Tuesday, January 27, 2015

I'm Hungry! Best Food Delivery in Queens
















So the New York Tri-State area has been hit with another snowstorm. Uggg. Well, what can you do. It's winter time in New York.  The temperature is in the low teens, the snow is high and slippery, the wind chill is blistering and frigid. It's a total headache. After a long day of travels, you're finally home, hungry and not in the mood for pizza or Chinese food. So what is one to do? Well I have complied a list of the Best Food Delivery restaurants in the five boroughs. Now, I have not ordered from all these establishments myself. However, the fabulous people on Yelp.com and UrbanSpoon.com have provided some excellent useful reviews.  When we can't go to the best, we want the best to come us! So happy ordering and bon app├ętit! 


1.  Henricas Restaurant   - Caribbean/ Chinese - Rosedale

I ordered food from this restaurant for first time today and it was De-Lish! I learned of Henricas from a review on Yelp and I am glad I listened. I ordered from the lunch menu and the food arrived in 30 minutes as stated by the phone operator. I was timing it. lol.  I ordered the Jerk Chicken Pasta Alfredo and Brown Stewed Salmon.

The Jerk Chicken Pasta was truly a sensational ride of flavor. It had just the right amount of jerk spices. The sauce was rich and creamy with a great mix of chicken, pasta and crunchy bell peppers. The Brown Stewed Salmon was ok. However, its counterparts of rice and peas with mixed vegetable were very delightful. Both meals were generous portions and came with complementary slices of Red Velvet cake. I was quite surprised and excited when the cake slid out of the bag. The cake was light and moist with a fluffy cream cheese frosting. It was simply superb!

I truly enjoyed the food and look forward to ordering from Henricas in the future.

Jerk Chicken Pasta Alfredo

Brown Stewed Salmon

Red Velvet cake


2. Tandoori Hut - Indian Food - Ozone Park

Lauren L :

" One of my fav delivery spots in the restaurant wasteland that is Richmond Hill/Ozone Park.

Their chicken tikka masala is the best in the area: sharable portion of chicken in a puddle of super delicious sauce. I also love their aloo gobi and szechaun cauliflower (Indian/Chinese fusion is awesome!)

Service is wonderful, the owner is kind and attentive, I definitely order from here at least once a week."
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3. Village Grill - Greek American, Richmond Hill

Kevin C:

"Solid local Greek place in FH. Delivery is usually fast and the food is yummy.  But eating the food fresh out of the kitchen at the restaurant is so much better. They really use fresh, quality ingredients and you can tell from the first bite. Also, their service is very very friendly and efficient."  Read more


4. Bella Caracas Cafe - Venezuelan, Middle Village **This place is Delicious!**


"So happy that Middle Village finally has a Latin restaurant option!  Overall, great service and excellent food!  I would eat here again or order delivery without a doubt!

We had the special for the night, the Carne Salteado, and two arepas: the Vuelvo a la Vida (seafood mix) and the Falcon (Venezuelan cheese, avocado, sweet plantain).  Everything was great - the Falcon is outstanding.  We also tried the Tostoncitos as an appetizer which came with a delicious sauce and the Coconut Milkshake.

The flan is made on the premises and is delicious as well! "
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5.  CJ's Cafe - Sandwiches,   Fresh Meadows

Sue S:

"This is by far one of the best sandwich places I ever ate from. I never went in their restaurant but I ordered numerous times from seamless. Delivery is on point and the sandwiches are wrapped neatly and the prices are actually a bit high for me. But I think it's worth it. They make delicious spreads for their sandwiches and they have different types of breads to choose from. This place is also like a convenience store you can buy snacks if you want. I ordered from their breakfast menu and its great. I ordered chicken fingers, cheese fries, and sweet potato fries for my daughter. But one of the few things I think their not good at making is the sweet potato fries but everything else is great. I love their smoothies also!!!! I'm so grateful that they are one of the choices I have on seamless."

Amazing frozen vanilla latte! Obsessed! & really great pressed turkey, cheddar, bacon, cranberry spread sandwich. Tried the recommended chicken avocado sandwich but it was just alright. Tasty hearty soups as well! Try the Italian wedding soup (hard to find!)" Read more

6. Sushi Akio   - Japanese, Sushi Bar - Forest Hills

Maxine S:

"SO GOOD!! This review is based solely on their food.  I've ordered delivery from here twice but I've never actually been to the restaurant.

The ginger salad, miso soup, gyoza and rolls are delicious.  Everything is so fresh.  You can actually taste the difference because of the freshness.

I need to actually go by and dine in sometime soon. 100% recommended for delicious sushi." Read more


7.  Seoul Fusion Eatery  - Koren, Astoria 

Kim L:

"It's a relief to finally see a Korean place in Astoria. The place is run by a kind family, and dishes made by none other than grandma. Some of the staff doesn't speak Korean, but grandma and definitely son does. So don't fret, the food is made by Korean people!

I lived in Korea for 3 years so my standards of Korean food are high. Some of the dishes are good (i.e. the odeng soup), but some are just whatever (the kimbap). My biggest pet peeve is that none of the dishes were made with sesame leaf (a staple in Korean food). Also, the food is good, but not FANTASTIC, meaning there needs to be an extra kick of gochujang or something added. However, if you're just looking for a local Korean fix, the eatery is good enough.

The kimchi is pretty on point. Even in Korea, cheap restaurants won't serve kimchi like this place.

Delivery is a plus too, as very few Korean places will deliver."


 8. Mister Chicken To Go  - Fried Chicken,  Woodside


"Wow I'm very impressed. I ordered here for delivery last week and it was great. I had low expectations but when the food arrived it was amazing. I got chicken fingers deliciously seasoned and tender. I had fried chicken as well it was still crispy when I ate it which is hard to find when you order for delivery. The Mac and cheese and roasted beets again very impressed and I'm rarely impressed with restaurant Mac and cheese. I will order again! Love it!" Read more

9. Burger Club   -  Burgers, Astoria

"I've partaken in Burger Club's offerings twice (once delivery and once in the restaurant), and I've been a fan both times. I'll definitely be back / ordering again!

FOOD: their burgers are simply TASTY. Cooked well, with a quality bun, and they do all the toppings (or specialty burgers) really well. They cater to your requests, and the outcome is an awesome burger. If you're like me and good with a plain old fashioned cheeseburger, the base burger starts at $7.75 and then whatever additional charge for the cheese of your choice. Me likey. Also, the house fries are delicious. What really got me about Burger Club, and convinced me to come in, was that when I ordered from Seamless, it was both fast and the bun was not at all soggy (as often happens with delivery). Color me impressed.

SERVICE: as I said, the delivery was fast, and the service we received on Tuesday night was great. Server was nice and attentive, and they didn't seem to mind while I waited for about 20 minutes for the person I was meeting to show up (train delays).

Overall, definitely a place I could see myself becoming a regular at. Backward sign and all.Read more

10.  New Shanghai Restaurant  -  Chinese, Japanese - Kew Gardens

Eva C:

"Funny thing is I've never been to the place, don't know where it is BUT my boyfriend and I ordered from New Shanghai 2-3 times a week !!! We typically order their Sushi Regular, Sushi Deluxe, Chicken Katsu dinner or eel rolls and combos.... ALL of them are very good.  I guess we consistently order from here because of their service and quick delivery.  The lady answering the phone is super nice and already knows what i want just by calling in !" Read more

Next Brooklyn....



Saturday, January 3, 2015

Top Yummy Left-Over Treat Ideas

The holiday season has ended, sadly. The presents have been opened, the family and friends have returned home, and although the fridge is slightly empty, there are still remnants of the holiday season lingering around the kitchen. Left over eggnog, half used cookie batter perhaps. What is one to do? That's when creativity comes into effect! So before the New Year's gym resolution goes into full effect, try out these yummy left-over treat ideas for the final holiday hurrah!


1. The Ultimate Cookie

My cousins and I tried this recipe this holiday season. There was left over holiday cookie batter in the fridge. So instead of deciding the freeze the batter, we wanted to experiment. Oh what a tasty experiment it was.

 To prepare this cookie we used short bread batter, chocolate chip cookie batter and a mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.

To make you need:
  • Mini cupcake pan
  • Short Bread cookie batter prepared ( or the batter of your choice)
  • Chocolate chip cookie batter prepared ( or the batter of your choice)
  • Mini Reese's Peanut Butter cup ( or another candy bar of your choice)
  • Mini cupcake wrappers
 1.  Pre-heat oven to 350
 2.  Place the mini cupcake wrapper in the cupcake tin
 3. Use a teaspoon to scoop in shortbread in the mini cupcake wrapper as the first layer.
 4. Place the mini Reese's Peanut Butter cup in the center.
 5. Scoop in the final layer of chocolate chip cookie batter.
 6. Bake in oven for 12 - 15 minutes of until golden brown.
 7.  Cool for 5 min and enjoy the ultimate treat.

This is also great as gift for the last minute folks you forgot to add to your Christmas list. It can be a New Year gift.

2. Eggnog Pancake

I love to prepare this meal every year. I love eggnog! So I make sure there is left - over so I can enjoy eggnog inspired delights during the month of January. Eggnog pancake is easy and quick to prepare. You use the same ingredients as you would to prepare normal pancakes. However, instead of milk, you would add eggnog to the batter. I like to include a little cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla to the batter to really turn up the eggnog flavor of the pancake.


3. Eggnog Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is the official drink of the winder season. This sweet treat warms the body and comforts the soul. I look forward to hot chocolate during the winter months. I especially look forward to combining it with eggnog for the holidays. I will admit, this year I cheated and purchase a cup at Second Cup  in Toronto, ON. I heard how yummy the eggnog hot chocolate was there, so I had to indulge. I had the Eggnog Vanilla Bean Hot Chocolate.  It was delightful. It also came in an Eggnog White Chocolate option.  If ever in the Greater Toronto area during the holiday season,  you must have a cup. If decide to prepare this yummy drink at home, simply replace the milk with eggnog.

4. Chocolate Liquor 

This last treat is not a left-over idea. However, it was so yummy I had to share. I came across this jewel during my stay in Brampton, Ontario. This is Chocolate Strawberry Wine. Now, at first I was a little reluctant to try this libation. I was sure it would taste like chocolate covered cherries, which I am not a big fan of. However, after being tempted and encouraged by the lovely workers at LCBO  (the liquor wholesale market in Toronto), I decided to give it a try. It was simply a delight. It had a smooth taste with the right blend of chocolate and strawberry.  It is a great complement with dinner or sweet ending with a nice dessert.