Food

Korean food being offered at Palisades Park Jr./Sr. High School in New Jersey in 2012. Students may soon have Korean food among their lunch choices.  (Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean Food for Lunch at NJ Schools?

East Asian, Food, Metro Area July 21, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Korean food may soon be among the lunch choices for some students in New Jersey schools, the Korea Times reports.

Mother and son co-owners of  Suzy’s Roti Parlour, Narvin and Suzy Seemungal (Photo by Ditmas Park Corner)

A Caribbean Restaurant Stays in the Family After a Chance Meeting

Brooklyn, Business, Caribbean, Food July 20, 2016 at 4:12 pm

When Narvin Seemungal and his mom Suzy looked to open a roti shop in Brooklyn, little did they know they would end up taking over a restaurant run by a long-lost cousin, reports Ditmas Park Corner.

Oko Farms (Photo via City Limits video)

Raising Fish and Plants in Bushwick

Brooklyn, Environment, Food July 19, 2016 at 4:31 pm

In a City Limits video, the owners of Oko Farms, an aquaponics farm in Bushwick, say they aim to make healthy food accessible and encourage young people of color to go into urban farming.

Chef-owner Sharmila Sherchan outside her restauarant (Photo via Nepalaya News)

In Jackson Heights, Chef Sharmila Shines

Food, Queens, South Asian, Women July 13, 2016 at 12:16 pm

Nepalaya News profiles Sharmila Sherchan, owner of the popular Nepalese restaurant Mustang Thakali Kitchen in Jackson Heights.

A Taste of Malaysia in Flushing

A Taste of Malaysia in Flushing

Food, Queens, Southeast Asian, Video July 8, 2016 at 12:56 pm

SinoVision heads into the kitchen at PappaRich, a Malaysian chain restaurant that opened its second U.S. location this year.

Police officers and members of the mosque after the meal (Photo by Alex Ellefson via Sheepshead Bites)

Ramadan Celebrated with Interfaith Iftars in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Food, Jewish, Muslim, Religion June 28, 2016 at 4:40 pm

The Forward, Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Sheepshead Bites cover iftars in Brooklyn in which Jews and Christians joined Muslims to break the fast during the month of Ramadan.

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Cutting Durian in Chinatown

Asian, Food, Labor, Manhattan, Video June 23, 2016 at 11:19 am

SinoVision speaks to the first vendor in Chinatown to offer a durian-cutting service.

Robert Dec at his store, the Vine Box (Photo by Aleksandra Slabisz for Voices of NY)

A Unique Wine Store in a Changing Greenpoint

Polish immigrant Robert Dec got advice from the local Small Business Administration office, and an SBA-backed loan, to open his wine store, the Vine Box, in the changing neighborhood of Greenpoint.

Cheese arepas and vegetables at El Basurero, in Astoria. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Queens Offers the Best Menu for a Gastronomic Tour

Food, Latino, Queens June 22, 2016 at 1:33 pm

Demanding foodies with a penchant for Latino food will find dishes from every country in Queens, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

NYC Economic Development Corporation President Maria Torres-Springer and Krinos Foods chairman Eric Moscahlaidis about to cut the ribbon at the opening  of the Krinos Foods facility in the Bronx. (Photo by Alex Ayala for Voices of NY)

From LIC to the Bronx: Krinos Foods Opens a New Facility

Krinos Foods, which imports, distributes and manufactures Greek and Mediterranean foods, has just opened a new headquarters and expanded facility in the Bronx, with support from the NYC Economic Development Corp. and Industrial Development Agency.

Martha Pastor, who lives in El Barrio, has two children and receives WIC to purchase food. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

WIC Beneficiaries Claim Discrimination

Food, Women, Youth June 15, 2016 at 4:47 pm

Public Advocate Letitia James is promoting a bill to defend the rights of families who receive WIC assistance and complain about discrimination because of limitations on the foods they can purchase, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mellie's Seafood Restaurant, like numerous other restaurants in Flushing, have closed (Photo by Shuhan Yu via World Journal)

Why Many Flushing Restaurants Struggle to Stay Open

Business, Food, Queens June 6, 2016 at 3:16 pm

Two stories in the World Journal examine the difficulties faced by restaurants in Flushing as a result of fierce competition, particularly from food courts, and rent that can rival parts of Manhattan.

Manny Imperial (right) with Sisig City line cook Ben Acunin and cashier Arielle Crisostomo (Photo via The FilAm)

Sisig City, a Filipino Food Truck in NYC

Business, Food, New York, Southeast Asian May 31, 2016 at 2:03 pm

The FilAm speaks to Manny Imperial, the owner of the Filipino-inspired food truck, Sisig City, who looks to attract diverse customers to dishes like Pork Sisig and Lechon Kawali.

Hakki Akdeniz in one of his Champion Pizza locations (Photo by Orhan Akkurt for Voices of NY)

A Pizza Entrepreneur’s Journey from Eastern Turkey to NYC

Hakki Akdeniz is a Turkish pizza maker who’s built a miniempire in New York City.

Culinary ‘Calypso’ in Brooklyn

Culinary ‘Calypso’ in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Featured Posts, Food, Voices' Picks May 23, 2016 at 10:54 am

In Flatbush, a mother from Trinidad is joined by her daughter and son in the family roti business.