My favorite neighborhood in New York City, Ridgewood, is being saturated with copycat hipster bars with a beer selection as homogeneous as the types of people who frequent the establishments. Oddly enough, Ridgewood still keeps to its old school vibe of European shops and Latino restaurants. But a new diversity has landed in Ridgewood in the form of Nepalese food at While in Kathmandu on Seneca Avenue.
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.
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!