So Local NYC — Food

Cumbia & Sabor — Sunnyside, Queens

So great! It was my first time having Colombian food and it was really good. I had chicken, rice & beans, and sweet plantains with a sweet passion fruit drink. A very friendly vibe with great music too.

Pete’s Grill — Sunnyside, Queens

To me, there is nothing better than closing out a fun night by eating a good meal with friends. I love a 24 hour eating place. Pete’s Grill was our favorite spot. We went after two nights out. They have good french toast and omelettes.

Zora’s Soul Kitchen (Hell’s Kitchen)

Chicken & Waffles is one of my FAVORITE dishes so when I saw that Zora’s Soul Kitchen had it I knew I had to try it. Zora’s did not disappoint!

Definitely among the best Chicken & Waffles I’ve had!

Zora’s is a cozy soul food spot that is a nice separation from the busyness of the city right outside. Their cornbread and sweet tea is extra good too.

Pizza Village Espresso Bar — Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Enjoyed a great slice of pizza with buffalo chicken and broccoli.

Schnippers (Manhattan)

I went to Schnippers 3 times while in NYC! They have great sweet potato fires (with their maple dripping sauce) and turkey burgers. Their Mango Lemonade is high on my list of great lemonade.

Sweet potato fries & Mango Lemonade.

Havana Cafe - Schuylerville, Bronx

I had brunch with my friend Tasha at Havana Cafe. It was my first time at a Cuban restaurant and I enjoyed the vibe. The french toast was good along with their breakfast potatoes.

Lunitas — Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

I went to Lunitas for brunch to catch up with my friend Dominique. It’s pretty much a day cafe/coffee shop. I had a great Veggie burger that was made with kale and quinoa and a good strawberry tea.

Courtesy of On The Grid

Smile — Flushing Chinatown, Queens

Oreo flavored Thai rolled ice cream! So good! It was only $5 which is quite cheaper than it would be in other neighborhoods.

Smith’s — NoMad, Manhattan

Enjoyed a great brunch with my Mom for Mother’s Day weekend.

Their Mac & Cheese was very good.
Buttermilk Waffle with a Cherry Compote

Gabby’s Pizza — Queens Village

This place has the BEST veggie pizza I have ever had. Just one slice is pretty fulfilling.

Cookie Do (SoHo)

A cute shop. They have multiple flavors of cookie dough and ice cream. The cookie dough was good but a little much for me to eat even though I only got one scoop.

Other Posts from Round 1:

Round 1 ~ American Red Cross: New York City

So Local — April

So Local — May

Like what you read? Give Skye Horbrook a round of applause.

From a quick cheer to a standing ovation, clap to show how much you enjoyed this story.