Good news parents! You don’t need to be a professional chef, or spend more than 5 minutes in the kitchen, to whip up a perfect bowl of baby food. Our own Amanda Libby shared her favorite baby friendly foods on PIX 11 that are packed with healthy nutrients and take just minutes to make. read more
It’s a cuisine revered around the globe, but few outside of Korea have gotten the chance to try Korean Temple Food. But this past week, the spiritual vegan food made a big impression on a few foodie writers (including yours truly) when world famous monk Chef Venerable Jeok Mun brought a taste of this “enlightening” fare to NYC. read more
We scoured the city to find innovative eateries that are taking dairy-free frozen treats to a whole new level.
Cafe El Presidente, a Mexican marketplace and restaurant opens a block from the Eataly emporium with the city’s longest taco bar. read more
Whether you’re planning a party or looking for a perfect thank you gift, personalized desserts always make a sweet statement. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites finds, check them out here! read more
Wings? Check. Nachos? Check. But if you’re looking for some lighter options while you prep for Super Bowl Sunday, we’ve got you covered. Check out a few of our favorite recipes, they’re the perfect accoutrement to any game day snack.
Have you ever had a craving for that deep dish pizza you tried in Chicago, or traditional Memphis barbecue? Do you want to send your favorite Momofuku Milk Bar cake to a loved one for their birthday? For all of these reasons and more, Goldbely.com’s food marketplace deserves a spot on your bookmarks bar. read more
Waiting in line for Cronuts? So summer 2013. Empire Biscuit, a new Southern biscuit shop in the East Village is open around-the-clock, serving homemade country-style, all-butter biscuits for “Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Drunk.” read more
It’s officially hot chocolate season! Get your fix at Max Brenner’s new and improved digs. read more
As New Yorkers, we are proud of our city in many ways, but perhaps the biggest claim we hold on to is that there is nothing like a New York bagel. And yet, this Friday, married couple Elyse and Nick Oleksak seek to “change the way you bagel” with the opening of Bantam Bagels, serving golf ball-size bagel holes filled with toppings.
Treat House, the Upper West Side’s newest snack spot, exclusively sells gourmet-versions of Rice Krispie treat style desserts, and these babies go way beyond the ordinary marshmallow and crisped rice squares you used to make after school. read more
There are two things guaranteed to make any mom-to-be-swoon: Mini-cupcakes and onesies. And thanks to Baked By Melissa’s ridiculously cute celebration boxes, you can help your favorite mama bear calm her sugar cravings and get a head start on her wee one’s wardrobe in a snap. read more
Jean-George Vongerichten’s ABC Cocina offers jalapeño margaritas, sangria, and tapas made with seasonal ingredients from the Union Square Greenmarket. read more
Renowned restaurateurs Andrew Carmellini, Josh Picard and Luke Ostrom (the same masterminds behind Locanda Verde and The Dutch) just opened the long-awaited and gut-renovated Lafayette, a bi-level 150-seat grand cafe and bakery. read more
The Sugar Factory American Brasserie is a 3,000-square-foot candy emporium and restaurant boasting a large menu of eats, sweets and treats in the center of the Meatpacking District. read more
Over the last few years, a number of restaurants have called the corner space at 225 Varick Street home, but we have a feeling the spot’s newest resident, Clarkson, is here to stay. Especially considering the dream team behind this newest eatery.
It’s no secret that we love pizza. But with bikini season looming, indulging in a slice (or two) may not always seem like the best idea. No need to fret; thanks to Wild, a recently opened farm-to-table restaurant in the West Village, you can have your pie and eat it too.
Those with gluten, lactose and other dietary allergies looking to satisfy a sweet tooth often end up empty-handed, but Jennifer’s Way Bakery in the East Village looks to change that by thinking outside the tastes-like-cardboard-box. read more
When the renowned pioneer of molecular gastronomy and multi-course tasting menus decides to open a casual neighborhood pub, what can you expect? Say hello to Alder, where WD-50‘s Chef Wylie Dufresne and Executive Chef Jon Bignelli conjured up a sharable menu of surprising sweet and savory combinations for drinks, dinner and dessert. read more
We’ve come to expect trendy venues and creative menus from restaurateur Fredrick Lesort (of Plein Sud and Buddha Bar fame), but his latest, Grape & Vine, located in Greenwich Village’s new The Jade Hotel is one for the ages—and all hours, offering three meals a day in addition to lounge, late night, and weekend brunch menus. read more
Looking for the perfect bar to watch March Madness, sip on craft beers, and enjoy some inventive treats à la kale caeser salad? We thought so. Well, you can find it all at Hudson Common, the recently opened beer hall and burger joint located off lobby of the Hudson Hotel. read more
Sometimes, bigger isn’t always better. And Food Network’s Iron Chef and Chopped winner Madison Cowan is out to prove it with the menu at Slide, a new restaurant in Greenwich Village specializing in mini burgers, spiked milkshakes, and cannoli.
Carbone—the latest Italian-American restaurant from renowned team Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick of Nolita’s Torrisi Italian Specialities and Parm fame—tosses all rules out the window. read more
It’s not easy to spot the entrance to Wise Men, a new bar and restaurant anonymously concealed behind a storefront-size vintage photo, but it’s definitely worth searching for. And once you turn the unique water valve handle to step inside, you’ll immediately be transported to a bygone era. read more
The Dead Rabbit pays homage to New York’s 19th century Irish influence. Sounds stiff? The two-story space is anything but, except for a historically-accurate cocktail list with more than 70 cocktails that you won’t find anywhere else in the city. read more
Fresh off of his seafood success at Catch, Top Chef winner Hung Huynh has headed east, serving modern Asian cuisine at The General, the EMM Group’s newest restaurant. read more
Salvation Taco stays true April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman’s successful formula: it’s a fun bar with great food. read more
It’s the New Year, which means a lot of us have vowed to eat better. For many, that means cleaner eating, less meat, and less of an impact on the planet. And what better place to help hang on to our healthy resolution than Blossom Du Jour. The rapidly growing fast-food restaurant (which opened a third location opened in Hell’s Kitchen this summer) is all vegan, so you won’t see any meat, dairy or egg products.
What happens when Laurent Tourondel sets out to “reinvent the steakhouse?” Two words: Arlington Club, a new collaboration between the BLT-famed chef and TAO Group. read more
Cake pops. They’re adorable, bite sized, and surprisingly difficult to make. (Successfully icing a tiny ball on a stick is much harder than it looks!) So in order to perfectly master the technique behind this latest dessert craze, I decided to get some help from the pros at The Institute of Culinary Education. read more
It’s official: Payard has finally made its return to the UES. On Thursday morning, Francois Payard opened the doors to FP Patisserie, located steps away from the original Payard Patisserie, which was shuttered in 2009. read more
What happens when a former Bond St. chef (Henry Yang) and Sushi Samba chef (Kenji Zenshosushi) join forces? Enter Sushi Masaru, Chelsea’s newest Japanese hotspot, where the fish is flow in daily from Hawaii and Tokyo’s Stukiji Market.
Get ready Upper East Siders, there’s a new sweet spot in town. And it’s dishing out churros and hot chocolate. LeChurro is a one-stop fried dough shop dishing out the Spanish specialty four different ways.
Oatmeal lovers, rejoice! Your favorite breakfast staple just got a major makeover thanks to OatMeals, a Greenwich Village bakery and café dishing out dressed-up versions of steel-cut oats.
Breakfast pizza and Prosecco. Can you think of a better way to kick off your weekend? We didn’t think so. Especially when you can get the aforementioned pairing for 15 dollars. Where, you ask? Simply head to Principessa, a chic little Italian oasis in SoHo.
Healthy desserts? Yes please! Thanks to Vegan Divas, a recently opened bakery on the Upper East Side, you can have your cake and not feel bad about it.
Nothing beats getting a package in the mail, but what about a box full of healthy surprises to keep you looking and feeling your best? Sign us up! From snacks, to beauty products, to pet care, we’ve rounded up our four favorite subscription services. read more
S’Mores, sno-balls, and macaroons, oh my! Those are just some of the gourmet goodies you can sample at this weekend’s Super (Duper) Market, a food-centric pop-up shop sponsored by Paper Magazine, American Express, and Target.
From renowned chef (and Wisconsin native) Michael White comes Nicoletta, a not-so-typical pizza place located in the heart of the East Village. The recently opened spot—it officially welcomed diners last month—features ten unique pizzas on a thick (but not too thick) crust.
Sugar cravings and swimsuit season can mean big trouble, but one new West Village sweet shop is offering the perfect solution. Meet Forbidden Fruit NYC, a bite-size dessert destination specializing in one thing: Chocolate covered fruit. read more
Looking to plan the perfect Fourth of July party? How about wowing your guests with John DeLucie’s gourmet burger recipe. Or, perhaps, a summer inspired lobster roll courtesy of The Highliner? Click through our gallery and learn how to whip up our favorite American dishes (and cocktails!), before you fire up that grill! read more
If you haven’t yet penciled in a visit to Grupo Habita’s Hotel Americano—the boutique hotel opened up in Chelsea last September—here’s some extra incentive: Sweeping city views, light Mediterranean bites, and a four-foot deep swimming pool surrounded by butterfly chairs and white daybeds. That’s right: The Grill at La Piscine is now open to the public.