Tag Archives: Kosher

My search for the best hot dog in New York continues….
BEN'S BEST KOSHER DELICATESSEN, 96-40 Queens Boulevard (between 64th Road and 63rd Drive), Rego Park, Queens

I haven’t reviewed too many Kosher deli frankfurters, but they are a real part of the New York hot dog scene. There’s no greater dessert to a giant corned beef/pastrami sandwich than a crisp wiener smothered in mustard. (more…)


Category: Hot Dogs

My search for the best pickles in New York continues….

THE PICKLE GUYS, 49 Essex Street (between Grand and Hester Street), Lower East Side

There was a time when the Lower East Side was intoxicating with the smell of pickle brine. Originally, pickle vendors would hawk their bites from pushcarts along Orchard and Hester Street. At that time, pickles were a more common food than hot dogs. Today, it’s unfortunate that only one pickle business remains in an area that used to be known as “pickle alley.” (more…)


Category: Pickles

My search for the best corned beef/pastrami in New York continues….

BEN'S BEST KOSHER DELICATESSEN, 96-40 Queens Boulevard (between 64th Road and 63rd Drive), Rego Park, QueensPart of the deli experience is the deli man. There is even a documentary made about this cultural icon. While I was sitting at Ben’s Best Kosher Deli, I watched the owner Jay Parker walk around and joke with some of the diners. He never made it to my table, but in all fairness, it was an off-hour and I imagine he wanted to sit down and take a break. I also probably don’t put out the “talk to me” vibe when I’m out by myself. I’m trying to be incognito and get an unbiased taste of the food. (more…)


My search for the best falafel in New York continues….

NOAMI'S KOSHER PIZZA, 6828 Main Street (between 68th Road and 68th Avenue), Flushing, QueensEvery time I move on to another food journey, I turn to my readers to find out where they think the “best” version of this dish can be found. Before I even begin eating, I can usually predict the winners. But in the case of falafel, a realtively unknown little kosher pizzeria named Naomi’s won the poll by a landslide. This place is way out in Flushing, Queens nowhere near a subway stop yet it beat favorites like Taim and Mamoun’s by a landslide. It received close to 5 times more votes than any other falafel restaurant.

I wonder how this happened. Maybe Naomi’s launched a campaign for their customers to vote for them or perhaps I have a huge readership out in Flushing. Or maybe it’s more well-known then I gave it credit for. (more…)


Category: Falafel

My search for the best cheesecake in New York continues….

S & S CHEESECAKE, 222 West 238th Street (between Broadway and Review Place), Kingsbridge, Bronx

Picking up a cheesecake from S&S is a little like a scene from the Mission: Impossible series. Taking the subway all the way up to Kingsbridge in the Bronx is an adventure unto itself. But then making it inside the bakery is daunting.

I was eager to try this much-lauded cheesecake and I had called to confirm they would be open. You can’t reach an actual person; only an answering machine that says they are open for pick-up weekdays and Sundays until 3pm. I had arrived on a Thursday a little bit after 2pm. The gated door was not terribly welcoming. It almost looked like the business had shuttered. And the door itself was locked.

(more…)


Category: Cheesecake

My search for the best falafel in New York continues….

MURRAY'S FALAFEL, 261 First Avenue (between East 15th and East 16th Street), Stuyvesant TownWho is this Murray guy and why is he so immensely talented? Looking for the best bagels in NY? Turn to Murray. The best cheese? Murray’s does it. He even has perfected the falafel. Murray is a food genius.

(more…)


Category: Falafel

Connect with me

Link to our Youtube Page
Link to our Facebook Page
Link to our Rss Page
Link to our Twitter Page

WATCH

DISH OF THE WEEK: FRIED CHICKEN at ATOBOY LOCALS KNOW: CICCHETTI & WINE TOUR in VENICE AROUND THE WORLD IN ONE CITY: IRAN AROUND THE WORLD IN ONE CITY: PERU AROUND THE WORLD IN ONE CITY: GREECE
EMPIRE PLATES OF MINE A DAY IN THE LIFE
EAT THIS BOSTON: IN THE SOUP SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BREWED


DREAM A LITTLE CREAM CHEESE


BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINATOWN


ICE CREAM


KOSHER MEAT MARKET


PIZZA DAY


Instagram Feed