Falafel in pita at Pilpel, London

Pilpel is a falafel and hummous bar (small chain really) in London serving vegan and vegetarian falafels in pita pockets.  I think they serve the best falafels – may be because the falafels are brought to you right off the fryer, and topped with what I think is the best tahini sauce.  Pilpel use the […]

Bocconcini mozarella and olive tapenade at 28-50 in Marylebone, London

28-50 Wine Workshop & Kitchen offers many wines by the glass, carafe, and bottle and serves French Bistro style food in 3 locations in London – Marylebone, Mayfair, and Fetter Lane.  At the Marylebone location that we went to, we were very happy with the wines we tried and the food, although I felt that […]

Gulab Jamun at Indali Lounge in London

Indali Lounge in Central London serves Indian food that’s prepared in a healthy way  – it’s the first cream-free and dairy-free curry restaurant in London (It’s not a vegan restaurant, because, yoghurt is used to marinate chicken, fish etc. and milk is used in desserts).  Butter, ghee (clarified brown butter) and cream are not used […]

Green salad with asparagus, egg and herbs at Casa Mono in NYC

Casa Mono in NYC is a small Spanish cuisine inspired restaurant  which recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary!  Casa Mono is owned by Mario Batali , Joe Bastianich and Andy Nusser; Chef de cuisine is Anthony Sasso and Sommerlier is Nancy Selzer.  I loved the food at Casa Mono and am glad I went there for lunch. […]

Tofu in Cashew Sauce at Sky Thai in Jersey City, NJ

Sky Thai is a Thai restaurant very close to the Paulus Hook Ferry Terminal in Exchange Place / Jersey City, New Jersey.  It’s a restaurant to get a quick lunch for people working in the Exchange Place area.  It’s best to go to Sky Thai as close to noon as possible to avoid a wait […]

Corn and bean salad with sunflower seeds at Wahaca in London

Wahaca, a restaurant (now a chain) serving Mexican Market Food, was founded by MasterChef (2005) winner Thomasina Miers.  Wahaca has recently (in 2012 and 2013) won the Sustainable Restaurant Group of the Year award.  Wahaca offer lots of options for vegetarians and for those looking for (naturally) gluten-free dishes (there is a gluten-free menu as […]

Grilled haloumi with grapes and honey at Jack's Wife Freda in SoHo, NYC

Jack’s Wife Freda is the name of a restaurant in SoHo, NYC.  Jack and Freda are the names of the grandparents of South African Jewish owner Dean Jankelowitz  (co-owner is Dean’s wife Maya).  Jack’s Wife Freda is a small, cozy restaurant that does not take reservations (except for parties of 6 or more), so any […]

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