Mango Lassi at Gazab

Gazab manages to dish a fabulous taste of India out of its tiny but formidable walls here in New York. Where it may fall short in physical space, it’s highly compensated by its impressive menu of unique South Asian eats that hit a special spot, coupled with that warm Indian hospitality that makes you feel […]

cantina33 interior

Cantina 33 dishes out brunch, Peruvian style! Queens is famously known for its eclectic cultural fusions, cuisines, and food under its belt, and this spot in Ridgewood adds yet another notch. The menu is thoughtfully curated with modern twists on classic Peruvian eats. The Lomo Saltado and Ceviche Mixto were some of the traditional dishes […]

flower covered restaurant exterior at BUA Thai

There’s something about Bua Thai Ramen we just can’t get enough of! Rich spices that tickle the lips, aromatic scents, the sharp flavors that rest on the tongue long after; Bua Thai on the Upper East Side works feverishly to entice all our human senses. The menu is epic but to help narrow down your […]

Colorful corner decorated with pictures and plants at The Cuban

Laying its Latin roots deep in Queens, The Cuban brings such a tasty slice of Cuba to the district. Inside its flamboyant walls holds an undeniably pulsing atmosphere, energetic music, and vibrant art that set the mood for an exciting culinary experience. The starters took us straight to the island- one bite of the Tostones […]

Cocktail at The Burger House

The Burger House is NOT what it sounds like. Disguised as a humble takeout restaurant, it’s really a dope, Black-owned, speakeasy. The staff are not just friendly, but ACTUALLY funny, and yeah, there’s still great food. We loved the Lobster Mac that (for once) comes with actual chunks of fresh lobster. There’s also a pretty […]

Sushi on chopsticks at Moko

For experienced sushi eaters looking for a new experience, we loveeee Moko NYC. Starting at just $65 for a fifteen-course meal, the restaurant serves a stripped-down selection of nigiri, along with a few simple appetizers and desserts. You won’t find any souped-up rolls here; just beautiful, fresh seafood on flavorful rice. The fish is flown […]

Breakfast spread at 2 Chix

2 Chix brings a super adorable and girly atmosphere to the brunch scene. They’ve been doing catering and pop-ups for years before setting up a brick and mortar location, so the restaurant combines a fresh attitude with serious culinary expertise. I’ve been by with the girls, and we loved the bake & salt fish sliders, […]

seafood chowder at Filé Gumbo Bar

Filé is bringing true, authentic New Orleans flavor to downtown NYC. Chef & Owner Eric McCree isn’t one to stay in the kitchen. At the bar, he’ll strike up a conversation while making bespoke gumbo to your exact specifications, right in front of you. If it’s your first time, definitely make that happen, but expect […]

Hendrix House ambience

Upbeat, buzzy, and black-owned, Hendrix House is theeee place to catch a dope vibe. The restaurant and lounge makes our top five for the music and vibe alone. The menu is Caribbean American, specializing in quick, meaty bites like chicken wings and lamb chops, as well as near perfect crab cakes and lobster rolls. But […]

Fried Chicken at BVLD Bistro

Grandma’s house got a makeover, but the food didn’t lose its taste! Blvd Bistro preserves traditional flavors of classic soul food.The candied yams, catfish, shrimp and grits (salt no sugar), and did we mention the biscuits?! Them fried chicken biscuit sliders, baby back ribs and mac & cheese are sensational. Founder Chef Carlos planted his […]