Any foodie knows that New York City is one of the world’s most famous food spots. Being the city that never sleeps, New York’s food scene is constantly changing from food trucks to pop-up markets and high style restaurants.
Here are some of the game-changers of today’s NYC culinary scene.
Cleanse your Palate with Brodo
Go back to your ancestral roots with drinking the world’s first comfort food: broth. Brodo helps New Yorkers “rethink their hot beverage” by serving bone broth. Our Stone Age ancestors will be surprised how Chef Marco Canora is serving flavorful broths at a storefront window in the East Village. Each broth is served in paper cups with the option to customize based on your taste buds. Small cups are being sold for $4, while large ones can be up to $9. All broths are gluten and dairy free. This is becoming an alternative to your usual cup of coffee or tea after a meal, especially during winter. You’ll be surprised how they are able to transform your usual broth into a flavorful drink.
Follow the Scene with Trends on Trends
Emily Miller founded Trends on Trends back in March 2014 with the goal to become a reliable source of trends in the food industry. It also gives you a fresh perspective on things that may be familiar already to readers. Miller also started #breakfastclub as a way of connecting chefs, editors, friends, and social media influencers over a cup of coffee and a shared meal while exchanging ideas. The first ever #breakfastclubnyc was composed of a family-style Israeli breakfast by Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson at a five-story townhouse on the Upper East Side provided by onefinestay, followed by Stumptown Coffee, a pop-up brew bar.
Redefine Breakfast with Okonomi
Skip the bagel or French toast for breakfast by dining at Okonomi. Co-chefs Yuji Haraguchi and Tara Norvell serve the traditional ichiju san-sai set meal from morning until 3pm during weekdays and 4pm on weekends. The traditional Japanese-style set meal is composed of a soup and three side dishes to give you a satisfying and well-balanced meal to jumpstart your day. What stands out in the set is their miso soup made with a blend of barley miso and white miso, house-made dashi and fresh vegetables from the morning market. It’s not surprising you get this kind of restaurant in New York City where immigrants continue to flock with dreams of making it big. Okonomi does not disappoint in any respect.
Discover the Stories with Food Curated
Filmmaker Liza de Guia started telling culinary stories through the lens of her camera back in 2009 with her website Food Curated. Each documentary explores the world of artisan food and exposes the story behind it. From a meals inception until its production, viewers get to see more than 200 short videos of every step of the process. Every part of the culinary scene, including the food makers, farmers, fishermen, and chefs are featured to give you a glimpse of the people behind the busy NYC food scene. Liza de Guia considers Food Curated as a blog about the heart and soul of the food industry, not about the recognition. But that is not to say Food Curated is a small blog. Since 2009, it has partnered up with New York Times, Huffington Post and NYCTV. Discover the heart of New York’s food scene through her stories.
Corbuzz Wine Studio
Corbuzz Wine Studio is founded by the youngest Master Sommelier in the world, Laura Maniec. Therefore, it is no surprise that the restaurant is a game-changer. Going beyond the usual wine bar, the wine-centric restaurant offers wine education classes to even the most clueless drinkers. Knowing your wine can be considered as a grown-up thing to many people. It makes sense that the wine studio is located at the student-centric Union Square.
Go City Green with Gotham Greens
NYC is bustling with organic restaurants, but it’s impossible to find farmland in the middle of the city. Founders Viraj Puri and Eric Haley saw a growing need for produce grown within the city, so Gotham Greens was born back in 2008. Gotham Greens transforms the unused rooftop space of urban buildings into a productive space to grow year-round, high-quality produce. The country’s first commercial urban rooftop greenhouse uses a hydroponic system to solve the problem of having no fertile soil in the city. This makes farm-fresh greens available for New Yorkers’ consumption within just 24 hours of harvesting. This is a game-changer which makes healthy eating more accessible to everyone.