European vegetable and fruit purveyor coming to NYC. Where to eat?
I am a danish chef turned vegetable and fruit purveyor. I deal only with seasonal and locally grown produce. I also employ various foragers and deal alot with leading restaurants in Copenhagen. Soon, I will be arriving in NYC and will stay for 3 weeks. I will be staying in Williamsburg, Brooklyn but will be discovering and dining in the entire city. I would love recommendations, so I can plan ahead a bit. I am interested in restaurant that are fairly vegetable driven, allthough I enjoy good meat just as much. I try to eat as seasonally and "locally" as possible and would enjoy restaurants that emphasise this in their cooking. I plan to eat within at both ends of the budget spectrum. What would you suggest?
430 E 9th St, New York NY10009
(Btwn 1st Ave & Ave A)
430 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10009
I think there are a decent number of inexpensive places, though. Slice (a pizzeria) uses organic and mostly locally sourced ingredients and it doesn't look very spendy. I've not tried it, but I do hear good things.
There's Dirty Bird to Go, which makes pretty decent food at fair prices. It's admittedly not the best restaurant in town, but it's quite good for the price.
And there's Green Table in Chelsea Market. It can be uneven, but when it's on, it's very good. Prices for many menu items are quite fair. (http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/...) The grilled cheese sandwich is excellent and so are all the salads, made with noticeably fresh greens.
I'm sure there are more...
The Green Table
75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011
1413 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10021
204 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011
Collichio and Sons
Franny's (pizza in Brooklyn)
Torrisi Italian Specialities
Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare
not local-centric but worth a visit:
Sripraphai - (Thai in Woodside Queens, great salads)
Peter Lugar (steak in Williamsburg)
Dim Sum Go Go (many great vegetable dumplings)
Momofuku Ssam Bar
207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
75 Washington Place, New York, NY 10011
156 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011
Dim Sum Go Go
5 E Broadway, New York, NY 10038
900 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
43 E. 19th St., New York, NY 10003
Torrisi Italian Specialties
250 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012
Colicchio & Sons
85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Thank you for the many suggestions. I will look into al of them. Just to clear up any misconceptions, I do not mind spending some money as long as the restaurant fits the profile I described. Are thre any local small farms around the city that is worth a visit? I already know about Stone Barns and will definately go there.
You should be able to hook up with local farmers at our Union Square Greenmarket. I'm sure many of them would welcome your visit to their farms. Saturday is the busiest (most farmers) day at the market. Some you might look out for are Keith Stewart, Rick Bishop, Eric Blew. The Greenmarket office I am sure would be helpful to you.
Union Square Greenmarket
Broadway and E 17th St, New York, NY 10003