Reviews, rather roundups and links, fun food fins and favorite spots.
You can expect my reviews from a my own perspective and while it’s typically “healthy”, sometimes it’s not. A girl has to eat. I have physically dined at all mentioned places and chewed, chomped, or guzzled something that has entertained my palate one way or another. Otherwise I wouldn’t give recognition!
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY
Cookery (Italian)-I eat there at least once a week. The menu changes and it’s perfect for carnivores, but the salads and crostino….simply amazing.
Harvest On Hudson (Fine Dining-stunning atmosphere on the water.
Sushi Mikes-need I say more? Always fresh fish.
Leftyries (Greek)-the most authentic I’ve had in Westchester.
Andy’s Pure Food (Healthy!)-love their green juice and fresh soups.
Sal’s Pizza-best flipping pizza in Westchester!
Antoinettes-need coffee or cheesecake? Go, go now!
Lulu’s-my wedding cake creators-cannoli cake filling anyone?
Three Dogs Bakery (Gluten Free)-pretty darn good carrot cake!
NYC-Big Apple BITES!
Billy’s (Chelsea) -(roundup done). Hands down best red velvet and banana cupcake.
Sugar Sweet Sunshine-Try the pistachio cupcake and the banana pudding, you’ll have dreams of swimming in that pudding.
Magnolia’s-classic cupcakes, also try the coconut cake. OMG.
Joe, the art of Coffee-coffee is an art and ‘Joe’ is an artist.
Awash (Ethiopian)-eat with your hands and scoop up the most delightful vegetarian feast.
Grey Dog Cafe-I so wish they were in Westchester, but thank goodness it’s near Ishta yoga, grab a chai tea or definitely stop in for breakfast. Simply awesome American menu.
Nam (Vietnamese)-like it spicy? Worth the travel to Wall Street.
Westville, Chelsea (American, Healthy, Comfort)-roundupdone
Mamoya (Japanese/Sushi)-Clean and simple. Great sushi.
Cafeteria (American-Comfort)-roundup done. Late night snack, Sunday brunch, midday bloody? Greasy and Healthy options all available.
Crema (Fancy Mexican)-Spicy margaritas and amazing guacamole. Go there.
Candle 79 (Indulgent Healthy)-Not sure if you like tempeh? You will after dining at Candle.
Candle Cafe (Healthy on a dime)-Eat everything there, you can’t go wrong! It smells like grass and organic goodies in there. Wheatgrass that is.
Commerce (Contemporary American)-Yum.
Blossom (Vegetarian)-Another Veggie fav-Chelsea.
Angelika’s Kitchen (Vegetarian)-One of my first vegetarian dining experiences in NYC. Try the cornbread and well…anything on the menu!
Suoen (Macrobiotic)-Sip on some Moo tea then pile on the veggies. Awesome lunch special.
EATALY -(roundup done).Your’e gonna spend money, a lot of money. But, you want authentic Italian goods and you’ve found the right place. You can dine there, and grocery shop…basically spend endless hours drooling.
Morandi (Italian)-The spelt salad is a must.
Malatesta (Italy in the West Village)-Italian, simple, clean, gnocchi is amazing.
Matsuri (Japanese)-Fancy Shmancy spot, dress up, put the red heels on and embrace the scene. $$$$.
La Esquina (Mexican)-Party time! Fish tacos are amazing.
Devi (Indian)-Fine dining and fancy Indian menu. Special occasion type of dinner.
Raoul’s (French)-First date spot, ask to be seated in the back garden. You might spill escargot on your shirt (oh wait, that was me). Start at Soho Grande hotel for a cocktail, then move to Raoul’s.
Soho Grande Hotel (Drink spot)
Pravda-old school, underground, amazing martinis.
Ben’s Famous Pizza (Obviously PIZZA!)
Ginger Man-I love the pear salad and the tuna tare tare.
Pizza Fushion-(roundup done). Gluten free and quite the variety of toppings and crusts. Awesome.