It's about time you started grocery shopping at Cafe On Main for a fantastic array of foods in Woodbridge.
Whether you're a double shot of espresso or a jasmine tea, this place has you covered.
Add some produce to your next dinner plate for a delicious meal jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients.
Take a dive and swim away with some succulent fish. It's a great source of protein for your next meal!
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!
Looking for comfort food? What's better than spaghetti or a savory pasta dish? Grab some of this pasta today and your next meal will be on-point!
If cooking isn't your forte, frozen food is an easy fix. Stock your freezer with delicious meals seven days a week!
Healthy eaters realize the importance of dairy in their diet. Make sure you're getting your fill of Vitamin D with dairy products from Cafe On Main.
If you need a quick and easy salad dressing, pick up some tasty and healthy oil and vinegar from here.
When you have a hunger craving in between meals, these snacks will come in handy.
If rushing out the door is your morning routine, be sure to pick up a box of cereal for a quick and easy breakfast solution.
Cafe On Main serves up the most delicious freshly-baked bread in town. Head on over and pick up a loaf today.
A simple solution to long hours spent over the stove, a microwavable meal will trick your taste buds into thinking it was made from scratch!
Chicken, beef, sausage, and more are all available from this fine establishment for your cuisine.
Take your cooking up a level of flavor when you choose from their wide selection of seasonings and spices.
People can't get enough of the drinks here that take refreshment to the max.
Cafe On Main boasts the highest quality canned foods in the area with their terrific selection. You'll never want to purchase any other kind of food again.
H20: The essential element for every human being. Stay hydrated everywhere you go with a bottle from Cafe On Main.
With all of the parking options close by, you can keep an eye on your car during your visit.
Cafe On Main will satisfy all your grocery needs, from milk and eggs to meat and cheese, so get started on that list.
Pick up a loaf of freshly-baked bread from Quick-Chek and create that tasty sandwich you've been craving all day.
If you're planning a party, you will love the platters and deli munches that Quick-Chek has to offer.
Every chef needs a break from the heat, so enjoy a frozen dinner without lifting a finger.
Going on a picnic or thirsting for a tasty sandwich? Why not go to Quick-Chek and pick one up for lunch or dinner!
If milk is your go-to beverage, you'll love the dairy products available here (great for strengthening your bones and teeth).
Both sugary and high-fiber cereals are delicious and this store carries them all.
When you need your coffee or tea fix, the selections from Quick-Chek will certainly come in hand.
Dial down your thirst with some delicious drinks that are both refreshing and cool.
The frozen food offered here is so delicious you won't even be able to tell it wasn't home-cooked.
This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating.
Go under the sea with a few fresh catches, and enjoy a meal rich in protein and flavor.
A can of soup is a must-have on a rainy day. Pick one up here.
For breads, cookies, cakes, and pies that will blow your mind, are couple extra sweet ingredients are kitchen must-haves.
Feeling hungry and creative? Fix up a tasty meal or salad with some oil and vinegar from 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.
Pick up some noodles from Quick-Chek and create a tasty pasta dish for lunch or dinner.
Feeling hungry? Make your breakfast, lunch, or dinner even better with some great seasonings and spices from here.
Stay refreshed no matter where you are! Water is available at Quick-Chek.
For a sampling of the best meats, you'll want to head here directly without delay.
You can find parking easily in one of their many available spaces.
Jose Tejas Restaurant is an informal restaurant that serves up tasty Tex-Mex fare.
Give your stomach a break and try some of Jose Tejas Restaurant's gluten-free or low-fat items.
With this restaurant's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
This restaurant is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
At Jose Tejas Restaurant, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Jose Tejas Restaurant, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
Between the music and the crowds, Jose Tejas Restaurant's noise levels can be intense.
Reservations are recommended for those on a strict schedule.
Put the suit away when heading to Jose Tejas Restaurant — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
Park in the open lot next to Jose Tejas Restaurant and score easy and free parking.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
So seek out your mountain of chips and salsa at Jose Tejas Restaurant. Tex-Mex deliciousness awaits.
When you're on the hunt for a good restaurant to grab lunch or dinner, make your way over to Jose Tejas Restaurant and enjoy some flavorful Tex Mex fare.
So come to Jose Tejas Restaurant, where you can expect nothing less than the highest rated Mexican fare.
So come on over to Jose Tejas Restaurant to get a taste of their delicious Mexican classics.
Why not make tonight's dinner a Mexican fiesta with a trip to Jose Tejas Restaurant!
Italian eats can be found at Il Castello's, and fans will argue it's the best fare in town (fantastic reviews are everywhere in sight).
Dine on a dime at Il Castello's, a local BYOB restaurant.
This restaurant also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
Little ones are free to make a mess at this restaurant, where the whole family is invited to dine.
Don't miss out on the private room at Il Castello's — you'll want to reserve the space the next time you and your whole crew need a place to celebrate together.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather during your meal at Il Castello's.
Reservations are recommended for those on a strict schedule.
Leave the suit and tie at home — Il Castello's is business casual all the way.
Il Castello's is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
If time is of the essence, this restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit.
Make use of the ample parking options near Il Castello's, including street, valet and garage.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Il Castello's.
Deep pockets not required! Il Castello's takes pride in its over-the-top flavor and just-right prices.
Feel free to swing by the restaurant for breakfast or lunch, but fans recommend holding out for dinner.
While high-priced, the Italian food at Il Castello's is well worth every penny!
If you're looking to give your dining routine the Italian boot, Il Castello's is just the place to try.
Craving finger food? Head to Woodbridge's Strawberry's Pizza and Pub and chow down on classic pub fare.
The drink list at this restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Little ones are free to make a mess at this restaurant, where the whole family is invited to dine.
The happy hour at Strawberry's Pizza and Pub is sure to impress.
Seating is readily available at Strawberry's Pizza and Pub for those with large parties.
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Strawberry's Pizza and Pub's complimentary wifi.
Weekends can get packed, so take advantage of the restaurant's reservations.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Strawberry's Pizza and Pub — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Strawberry's Pizza and Pub's tasty dishes at your next party.
Dine at Strawberry's Pizza and Pub and keep your car safely parked in a nearby lot.
What's the best kept secret in Woodbridge? Meals under $15 at Strawberry's Pizza and Pub.
If a trip to the ATM isn't on the agenda, visitors have the convenience of paying by major credit card.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
So when you're in the mood for some tasty pub food, make your way over to Strawberry's Pizza and Pub.
Just-right juicy steaks are the norm at Longhorn Steakhouse, a five-star worthy, fan-favorite steakhouse.
Tired of the same healthy meals? Come to Longhorn Steakhouse for healthy, innovative eats.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this restaurant offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
This restaurant is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
The restaurant takes reservations, so you can plan your next get-together ahead of time.
Keep it casual at Longhorn Steakhouse, and save that little black dress for a different occasion.
Can't get enough of Longhorn Steakhouse's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available.
At Longhorn Steakhouse, we don't think a night out should be filled with hidden fees. That's why our parking lot's free.
Longhorn Steakhouse's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Expect your bill at Longhorn Steakhouse to come in at around $30 per person.
Critics award the most brownie points to the restaurant's dinner offerings, but breakfast and lunch are also available.
When you want prime beef that will make your mouth water, come to Longhorn Steakhouse where the flavor (and the ratings) are out of this world.
So head on over to Longhorn Steakhouse, where you can treat yourself to a flavorful, tender steak that is sure to satisfy.
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.