Outer Boroughs

Find out where to eat in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. And share your insider recommendations for restaurants, food shops, and bars.

The Best Gluten-Free Pizza and Baked Goods In New York, Ranked (By a Gluten-Free Writer Who Knows)

Sometimes eating out with a gluten intolerance can be fairly bleak. Corn tacos...again? Watching your friends lick their fingers after devouring a whole Margherita or ganache-filled cupcake is rough...

Chile relleno - traditional

by lemiller610 3 days ago

I am looking for a place that does the classic Chile Relleno with the egg omlette in a red sauce with cheese. I see other chile rellenos on all the "fashionable" mexican menus but none are prepare...

Request: Looking for Mock Duck and Scallion Pancake

by lkscheng 9 days ago

I am looking for Mock Duck and Scallion Pancake in the NYC area. Specifics: For Mock Duck, the closest one that i found and like is at Vegetarian Dim Sum House (24 Pell St). I am looking for an...

Lucky Lee's framing of an entire cuisine as “unhealthy.”

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 days ago

" . . . I am not without sympathy for Ms. Haspel. She’s just a normal mompreneur who is trying to balance parenting and work while avoiding gluten, dairy, sugar, GMO oils, brown sauces, and anyone ...

City Island -- Johnny's Reef vs. Tony's -- thoughts?

by bklynbiker 13 years ago

The two rival seafood shacks at the end of the main drag in City Island -- any thoughts, which is better, for which food? I think the one is called Tony's, other is Johnny's Reef. They seem identic...

Grenadilla in NYC?

by awills85 10 days ago

Hi all! I recently went to Peru and fell in love with Grenadilla (similar to passion fruit but sweeter). I'm determined to find a place to buy it in NYC but Google searches aren't helping. Has a...

Indonesian Food Bazaar - Sunday, April 3

by geckoFeet 3 years ago

Hey, everybody. Excellent news: Perhaps a little over-optimistically, the Indonesian Mosque people have decided that the weather is warm enough to start the food bazaars for the season. The firs...

Cosimo & Johnny's Pizza, Eastchester: a good slice...

by gutreactions 17 days ago

Cosimo & Johnny's Pizzeria opened a couple of months ago in a free-standing space (previously a deli) on White Plains Road in Eastchester and the buzz has been continuous. Johnny's uncle is an owne...


Malaysian Groceries in NYC

by prasantrin 5 days ago

I'm looking for Malaysian grocery stores in NYC. I'd prefer Chinatown, but may be able to travel to Brooklyn, Queens, etc. I'm looking for a very specific item (In-Comix Ginger Tea with Honey, and ...

Gluten free falafel NYC?

by lisaleira 7 days ago

In Israel there’s some yummy GF falafel places with gluten free pita. Anyone know if that exists in NYC? I could buy the falafels and assemble at home w GF pita but there’s something fun about a f...

Where to buy live shrimp or prawns in Brooklyn

by Jsuper_0727 2 years ago

I have been looking for live shrimp/prawns in NYC, especially the Brooklyn area. I have been trying to make shrimp sushi, which calls for live shrimp is possible. A lot of places have fresh shri...

Wan Chai Seafood in Flushing - Excellent

by Pookipichu 4 years ago

Wan Chai Seafood is a new Cantonese restaurant in Flushing, it's across the street from the handball park next to the LIRR. It's been pretty dead the times I've been there but I don't think ther...

Unusual places to get good stock?

by zbs 1 month ago

Anyone know of some good places / hacks to get stock in the city? I'm currently not disposed to make it myself and I would like to have a ready supply of the good stuff for any projects at hand. I ...

Regular Donuts

by nuskette 1 month ago

Where can I get good donuts that aren't Dunkin' or hipster? (Look, I enjoy hipster donuts as much as the next person, but sometimes you just want a normal donut.) I would particularly die if I foun...

Favorite NYC BBQ?

by chefdekoven 9 months ago

Hey was just curious if anyone had a favorite NYC BBQ restaurant for a large group. I am considering Hometown, which I have been to and really enjoy, and John Brown's Smokehouse in LIC where I have...

Food Worthy Destination; Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn?

by ThanksVille 1 month ago

Family member due to visit NY Brooklyn with short term post at Fort Hamilton. Coming in from NJ to meet up and take him out for a leisurely dinner. Completely unknown area to us other than r...

Get your designer shopping bags out of the closet...

by gutreactions 23 days ago

Now that New York is banning single use plastic bags from stores and markets, those lovely designer bags we bought can be put to good use, or more consistent use, anyway. They were a 'hot' item for...

Mike Greco of Mike's Deli, Arthur Ave. Dies at 89...

by gutreactions 22 days ago

He was an operatic deli owner from Calabria who brought delight to thousands of shoppers at the legendary indoor Arthur Ave. Retail Market in the 'Little Italy' of the Bronx. Mike's Deli became int...

Koch and Nord Brownie recipe ?

by lutrotter 6 years ago

Koch and Nord Deli , Austin Street , Forest Hills had the most delicious brownies. Help finding the recipe would be greatly appreciated !

Maltese Pastizzi at JMJ Bakery, LIC (mini-review)

by Lambretta76 14 years ago

I had posted to the existance of this place a while back, but it took the gift of a bottle of Maltese Kinnie (a chinotto-like Maltese soda) to trek out to LIC for a taste of this bakery's pastizzi....