However sad I was to leave France, I was hungry for America and for its diversity of flavor. French cuisine is certainly not homogenous, but America is a culinary melting pot of a country, and I was eager to take a seat at the table after 8 long months away.
First stop: Lefteris Gyro. Although still jet-lagged and mildly disheveled, I managed to scarf down this Greek salad with ease, wiping the bowl clean with a warm slice of pita.
Inday NYC has been on my list of places to eat since its feature in Well & Good last September. Eager to rack up some good karma, I made my way to the Indian-inspired fast-casual café in the Flatiron district. I was feeling especially creative and opted to build my own bowl with a base of shredded cauliflower “rice,” chicken, bok choy, slaw, pineapple chutney, and lots of herbs.
If you’re looking for a good place for breakfast in Williamsburg, look no further than Re.union. And while you’re at it, order the Israeli breakfast staple, shakshuka. Be warned, though: this dish is not for the spice-averse.
I have never been the biggest sushi fan. I don’t necessarily dislike it, but it’s not my cuisine of choice. That all changed when I discovered Beyond Sushi. With plant-based sushi rolls, salads and soups, it was a total game-changer.
Because I’m hopelessly indecisive when it comes to ordering, I chose the 4-piece sushi sampler featuring a charred corn/harissa/cilantro roll, curried cauliflower/almond pesto roll, roasted tomato roll, and seaweed salad/chili flakes/sesame seed roll.
Also pictured: an unexpectedly delicious combination of roasted chickpeas, tahini, lemon-toasted panko, parsley, and sumac.
Get a taste of authentic Mexican street food at Oaxaca Taqueria, a chain of small, hole-in-the-wall restaurants with several locations throughout NYC. The food is undeniably fresh and made from scratch daily with responsibly-sourced ingredients. For the price, you can’t beat it.
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
- What is your favorite type of food?
- What is your favorite restaurant in NYC?