Category Lunch

Tender smoky grilled meat and vegetables at Tres Carnes NYC

Isn’t warm weather synonymous with barbecue?  Did you barbecue yesterday to celebrate the American Independence Day? If you did not and want to know a great place where you get smoked barbecued meat straight from the grill (granted without the “pleasure” of working the grill yourself), then Tres Carnes is “the” place to go  to! […]

Go to Bombay Duck Co. for Mumbai Street food in Manhattan

I heard about Bombay Duck Co. from a friend who saw it on ABC local  news.  Bombay Duck is a small family run Indian restaurant in the Greenwich Village.  It was the menu at Bombay Duck Co. that intrigued me – there were many dishes that are hard to find in restaurants in and outside India and […]

Spicy vegetable spread and excellent kebabs at Rumi Turkish Grill in Jersey City

On a recent weekday, I met a friend for lunch in the Exchange Place / Jersey City area and we decided to go to Rumi Turkish Grill.  Rumi Turkish Grill is a small Turkish bistro / restaurant that ought to be really busy for the impressive quality of food that it serves.  There was a […]

Refreshing Mint Lemonade from SoomSoom55 in Midtown East, NYC

On a very warm sunny afternoon a couple of weeks ago, much like today was and the next couple of days will be in NYC, I was walking in midtown and was feeling very thirsty.  I happened to notice an all-vegetarian salad bar called SoomSoom55, and walked in to see what was available.    At […]

Make-your-own Bibimbap at Take 31 in NYC

Little did I know how easy it is to make-your-own Bibimbap until a couple of days ago when I was invited by Bibimbap Backpackers to Take 31, a restaurant in Korea town in NYC. Bibimbap Backpackers is a non-profit organization that aims to introduce and promote a healthy Korean dish, Bibimbap (i.e., mixed rice), to the […]

Curried cauliflower brown rice wrap at ‘sNice cafe in NYC

I had heard about ‘sNice, a vegetarian / vegan cafe that opened in the West Vlillage 2004, but have not had an opportunity to go there, until very recently when I met a friend for a late lunch. I loved the feel of the ‘sNice (it really is nice!), it had the vibe of an open, […]

Buckwheat crepes at Sugar and Plumm

On a recent afternoon, I met a friend for lunch at Sugar and Plumm after an unsuccessful attempt at trying to reserve a table for two for lunch in the Upper West Side. I have always thought of Sugar and Plumm as a bakery / candy store, but after this visit I am inclined to head there […]