Sunita Shiwdin, founder and owner of Mahalo New York Bakery (Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso via

A Tropical Flavor in Queens

Caribbean, East Asian, Food, Queens November 24, 2015 at 11:30 am

A taste of the tropics can be found at Mahalo New York Bakery on Myrtle Avenue in Queens, reports

Tony Hillery in the Harlem Grown urban farm greenhouse on 134th Street. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

Kids Harvest a Ton of Food With Harlem Grown

Food, Manhattan, Youth November 23, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Tony Hillery founded Harlem Grown to instill healthy eating habits among kids in Harlem. He does so with plots of farmland where kids can grow their own food, including one on West 134th Street that has produced more than a ton of fruits and vegetables, reports The Riverdale Press.

Demonstrating butchering at kosher butcher Fischer Bros. & Leslie on New York's Upper West Side (Photo by Leah Koenig via The Tablet)

The Kosher Butcher: Surviving Amid Change

Food, Jewish, New York November 19, 2015 at 4:19 pm

The remaining kosher butchers have looked for new ways to survive and stay in business, reports The Tablet.

(Photo via The Brooklyn Ink)

A Home for Protests, Politics and South African Food

African, Brooklyn, Education, Food November 17, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Adding their voice to protests across South Africa against proposed tuition hikes at universities, nearly a hundred rallied in front of Madiba Restaurant in Fort Greene, with the support of its politically active owner, reports The Brooklyn Ink.

Chef Kelvin Fernandez at the new restaurant Barcelona Bites on West 242nd St. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

‘Edgy Latin Cuisine’ in Riverdale

Bronx, Dominican, Food, Latino, Mexican November 6, 2015 at 1:45 pm

A diverse team led by chef Kelvin Fernandez brings “edgy Latin cuisine” to Riverdale, reports The Riverdale Press.

(Photo via Astoria Post)

Another Food Truck Stops Serving

Food, Mexican, Queens November 4, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Mexico Blvd.’s food truck won’t be serving the lunchtime crowd in midtown anymore, reports Astoria Post.

(Photo via via Jeff Orlick)

Get Your Momo Maps!

Food, Queens, South Asian November 3, 2015 at 3:37 pm

Get set for the Momo Crawl, which last year drew 800 to Jackson Heights restaurants to sample the Himalayan steamed buns, writes

The Bronx Salad will be available at area restaurants early next year. (Photo by Veronika Bondarenko via Mott Haven Herald)

A Salad Made in the South Bronx

Bronx, Food, Health October 30, 2015 at 3:10 pm

As a means of promoting fresh and healthy eating options in the borough, a restaurant collective, the United Businesses Cooperative, teamed up with local chefs to create a salad made with local produce and set to be served in area restaurants, reports Mott Haven Herald.

The processed meat section in H-Mart, a Korean supermarket in Bayside, Queens (Photo via The Korea Times)

Hold the Sausage!

East Asian, Food October 28, 2015 at 4:24 pm

Koreans in the New York area are concerned about having to make adjustments to their diet following the news that the World Health Organization considers processed meats to be carcinogenic, reports The Korea Times.

Marco Pellegrini, executive chef at the authentic Italian restaurant Caci in Southold. (Photo by Randee Daddona via Long Island Press and Northforker)

An Italian Chef Comes to Southold

Food, Long Island, Western European October 15, 2015 at 1:27 pm

A serendipitous encounter with a couple from Southold, Long Island, brought Marco Pellegrini from his executive chef position at Castello di Reschio near Perugia, Italy, to Caci North Fork, writes Long Island Wine Press.

Doris Yao distributing free dumplings (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

A Food Vendor Protests the City’s Permit Cap

Business, East Asian, Food October 14, 2015 at 2:22 pm

A Taiwanese food vendor focused attention on the problem with the city’s caps on street vendor licenses by distributing dumplings for free in front of City Hall, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Maria Rijo and their children walking back home in the Bronx. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Panels Propose Solutions Against Poverty

Food, New York, Social Services October 1, 2015 at 1:46 pm

Affordable housing and minimum wage are part of the recommendations made by several experts seeking to combat poverty, El Diario reports.

(Photo by Soyoung Kim for The Korea Times)

Grades Worsen for Korean Restaurants

East Asian, Food, New York September 22, 2015 at 9:15 pm

Korean restaurants do not perform as well as all restaurants in NYC on the letter grade system, and their performance has worsened over the past year, writes The Korea Times.

Some 600 people wait for groceries at the Bronx Spanish Evangelical Church. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Economic Recovery Does Not Stop Hunger in NYC

Bronx, Food, Latino, Social Services September 22, 2015 at 1:07 pm

In spite of the city’s economic and job recovery, more families, even people with jobs, are forced into food pantry lines, El Diario reports.

A street scene in K-twon (Photo via The Korean times)

The Evolution of K-Town

Business, Culture, East Asian, Food, Manhattan September 18, 2015 at 7:31 pm

Koreatown in Manhattan has changed quite a bit over the last five years, and now some of the stresses that have come with its growth and popularity are worrying business owners, The Korea Times report in two articles about the busy stretch of West 32nd Street.