Food

A Halal Bodega

A Halal Bodega

Business, Food, Queens, Video May 22, 2019 at 3:01 pm

A bodega owner in Queens discusses in a BRIC TV video whether he can make it by selling “everything but beer.”

Anthony Fongyit (Photo by Kadia Goba via Bklyner)

Reprieve for a Small Biz on Flatbush Ave.?

Brooklyn, Business, Food May 21, 2019 at 4:59 pm

Trinidad-Born Andrew Fongyit’s ice cream and vegetarian eatery on Flatbush Ave. is the latest among a number of small businesses in the area contending with the pressure of gentrification, report Bklyner and Brooklyn Paper.

Yasmin Abdelsalam and Suzanna Moustafa handing out dates. (Photo by Arthur de Gaeta via Brooklyn Reporter)

An Iftar in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn, Food, Muslim May 16, 2019 at 4:43 pm

For the first time, public officials in southern Brooklyn hosted an iftar to break the fast during Ramadan, writes Brooklyn Reporter.

Sahra Nguyen, founder of the country's first specialty Vietnamese coffee importer. (Photo courtesy of Nguyen Coffee Supply via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Vietnamese Coffee and Empowerment in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Food May 16, 2019 at 4:08 pm

Nguyen Coffee Supply offers more than just coffee, founder Sahra Nguyen tells Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Delivery workers, such as Jinhua Li, coalesced in Corona Plaza to support a new state bill on e-bikes and scooters which they claim will counteract city policies viewed as discriminatory. (Photo: Mark Hallum via QNS)

Urging Legalization of E-Bikes

Asian, Food, Labor, Latino, New York May 6, 2019 at 5:22 pm

Delivery workers described being targeted by law enforcement for using e-bikes on the job at a press conference on a bill that would legalize the bikes, reports QNS.

BRIC TV

Serving Trinidadian Doubles in Bed-Stuy

Brooklyn, Business, Food, Video May 3, 2019 at 4:12 pm

BRIC TV takes viewers inside the A&A Bake & Doubles and Roti Shop, a winner of this year’s America’s Classics Award from the James Beard Foundation.

Kane's Flushing Diner closes its doors on May 1. (Photo by Lan Mu via World Journal)

Kane’s Flushing Diner Sold to Chinese Developer

East Asian, Food, Queens April 30, 2019 at 6:14 pm

Ahead of the shuttering of Kane’s Flushing Diner on May 1, a family member speaks to World Journal about the changes she witnessed in the more than 50 years the restaurant has been in business.

Queens Night Market Opens for 5th Season

Queens Night Market Opens for 5th Season

Culture, Featured Posts, Food, Immigration, Queens April 30, 2019 at 5:07 pm

The Queens Night Market at Flushing Meadows Corona Park features more than 50 food vendors and 20 art vendors this year.

Live razor fish being promoted on WeChat. (Screen shot via World Journal)

Live Seafood Smuggling on the Rise among Chinese Immigrants

East Asian, Food, Transportation April 29, 2019 at 6:18 pm

World Journal reports on how smuggling live seafood into the U.S. from China has become a lucrative business conducted over WeChat.

Tanabel Table’s first cook Fayza Maamo (center), with her daughter Fadila (left), and Tanabel founder chef Hannah Goldberg. (Photo by Rachel Elkind via QNS)

Refugee Chefs Prepare Middle Eastern Specialties

Brooklyn, Food, Immigration, Queens April 25, 2019 at 4:39 pm

QNS profiles Middle East food vendor Tanabel Table.

A worker at the Lubavitch Matzah Bakery in Crown Heights wraps a bundle of shmurah matzos. (Photo courtesy of Rabbi Chaim Landa, Chabad Lubavitch, via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Making Matzo in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Food, Jewish April 17, 2019 at 5:36 pm

Ahead of Passover, Brooklyn Daily Eagle looks at two kinds of matzo being produced in the borough, one made in Orthodox Jewish-run bakeries and the other by a company taking a “culturally-based” approach.

Creme & Sugar ice cream parlor and cafe (Photo courtesy of Creme & Sugar via Bushwick Daily)

Finding Peruvian Ice Cream in Queens

Food, Queens, South American April 10, 2019 at 4:25 pm

Bushwick Daily writes about the Peruvian ice cream shop Creme & Sugar in Ridgewood which has reopened its doors as warmer weather arrives.

View of Chinatown from 1925 (Photo from the Robert Dennis Collection of Stereoscopic Views at the NYPL)

‘Deviant Female Dining’ in Chinese Restaurants

East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Women April 5, 2019 at 3:43 pm

At a New-York Historical Society event, Professor Heather Lee described how Chinese restaurants once “provided a space of freedom and possibility for women” in New York, writes West Side Spirit.

Escovitch (Photo via Red Hook Star-Revue)

Jam’it Brings Jamaican Fusion Food to Red Hook

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Food March 15, 2019 at 7:32 pm

Red Hook Star-Revue pays a visit to the recently opened Jam’it, Red Hook’s sole restaurant to offer Jamaican dishes.

Linda Thach in front of Little Skips cafe. (Photo via Bushwick Daily)

Cambodian Refugee Turned Coffee Shop Owner

Brooklyn, Business, Food, Southeast Asian March 12, 2019 at 5:02 pm

Linda Thach, owner of the Little Skips café in Bushwick, now runs several businesses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, reports Bushwick Daily.