When you come home late, you don't want to wait to eat. That's why picking up some canned foods from Contact China Eastern will help speed up prep time on just those very nights.
With a bottle of water in hand, it's easy to refresh and refuel. Grab a couple drinks from Contact China Eastern and stay on the go all the time.
Discover a new flavor of bread at Contact China Eastern and get creative with your sandwiches.
If you always seem to have one foot out the door, breakfast can be tricky. For a quick and easy solution, a box of cereal is right up your alley.
Switch up your weekly pasta routine with a new and exciting pasta recipe. Grab some noodles from Contact China Eastern and get cooking.
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.
When you need your coffee or tea fix, the selections from Contact China Eastern will certainly come in hand.
If cooking isn't your forte, frozen food is an easy fix. Stock your freezer with delicious meals seven days a week!
Who's hungry? A frozen entree will fool anyone's palate, so why waste time cooking up a storm?
If you are starting to run low on oil and vinegar, head on over here and pick up your favorites.
Say goodbye to bland when you select one of their many spices or seasonings.
Not only is fish great for your heart, but it also packs a punch in the flavor department, so get to grilling!
For a sampling of the best meats, you'll want to head here directly without delay.
Health nuts will go crazy for the refreshing beverages available here, a great way to stay happy and hydrated.
Just a touch of these key baking ingredients will make your baked goods pop, so make sure your kitchen is always well-stocked.
Health-conscious eaters will love cooking with the fresh produce available here.
When you don't have time to grab lunch or dinner, these tasty snacks will hold you over until you can take a break.
The area has many parking options for customers.
P J Harper's serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Valley Stream's Valley Stream district.
Whether you are looking for food low in fat or gluten-free, this restaurant is the place you want to eat.
This restaurant patrons can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at this restaurant, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
P J Harper's is known for its happy hour deals and steals.
Getting online is easy with P J Harper's' free and convenient wifi.
The restaurant accepts reservations, so you can get around the busy crowd.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from P J Harper's as well.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Drive to P J Harper's and find parking in the area.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at P J Harper's.
P J Harper's serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
For a meal truly worth eating, the place to go is definitely P J Harper's who serves up the mouthwatering best food in town.
P J Harper's serves up a variety of American eats in a casual setting. Swing by today and munch on some of your favorite dishes.
When you need an American restaurant that is sure to impress, come to the highly-rated P J Harper's.
Gather up the whole crew and head to Rosa's Pizzeria Restaurant for a night of pizza and fun.
If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat great at Rosa's Pizzeria Restaurant, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices.
If you're in need of a booster seat, this pizzeria's got you covered. This is a great spot for the whole family.
Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the pizzeria is rather noisy.
Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table.
Folks tend to dress down at Rosa's Pizzeria Restaurant, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the pizzeria.
Rosa's Pizzeria Restaurant can also cater your next party; call today for details.
For the nights you just want to stay in and cozy up, order in great takeout or delivery from this pizzeria.
Pull into one of the many parking spaces nearby if you choose to drive to the pizzeria.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the pizzeria.
Meals at Rosa's Pizzeria Restaurant are incredibly tasty and reasonably priced around $30.
For hot pizza and a cool atmosphere, be sure to stop in at Rosa's Pizzeria Restaurant.
When you need a good meal in a flash, grab a pizza from the highly-rated Rosa's Pizzeria Restaurant.
When he cofounded his first sandwich shop in 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca planned to use his profits to pay his way through medical school. But the combination of quality ingredients and friendly service at the shop—then called Pete's Subway—proved so popular that nine years later, he and his partner found themselves in charge of 16 locations across Connecticut, and Fred left behind his doctoring plans for a career in business.
Today, Subway restaurants number over 34,000 around the world—almost as many shops as there are sightings of Elvis buying cold cuts. At each location, staffers pile sliced ham, marinara-slathered meatballs, and other fillings into halved loaves of bread before customizing handhelds with tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and other healthy toppings plucked from chilled containers behind the counter. Salads free crisp veggies from bread's overprotective embrace, and crunchy baked chips or apple slices accompany entrees to tables. Subway's website also facilitates health-conscious eating by listing each item's nutrition information and fastest mile time online.
Set inside a small, charming brick building, Meridian Kitchen serves Asian and Italian fusion cuisine under the guidance of its chef, Gary Lanza. Lanza was introduced to the kitchen at a young age, when he stood on milk crates to fry calamari at his family's Italian restaurant in Greenvale.
His talents create an eclectic spread of dishes that include elaborate sushi rolls, pastas, and pizzas. Small sushi-bar plates, such as a spicy blackened-tuna taco, can preface peppercorn-encrusted skirt steaks or burgers laden with double-crème brie and sautéed onions.
Inside the 40-seat dining room, conversations bubble beneath circular chandeliers inlaid with faux candles that cast romantic soft light upon tables and food. Tall palms sprout at either end of the sushi bar, where patrons perch on high stools while watching the chefs perform their magic, pulling fish out of hats. For those who can't stay, Meridian to Go next door serves up entrees, paninis, and salads to be eaten elsewhere.
Hot cheesy goodness awaits your appetite at Family Pizzera — this South Valley Stream pizza joint is the place to go for a serious five-star slice.
Families will feel right at home at this pizzeria with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
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!
The restaurant is within walking distance to a number of parking options.
At Family Pizzera, you can score inexpensive fare and leave with a full stomach.
Roni, sausage, and veggie are just a few of the delicious options at Family Pizzera. Taste the shining reviews for yourself when you head to Family Pizzera for a tasty pizza pie.
For a low-key yet delicious pizza experience, people can't stop talking about the pies at Family Pizzera. Swing by for a quick bite next time pizza's on the agenda.
Family Pizzera serves up fresh and tasty pizzas each and every time, so head on over today and enjoy some good pizza in a casual ambiance.
For a hot pizza that packs in all the flavors you love, stop on by Family Pizzera.
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.