Ahhh, New York! The city that never sleeps! New Yorkers might not love wasting time on sleeping, but they sure adore some good food and setting trends in gastronomy. If you think they already used up every trend in the world, think again. Here are some of the latest trends every New Yorker is going crazy about.
Just like those speakeasy bars during the Prohibition, restaurateurs are opening hidden eateries behind coffee shops and larger restaurants. Their philosophy is clear: you don’t need a flashy front to grab people’s attention. As a matter of fact, you don’t need a front at all!
One of these hidden gems is Karasu. It’s a stylish Japanese tapas bar you can access only through one black door in the back of a restaurant called Walter’s. Karasu was formerly a chiropractor’s office, but its spine-cracking days are over. Now this space attracts young and hip people who want to enjoy some sesame kampachi sashimi or udon soups in an art deco interior accompanied by some smooth ‘30s jazz.
Prime cuts only
Meat lovers, rejoice! Bone saws and meat cleavers are back in business! Young and trendy meat magicians are opening up their butcher shops all around the city, bringing real meat on the table once again. Even though modern butchers traded their bloody white aprons for bow ties and tattoo sleeves, all the rest stayed the same. They still provide you with the freshest and most organic meat available.
One of the stars of the nouveau butchery scene is Dickson’s Farmstand Meats located in Chelsea Market. They pride themselves on selling only local meat: all the meat you can buy comes from within 400 miles of the shop. Their skilled workers will break down an entire cow just to provide you with the best piece of meat to take home, but they also offer some ready-to-eat options. Don’t leave this place if you haven’t tried their no-bean chili dog or one of their super fresh sandwiches. Another great thing about Dickson’s Farmstand Meats is their butchering classes, so if you’re interested in seeking a career in the meat business, you might want to sign up and learn from the best.
If you’re tired of drinking the same boring drink weekend after weekend, then you’re in luck because NYC has a new trend for you that will open up a whole new world of creative combinations and give you a few new drink favourites. We present you mixology! For those of you who are not familiar with the term, mixology is a refined and in-depth study of the art and craft of mixing drinks. It’s almost like drink chemistry, and a mixologist is the mastermind behind all of those tasty creations.
Interested to try some artisan drinks, but you’re only interested in the best of the best? In that case, Alchemiq is the name you want, one of the most professional companies in the field of food and mixology in NYC, led by a cocktail genius Igor Zukowiec. They are not a typical brick-and-mortar place where you can give their magic a try. However, the good news is that you can hire them to cater any of your events and wow your guests with their unusual ingredient combinations and tastes that will linger both in your mouth and in your mind for a long time.
It’s a well-known fact that NYC has one of the best Japanese food scenes in the world. In New York, you can find some of the best sushi bars, Japanese comfort-food dishes and ramen houses outside of Japan. Speaking of ramen, every true fan of this amazing dish with a long history must visit Ivan Ramen in the Lower East Side. Ivan Orkin learned his trade in distant Tokyo where he used to spend his days stirring up bowl after bowl of silky ramen. Now, he makes his famous shio ramen for ramen devotees of NYC.
Has all this food talk made you hungry? If yes, grab your friends and have some of the best meals NYC can offer.
Author bio: Roxana Oliver is a travel enthusiast and lifestyle consultant from Sydney and she loves to write about her adventures. She is all about the healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. Being a typical Aussie, she often hits the waves and loves beaches and sunshine! You can find out more about her writing following her on Twitter and Facebook. She is also one of the editors at .