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.

Best New Regional & Cultural Cookbooks for Fall 2019

There are so many new cookbooks coming out this fall we'll still be working our way out of the pile come spring. It helps to organize things a little, so we've been splitting titles up into various...

Is there an authentic Thai restaurant in Brooklyn?

by salvusman82 1 month ago

The last 20 Thai restaurants in Brooklyn I have visited or ordered from have all been mediocre, Americanized, overpriced, bland Thai food. There are couple of half-decent places (Sky Ice in Park S...

Seeking Vietnamese and Thai ingredients in Westchester

by metacritic 10 months ago

As the title indicates, I am seeking Thai and Vietnamese ingredients in Westchester with mixed success. I can find galangal and lemongrass at one of the two H-Marts. I can find frozen pandan leaves...

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Anyone have a Picture of Hy Tulip Jewish Deli in Brooklyn 86th St?

by Tapas52 4 years ago

Anyone have a picture of Hy Tulip Jewish Deli in Brooklyn 86th St? I need it badly for a report...it was years back 60's, 70's etc.. Thanx in advance......if so please post it her.... thank ...

“Aw, nobody ever goes there. It’s too crowded.”

by stuartlafonda 11 days ago

Dropped into Difara yesterday at 1 p.m. and there was nobody there. Not a single customer. Dom was out, his son doing the cooking. We had a square with charred tomato and onion and a round with sa...

Anyone know of Oven Bake Shop in Staten Island? *Question*

by Buttercream 10 years ago

Oven Bake Shop had the BEST buttercream I have ever tasted. Since they closed last year, I haven't been able to find anything that comes close. Does anyone have a recommendation for a cake th...

Best shopping for Jewish New Year?

by gutreactions 26 days ago

It's time for Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 29th, the Jewish New Year, ending with Yom Kippur! Where do you find the best foods for the celebration and breaking the fast in the metro area? Been hearing abou...

2019 Tripe Dishes

by borisabrams 3 months ago

I am pretty obsessed with tripe in all its forms but I have not been too lucky lately with where I get my tripe. The best has been Raku in the East Village, the tripe at Via Carota wasnt half bad e...

Moving to Jackson Heights

by howdini 19 days ago

I've been living with my gf in the EV for the past ten years, and we recently closed on a co-op in JH. Needless to say I'm VERY excited to be surrounded by such a high concentration of internationa...

Oktoberfest: Where and what to enjoy?

by gutreactions 1 year ago

The fall is here, and along with it comes Oktoberfest! I enjoy indulging in some of the traditional hearty fare. What are your favorite spots for Oktoberfest food and beer? If you cook at home, whe...

Eating Al Fresco: Yes or No?

by gutreactions 4 months ago

It's that time of the year. Restaurants are putting out their umbrella tables and chairs for dining al fresco. Are you a fan? Not talking about a backyard party at home. I usually like to eat indo...

Where to eat near Lehman College pre concert?

by stuartlafonda 1 month ago

I have done Arthur ave enough, any tasty suggestions? Already checked Eating in Translation and Eat The World, maybe there is something they missed?

Where to buy Pagoda Shaoxing Cooking

by borisabrams 26 days ago

Hey all, I am looking to up my game with Shaoxing rice wine! I dont want to keep using the stuff with added salt - would rather use more soy sauce or Sichuan chili bean paste. I came across Pag...

where to buy Italian Double 00 flour?

by nycfoodgal 7 years ago

Hi, I live in downtown brooklyn and wondering where to find double 00 flour for pasta making. Preferably a location in Brooklyn, any neighborhood. Thanks!

Thai 101, Bayside!!

by Motosport 2 months ago

We hit Thai 101 on Bell Blvd for dinner Saturday. Simply perfect!! Great food, service and ambiance. $6 glass of wine a plus. Large portions = lots of leftovers. That portion of Bell Blvd is b...

Where can I buy good Turkish Pistachios

by GIOny 9 years ago

I love Turkish Pistachios (antep) and have always bought Zenobia off the net but they have now doubled in price and the last batch i ordered off of nutsonthenet were mixed largely with California p...

Oopsie, this popular ‘compostable’ bowl actually lasts forever

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by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

" . . . So what’s wrong with molded fiber bowls specifically? The big issue is that they, like many consumer products, contain PFAS, or per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances. Those are a broad class...

INSA for Korean harvest festival

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by jen kalb 1 month ago

Insa in Gowanus is offering special Chuseok (fall harvest) festival dishes right now. We liked both of last nights offerings, as well as our grilled short ribs but the fried rice cake with shiita...

Xing Shun Da or Fu Ran in Flushing for Big Group?

by jmp29 1 month ago

Hi all! I'm organizing a dinner feast for a group of 10 or so people and would like to try one of the above Dongbei joints. For those who have been to both places, which would you recommend? We're ...