New York City

Eataly NYC

April 28, 2015

The best Eataly that I’ve been to was in Rome, but the one in New York City is nice too. It’s usually full of tourists taking photos, but it’s still fun to take a little trip to see what products are available. Today I was there looking for a special Italian salami that, unfortunately, they didn’t have. May of the fresh items looked delicious and the breads are made on premises.

NYC Empanada Cart

April 16, 2015

I hadn’t seen this little empanada cart before. It was near the main library on 5th Avenue and oh so cute. I couldn’t believe that the empanadas were only $2. That’s a bargain for New York City!

Thank Goodness Spring Is Here

March 25, 2015

Here in New York City we’ve had a brutal winter. I’m so happy that spring is here at last. Farm to Table Leeks oh my! Bring on the spring and summer produce!

Mon Petit Café

September 6, 2014

Many mornings I walk by this sweet French restaurant and love watching people drinking their coffees and eating a croissant or two. 

Chinatown In Flushing, New York

August 11, 2013

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Mysttik Masaala Food Cart

July 25, 2013

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Imagine my surprise when I walked past a new food cart in my eastside neighborhood that truly looked delicious.  I stopped and spoke to the man in the truck about the food he was selling.  Where else besides India can you find a food cart that sells Indian, Tibetan and Nepali deliciousness?  New York City of course has a huge food cart scene going on, but honestly many of them are pretty ho hum.  Super clean and super friendly.  When I asked if I could take some photos of the guy in the truck he was so cute and said, “of course.”  He straightened up his collar and got ready for his picture to be taken.

I got a samosa to go which was delicious by the way.  You can get veggie platters or meat platters.  Some of the items on their menu are: Aloo Gobi (Potatoes & Cauliflower), Chicken Vindaloo (Tangy & Spicy Curry From Goa), Palak Paneer (Spinach & Cottage Cheese), Lamb Kofta (Meatballs in Gravy), Vegetable Jalfrezi (Colorful Stir-Fried Mixed Vegetables), Chicken Makhani (Rich & Buttery Chicken), Aloo Mutter (Potatoes & Green Beans), Chicken Tikka Masala (Chicken in a Creamy Tomato Sauce), Bainghan Bhartha (Eggplant), Chicken Kheema (Minced Chicken With Exotic Spices), Tarivale Aloo (Potatoes in Tomato Gravy), Lamb Curry (Lamb in Gravy), Tarival Aloo (Potatoes in Tomato Gravy), Darbari Chicken (Chicken in Bell Pepper Sauce), Bhindi Masal (Okra Stir-Fried Bombay Style), Daal (Lentils), Basmati Rice, Sammosas, Chaat (Snacks Served With Tamarind, Cilantro & Chutney) and Masala Chai (Indian Tea Flavored With Cardomon & Spices).  AND they have Lassis!  Who doesn’t love Lassis?  Whenever I am in India (which is often) I have plenty of Lassis.  Their Lassis come in Strawberry, Mango, Rose, Pineapple, Sweet and Salted.

Their Manhattan location is on East 44th Street and 2nd Ave.  Monday to Friday 11am to 4pm. The phone number is: 646-377-7817.  Their brochure is pretty cute.  It says: “Please call for location as sometimes we have to move.”  Yeah, I’ll bet…it’s New York City after all!

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Meals on Wheels

July 21, 2013

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Breakfast, lunch or dinner?  Track your favorite NYC (and other cities too) food truck at

Tiny New York Kitchen Goes To Momofuku

July 17, 2013

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Tiny New York Kitchen was graciously invited to spend the afternoon at Momofuku Ssäm Bar.  I was treated to Pulled Duck Buns with tzatziki, harissa and pickled ramps along with a delicious Broccoli Salad with smoked bluefish vinaigrette and crispy duck skin.  I passed on the Lucky Peach sake however.  After lunch I headed across the street for cookies at Momofuku Milk Bar. Yum!!!  That David Chang really has it going on!

Momofuku Ssäm Bar

207 2nd Avenue

NYC  10003


Momofuku Milk Bar

251 East 13th Street

NYC  10003


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Mudtruck At Cooper Union

July 12, 2013

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I Love It That NYC Has A Lobster Truck!

July 11, 2013

Lobster Truck

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