For either tourists or locals, the Bronx is not exactly a popular New York City destination. Being the birthplace of hip-hop, a hub for immigrant groups around the world, and home to some of the city’s most historic landmarks, we believe the borough more than deserves your attention. Here, we’ve compiled a list of 10 reasons you should get lost—or get down—in the Boogie Down Bronx.
At menu-less eatery Ebe Ye Yie, diners order by peeking through a Plexiglass window and selecting cooked rice balls, peanut butter stew, chunky sweat-inducing pepper relish, and whatever else the Ghanian kitchen is serving up that day. Meanwhile, at 188 Bakery Cuchifritos, traditional Puerto Rican and Dominican salt-cod pancakes, garlicky mashed plantains, and fried pork chunks are gobbled up by locals and in-the-know foodies. Just two examples of many, the borough is bursting with flavorful ethnic cuisine from independently run restaurants.
Ebe Ye Yie, 2364 Jerome Ave, Bronx, NY, USA, +1 718 220 1300
188 Bakery Cuchifritos, 158 E 188th St #1, Bronx, NY, USA, +1 718 367 4500