Saving the planet and your wallet

With the enormous portion sizes at today’s restaurants, there’s a good chance you’ll have leftovers at the end of the meal. The best thing to do is to take them home to microwave and...

Tamam Falafel offers new options for vegan students

I was making my way down 14th Street towards Union Square in late January when I stumbled upon a brand new sign where the 5 Napkin Burger Express shop once was.  The sign was yellow...

Renewing Easter traditions by cooking tacos

If you were to ask me about my Easter plans a month ago, I would’ve told you that I was planning on making kleicha, a swirled date cookie prepared by the Chaldean community in...

Supporting NYU’s local farmers at the Union Square Greenmarket

It’s easy to become lost among the bustling crowds and rows of stands selling freshly baked pastries and seasonal produce that make up the vibrant Union Square Greenmarket. However, outside of the market, lies...

Midterms aren’t an excuse to skip meals

We’ve all been there. It’s 9 a.m. and you have an eight-page paper due in the afternoon. You haven’t started yet, but it’s okay. The time crunch gives you the rush of adrenaline needed...

The importance of being “Indian-ish”

There’s nothing like the excitement of receiving a package notification. A few weeks ago, I was delighted to get that email and pick up the large cardboard box my mom sent me from home....

A Good Cake Is Hard to Find: R.I.P., Sweet Corner Bakeshop

As a wise tweet once said, “Once you realize that you don’t need a special occasion to buy a cake, the second part of your life begins.”  When I was younger, my parents found endless...

Reflecting on the Duality of the Kitchen Space

You know that feeling when you finish a show, movie or book and you have so much to say but nowhere to say it? Yeah, that was me after I watched New York City...

Blossom: For Vegans & Foodies Alike

When I first dined at Blossom four years ago, it seemed too good to be true. I had only recently become vegan, but I had, for the most part, already conquered the challenge of...

The Nugget Spot: Gone, but Never Forgotten

Almost two years after the fact, I still remember the searing, stabbing heartburn that came with my first box of Sriracha Nugs from The Nugget Spot. I was a first-semester sophomore working at WSN...

A Love Letter to Mint Kitchen, Gone Too Soon

The first time I went to Mint Kitchen, I was waiting outside for my best friend. She had already been to the restaurant and was eager to share her find. We were used to...

The Joys and Responsibilities of Being a Restaurant Regular

A little nameless shack just beyond the train tracks that cut through my mother’s hometown in Feng Yuan sells some of the best potstickers I’ve had in my 21-year-long, dumpling-filled life. For years, I...
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