Onda might just be too good for its touristy neighborhood near South Street Seaport, financialdistrictresident suggests. This four-month-old pan-Latin place is one of her local haunts for a drink and a light bite. Good bets include ceviches, crab and arepa salad, Dominican-style roasted sweet plantains, and a delicious, springlike quinoa red curry with mushrooms, asparagus, and peas. Flatbreads make a nice nibble; if there is a topping of smoked duck and Manchego n offer, try it.
Across the street, Made Fresh Daily is another neighborhood bright spot, financialdistrictresident adds. She’s enjoyed the carrot-ginger soup, curried tuna salad on toast, and a spicy grilled cheese sandwich with caramelized chipotle onion. For dessert, there are house-baked fruit pies and cupcakes, and doughnuts from the Doughnut Plant.
Onda [South Street Seaport]
229 Front Street (near Peck Slip), Manhattan
Made Fresh Daily [South Street Seaport]
226 Front Street (near Peck Slip), Manhattan
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