Even with all of the over-the-top accoutrements that make dining at Ladurée's new tea salon so incredibly luxurious, it's hard to look past the pastries, which are visual stunners themselves.
Modern Mediterranean bites these aren't. But if you're craving an old-school New York experience, then a night at Pasha might be just the ticket.
This smooth, frothy drink is made with whole milk that's thickened with starch, sweetened with sugar, and flavored with rosewater or orange blossom water, cinnamon and, sometimes, a dusting of ground pistachios. It's sold by street vendors all over Istanbul, but now you can make it at home.
Potatoes, greens and roasted chicken come together in one spicy, cheesy brunchtime bake.
Martha is a nice addition to Dekalb Avenue, serving well-made food in a pretty little jewel box of a space.
If you've never tried homemade nut milks, you're missing out: creamy and luscious-tasting, these beverages are a far cry from their pasteurized grocery store counterparts. Pistachio milk (perfumed with a little vanilla and cardamom) is one of our favorites.
Reasonably-priced Mediterranean bites aren't quite compelling enough, but a cozy atmosphere at this Soho cafe is one good reason to stay awhile.
This browned, bubbling, soul-satisfying winner of a winter dish brings warmth on a cold night.
Dried apricots, yogurt, and orange juice come together in an exotic-tasting morning libation: think mango lassi, but with apricots instead.
A strong emphasis on freshness and lightness distinguishes Bunna's all-vegan food from the other Ethiopian served around town.
Chuko opened in 2011 and continues to draw enough of a dinner crowd that evening waits for a table can stretch perilously close to one hour. But the idea of ramen on a bitingly cold day is too good to pass up, and for the vegetarian noodle-lover, there's good news: Chuko does a great bowl of meat-free ramen.
Eggs pretty much go with everything. So rather than worry about which ingredients I'll pair with them, I like to challenge myself to switch up my cooking method. Here, eggs are baked in a bit of cream, with cheddar cheese and sautéed mushrooms and ham to top.
The sweets here look textbook, but in fact are the product of months of testing, trying, failing and ultimately succeeding. For not only are these desserts gluten-free, they're also dairy-free and certified kosher.
The specialty at Gregory's 26 Corner is, resoundingly, its warm hospitality. The food doesn't disappoint, either.
This recipe combines the tropical flavor of fresh pineapple with the tang and lovely blush color of blood oranges, one of winter's tastiest and prettiest citrus fruits. A dose of parsnip juice rounds out the sharpness of the other two ingredients and brings a smooth, rich texture to this invigorating cold weather drink.
The popular wood-fired pizza joint serves up straightforward but tasty salads and panini, making Saraghina a good option for a tasty meat-free meal.
Sweet potatoes juice up extra thick and frothy, with a mellow sweetness that I felt cried out for a hit of acidity. Enter apples, whose tartness provides the perfect counterpart. A hit of fresh ginger brings some spice to the party, rounding out this simple, satisfying three-ingredient juice.
I don't have the time or money for that southeast Asian vacation this year, but I can transport myself to Thailand's tropical climes with just my juicer and a few pieces of sweet, ripe fruit.
This two-filling, bacon-y, béchamel-laced titan of a lasagna takes some time to prepare, but the result is well worth it.
Little Rascal is completely unpretentious and extremely welcoming, and the care put into its food goes above and beyond for a place that likely makes most of its profits off of its booze.
On a recent cold, blustery night, a group of friends and I braved the elements to trek into Greenpoint. Our destination was Sindicato de Cocineros, an expansive, airy space lined with dark wood. The cocktails are interesting. But for vegetarians, the Mexican food leaves something to be desired.
When I started to think about a more savory slant to juicing, I used a favorite summer soup—gazpacho—as my jumping-off point.
Humble braised cabbage might not win any beauty contests, but when it's made with care and enlivened with a few key aromatics, it's actually a subtly complex side dish. Sweetened with soft apples and onions and rounded out with nutty caraway seeds, bright apple cider vinegar, a hint of sugar and fragrant fresh dill, this is one cabbage dish you'll want to heap on the plate. Here, it's served with fast-cooking, easy to whip up homemade pork sausage patties that are full of flavor from shallots, garlic, fennel seeds, and chile flakes, with a dash of dry sherry for added moisture.
Falansai's modern Vietnamese food is diversifying the Bushwick dining scene. The spiffy setting and sophisticated cooking satisfy, even if the food is sometimes short on punch.
From moist, spice-scented German gingerbread to elegant French macarons to homely-but-tasty Italian biscotti and more, it's a good year for cookies in the city. And Christmas isn't over yet, so get them while you can.
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