasta recipe that you've been dying to try? Pick up some noodles and treat yourself to a tasty dish.
Balance out the taste of a midday dessert with one of the excellent coffees or teas at House of Fish.
Parking is easily accessible.
Score your next slice at Tpr Restaurant Pizzeria — this joint has pizza-lovers dishing out cream of the crop reviews.
The chefs at Tpr Restaurant Pizzeria know how to prepare tasty, gluten-free and low-fat meals.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this pizzeria's drink list.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this pizzeria.
Have a large group? No problem. Head to Tpr Restaurant Pizzeria for easy seating.
Eat outdoors Tpr Restaurant Pizzeria (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating.
Folks tend to dress down at Tpr Restaurant Pizzeria, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the pizzeria.
Catering services are also available.
At this pizzeria, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
Tpr Restaurant Pizzeria is centrally located near many parking lot options.
Bike parking is also available outside the pizzeria.
Prepare to spend about $30 per person when dining at Tpr Restaurant Pizzeria.
Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the pizzeria, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
So who's hungry? The highly-acclaimed pizza at Tpr Restaurant Pizzeria is ready and waiting to be served.
High-quality pizza is waiting for you at Tpr Restaurant Pizzeria, so find out what all the fuss is about and get your hands on a cheesy slice of deliciousness.
When you just want to relax in a casual setting and enjoy some pizza, make your way over to Tpr Restaurant Pizzeria.
When you're craving pizza, make your way over to Tpr Restaurant Pizzeria and load up a pizza with all of your favorite toppings.
Tpr Restaurant Pizzeria's Italian food gets the highest price; come taste why!
When in Rome, you do as the Romans do. When at Tpr Restaurant Pizzeria, you eat as deliciously as the Italians do.
Keep your energy and mood up all day long with a tasty coffee or refreshing tea from Sidebar Steakhouse.
Find a shorter path to dinner when you take control of your prep time by investing in frozen foods.
Pick up super fresh fish (and a heck of a lot of nutrients) for your next meal.
H20: The essential element for every human being. Stay hydrated everywhere you go with a bottle from Sidebar Steakhouse.
Maximize your evening time by relying on the amazing TV dinners available here.
Everyone loves cereal in the morning. Stop in to get your family's favorites.
Craft a flavorful meal with some of their gourmet seasonings and spices.
For breads, cookies, cakes, and pies that will blow your mind, are couple extra sweet ingredients are kitchen must-haves.
Health nuts will go crazy for the refreshing beverages available here, a great way to stay happy and hydrated.
At Sidebar Steakhouse, you can grab some fresh noodles, channel your inner chef and get your cook on.
Health-conscious eaters will love cooking with the fresh produce available here.
Find quality, tasty, and affordable meats here and leave with enough meat for the whole week.
Bread is a kitchen must-have, so pick up some fresh goodness today.
Here you can find a large number of high-quality staples, such as tasty and healthy oil and vinegar options.
When you have a hunger craving in between meals, these snacks will come in handy.
You'll definitely want to make sure you're well stocked for any potential emergencies by browsing through Sidebar Steakhouse's great selection of canned foods.
Healthy eaters realize the importance of dairy in their diet. Make sure you're getting your fill of Vitamin D with dairy products from Sidebar Steakhouse.
With parking nearby to spare, Sidebar Steakhouse is ready for your visit.
Locale Cafe and Bar knows how to serve a plate of pasta like never before — this contemporary restaurant is highly ranked among Italian-fare enthusiasts.
Gluten-free and low-fat are not one in the same, but this place serves them both.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Gather the whole family for a trip to this restaurant — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Sit outside when the weather is fine — Locale Cafe and Bar has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
Your pooch is also welcome at the restaurant.
If dinner and a movie are on the agenda, reservations are recommended for a timely night out.
You won't find a suit in here! Business casual dress is the norm at Locale Cafe and Bar.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
Score parking in the lot adjacent to Locale Cafe and Bar, a local restaurant.
Your tab at Locale Cafe and Bar will generally run you about $30 per person.
So come to Locale Cafe and Bar, where they've put a trendy twist on classic Italian cuisine.
Locale Cafe and Bar's Italian food gets the highest price; come taste why!
If you're looking for some fine Italian cooking, you'll definitely love Locale Cafe and Bar.
Tenafly Diner is a 24-hour, casual diner that serves up traditional comfort food.
Those who prefer to eat vegan will love the menu at Tenafly Diner.
This restaurant also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
This restaurant is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Tenafly Diner's beautiful outdoor seating area.
Wifi is on the house at Tenafly Diner, so bring along your tablet or laptop.
Tenafly Diner is a prime location to dine with a group.
Tenafly Diner can also cater your next party; call today for details.
Turn your living room into a five-star restaurant with takeout or delivery from this restaurant.
Whether you are looking for street or lot parking, Tenafly Diner is close to both.
Tenafly Diner offers safe bike parking outside.
It's not the cheapest, it's not the most expensive, but it is the most delicious. Come to Tenafly Diner for a great bite.
Three meals a day are served at Tenafly Diner, so you can choose to start your day or end your evening here.
Take a load off and enjoy the delicious diner fare at Tenafly Diner.
So treat yourself to some of your favorite diner classics at Tenafly Diner.
For fresh maki, Cresskill's Umeya Restaurant has got you covered.
Help yourself to a healthier lifestyle at Umeya Restaurant, where gluten-free and low-fat plates are the standard.
Be sure to complete your meal at this restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this restaurant has kid-friendly food and seating.
Get online for free courtesy of Umeya Restaurant's wifi.
Make a reservation to ensure your table is ready when you are.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Umeya Restaurant — casually-dressed diners are the norm here.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Umeya Restaurant also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Sometimes you need food fast, and this restaurant totally gets it, offering both takeout and delivery.
A nearby parking lot is readily available for Umeya Restaurant's diners.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Umeya Restaurant.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
When you have a hankering for some rice or noodles, make your way over to Umeya Restaurant and indulge in some great Japanese fare.
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.