Being in a bilingual environment is fun, and I was able to experience it for the first time for the past 72 hours in Quebec City. When most everyone around you is multilingual, including yourself, it is less pretentious.
Although I have attempted to cook Kabuli pulau at home on several occasions, it never is the same as when the Afghans make it at their restaurants. When I get the craving, there is one place that I have learned never disappoints, and that is Afghanistan Kabob House on 9th Avenue in New York City. Located near Times Square, it is easy to walk to, so you should give this Afghan restaurant a try, since it is hard to find Afghan food in other parts of the country.
Ethiopian food is known to be vegetarian friendly despite my usual choice to have meat. In the spirit of trying to get more healthy food in me, I decided to give Bunna Cafe, a vegan, Ethiopian restaurant a try for brunch. Of all the new restaurants that have opened in Bushwick in the past couple of years, Bunna Cafe is one of the best. They provide a unique and inviting experience to learn about Ethiopian culture and history-something most Westerners know little about.
Living in New York City, I see my home in movies all the time. It is neat to learn something new, and it is funny to correct them when they are wrong. When I watched The Cobbler a few months ago on Netflix, an old fashioned pickle shop on the Lower East Side was in the movie. I googled it, and it existed at a new location. I love pickles. I was on my way to see The Pickle Guys.
I noticed Seamless had a new Middle Eastern restaurant that opened up two miles from me. Unfortunately there is a hefty delivery fee, so it was not until today that I took advantage of the beautiful weather and went for a walk to see if Wafa’s Express could possibly be the Kenefeh Mecca of New York City.
Ridgewood, Queens is known for its Polish population. There are polish stores and restaurants big and small. But if you really want to eat like Polish royalty, go to The King’s Feast on Fresh Pond Road. You will see what a feast is!
Yes, it’s quite hard to screw up a cup of tea. However, there are a lot of different kinds of tea, not just the typical black and green. Whether it’s a cheap black tea you want or a fancy one, here are some places in New York City that have you covered in both tea and a great addition to January, National hot tea month, and that’s food!