Four for a dollar dumplings are among Manhattan's finest exports. Photo by Rachel DeLetto.
There are plenty of things I’d rather not see migrate over the bridge from Manhattan. Like sports stadiums. Or more Manhattanites. But when the exports involve cheap eats, it’s time to roll out the welcome mat.
Case in point: the arrival of four-for-a-buck dumplings on the shores of the East River, or at least within a half-mile of it. Fried Dumpling on Mosco Street in Manhattan’s Chinatown has long been a starred spot on the Brokavore’s cheap-chow map, so when I got wind of a like-minded spot opening in Downtown Brooklyn — Golden Fried Dumplings at 192 Duffield St. — it was time to investigate. (more…)
Just because we don’t enjoy eating a slab of steak with blood still running through it (not to mention dripping on your shirt) doesn’t mean we vegetarians should have to choose between a handful of nuts or some $40 organic tofu platter for dinner. Luckily, we live in Brooklyn, a vegetarian’s paradise where there is no shortage of restaurant choices, and where foodies come from around the world to taste our fakin’ egg and cheese sandwiches (and steal some fashion ideas). If you haven’t yet, you may consider switching over to the dark side (vegetarianism, that is) after reading about these ridiculously cheap and tasty meat-free treats. So grab $10, a date, and an extra pair of socks because these meals will be sure to knock your first pair off. (more…)
Most people are repulsed and terrified by the thought of vegan food: We’ve all heard the stereotype of the malnourished waif who only eats sprout juice before jail-breaking a large herd of cattle from a farm in Pennsylvania. I’m not condemning (or condoning) this behavior, but let’s shed light on some misconceptions: vegans like myself, actually LOVE to eat, and with the amazing vegan fare available locally, I never find myself devoid of satisfying yet healthy options, even when I’m in on the go. Brooklyn is home to some of the yummiest and most affordable vegan options in the country: these 7 sandwiches under $7 aren’t just hummus and sprouts, and you certainly needn’t be vegan to enjoy them. (more…)
We got you warmed up to the idea moderating the meat-stuff a bit with this fresh prize, but now it’s time for the main event: the borough’s creme de la creme of veggie & vegan offerings. Think exquisite gourmet vegan stuff, not your old visions of mushed peas and soggy tofu. We’re talking burgers decked in pineapple, Bandeja Paisa, sesame-encrusted seitan, organic wine and even a topping-smothered Philly cheese steak, which must mean: we’re talking about the V-Spot! You can win $50 to Park Slope’s only all-vegan eatery and bar tomorrow at our RAFFLE OF THE CENTURY. The food is so tasty, you may just think twice about chomping into that next steak. (more…)