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Jun 30, 2010 03:54 PM

Eating in Yankee Stadium / Bronx County Courthouse Area

Any recommendations for food in the area around Yankee Stadium and the Bronx County Courthouse at Grand Concourse & 161st Street?

Eat in, take out or street carts are OK.

Yankee Stadium
1 E 161st St, Bronx, NY 10451

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  1. My favorite is The Feeding Tree., 892 Gerard Ave., just steps from the Stadium.
    Search this board. Dozens of prior threads on this subject.

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    1. re: famdoc

      Thanks. I did search and yes, i found dozens of prior threads, but all of them were *at least* two years old.

      1. re: annulla

        Not much has changed in the immediate area. Feeding Tree, and Fauzia's cart are the best two options. My colleague had good things to say about Z'novia, but I haven't yet tried it.

      2. re: famdoc

        We decided to try The Feeding Tree before doing the Yankee Stadium tour. Food was delicious and a bargain for NYC. Thanks for the tip!

        Yankee Stadium
        1 E 161st St, Bronx, NY 10451

        The Feeding Tree
        1403 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11216

      3. Glad the Feeding tree experience was OK - I have found it a bit or very greasy.

        There is a really stellar food cart - I think it's called FAUTIVA - do a search and if you don't find get back to me.

        It's on 161st I think one block south from Grand Concourse (down the hill) - the lady from Jamaica has everything already home cooked - all the great Jamaican stuff real genuine - great jerk chicken - some days only but the chicken stew is also superb - alot of fine and totally non-greasy stuff vegetables, spinach, collard freens, beans..signifant portions I think a small portion is about $5 and a large $8 enough for a happy two unless you'e a glutton. This lady should open a restaurent or if the Wankees were respectful she'd have a spot at the stadium. Thank god not so the prices are not 4x higher.

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        1. re: micheal

          Thanks for the tip. We're from Virginia, so we'll need to file that away for next time. I will pass along the information to my brother, who does live there and attends games periodically.

          1. re: micheal

            It's Fauzia's Heavenly Delights, and it's one block *west* not south, downhill from the Grand Concourse, on the SE corner of the block (across Sheridan from Twin Donut). I love her food, think it's exceptionally flavorful, but totally disagree with your "totally non-greasy" assessment. It's delicious, it's one of the few places to get vegetarian food in the neighborhood, but it's a total salt and grease load.

            ETA: kudos to CH for having her cart and its address listed!

            Fauzia's Heavenly Delights
            E 161st St and Sheridan Ave, Bronx, NY 10451

            1. re: rose water

              Thanks for giving precise info and getting the name of the place correct.
              Surely not WEST however, it's EAST and south unless I'm severely direction challenged.
              Fair play to you as well if you so love "total salt and grease load" - this is certainly not FAUZIA'S IMHO and I have major allergy to grease and salt!!
              I hope people will not be discouraged by this totally incorrect characterization.

              1. re: micheal

                You're completely right, I was wrong above, it's EAST from the Grand Concourse, but I stand by everything else I said above (delicious, but no skimping on oil or salt).

          2. I just finished jury duty in the Bronx, and tried Fauvia's cart and the Feeding Tree based on this thread, and both were great! I had jerk chicken, grilled chicken, two different kinds of mixed vegetables, banana pudding, and oatmeal (breakfast one day) from Fauvia's cart. The food was delicious, and I really appreciated the vegetable side dishes. I was a little worried about where I would eat the food, given the cold temps in January, but I just took it over to the food court in the mall across from the court house. In regards to the grease/oil debate, there was a fair amount of chicken fat from the chicken, but it tasted good and didn't seem to be a lot of *added* oil.

            On my way home on the second day, I stopped by the Feeding Tree to pick up takeout for dinner (I was a little nervous about having time to walk over there and walk back during the lunch break, but now having made the trip, I think it would be fine). I got the curried goat, which was also delicious, and enough so that I'm having it again for lunch today!

            Thanks for the suggestions, chowhound - the lunch options made jury duty a little less onerous... and my fellow jurors were excited to hear about options for lunch other than McDonalds or Burger King.

            Feeding Tree
            892 Gerard Ave, Bronx, NY 10452

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            1. re: sarah44303

              Re: Fauzia's
              No sign of her at the above-named intersection on 6/28.
              Off night? Has she moved? Is she no more?

              1. re: famdoc

                When I was there in January, she was on the southeast corner of the intersection between 161st st and concourse village west - one block east of the Grand Concourse....

                1. re: famdoc

                  She packs up at around 2 pm, so if you were there in the evening, you wouldn't see her there. She also isn't out in bad weather, and takes off now and then, especially in the summer time.
                  She now has a twitter feed, so you can see if she's there:!/fauzia_cart

              2. Very good NYC Serious Eats piece on this by Chris Crowley


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                1. re: JFores

                  Mi Pueblita is solid. Learned about it here:

                  Mi Pueblito
                  111 E 167th St, Bronx, NY 10452

                2. Decided to re-start this thread because on my way to The Feeding Tree last evening, I passed, and then decided to stop at a place called Flavas on Gerard Ave. A small dining room and a service counter with a steam table and a heated display table is all you'll find here. The steam table features meats, fish and veggies. The menu includes all your Jamaican favorites (ox-tail, jerk chicken, callaloo, veggies). The food here is very fresh. In fact, in the ten minutes I was in the restaurant waiting for my to-go order to be packed, the chef came out twice with freshly-prepared items. The portions here are generous: I ordered a callaloo and veggie platter. What I walked away with, for $7.95, was about three pounds of food. An added plus is the availability of fresh juices and smoothies. My friend had the jerk chicken and found their jerk spice mixture to be excellent. I would rate Flavas above Feeding Tree on the basis of freshness, value for the money and variety. Highly recommended for take-out or eat-in before a Yankee game.

                  Flavas Restaurant
                  854 Gerard Ave.
                  Bronx, NY
                  Two blocks from Yankee Stadium

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                  1. re: famdoc

                    I agree completely, I was very impressed with the jerk chicken I had at Flavas. I think it's a superior alternative to Feeding Tree.