Tag Archives: NYC

Best seafood paella at Socarrat – Chelsea

One of the advantages of  staying in NYC on a holiday weekend, especially one after a the most important day for eating) is the ease of securing dinner reservations at restaurants that are not known for accommodating same day / same hour reservation requests.  Last Friday, I was trying to make a last-minute dinner reservation […]

Grandaisy Bakery – a hidden gem in Tribeca

As I was walking in Tribeca yesterday around noon, I came across a bakery that I had been to a couple of years ago with a friend who had then started selling her artwork (pottery, paintings, jewellery etc.) on Etsy.  She has been on vacation…or so it says on her Etsy profile.  Evidently, I have […]

Amazing grilled tofu at Mooncake Foods

I had heard all good things about Mooncake Foods from Midtown Lunch – my go-to resource when I am looking for lunch in the midtown area – and was not disappointed.   The restaurant / cafe serves what it calls “homecooked Asian comfort food”.  Although I did not realize this when I went there – nothing is […]

Dosa Hunt – a search for the best vegan South Indian crepe in NYC

A few days ago, I had the opportunity to view a short film ‘Dosa Hunt” in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Usually, I hardly venture out to eat or watch movies outside Manhattan (just being honest here – there is so much to do in Manhattan!), but whatever I read about this short movie made me curious to […]

Cafe Blossom UWS NYC - Sweet potato rolls

The best vegan restaurant in NYC…

… is Cafe Blossom on the Upper West Side.  Don’t take my word for it – Time Out New York rated Blossom – the best vegetarian restaurant in NYC two years in a row (2008 and 2009).  I know, I know – vegetarian and vegan are different, but Time Out Magazine probably does not have […]

Francois Payard Bakery NYC - Mini Macarons - unwrapped

Hot Chocolate and Mini Macarons

I know it’s not yet the season for hot chocolate (City Bakery had its 20th Annual Hot Chocolate Festival in February this year, just in time for Valentine’s Day), but for a chocolate fanatic like me, hot chocolate is welcome any time of the year.  And if I can have it with  mini macarons, why not? […]

Almayass: Good but not Amazing Armenian-Lebanese food

Almayass is a relatively new Armenian-Lebanese restaurant in Gramercy / Flat-iron district in NYC – it opened in Spring 2012.   It is owned by a brother-sister duo (Varak and Alidz Alexandrian) with other family members contributing to the menu design and the decor.  Many reviews that I read were favorable including this one from […]