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36 Brazilian Restaurants in New York That You Have To Try

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Miss Favela Salgadinho Sortidos

The New York food scenes is certainly overwhelming and you can eat practically anything you crave. We decided to immerse ourselves in the Brazilian culinary world and put together a beautiful list of 36 Brazilian restaurants in New York!

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Intro

Yes, New York has it all when it comes to food and culinary experiences! And, it’s quite tough to know which restaurant to go next, since options are endless.

Since our Founder, Fê, is Brazilian, we decided to dedicate this post list all the best Brazilian restaurants in New York and a few other food businesses! And, of course, to all of our beautiful Brazilian readers!!!

We listed below 36 of the best spots to have Brazilian food and treats, spread throughout the boroughs of: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. This list was done with the help of Yum City, NY.

So, if you enjoy the Brazilian culture, food, music and lifestyle & vibe, take a look below to pick where you’re going to explore next! It’s also a fantastic list if you want to know where to eat in New York on a budget!

Have fun in your immersion into the Brazilian culinary world!



In Manhattan:

Manhattan is the home os come of the best Brazilian spots. From restaurants in energetic neighborhoods like Greenwich Village, to bakeries, specialty stores and all you can eat upscale restaurants.

But, if you’re in New York on a budget, don’t worry, we have a great variety of places for everyone!


#1 Berimbau do Brasil

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Berimbau Moqueca a Baiana

We love Berimbau do Brazil and we’ve written about them before. So, lets refresh your memory with what we said!

Berimbau do Brasil has been one of the small and trendy Brazilian spots in the Greenwich Village, since 2009. The restaurant is named after a very popular Brazilian instrument called “berimbau”, that has African roots and is used in the capoeira martial arts dance.

The restaurant is small, cozy, with a rustic décor, and great service (as most Brazilian spots have), plus, the food is truly fantastic. It’s loved not only by the meat eaters, but also vegetarians. Portions are very generous, so feel free to share different dishes and try a bit of it all.

What to try? The acarajé, Pão de Queijo (cheese bread) and pastel (a type of Brazilian empanada), as appetizers. For the mains, we love the picadinho carioca, bobó de camarão, the famous feijoada and the moqueca à Baiana. Dessert? The brigadeiro, of course – a chocolate truffle sweet loved by all Brazilians.

Location: 43 Carmine Street

www.berimbaunyc.com


#2 Tap NYC

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Tap NYC Mushroom Cheese Tapioca

Tap NYC opened not too long ago, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and has been attracting clients from all over the city, as well as visitors. With delicious variations of the famous tapioca – a starch extracted from cassava root, originally from the Northeastern part of Brazil – it’s become a to-go spot.

As they explain: “Tapioca is gluten-free, sodium-free, fat-free, and cholesterol free, with no added preservatives!” Sounds perfect, right?

The place is great, décor is bright and spacious!

Tapioca options vary from countless savory ones, to sweet ones. Plus, they still offer, salads, Brazilian bites, açai bowls, matcha drinks, juices, smoothies, teas. And, of course, great coffee like every true Brazilian loves.

Location: 267 Columbus Avenue

www.tapnyc.com


#3 Padoca Bakery

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Padoca Bakery Challah Bread

When you walk inside Padoca Bakery, a traditional Brazilian bakery, you are immediately absorbed by an incredibly irresistible smell of fresh baked goods!

Located in the Upper East Side, the place has great natural lighting, that is certainly a highlight. Their menu is fantastic for a quick breakfast, to a filling and healthy lunch. They have fresh pastries done in-house, savory ones too, cookies, brownies and açai bowls. Coffee is very good too!

In addition they also offer catering services and whole cakes for special celebrations, also freshly baked! We love the bolo de coco that is a very fluffy and moist coconut cake! Yum!

To read more about them, check out this post we’ve done!

Location: 359 East 68th Street

http://padocabakery.com


#4 Fogo de Chão

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Fogo de Chao New York

Ah! This is for the big carnivores out there! Fogo de Chão is one of the most famous and respected churrascarias in Brazil.

They’ve also gained international recognition “exporting” a great team of Brazilian meat experts to run the overseas locations. It is said that only their Brazilian team touches and cuts the meat since there is a special way to accentuate its flavor by doing so.

The side dishes are also to die for, from the arroz caipira (a type of rice), to the fantastic salad table with everything you can ever imagine eating.

The meat is served in a “rodizio” style, that means that you pay a fix price and eat as much as you want.

Waiters pass by the table with different meat options and you can choose the ones you’d like to try, or reorder more of the same. After you’re satisfied, you just signal you’re done by flipping a paper coin (one side is green meaning you want to be served / the other is red that means you’re done).

Location: 40 West 53rd Street

https://fogodechao.com


#5 Casa Restaurant

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Casa Restaurant Lula

We love places that are able to host only a very small number of guests at a time. The intimate space definitely makes it an amazing experience.

Casa Restaurant, located in the West Village, is one of these great spots. With a very traditional Brazilian menu, they offer some of the best Brazilian comfort-food selection.

As appetizers, our top picks are the: pão de queijo, pastéis (or empanadas) and  mandioca frita (yucca sticks).

A great dish to start from, if you’ve never tried Brazilian food, is the well-known Feijoada – black bean stew with prime meats served with white rice, fresh oranges, collard greens, farofa and vinaigrette sauce.

Their sandwiches, also very typical, are fantastic. Which ones to pick? Try starting with the bauru de carne made with pita bread, steak, melted cheese, lettuce and tomatoes.

Now, if you enjoy a good cocktail, the traditional caipirinha (cachaça, sugar and lime) is always our cocktail choice.

Location: 72 Bedford Street

www.casarestaurant.com


#6 Empórium Brasil

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Emporium Brasil Picanha

Located in the heart of Manhattan, Empórium Brasil’s food has been compared, by Brazilians, to their mom’s or grandma’s food. Always a good nostalgic feeling, for sure!

They are known for having a great service and very friendly staff. Definitely a plus, right?!

As always, never skip ordering the appetizers. They are very unique and delicious.

One of their top signature dishes are the short ribs, but we particularly love the famous camarão na moranga. This is a quite unique dish made from fresh acorn squash stuffed with shrimp, hearts of palm and catupiry cheese. Yes, this is one of the top Brazilian dishes that is considered a “national passion”! Very, very flavorful.

The vatapá is also a great pick. It’s a typical dish from Bahia, a state in the Northeastern part of the country. It’s basically made with purée of bread crumbs and smoked shrimp with peanuts and cashews flavored with coconut milk and palm oil.

Their menu is very diverse, with everything from grilled steak and poultry, to seafood and pastas, but you can’t really go wrong. 

Location: 15 West 46th Street

http://emporiumbrasil.com


#7 Oca

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Oca New York Tapioca

We love Tapioca! Why? As Oca, located in the neighborhood of NoLita, says: it’s gluten, dairy, GMO, preservatives, fat, sugar, cholesterol and guilt FREE!

All the ingredients used at Oca organic and very fresh, purchased from local farmers. Hence, many ingredients are seasonal, but that just makes it more exciting.

Besides the tapioca crepes, they have appetizers like the famous pão de queijo, a few different salads, a few wraps, the to-die-for açai bowls and some tasty desserts. Plus, they offer not only Vegetarian option, but Vegan ones too!

To drink, their cashew nut shakes are delicious and we like the avocado one, or apple + cinnamon. Like every good Brazilian, coffee is a biggy. They have a good variation. The Hot Vegan Nocciolata is an interesting pick!

Location: Their Mott Street store is closed. Stay tuned for updates on our secret location.

http://ocastore.com


#8 Cafe Patoro

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Patoro Pao de Queijo Coffee

This café, located step from the Brooklyn Bridge, in the East part of the Financial District, also known as South Seaport, is a great upscale option to go for breakfast, lunch or an afternoon snack.

The place is well-known for the love for the famous Pão de Queijo (PDQ). They explain what it is: “PDQ is a small gluten-free cheese-bread roll. Featuring a perfect balance of crispy outside and chewy inside, PDQs are the most delectable when hot, right out of the oven.” It’s actually hard to explain, so I guess you’ll have to get one and try!

They offer a few variations of the mini PDQ sandwiches, something that is not so easy to find in New York City. This is surely one of the specialties you must try.

For the bigger bites, try the empanadas, the Brazilian grilled cheese and the corn bread.

Talking about sweets, we are fans of the brigadeiro cake – a variation made from the famous brigadeiro, a type of chocolate truffle made with condensed milk. Also try the flan and the carrot cake.

Location: 223 Front Street

www.cafepatoro.com


#9 Brigadeiro Bakery

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Brigadeiro Bakery

Opened in 2014, this SoHo sweet shop offers 17 different flavors of Brigadeiros truffles, including passion fruit, coffee, dulce de leche and oreo.

It’s a snug space with minimal seating, but it’s open seven days a week. So, you’ve got plenty of time to stop by in case the lines are too long.

If you’re going to celebrate a special date, they offer great catering services, as well as beautiful packaging or gifts. And trust us: it will be the best gift ever!

They offer a free brigadeiro when you check in on Yelp too! Ha!

Location: 156 Sullivan Street

www.brigadeirobakery.com


#10 Churrascaria Plataforma

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Churrascaria Plataforma Cocktails

Churrascaria Plataforma, located in the Theater District, is called the The New York Yankees of Brazilian Steakhouses. Raved about by legions of fans and the best known food critics.

A New York Daily News writer once wrote:

“I’ve been asked a lot over the course of the year which New York restaurants I’d be most likely to visit out of personal choice rather than professional responsibility. The name I heard myself uttering in response, more than any other, was Churrascaria Plataforma.”

As they explain: “Churrascaria (choo-rah-scah-ree-ah) is the name used to describe a restaurant that serves meat, mostly grilled. A Rodizio style restaurant uses the method of serving different cuts of meat that originated in the south of Brazil in the early 1800s.”

If you love to experiment with drinks, go to their bar and let the waiter guide you through the options!

Location: 316 West 49th Street

https://plataformaonline.com


#11 Favela Cubana

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Favela Cubana

A Brazilian-Cuban hybrid in the Greenwich Village.

As they share on their website, Favela Cubana is a place where food, music and culture converge.

Brazil’s frango Ipanema and Cuba’s arroz con pollo are amongst the delicacies featured on the menu, and fresh tropical cocktails such as their tantalizing “orange basil mojito” highlight the fully stocked bar.

It’s a great mixture of two fantastic cultures: Brazilian and Cuban! The result: Festivel, for sure!

Go check them out and let us know your thoughts!

Location: 543 LaGuardia Place

www.favelacubana.com


#12 Via Brasil

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Via Brasil

Via Brasil has been serving authentic Brazilian fare since 1978, so you have to assume they make some pretty delicious food. Located in Midtown West, it’s a quite easy commute coming from different parts of the city.

Robert Sietsema, from Eater’s, exclaimed that: “rarely has New York seen such a lush rendition” of the feijoada, the Brazilian national dish. Sietsema also noted that the Brazilian restaurant is “a notable paragon of relaxed dining, a place where you can feel like you’re on vacation.”

You’re able to find everything from the heavier dishes, like the Feijoada, to lighter ones with seafood. So, there is something for everyone, regardless of your daily-crave.

Location: 34 West 46th Street

www.viabrasilrestaurant.com


#13 Ipanema

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Ipanema NYC

Also located in Midtown West, Ipanema gets raves for its bitoque and picanha steak dishes.

The bitoque, a Portuguese staple, is an aged New York strip cooked in a garlic and beer sauce and topped with a fried egg. The picanha is an aged top sirloin served on a sizzling platter.

Drooling already? We are!

They explain that: “Brazil is a rich well of culinary diversity, blending the ingredients and techniques of the native South Americans with the cooking techniques of its Portuguese, African and Asian immigrants.”

Ipanema is in the heart of New York City’s Little Brazil Street. The restaurant’s owners are not shy about the quality of their food and claim to run the best Brazilian restaurant “in all of New York City.”

Location: 43 West 46th Street

http://ipanemanyc.com


#14 Zebú Grill

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Zebu Grill Burger

Located in the  Upper East Side, Zebú Grill features a meat-heavy menu and specializes in churrasco dishes and caipirinha cocktails.

Their standout meals are the ultra-tender carne cozida beef dish and the feijoada, a plate of lean cuts of beef, pork & sausages in a black bean stew accompanied by rice, collard greens & farofa.

Try sides the banana milanesa (fried bananas – so good!), the farofa and the vinagrete.

But, you’ll be able to choose from the menu great traditional options that are very typical in the Brazilian cuisine!

A terrific spot for family dinners or a low-key date night.

Location: 305 E 92nd Street

www.zebugrill.com


#15 Samba Kitchen & Bar

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Samba Kitchen Moqueca

This casual Hell’s Kitchen Brazilian venue features traditional Brazilian fare & cocktails, plus live bands in a cozy ambiance. The yucca fries, feijoada and picanha get a lot of love from the clientele.

Clients have said “who doesn’t want to eat, drink and listen to live music at the same time?!” They do have a point, right?

Live music happens every Wednesday night and Sunday brunch, in case you were wondering! Oh! And there is no cover charge!

Location: 661 9th Avenue

www.sambakitchenbar.com


#16 Petisco Brazuca (Delivery Only)

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Petisco Brazuca

If you have a particular passion for coxinhas, the Brazilian version of the chicken croquette, look no further than Petisco Brazuca.

Chef Vanessa Pedreira and Ricardo Rosa started this delivery-only shop to share their passion for salgados, a type of Brazilian snack food, with New Yorkers.

They have a large Brazilian following and have earned praise from numerous Brazilian media outlets.

Plus, they’ve worked with clients like Google, Nike, Michel Kors, Melissa, Samsumg, Yahoo and Chase Bank.

They can deliver it to your door and you can order online, or through their app!

www.petiscobrazuca.com


#17 Galeria

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Galeria NYC Escondido

Located in the Lower East Side, Galeria serves unique bowls of Brazilian food made from organic, local and fresh ingredients. It’s literally a mixture of food, art and drinks!

They use all ingredients within 48 hours of delivery. The serving presentation is exquisite and is quite distinct from most other Brazilian restaurants in the city. In fact, their presentation is exceptional compared to New York City restaurants in general.

They’ve made believers of the folks at Gothamist, who remarked that the eatery’s bowl concept “sounds cliché at this point, but it’s hard to get too cynical about it when everything tastes this good.”

They even have a Concept-Store inside with articles from clothing to décor, for sale!

Location: 43 Clinton Street

www.galerianyc.com


#18 Tapas Bites

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Tapas Bites

Tapas Bites serves, you guessed it, Brazilian tapas and desserts.

The small eatery is located on a happening East Harlem block with some other cool spots to eat and chill.

Diners love the coxinhas, pão de queijo, bolinho de bacalhau, bolinha de queijo and for dessert chocolate or flaky coconut brigadeiros.

Location: 2337 First Avenue and 352 East 120th Street

www.tapasbites.com


#19 Gomi

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Gomi Wine Bar

Gomi is an interesting mix! It’s New York City’s only Korean-Brazilian wine bar.

Located in Alphabet City, their strength is their wine, not necessarily their food, but they’ve got some tasty bites, if you need something to follow your drinks!

Some of the favorite dishes are the cornish hen, gyoza and the picanha, among the numerous other tapas on the menu. Likewise, the “Brazilian-Meets-Korean” steak is a standout.

On the wine side, rose is the star.

Location: 186 Avenue A


#20 Rice N Beans

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Rice N Beans Picanha Sandwich

Rice N Beans has been serving authentic Brazilian cuisine to New Yorkers for over 25 years. Located in Hell’s Kitchen, its namesake ingredients, rice and beans, stand out from other Latin American eateries because of the culinary talents of Executive Chef Carlos Roberto Inácio.

“I used to observe my mom cooking in (the Brazilian state of) Minas Gerais, so I learned how to cook in a different way, how to bring special seasoning to the dishes”, Chef Inácio explains.

The result is represented in a traditional Brazilian cuisine with intense flavors of garlic, onion, tomato, and coconut.

You’ll want to try the bolinho de queijo (cod stuffed croquette), the feijoada, the coxinhas and guava & passion fruit caipirinhas.

As they say, it’s a “no-fuss” place, so everything is pretty casual, but very tasty!

Location: 744 9th Avenue

www.ricenbeansnyc.com


#21 The Coffee Shop

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York The Coffee Shop Salmon

We love this place! It’s always very busy and loud, but nonetheless, it’s in our hearts!

The Coffee Shop is an iconic all-night Brazilian eatery that’s been around for decades and is open 23 hours a day. Located at Union Square, it’s fun, it’s noisy and it’s full of the pretty and the hip.

It’s famous for the sidewalk people watching tables, sort of like a classic Parisian bistro.

The service can be hit or miss, but many of the servers are aspiring models, actual models or could pass for models – which may make up for the slow service for some.

The herb fries are particularly popular, but The Coffee Shop offers plenty of other choice fare, like the pão de queijo. Likewise, the shrimp Baiano, a shrimp stew from Bahia, that comes with kale, fried plantains and plenty of white rice, is utterly delicious.

You might also want to try the granola bowl with fresh fruits and yogurt that is pretty good too and well served!

Location: 29 Union Square West

http://thecoffeeshopnyc.com



In Brooklyn:

Brooklyn also have a few Brazilian spots that we really enjoy. Some of them you’ve probably seen quite a few times on our Instastories, like Beco Bar!

Why? Well, it’s one of our Founder’s favorite spots to hand out and chill with her friends!


#22 Beco Bar

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Beco Bar

This is one of the Brazilian spots we love the most in Brooklyn and we’ve written about it a thousands of times! Beco Bar is a small Brazilian-style pub located just a few blocks from McCarren Park in Williamsburg.

The place is certainly the hot spots where the cool Brazilian (and local) crown hangs on weekdays and weekends. Brunch hours are always very full and tables are coveted by the trendiest people in the neighborhood – but, many commute from Manhattan and even other close by cities!

They offer very traditional dishes like the feijoada, PF (aka prato feito) and the bife a cavalo. Appetizers like the pão de queijo (Brazilian cheese bread) is a must-eat, as well as their coxinha – a fried croquettes filled with shredded chicken breast.

Their sandwich options are various and we recommend the also traditional, Bauru with sliced filet mignon, queijo prato (cheese) and tomatoes on a baguette.

For drink we’d say, try them all, but the famous caipirinha, of course, and batida de côco are our top picks!

Ah! They have live bands on Sundays at 5pm playing traditional Brazilian music, and also DJs on other days.

Location: 45 Richardson Street

www.becobar.com


#23 My Sweet

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York My Sweet Brigadeiro

As Paula, the Founder, beautifully explains: “My Sweet is a Brooklyn based artisan brand where every sweet is handmade to order. We only use high quality, natural ingredients and we like to support local producers. We don’t use anything artificial.”

Their store is located in East Williamsburg, but you can buy the sweets online. They also offer catering services, so be sure to make your next party memorable, ordering a sorted selection!

Customers love the bite sized desserts made on premises.

We’ve also written about them before, so click here if you want to read and see more pictures.

Location: 57 Porter Avenue

https://mysweet.com


#24 Miss Favela

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Miss Favela Salgadinho Sortidos

If you like to party like Brazilians do, this is the place for you!

Here’s how the owners describe their menu:

“For nostalgic and curious palates, the restaurant features a menu filled with dishes as Moqueca de Peixe,Tutu a Mineira, Feijoada, among others. Also part of the menu Brazilian appetizers- coxinha, frango a passarinho, bolinho de bacalhau, pão de queijo, and the traditional drink, the Capirinha, that is offered with typical fruits as açaí, among others.”

They have long lasting parties, with loud music and Rio-inspired décor. What you’ll listen to? The typical Brazilian rhythms of Forró, Samba and Pagode.

During the warmer months, they have all the doors and windows open, with quite a few outdoor seatings.

As they say: “After all, life is about it, taste, love, friends and celebration!”

Location: 57 South 5th Street

www.missfavela.com


#25 El Mate

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York El Mate Façade

Located in Carroll Gardens, El Mate is a Brazilian-Argentinian fusion restaurant. Quite an interesting combination, considered the rivalry both countries have in the field while playing Soccer! Ha!

The guys there share that:

“From our delicious milanesas to our selections of empanadas to the most complexity of flavors of cuts of beef – like bife de costilla or tira de asado or the exotic Brazilian cut picanha na tabua we are dedicated to serve our food with passion which you can enjoy every bit by sipping with our handcrafted selection of house cocktails featuring all natural Yerba Mate tea.”

But wait! The Yerba Mate is a popular tea in both Brazil and Argentina that you actually mix with spirits, so you’ll be sure to have a fantastic time there!

For dessert, try a delicious maracujá mousse – known to us as passion fruit!

Location: 550 Court Street

www.elmaterestaurant.com



In Queens:

We have the biggest selection of restaurants located mostly in Astoria. Why? Astoria is the neighborhood with the biggest concentration of Brazilians! The community there is huge and definitely vibrant.

Many don’t even have a website, but you can always Google them!


# 26 Beija Flor

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Beija Flor Bobo de Camarao

Customers rave about this place’s ambience! Beija Flor is located in the upcoming neighborhood of Long Island City! We love explore that part of Queens, and so should you!

Commuting is quite easy and there is always something new to explore!

The restaurant is cozy, but lively serving traditional Brazilian cuisine in an elegant yet unpretentious fashion. Located on a quiet Long Island City corner, the unfinished wood, sisal rope, and natural cloth used in the tasteful decor creates a true rustic ambiance enhanced by clay pots and cast iron skillets.

The restaurant uses ingredients sourced from the finest purveyors, featuring many local and organic products. On weekends, live music invigorates the atmosphere and inspires people to dance while they enjoy signature caipirinhas.

Location: 38-02 29th Street

http://beijaflorlic.com


#27 Kilo Astoria

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Kilo Astoria Buffet

Kilo Astoria is a Brazilian churrascaria that is loved by customers for its hot buffet, low-key atmosphere and friendly staff.

Equally as important, the prices are also very reasonable. It’s a place for a more casual meal, with dim lighting and quite simple and rustic décor. But, the food is just so well done and tasty, that it’s all goes unnoticed.

And, as we said above, the staff are so polite, that you’ll definitely want to come back again, and again, and again!

Oh! It’s so good that customers don’t even want to share that much about it online, so it won’t go viral, hahaha!

Location: 31-27 Ditmars Blvd


#28 Villa Brazil Café Grill

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Villa Brazil Cafe Grill Dragan Lojpur
Photo Credit: Dragan Lojpur

Similar to other restaurants we’ve mentioned here, Villa Brazil Café Grill is another buffet style restaurant.

Let us tell you why! Self-serving restaurants is actually very common in Brazil, even in a few more high-end ones. You literally get your table, and go serve yourself with everything you can possibly want. Take your time to find the most exotic and different options! Everything there is calculated by weight.

The barbecue meat is one of the highlights, as well as other options like the hanger steak, sirloin steak , beef ribs and sausage.

If you’ve never had Brazilian food, it’s a great place to start, since you can try a bit of everything!

Location: 43-16 34th Avenue


#29 Favela Grill

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Favela Grill

This Queens wine bar has received raves from the likes of Gothamist, Village Voice and New York Magazine.

Customers love the coxinha de frango (chicken croquettes), churrasco and costela bam bam (a Flinstone-style short rib on a bone).

Other standout dishes include the moqueca de peixe, a seafood stew made with herbs, vegetables and coconut milk and served with a side of bacon fat cassava; as well as the feijoada, a beef stew served in a miniature cauldron and the salgados pastries (savory).

They’ve been open since 2006 and continue to be a to-go spot in Astoria for great food. They also have a few different areas to host private events which are quite nice! Oh, and they offer buy-outs, with capacity for up to 75 people.

Location: 3318 28th Avenue

www.favelagrill.com


#30 Beach Bistro 96

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Beach Bistro 96 Pasteis Empanadas

Beach Bistro’s tapioca was named one of the “85 Best Dishes & Desserts” in NYC. It’s been open for only a couple of years, but this Rockaway Beach eatery has proven to serve some of the city’s finest Brazilian cuisine.

Oh, for those that don’t know, Rockaway Beach is considered part of Queens. Yup!

Besides their beautiful, delicious tapioca (similar to crepes), Beach Bistro 96 serves excellent coxinhas, pastéis, picanha and feijoada. The husband and wife team that run the restaurant also make fresh juices like maracujá juice, an incredible passion fruit concoction, and guava juice.

Whether you’re about to hit the waves, or you’ve just finished a surf session, Beach Bistro 96 is a great spot to satisfy your craving for authentic Brazilian food.

Location: 95-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd

www.beachbistro96.com


#31 Aroma Brazil Restaurant

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Aroma Brazil

Located in Jackson Heights, Aroma Brazil is a cozy pay-by-the-pound spot that features all the Brazilian classics. You get to eat for a fraction of the price you would at the larger Manhattan Brazilian restaurants.

If you go, make sure to order the picanha (sirloin), the coxinha (croquette), feijão (beans) and farofa (cassava).

They serve lunch and  dinner and have everything from salads and pasta, to beef, chicken and a whole variety of traditional Brazilian dishes.

Location: 75-13 Roosevelt Avenue

www.facebook.com/Aroma-Brazil-Restaurant


#32 Copacabana Brazilian Grill

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Copacabana Brazilian Grill

Copacabana serves delicious Brazilian barbecue buffet style, and charges as little as $7.49 per pound depending if you go for the meat (and is at most $10/pound).

Besides offering traditional Brazilian style meat, they also offer an excellent cut of lamb.

This Astoria spot has a legion of fans who rave about the food there, on countless websites. Just like their Queens competitors, Copacabana’s prices are modest compared to Manhattan Brazilian spots, but the quality of the food is comparable.

Location: 31-13 36th Avenue

www.copacabanabraziliangrill.com


#33 Rainhas Churrascaria

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Rainhas Churrascaria

Rainhas Churrascaria is a popular all you can eat Brazilian steakhouse near Citi Field, in the neighborhood of Corona.

Best known for the picanha and the roasted pineapple. The interior is quite spacious and ornate, and features a waterfall panel on the windows.

Servers bring an array of meats – over 30 in fact – to your table to choose from. It includes pork, different cuts of steak, prime rib, spare ribs and lechon, among others.

Customers also really enjoy and talk about the service and the drinks.

Location: 108-01 Northern Blvd


# 34 Casa Theodoro

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Casa Theodoro Pizza

Casa Theodoro is a pizzeria and eatery in Woodside. They are famous for their Pizza Rodizio which, once again is a prix-fixe, all you can eat style. They also have a Pasta Rodizio.

The Beijinho is a Brazilian sweet made of condensed milk and coconut flake, but there they actually made a pizza with it! So, it can be a great option to try for dessert! Other options are Nutella, banana, merengue with strawberry and Nutella.

And still, the famous Romeo & Juliet, very traditional in Brazil, made with cheese, guava pasta and catupiry cheese.

For the folks that live close by, they also have 10% off if you order online! Check their delivery range online!

Location: 54-18 31st Avenue

www.casatheodoro.com


#35 Point Brazil

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Point Brazil Restaurant

Point Brazil was founded back in 2009 by the Ribeiro sisters and was chosen, in 2011, as a New York Times’ Critics Pick.

Elzi and Erli Botelho Ribeiro are originally from Bahia, one of the most famous states in Brazil, in the Northeastern part of the country. They offer buffet style and a la carte menu. It’s a great place to start off the day with a nutritional healthy breakfast.

Plus, you might also want to consider checking out the daily baked cakes from orange cake to gluten free banana cake. Yum!

Location: 38-01 31St Avenue

www.pointbrazilrestaurant.com


#36 New York Pão de Queijo

Dining 36 Brazilian Restaurants In New York Pao de Queijo Acaei Bowl

Last, but certainly not least, New York Pão de Queijo is truly authentic Brazilian food.

As you saw above, all these traditional Brazilian spots serves this “national passion” called: Pão de Queijo. In other words, the famous cheesebread. It’s hard to explain exactly what it is, so the way it actually trying one! Here, you’ll actually be able to order even ones with filling! Yum!

Disclaimer: They are addictive, so beware!

Clients commute from Manhattan and other spots to eat at this spot and continue coming back again and again!

Top picks are always the green sauce, the pão de queijo (obviously), the sandwiches and the burgers.

In addition, they recommend: “Reinvigorate yourself at our Brazilian restaurant with an Açaí bowl, composed with locally sourced fruits and a fresh blend of juices from strawberry, papaya to pineapple mint.”

Location: 31-90 30th Street

www.newyorkpaodequeijo.com


So, as we said, if you love Brazilian food and the culture, or if you want to know know where to eat in New York on a budget, explore these places!

Enjoy, and let us know in the comments below, which one you loved the most!


Photo Credit: Courtesy of the venues and Dragan Lojpur

The 7 Best NYC Social Dance Venues To Have Fun

Curiosities Our Bucket Lists 7 Best NYC Social Dance Venues Midsummer Night Swing

New York City certainly has it all! The recognized ballroom dancer, Olga Kochnova, shared with us the 7 best NYC social dance venues. We are sure to get you on your feet in no time!

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Olga Kochnova inside Central Park. Photo Credit: MagNat Photography.

Olga Kochanova is a prominent, internationally recognized ballroom dancer from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. She is the founder of Brooklyn Dance Lessons – a NYC-based dance company that offers private lessons of ballroom, social, and wedding dance.

Olga has been a practicing ballroom dancer for over 20 years. She has studied all major styles of ballroom dance as well as rhythmic gymnastics. Olga is proficient in the International Standard, Latin styles as well as in American Rhythm and Smooth.

Having participated in over 200 prestigious competitions, Olga has garnered many awards along the way. Among these trophies are two first place awards from the Saint-Petersburg Ballroom Competition and first place in the Petrozavodsk City Ballroom Competition.

In 2001, she joined the Professional Ballroom School, Esperanza – the number one school in Saint-Petersburg. There she studied under Radik and Eve Bagautinova, two professional Latin-style Ballroom dancers.

Throughout the years, she has trained under professional dancers and world champions like Karen Hardy, Andrew Sinkinson, Goran Nordin, Gherman Mustuc, Iveta Lukosiute, Daniel Heroux, Patty Contenta, and Gennadiy Gunko.

Amazing, right?

Currently living in New York, we invited her to share the 7 best NYC social dance venues:


Swing 46

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Swing 46 is one of the oldest restaurants in NY that plays live music and has a dance floor for its guests. It is not a big dance floor, but you can show off your basic moves or watch amazing swing dancers making their performances.

Here, live bands usually play a mix of some ballroom music, like Foxtrot, Rumba and Swing, as well as some hits from Lindy Hop and Jitterbug Era. They are open every evening for dancing and lessons start at 9pm. To get in you need to pay music charge of $15 – $20, depending on the day of the week.

I would recommend to go in the beginning of the week if you would like to dance, and Thursday to Saturday if you would like to watch.”

This Jazz and Swing Dance Club was founded in June of 1997 in Hell’s Kitchen. They offer a good menu with American Fare dishes prepared with the carefully sourced ingredients. Their sauces and dressings are homemade, as well as their freshly baked bread.

If you’re in the mood for Happy Hour, they have it daily from 5pm to 7pm, with half price drink specials at the bar.

Hours: Daily from 5pm – 1am

Band starts playing:
Sunday – Thursday: 8:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 9:30pm

Location: 349 West 46th Street

http://swing46.com


Rainbow Room

Curiosities Our Bucket Lists 7 Best NYC Social Dance Venues Rainbow Room

“Hidden on top of Rockefeller Center, the Rainbow Room is an absolute NYC favorite spot.

This fancy restaurant with Manhattan’s skyscrapers view on 65th floor, has a dance floor in the center area. They started organizing social dance events since mid 20th century!

On Monday evenings you can enjoy your date night with Empire State Building view, 3 course dinner, live music and your favorite cocktail. It is definitely not the cheapest option in New York, but it’s well worth it!”

Their grand opened dates back to 1934 and was one of the best late night destination spots in town. Famous of their charity events, they attracted the biggest names to attend their gatherings.

It’s a great place to go for dinner, drinks and even to celebrate a special date or host a corporate event.

But, definitely try their nights with world-class dining and dancing with live music!

Hours: Check their website for the different hours in each of their spaces.

Location: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor

https://rainbowroom.com


Midsummer Night Swing

Curiosities Our Bucket Lists 7 Best NYC Social Dance Venues Midsummer Night Swing

“It’s been 30 years since Midsummer Night Swing started and yet it is still one of the most popular places to dance in New York. Every summer, the Lincoln Center organizes the “Midsummer Night Swing” – 3 weeks of unforgettable evenings with popular bands and a big dance floor, under the open sky.

Events start at 6:30pm with a dance lesson for people of all levels, conducted by some of the leading instructors in New York City. Lessons are included in the ticket price. Live music starts at 7:30pm and lasts until 10pm.

The organizers present a large selection of artists, reflecting the different musical styles of New York. Jazz, disco, ballroom dancing, rhythm and blues, salsa, tango and west cost swing are among the most popular one.”

Schedule:
6:00 pm – Dance floor opens
6:30 – 7:15 pm – Group dance lesson
7:30 – 8:30 pm – First live set (unless otherwise noted)
9:00 – 10:00 pm – Second live set (unless otherwise noted)
10:00 – 11:30 pm – Silent Disco (June 29 and July 8 only)

Single Tickets:
In advance – $17
Day-of – $20

www.lincolncenter.org


Tatiana Restaurant & Nightclub

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“If you want to see something more original and authentic, you can visit one of the oldest Russian restaurants in New York: Tatiana Restaurant & Nightclub.

It became very popular for its colorful dance performances on Saturday nights, that presents traditional Russian dances.

You can also try Russian food and, since it happens to be located at Coney Island’s boardwalk, you can combine the visit with nice day at the ocean, during the hotter months.”

So, what to expect? As they explain:

“The scene that opens up is something out of a James Bond movie “From Russia with Love”. Its Sex in the City mixed in Sleepless on Brighton Beach. Vodka and Cognac pours like fountain Di Trevi in Rome.

Ladies hang on to your husbands and guys don’t forget to shave, because there are plenty of people to impress. You do not need a red carpet invitation to see city’s top fashion worn in style and such sex appeal that is even desired by many celebrities.”

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 10am – 10pm
Friday: 10am – 11pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 1am

Location: 3152 Brighton 6th Street, Brooklyn

http://tatianarestaurant.com/nyc


Plus, for salsa lovers, there are plenty of places to go. Some of them are:

Taj II

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“Every Monday evening Taj II has salsa parties that are popular amongst both beginners and professional dancers. With live music and sometimes professional performances in between, this event is very popular between New Yorkers.

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been dancing, people are very friendly here and will invite everyone who wants to join them on the dance floor – even if you are an absolute beginner.

You can also book a table and just enjoy your food watching impressive dancers. The entrance is $12.”

Located in the Flatiron District, this spot impresses from the start with its opulent and majestic décor. If you’re still a bit shy to go to the floor and dance, feel free to just watch!

Hours:
Monday & Tuesday: 5 pm – 1 am
Wednesday – Saturday: 5pm – 4am
First Sunday monthly: 12pm – 7pm for Brunch

Location: 48 West 21st Street

www.tajlounge.com


Sunset Salsa

Curiosities Our Bucket Lists 7 Best NYC Social Dance Venues Sunset Salsa

“On Tuesdays, during the months of July and August, everyone can enjoy the most scenic dance event in New York: Sunset Salsa.

Located in the Hudson River Park on Pier 45, in the Greenwich Village, you’ll find best Latin DJs and hundreds of dancers. The view of New Jersey and Manhattan itself is already worth the trip.

Music and amazing vibes from salsa dancers will make you want to learn a couple of moves yourself. In my opinion, it’s one of the best NYC events. The party starts around 7:15pm and is free to everyone!”

There is nothing like a sunset party in New York right? Well, this one will certainly get you on your feet! The beginner’s salsa dance lessons are from 6:30om – 7:15pm and the DJs start the party at 7:15pm!

Have fun!

Location: Pier 45

https://hudsonriverpark.org


Salsa Brunch

Salsa Brunch is one of the newest additions to the dancing scene in New York City. Organized by two amazing salsa dancers, its a good event where you can enjoy brunch and kill some calories the same time! Ha!

You will find a DJ, photographers, as well as some pretty good dancers. Table reservation is necessary if you would like to eat.

Sometimes they organize special editions like ‘Salsa meets Hip Hop’, so you can enjoy two different cultures at the same time.

Currently, it happens only once a month on Saturdays, in Harlem.”

Since location changes every now and then, every time they offer a different type of food and drink, so be sure to check online what’s up next!

www.salsabrunch.com


Finally, there are a few other events and restaurants that might be interesting and worth the visit:

Latin Cruise – Vamos A Bailar! From April through November, join NY Party Cruises on a Midnight Cruise this season! They transform the 1st floor of the Harbor Lights Yacht into a Latin Lounge complete with the best of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton and Latin House.

Salsa at the Brooklyn Museum – Their season of salsa continues with a Salsa Party hosted by Balmir Latin Dance Studio. Start the evening with a class led by professional dancers at 6pm, followed by live music, social dancing, and performances by Brooklyn’s best Latin dance teams.

Iguana – One of the most spectacular Mexican Restaurant in New York. Iguana offers 3 floors of dining and dancing. Unwind with one of their famous 28 flavors of Margaritas or Mojitos. Follow that up with a truly exquisite dinner experience.


And, if you loved all of these unique social dance venues and you’d like to organize a special and customized corporate event with this theme, contact our experts to assist you.

 

Photo Credits: Courtesy of MagNat Photography and all the venues.

The Yotel Hotel Is Perfect For Leisure Or Work

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Yotel Hotel is another pretty cool NYC hotel if you’re in NYC and it’s perfect for leisure or work!

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New York City is known for having some quite expensive hotels, if you want to stay in the heart of where “things happen”!

With automated check-in and check-out, monsoon showers with all over body wash, free wifi 24/7 as well as hot drink and one of the largest outdoor hotel terraces in NYC, Yotel is a great option if you’re not planning to spent the time you have in NYC…inside your Hotel. It’s a pretty cool NYC hotel.

Yotel Hotel has small (sometimes, VERY small) but intelligently designed rooms with a clear Japanese influence that will definitely make you come back! It’s all very modern, with neon lights and therefore, lots of white furnishing.

YOBOT is their friendly luggage-storing robot. It’s pretty amazing. If your room is still not ready or you’re checking out, but would like to leave your luggage stored at the hotel, this robot fetches your bags and stores them for you…and the best?? You can witness it all, lol!

They have one of the biggest outdoor terraces in the city, which certainly has a breathtaking view. It’s a perfect place to rest or even to spend the day working!

The Green Fig Restaurant had a beautiful décor and is described as a Mediterranean Fusion Urban Eatery. Dishes have influences from North Africa’s Maghreb region, The Middle East and Southern Europe. Some ingredients are locally source, while some spices are imported from these spots mentioned above. They offer breakfast à la carte, dinner, pre-theatre dining and brunch on weekends only.

New York is a challenging but super cool place to bike through the bike baths! The hotel offers guests, during the Summer season, access to specially-designed bikes that will take you through an adventurous, eco-friendly experience.

Furthermore, the hotel has a great meeting and event spaces, if you’re looking for place to host your corporate event.

Oh! Let us help you on that! Read about out BTSNYC Event Organization service!

As we mentioned, Yotel is perfect for leisure or work purposes.

Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood is pretty close to countess amazing places to visit. Central Park is not that far, but it is a fairly good walk. Bryant Park is only 4 blocks away!

The Hudson River is only 2 blocks west and it’s riverside is a great place for your morning run! Feel free to research through our website to find the best restaurants, nightlife and bars close by!

Location: 570 Tenth Avenue

www.yotel.com


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Yotel Hotel

A NYC Hotel That Feels Like An Urban Resort

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Like New York City itself, The Out NYC is a hotel defined by limitless possibilities. It’s literally an urban resort in the city.

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Discover a home away from home in one of the at this urban resort, that hosts a total of 101 contemporary guest rooms. Guests gain access to their unique outdoor spaces, expertly curated art collection, and comprehensive amenities. The place is really something!

At their new restaurant (opening soon!), Eden on 42nd, Chef David Laris delivers a menu created with locally-sourced dishes, hence the produce comes from trusted local farmer and their meat is hormone and antibiotic free. Their cocktail list is also great, therefore you’ll surely have a great time trying their diverse options. The space is great and has not only communal and private tables, but also a sidewalk, perfect for sightseeing. Definitely recommended in NYC!

In addition, relax your mind and elevate your senses at The Spa – a 5,000 square foot wellness center – where their team of expert masseurs, facialists and personal trainers deliver outstanding results. The space has a backdrop of a glass 23-foot high glass atrium, a cascading waterfall and private year-round cabanas. You can be sure to expect a wide variety of treatments.

As we mentioned, the hotel is surely a beautiful urban resort hosted in the heart of Manhattan.

The location is pretty good and relatively central, in the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen – easy to get to multiple spots in the city. The closest station (A/C/E – blue line) is just 2 blocks away, inside Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Here are a few spots you can visit close by:

a gorgeous rooftop bar called Press Lounge, the Fountain House Gallery that hosts great art installations and a delicious Middle Eastern cuisine restaurant called Hummus Kitchen.

Finally, don’t forget to walk a few blocks to the Hudson River side to witness one of the greatest sunsets and New Jersey views.

Enjoy NYC!

Location: 510 West 42nd Street

http://theoutnyc.com

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Out NYC

NYC Cooking Class: Vegetarian Dishes from “My Korean Home”

Events Up Coming Vegetarian Dishes Cookbook NYC Cooking Class

Come celebrate the flavors of Korean vegetarian cuisine with the release of Chef Shin’s cookbook “Vegetarian Dishes from My Korean Home”! Plus, explore the thrill of a NYC cooking class!

Events Up Coming Vegetarian Dishes Cookbook NYC Cooking Class

Chef Shin, Founder of Banchan Story, will demonstrate the making of vegan delights from her newly launched cookbook. The book is called “Vegetarian Dishes from My Korean Home: Flavorful Korean Recipes in Simple Steps“.

For dishes like the Cauliflower Popcorn in Sweet Gochujang Glaze, Shin will explain the importance of sauces in Korean cuisine.

Plus, she’s tell you how to create Korean flavors with any sort of ingredients, through a few basic ratios of foundational Korean sauces.

Furthermore, you will also taste samples from the cookbook fitted for the holiday season and get new ideas to incorporate Korean flavors for your holiday menu.

Each participant will receive a copy of the cookbook, listed at $23. Also, additional copies will be available for sale at a special discount, for that night!

Plus, non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. This will be a demo class with light hands-on participation.

So, Sign up for this super exciting demo/class!

A little more about Banchan Story:

“At Banchan Story, we bring fun Korean culinary experiences led by Shin Kim, founder of Banchan Story. It combines cultural stories and tasty dishes of Korea.

We believe each little dish (called ‘banchan’ in Korean) has a story to tell and deserves its own little spotlight. Be it a home favorite, interesting historical background, or a feature in a popular Korean drama. We want to share them with you!

So, together with our team of passionate Korean food enthusiasts, we are excited to share the delicious fun of Korean cuisine with you. Get ready for an exciting Korean culinary event!”

So, if you want to organize a private session with Chef Shin or have her cater at your event, let our experts take care of it all. On the other hand, for corporate dinners and receptions, we can fully assist you, your team and/or clients.

Date: Thursday – November 17th, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Basement Kitchen Studio – 306 West 51th Street

www.banchanstory.com

 

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Banchan Story

In the mood for Middle Eastern cuisine, try Hummus Kitchen

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New York City surely has it all when we talk about dining experiences. If you enjoy Middle Eastern cuisine, Hummus Kitchen is definitely one of the restaurants to visit.

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Don’t you wake up sometimes totally in the mood for hummus, right? We do!

With 3 different locations in Manhattan – Hell’s Kitchen, Upper East Side and Murray Hill – we decided to visit the one in Hell’s Kitchen this time…and we simply loved it.

It’s a small place, with around 20 tables, a small façade, a very welcoming environment with gorgeous brick walls (yes, we’re into brick walls, lol), and an extremely outgoing and polite staff.

We got there around 12:30pm and in no time the place was full, plus the delicious smell from the kitchen started subtly invading the entire place – don’t worry, it doesn’t stick to your clothes and hair….!

We tried several different Vegan dishes (see picture), like:

  • Super-Healthy Salad – Quinoa, apricot, cranberry, walnuts and charred beets with fresh lemon juice and mint dressing
  • Charred Beets – Tahini, silan, organic mixed greens & walnuts
  • The Falafel – Falafel balls made from greens and chickpea, served with tahini, cured cabbage and grilled onion
  • Cauliflower – With tahini, grilled red onion and thyme
  • The Hummus Kitchen – Platter divided by four types of hummus: chickpea, chicken (we substituted for the vegetarian hummus), tahini and plain

Desserts were aaaamazing:

  • Malabi – Mediterranean flan topped with coconut, pistachio & grenadine
  • The Kitchen Kadif – Halva parfait on shredded filo dough topped with halva & silan

We were super satisfied with out lunch and had no space for dessert.

But, we’re definitely going back to try the Loco Morocco, a chocolate mousse cake with coconut and whipped cream over dark chocolate sauce! We simply love Middle Eastern cuisine.

Oh! Are you vegan? They have some fantastic options (some we tried, as we listed above)!

Want to explore the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen?

After lunch, you can pass by Fountain House Gallery, that hosts amazing exhibitions and installations. If you’re more the night-owl type, you will certainly have a great time at The Press Lounge rooftop bar.

Plus, you’re only a few blocks away from Central Park and the Hudson River. If you have kids, walk towards the river to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

And still, if you’re looking for a place to stay in the neighborhood, you can try The OUT NYC or the Yotel Hotel.

Last, but not least, let us help you our planning your trip and hooking you up with the most fantastic activities through our Concierge Services. Wait! Are you a business? We can make everything seamless for you, your clients and employees. Talk to our experts to see our Corporate Services.

Hours:
Monday – Sunday: 11am – 11:30pm

Location: 768 9th Avenue (b/w 51st and 52nd)

http://hummuskitchen.com

 

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Brussels Vegan

NYC Cooking Class with Banchan Story: whispers from every little dish

Our Experts Recaps Banchan Story Sea Veggie Cooking Class Group

We love to explore everything the city has to offer when the topics are: unique courses and classes. Our NYC Cooking Class with Banchan Story was fantastic and we want to share it with you!

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We wrote a post a few days ago about the Korean NYC Cooking Class we were invited to go, right? If you don’t remember, take a look!

So, on February 20th, we participated in this super unique and delicious Delectable Sea Vegetable cooking class. Chef Shin, Founder of Banchan Story taught us how to cook countless types of delicious, healthy sea vegetables that are very rich with minerals. We learned how to prepare them as a part of a daily meal through easy and quite simple steps.

Now, we would like to briefly tell you about our NYC Cooking Class experience that took place in her kitchen, located in Hell’s Kitchen.

We completely adored the class and Chef Shin Kim couldn’t be a more pleasant and kind human being! Not to mention, her obvious extraordinary cooking skills.

As soon as we arrived at the address given to us, we encountered a small little staircase leading us down to a black metal door. We started loving the experience from that point already, for there is nothing more exciting than going down a little staircase, not knowing what to expect. Then, after passing through the doorway, you find a beautifully built kitchen, very organized, with a quite tall ceiling, giving the space more amplitude and comfort.

Chef Shin has great teaching skills and definitely knows how to keep it simple and easy to learn.

I’m a vegetarian, so she was super prepared to have dishes that I was able to cook and eat during this NYC cooking class.

These are the amazing dishes that we learned how to cook:

  • Calamari & Miyeok (wakame) Salad with Ginger Gochujang Sauce
  • Sautéed Sea Vegetables Mélange with Spicy Sesame Seasoning
  • Savory Dulse and Garlic Chives Pancakes with Lemon-Sory Dipping Sauce
  • Soy-Pickled Spicy Peppers
  • Udon Noodle Soup with Kelp and Shitake Broth
  • Sweet Brown Rice Balls with Hijiki Rolled in Nori
  • Yuzu-Cannellini Jelly made with Agar Agar
  • Sweetened White Bean Paste

Plus, she gave us a great list of a few grocery stores with Korean ingredients in Manhattan, so we would be able to find everything we used for cooking that day!

Chef Shin hosts cooking classes every month, with different topics and menus. Take a look at her website to find out when are the upcoming classes and what she will be teaching!

Have fun!

For the ones interested in organizing a unique experience with friends & family, contact us so we can help you out with all the details!

If you are interested in hiring Chef Shin for catering or for a unique corporate activity, let our experts assist you throughout this project.

www.banchanstory.com

Banchan Story: A Korean Sea Vegetable NYC Cooking Class

Events Up Coming Banchan Story Cooking Class Delectable Sea Vegetables

We will participate this Saturday, February 20th in a delicious and unique “Delectable Sea Vegetable” Korean cooking class, hosted by Banchan Story.

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This post was updated after the cooking class, with this picture of the final table.

Chef Shin, Founder of Banchan Story, will be teaching us about various types of delicious, healthy sea vegetables full of minerals. Plus, she’ll teach how to prepare them as a part of a daily meal through easy and simple steps.

After all, it is possible to cook a full course meal from salad to dessert with a Korean flare to it!

Cool right?

How this all started? Chef Shin explains:

“I decided to start my own Korean cooking class program because I wanted to share the Korean food culture. It has such a long, dynamic history with dishes using diverse, healthy ingredients.

In fact, Korean home meals are largely based on plethora of vegetables – both from the land and the sea. Although, it has gained popularity through Korean BBQ in recent years. These are the dishes I still like eating on a day-to-day basis. Plus, it’s what I’d like to share with more people through my cooking classes in the future.

I love sharing not only the ingredients and cooking techniques of Korean food, but also the stories related to each and every dish. It may be an anecdote from my family, a special meaning in Korean culture, or a significance in Korean history.

Hosting small, interactive, hands-on cooking classes gives me a chance to share these stories and cooking in person. Also, we can feed off from each other’s enthusiasm.”

For private cooking classes, contact us!

Plus, if you’d like Chef Shin to cater for your private event or corporate event, let out experts organize it all for you!

Date: Saturday, February 20th
Time: 3pm – 5:30pm
Location: Basement Kitchen Studio – 306 West 51st Street

** See the post about the NYC cooking class experience here. **

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Banchan Story

Ride for a Change With Cyc Fitness

BTSNYC Social Responsibility Cyc Fitness Ride For A Change

We are huge fans of cycling and spinning classes! So, here is another great tip for the sport fans out there. But, this time, it’s For a Cause. Cyc Fitness presents Ride For A Change.

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Cyc Fitness has a great method to move your entire body! It’s a fantastic work out that will make everything burn!

“Cyc offers an exhilarating, beat-based, 45 minute ride that activates the whole body, the whole time. Weights are incorporated into sectors inspired by more than 20 different sport movements such as boxing, volleyball and swimming.”

It’s definitely something beyond biking!

Moreover, they have an amazing charity program which they emphasize for you to “Ride for Change”.

So, for every mile you ride, they donate a portion to The Challenged Athletes Foundation.

They also hold private charity rides and pop-up ‘Cyc-ling’ rides – like one that happened at the Gramercy Park Hotel’s Roof Top ride!

There is nothing like doing something good for you and your body and knowing you are also helping others!

Couldn’t be more perfect, right?

UNFORTUNATELY THIS PROJECT IS NOT ON-GOING.

In addition, take a look at their different Cyc Experiences:

Cyc45

Clip into our signature 45-minute beat-based ride. Calorie burning endurance intervals are combined with weighted sectors for a unique, and transformational workout.

CycLift

Turn up the resistance, fire up your core, and grab your weights. This is our signature Cyc45 ride with additional weighted sectors. They sculpt your upper body, build your strength, and take you to the next level.

CycLean

Take the “weight” off your shoulders and transform your stress into sweat. Raise your stamina in this 45-minute, weight-free ride. Hills, jogs, jumps and the perfect balance of resistance will free your mind and keep your body lean.

Locations:
4 Astor Place – inside NYSC Flagship Elite, Astor Place
555 Sixth Avenue, Chelsea
700 Eighth Avenue, Hell’s Kitchen
1231 3rd Avenue, Upper East Side

www.cycfitness.com

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of CycFitness

Press Lounge rooftop bar in Hell’s Kitchen, atop the Ink48 Hotel

Nightlife Bars The Press Lounge Ink48 Hotel Pool

What an amazing panoramic view! The Press Lounge is a rooftop bar in Hell’s Kitchen, situated atop of the Ink48 Hotel. Adam Block’s sister venue to PRINT.Restaurant is a classy favorite.

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Everyone is always looking for the best rooftop in the city. When the summer season arrives, then it’s the only place people want to head to after work or on weekends.

New York City has some of the most fantastic places and the view is always priceless.

The Press Lounge is an amazing place and is located in the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen.

Surrounded by huge glass windows, you are able to witness one of New York’s most amazing rooftop views. To one side the gorgeous Hudson River, to the other side, our beautiful concrete jungle that never sleeps.

Adam Block was sure to created a menu with fresh, locally sourced ingredients from nearby farms and the best regional suppliers. They offers great cocktails with this unobstructed view of Manhattan and the Hudson, besides an extensive wine list and seasonally inspired small plates.

You can try by having their Caipirinha, a very famous traditional Brazilian cocktail. We can guarantee it will not disappoint you and you will ask for more! It can be addictive.

The space opened in 2010 and quickly became recognized as one of Manhattan’s finest rooftop lounges featuring in top publications. Be sure to put your your “casual elegant” attire, since they do have a dress code.

We are sure you will love this rooftop bar in Hell’s Kitchen!

Also, if you enjoyed the Caipirinha, you might want to try other places with this Brazilian cocktail. Beco, in Williamsburg is a super insider spot. Miss Favela can get pretty energetic and crazy. Berimbau NYC is a great restaurant option, if you also want to try typical Brazilian food.

For hotels to stay in Hell’s Kitchen, try the modern Yotel Hotel and urban resort, The OUT NYC.

Need help find your way around the city? Let us know what you need and how we can help you out. For corporate group requests, contact our experts.

Hours:
Sunday: 4pm – 12am
Monday & Tuesday: 4pm – 1am
Wednesday & Thursday: 4pm – 2am
Friday & Saturday: 4pm – 3am

Location: 653 11th Avenue

www.thepresslounge.com

 

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Press Lounge

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