Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden – there’s no shortage of sights to see in this borough, so be sure to fuel up at some of our favourite restaurants.
Even self-proclaimed Manhattan lifers leave the island when an S&S Cheesecake craving strikes. With their fluffy sponge crust and browned edges, these all-cream cheesecakes are worth the trip to this residential area of the Bronx. Tip: you can also snag an S&S slice (or two) at local restaurants including Peter Luger.
You may recognize 188 Bakery Cuchifritos from its appearance on the popular food show, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (for the record, Bourdain was a fan). Follow in the chef’s footsteps, and check out this neighborhood gem for garlicky mashed plantains served with fried salami, cheese, or eggs, authentic flan, and, of course, cuchifritos, the Spanish word for just about anything bite-sized and fried. This luncheonette is far from being a luxurious brunch spot, but it is serving up some of the best food you’ll have anywhere in New York’s five boroughs.
Made by locals, for locals—the traditional Dominican fare at Leche Y Miel Restaurant will leave you feeling full and ready to give the Bronx’s restaurant scene a second look. Caramel bread pudding, shredded skirt steak, and an array of authentic Spanish juices have earned the spot cult-favorite status amongst its neighbors.
Organic, allergy-friendly, and completely kosher, the Moss Café stands out in the Bronx as an unexpected yet welcome local gem. On any given day, find Bronx residents enjoying Moss’ drinks from Stumptown Coffee Roasters and Bellocq Artisan Teas, avocado toast, and steamy paninis bursting with fresh veggies. Between the shop’s emphasis on fresh, whole foods and its inviting interior, every morning is a good one at Moss Café.