NYTimes' 2015 Hungry City Recommendations, Mapped! Plus, We Added Subway Directions.

09.10.2015

Ligaya Mishan at the New York Times has been sussing out the city's most authentic, best priced meals for years, from Woodside to Williamsburg. Here are all her 2015 recommendations on a single map, along with directions on how to get to them from Times Square. PS: Don't be deterred by the hour-long commute to HanYan BunSik in Flushing, Queens: their kabocha porridge is well worth the long haul.  

Soy
Cuisine: Japanese
Recommended Dishes: Hijiki; veggie gyoza; chilled tofu; edamame and cheese rolls; kenchin jiru soup; spicy tuna and avocado bowl; tofu steak; everything burger; tofu pudding.
Price: $ (inexpensive)
Address: 102 Suffolk Street, (Delancey Street), Lower East Side, call 212-253-1158.
From Times Square: 20 minutes, F & D Trains.

BLVD Bistro *
Cuisine: American, Southern 
Recommended Dishes: Biscuit sandwiches; fried grouper; pancakes; okra; fried chicken; potato salad; collard greens; smoked chicken; meatloaf.
Price: $$ (moderate)
Address: 239 Malcolm X Boulevard, (122nd Street), Harlem, call 212-678-6200.
From Times Square: 19 minutes, 2, 3 & A Trains.

Plant Love House *
Cuisine
: Thai
Recommended Dishes: Num tok (pork blood soup); tom yum (spicy sour soup); yum khanom jeen (fermented rice noodles with crispy salmon); ba mee poo moo dang (egg noodles with crab and pork); Plant Love Toast; Matcha Roti Red Bean Sizzling.
Price: $ (inexpensive)
Address: 86-08 Whitney Avenue, (Macnish Street), Elmhurst, call 718-565-2010.
From Times Square: 26 minutes, E, F & 7 Trains.

LoLo’s Seafood Shack *
Cuisine
: Caribbean
Recommended Dishes: Conch fritters; smoked wings; snow crab legs with coco curry sauce; LoLo’s fries.
Price: $ (inexpensive)
Address: 303 West 116th Street, (Frederick Douglass Boulevard), Harlem, call 646-649-3356.
From Times Square: 16 minutes, A, 3 & D Trains.

Sariling Atin *
Cuisine: Philippine
Recommended Dishes: Mongo (mung bean stew); kalderetang kambing (goat stew); Bicol Express; fried bangus (milkfish); pancit palabok.
Price: $ (inexpensive)
Address: 89-12 Queens Boulevard, (57th Avenue), Elmhurst, call 718-397-1200.
From Times Square: 29 minutes, E Train.

Patina *
Cuisine: African
Recommended Dishes: Banga (palm nut) soup; peanut soup; waachye (rice and peas with beef stew); jollof rice with goat stew; asaro (yam porridge); egusi (ground melon seed and spinach).
Price: $ (inexpensive)
Address: 823 East 169th Street, (Prospect Avenue), Fairmont - Claremont Village, call 718-378-7700.
From Times Square: 42 minutes, 2 Train.

 Patacon Pisao *
Cuisine: Latin American
Recommended Dishes: Patacón paisa; patacón de pabellon; cachapa la gorda; cachapa zuliana; chicha (rice milkshake); papelón con limón (brown cane-sugar limeade).
Price: $ (inexpensive)
Address: 139 Essex Street, (Rivington Street), Lower East Side, 646-678-5913.
From Times Square: 20 minutes, F & D Trains.

Izakaya *
Cuisine: Japanese
Recommended Dishes: Addictive cabbage; cold tofu; simmered kiriboshi daikon; burdock salad; fried potato with pesto mayo; chicken nanban; beef guts stew; hayashi rice; pork curry.
Price: $$ (moderate)
Address: 326 East Sixth Street, (First Avenue), East Village, call 917-475-1284.
From Times Square: 20 minutes, N & Q Trains.

La Morada *
Cuisine: Mexican 
Recommended Dishes: Mole Oaxaqueño; mole negro; mole blanco with chile relleno; mole verde; tlacoyo (corn cake with cactus); albondigas (meatballs); chilate de pollo (spicy chicken soup).
Price: $ (inexpensive)
Address: 308 Willis Avenue, (East 141st Street), North New York, call 718-292-0235.
From Times Square: 36 minutes, 2, 7 & 6 Trains.

House of Inasal
Cuisine: Philippine
Recommended Dishes: Sisig na bangus (minced fried milkfish on sizzling platter); La Paz batchoy (egg noodle soup with pork, liver and chicharrón); rellenong tortang talong (eggplant omelet with ground pork); arroz caldo (rice porridge); tres leches cake; ube (purple yam) ice cream sandwich.
Price: $ (inexpensive)
Address: 65-14 Roosevelt Avenue, (67th Street), Woodside, call 718-429-0709.
From Times Square: 25 minutes, 7, E & F Trains. 

Haldi *
Cuisine
: Indian  
Recommended Dishes: Lamb egg roll; cheese samosas; bamia koota (okra over lamb stew); aloo posto (potatoes with poppy seeds); chanar dalna (cheese curry); chingri shorsay narkol (shrimp with coconut milk and mustard); lamb rezala (lamb with poppy seeds and cashews); chenna payesh (steamed cheese dumplings).
Price: $$ (moderate)
Address: 102 Lexington Avenue, (East 27th Street), Kips Bay, call 212-213-9615.
From Times Square: 16 minutes, N, Q & R Trains.

Masha & The Bear
Cuisine
: Russian
Recommended Dishes: Blintzes; Olivier salad; solenya (pickles); green borscht; Czar’s ukha (fish soup); beef stroganoff; horseradish vodka; ginger vodka.
Price: $$ (moderate)
Address: 771 Grand Street, (Humboldt Street), Williamsburg, call 718-384-5000.
From Times Square: 27 minutes, A, Q, 1 & L Trains.

SpaHa Soul
Cuisine: American 
Recommended Dishes: Pork-cashew dumplings; buttermilk fried chicken with white gravy; pork chop with poblano sauce; red velvet pancakes.
Price: $$ (moderate)
Address: 2270 First Avenue, (East 117th Street), East Harlem, call 347-463-7387.
From Times Square: 31 minutes, 7, 4 & 6 Trains.

Casa Del Chef *
Cuisine
: New American   
Recommended Dishes: Quinoa salad; patatas bravas; spinach risotto; seafood stew; cavatelli with pumpkinseed pesto; baby lamb chops; chocolate mousse.
Price: $$ (moderate)
Address: 39-06 64th Street, (Roosevelt Avenue), Woodside, call 718-457-9000.
From Times Square: 24 minutes, 7 & E Trains.

East Wind Snack Shop *
Cuisine: Chinese    
Recommended Dishes: Dry-aged-beef pot stickers; pork dumplings; pork-belly “gwaco”; sweet chili ribs; Hong Kong hot cakes; lemonade with honey and sour plum.
Price: $ (inexpensive)
Address: 471 16th Street, (Prospect Park West), Windsor Terrace, call 929-295-0188.
From Times Square: 34 minutes, F, A & G Trains.

HanYang BunSik *
Cuisine
: Korean    
Recommended Dishes: Soondae (blood sausage); modumjeon (assorted pancakes); hobak juk (kabocha porridge); junbok juk (abalone porridge); budae-jigae (sausage stew); perilla-seed soup with hand-cut noodles; panko-encrusted hot dog.
Price: $ (inexpensive)
Address: 150-51 Northern Boulevard, (Murray Street), Flushing, call 718-461-5924
From Times Square: 58 minutes, 7 Train.

Raclette
Cuisine: French    
Recommended Dishes: Raclette Suisse; raclette Savoyarde; fig tartine; sardine tartine; croque Lolotte; croque Saint-Michel.
Price: $ (inexpensive)
Address: 195 Avenue A, (East 12th Street), East Village, call 917-853-537.
From Times Square: 19 minutes, A, C, E & L Trains.

Kottu House
Cuisine
: Sri Lankan     
Recommended Dishes: Seawater fish kottu; crispy prawn kottu; tofu blast kottu; beef rolls; pol sambol; minchi sambol; lunu sambol.
Price: $ (inexpensive)
Address: 250 Broome Street, (Orchard Street), Lower East Side, call 646-781-9222.
From Times Square: 19 minutes, A, C, E & F Trains.

Crêpes Canaveral *
Cuisine: French      
Recommended Dishes: The complète (egg, ham and cheese crepe); asparagus, egg and cheese crepe; egg, ham, cheese and spinach crepe; butter, lemon and sugar crepe; strawberries, salted caramel and whipped cream crepe.
Price: $ (inexpensive)
Address: 80 St. Marks Place, (First Avenue), East Village, call 347-278-5342.
From Times Square: 20 minutes, N, R & F Trains. 

Punda Tibetan *
Cuisine
: Tibetan      
Recommended Dishes: Momos (dumplings); shaptak (sautéed beef, tomato and green chile); thenthuk (hand-pulled noodle soup); mothuk (beef-dumpling soup); tingmo (steamed bread); Amdo balep (baked bread); gyabrag (barley pancake); ice cream.
Price: $ (inexpensive)
Address: 39-35 47th Avenue, (39th Place), Sunnyside (Queens), call 718-806-1845.
From Times Square: 21 minutes, 7 Train.

Okonomi *
Cuisine
: Japanese       
Recommended Dishes: Set ichiju-sansai menu with rice, soup, pickled vegetables, fish and two vegetable side dishes; onsen egg; special sashimi.
Price: $$ (moderate)
Address: 150 Ainslie Street, (Lorimer Street), Williamsburg (no phone number given on the site either)
From Times Square: 23 minutes, A, C, E & L Trains.

I Love Paraguay
Cuisine
: Latin American       
Recommended Dishes: Chipa guazu (corn cake); mbeju (griddled flatbread); tortilla (fritter); empanada palmito (hearts of palm); sandwich de lomito (filet mignon, egg and cheese); mousse maracuja (passion fruit).
Price: $$ (moderate)
Address: 43-16 Greenpoint Avenue, (43rd Street), Sunnyside (Queens), call 718-786-5534.
From Times Square: 23 minutes, 7 Train. 

The Happiest Hour *
Cuisine
: American       
Recommended Dishes: The Happiest Burger; fries; cocktails.
Price: $$ (moderate)
Address: 121 West 10th Street, (Greenwich Avenue), Greenwich Village, call 212-243-2827.
From Times Square: 11 minutes, A, C & E Trains.

The Handpulled Noodle *
Cuisine: Chinese        
Recommended Dishes: Dapanji (bone-in chicken stew with ribbon noodles); ding ding (chopped) noodles with spicy cumin lamb; Chinese slider with cumin lamb; lamb and carrot pot stickers; tiger salad.
Price: $ (inexpensive)
Address: 3600 Broadway, (West 148th Street), Harlem.
From Times Square: 26 minutes, 1 & A Trains.

Kiki’s *
Cuisine: Greek       
Recommended Dishes: Melitzanosalata (eggplant mash); fava (yellow split-pea purée); grilled octopus; maroulosalata (romaine with fresh dill and feta); garido-makaronada (shrimp pasta with ouzo cream sauce); mixed grill.
Price: $$ (moderate)
Address: 130 Division Street, (Orchard Street), Chinatown, call 646-882-7052.
From Times Square: 22 minutes, B, D & F Trains.

Langos Truck *
Cuisine
: European       
Recommended Dishes: Traditional langos with garlic, sour cream and cheese; Mangalitsa pork bratwurst sandwiches; Debrecen sausage sandwich.
Price: $ (inexpensive)
Address: Locations vary, call 646-286-9949.

Chicks To Go *
Cuisine
: Latin American      
Recommended Dishes: Pollo à la brasa (rotisserie chicken); pollo saltado (chicken stir-fry); chaufa (fried rice or quinoa); empanadas.
Price: $ (inexpensive)
Address: 97-02 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, (Beach 97th Street), The Rockaways, call 718-945-4100.
From Times Square: 1 hour 5 minutes, A & S Trains.

Toné-Café
Cuisine
: East European      
Recommended Dishes: Adjaruli khachapuri; chabostnili (eggplant salad); bazhe (chicken in walnut sauce); chakapuli (veal with tarragon and sour plums); lamb khinkali (dumplings).
Price: $ (inexpensive)
Address: 134 East 17th Street, (Third Avenue), Gramercy Park, call 718-332-8082.
From Times Square: 14 minutes, N, Q & R Trains.

The Food Sermon *
Cuisine
: Caribbean       
Recommended Dishes: Oxtail; curry goat roti mini; “island bowl” with lamb, salmon or curried tofu and coconut ginger sauce; mango apple salad; macaroni pie with oxtail gravy.
Price: $$ (moderate)
Address: 355 Rogers Avenue, (Sullivan Place), Crown Heights, call 718-484-7555.
From Times Square: 40 minutes, 2, 3 & Q Trains.

Babu Ji
Cuisine
: Indian       
Recommended Dishes: Papdi chaat; yogurt kebab; paneer tikka; tandoori chicken; butter chicken; lamb rogan josh; goat curry; dhal; kulfi.
Price: $$ (moderate)
Address: 175 Avenue B, (East 11th Street), East Village, call 212-951-1082.
From Times Square: 19 minutes, A, C, E & L Trains.

Sam’s Spring Roll
Cuisine: Chinese        
Recommended Dishes: Samosa spring roll; cumin-chicken spring roll; “crack” sauce; creamy chimichurri; creamy verde. Prices $2 to $9; $12 for sampler platter of eight spring rolls and four sauces.
Price: $ (inexpensive)
Address: 23 Essex Street, (Hester Street), Lower East Side, call 212-777-7211.
From Times Square: 22 minutes, M, F, B & D Trains.

Lucy’s Vietnamese Kitchen
Cuisine: Vietnamese         
Recommended Dishes: Pho with smoked brisket, chicken or tofu; pho banh mi.
Price: $ (inexpensive)
Address: 262 Irving Avenue, (Menahan Street), Bushwick, call 718-483-9837.
From Times Square: 33 minutes, M, A, C, E & L Trains.

Goa Taco *
Cuisine: Contemporary       
Recommended Dishes: Paratha tacos with pork belly, lamb shoulder, duck confit or paneer and spinach pesto.
Price: $ (inexpensive)
Address: 79 Delancey Street, (Allen Street), Lower East Side, 347-276-5103.
From Times Square: 19 minutes, F, M, B & D Trains.

Safari *
Cuisine: African       
Recommended Dishes: Mogadishu beef suqaar (stew); chef’s special Liido (catch of the day); busketti with Federation Combo (flank steak with pasta and rice); Kismaayo chicken suqaar (stew); sabaayad (chapati).
Price: $$ (moderate)
Address: 219 West 116th Street, (Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard), Harlem, call 646-964-4252.
From Times Square: 15 minutes, A, C, 2 & 3 Trains.

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