Old World Cafe in Westbury offers everything that grocery shoppers need and then some, making their trip worth the time spent.
Don't get enough dairy in your diet? Dairy products from this store are sure to deliver all the nutrients you need.
Pick up some fresh and tasty pasta from Old World Cafe and slurp your way to happiness.
Whether you pop it in the microwave or warm it up over the stove, the frozen food here is ready to eat.
Planning a movie night? Stock up on all of your favorite snacks and munch and crunch all night long.
This fixing adds that little something extra to any baked good, so include it in all of your favorite recipes.
People can't get enough of the drinks here that take refreshment to the max.
Cereal in the morning, cereal in the evening, or cereal at suppertime. With the selection here, you'll want to eat cereal anytime.
H20: The essential element for every human being. Stay hydrated everywhere you go with a bottle from Old World Cafe.
When you're looking for a caffeine fix, Old World Cafe has the best coffee and tea to get you going.
Purchase some new spices and seasonings from here and treat yourself to a fun and creative night cooking in the kitchen.
Ready, set, fish! For heart-healthy fare, super fresh seafood is readily available.
Discover a new flavor of bread at Old World Cafe and get creative with your sandwiches.
Health-conscious eaters will love cooking with the fresh produce available here.
When you're trying to upgrade your cooking, adding flavor is essential. Create supple and tarter flavors by exploring the wonders vinegar and oil can add to your cuisine by shopping for them here.
You can never have enough canned goods stocked in your pantry. Pick some more up here.
A frozen meal is just what you want when chopping, dicing, sauteing, and slicing isn't in the cards.
When you visit here, you'll be able to host a veritable barbecue with so many different meats for sale.
For your convenience, there are plenty of parking spots for you to make use of during your visit.
You can count on Old World Cafe in Westbury to serve up the freshest and tastiest food in town.
Customize your own burger at Jem Yoga and wash it down with a refreshing beverage.
Fatty foods are everywhere, but Jem Yoga prepares lovely, low-fat dishes that know how to draw a crowd.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this burger joint offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This burger joint serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Jem Yoga will be able to accommodate your large party.
Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at Jem Yoga, you can surf the web and get some work done.
With the blasting music and the rambunctious crowd, noise levels at this burger joint can exceed a jackhammer.
The burger joint doesn't let you book your table ahead of time, so expect a first-come, first-served policy when you visit.
The dress code is strictly casual at Jem Yoga, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Jem Yoga to create the perfect night.
Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.
Jem Yoga's diners can park in a neighboring lot just seconds away.
Who s hungry for great grub at a reasonable rate? Jem Yoga s yummy creations will leave a mark in your memory but not a dent in your pocketbook.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Jem Yoga, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
Jem Yoga serves up some tasty and unique burger creations, so stop by today and treat yourself to something new.
When you come to Jem Yoga, you'll eat your heart out with one of their terrifically amazing burgers.
Looking for something unique? Try City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill, a local wine bar.
Catch the game and sip on a glass of wine at City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this restaurant — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.
Make it a VIP party and book a private room at City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill today!
Wireless Internet access is just a click away at City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill.
Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill and order great food.
The restaurant can get thronged with crowds on Fridays and Saturdays, so book your table ahead of time through their reservation system.
City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill is a casual spot to dine, so don't worry about being underdressed.
If time is of the essence, this restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit.
Don't spend time circling the block — parking is available in a nearby lot, and valet is provided, if preferred.
City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less.
All major credit cards are accepted.
Come check out how City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill has taken wine bar to the next level.
There's no better way to celebrate Wino Wednesdays than with a glass of wine or two from City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill.
Stop what you're doing and pay a visit to City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill's restaurant today.
When you're feeling hungry, come satisfy your hunger with some tasty and trendy American eats from City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill.
P. F. Chang's China Bistro's French fare features rich tastes and subtle nuances.
Calling all gluten-free and low-fat diners! P. F. Chang's China Bistro has a multitude of dishes right up your alley that are freshly-prepared and taste amazing.
The drink list at this restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at this restaurant, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
Parties of any size can easily be seated at P. F. Chang's China Bistro.
Take it nice and easy at P. F. Chang's China Bistro, where casual dress is the rule of the day.
For the tastes of P. F. Chang's China Bistro from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
If preferred, visitors can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well.
P. F. Chang's China Bistro offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
At P. F. Chang's China Bistro, you can ease your appetite and please your pocketbook
the menu offers a selection of mid-priced, budget-friendly meals.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
If you are craving authentic French cuisine, swing by P. F. Chang's China Bistro and get your fix.
So come eat your heart out at P. F. Chang's China Bistro (your soon-to-be favorite Chinese spot).
Find your next sugar rush at Cheesecake Factory, the - Westbury, a sweet dessert shop nestled in the East Garden City area of Westbury.
The chefs at Cheesecake Factory, the - Westbury know how to prepare tasty, gluten-free and low-fat meals.
Be sure to complete your meal at this restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Families will feel right at home at this restaurant with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
Cheesecake Factory, the - Westbury has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
Cheesecake Factory, the - Westbury's laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot.
Tasty bites are priced fairly here, so you can have a delicious time out without breaking the bank.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Cheesecake Factory, the - Westbury — swing by for your favorite meal.
When you have a craving for something sweet, come to Cheesecake Factory, the - Westbury and try one of the many tasty dessert options.
So when you need to cure your hunger craving, visit Cheesecake Factory, the - Westbury and treat yourself to a tasty American dish.
So round up your friends and head over to Cheesecake Factory, the - Westbury for a casual American meal.
So take your next meal to the next level and indulge in some great American eats at the highly-rated Cheesecake Factory, the - Westbury.
Mama Theresa's Pizzeria Restaurant's piping pizza is just as hot as its ratings, and customers call this tasty spot one of the best around.
Give your stomach a break and try some of Mama Theresa's Pizzeria Restaurant's gluten-free or low-fat items.
This pizzeria visitors can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Bring the whole clan to this pizzeria — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code.
Enjoy mind-blowing dishes in the peace and quiet of your own home with delivery or takeout from Mama Theresa's Pizzeria Restaurant.
At Mama Theresa's Pizzeria Restaurant, drivers will appreciate the ample parking options in the area.
So come taste the pizza at Mama Theresa's Pizzeria Restaurant 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 Mama Theresa's Pizzeria Restaurant. Swing by for a quick bite next time pizza's on the agenda.
Find your happy place as you relax in the casual atmosphere and munch on delicious pizza at Mama Theresa's Pizzeria Restaurant.
When you need a good meal in a flash, grab a pizza from the highly-rated Mama Theresa's Pizzeria Restaurant.
While high-priced, the Italian food at Mama Theresa's Pizzeria Restaurant is well worth every penny!
So pay the highly-rated Mama Theresa's Pizzeria Restaurant a visit today and enjoy some tasty and classic Italian dishes.
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.