Red Hook Food Vendors, Red Hook Recreational Park at Bay and Clinton streets, Red Hook
Open Since: April 30, 2016
Type of Cuisine: Latin American
The Red Hook Food Vendors returned to the neighborhood this past weekend for the summer season. This is the food trucks’ 42nd year serving pupusas, tacos, arepas and more. Some of the more popular trucks include Colombia, Country Boys, Solber Pupusas and Ecuadorian.
M’o Il Gelato, 956 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side
Open Since: April 13, 2016
Type of Cuisine: Italian Gelato
M’o Il Gelato, a company out of Bologna, Italy, has opened its third Manhattan location on the Upper East Side to the delight of ice cream and gelato aficionados. Using fresh and organic ingredients, M’o Il Gelato serves more than 20 flavors, including specialties like “Delirium,” made with chocolate chip cookies and chocolate fondue, and “Monella,” made with Amarena cherry, toasted almonds, hazelnuts and dark chocolate. The shop also serves sorbet for those who like a fruitier treat.
Sabbia at Eataly, 200 Fifth Ave. at 23rd Street, Flatiron
Open Since: April 29, 2016
Type of Cuisine: Coastal Italian
Perched on the rooftop of Eataly, Sabbia brings the feeling and cuisine of a coastal Italian town. Try the oysters.
Naive, 299 S. 4th St., Williamsburg
Open Since: Mid April
Type of Cuisine: Tapas
Nibble on elegant tapas while you slug down frothy cocktails and craft beers at this brand new, art and tapas bar. They sling up frittatas and baked eggs for brunch and feature live jazz music some evenings.
Tea Plus Cafe, 3710 31st Ave., Astoria
Open Since: March
Type of Cuisine: Tea house/bakery
This peaceful tea shop and bakery has a variety of drink options, plus pastries and other desserts, including these matcha crepes.
San Carlo Osteria Piemonte, 90 Thompson St., SoHo
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Open Since: March 3
Type of Cuisine: Northern Italian
San Carlo Osteria Piemonte serves food from Northern Italy’s Piedmont region, like this beef tartare with quail egg. From a team of Piedmont natives, the restaurant specializes in grass-fed certified Piedmontese beef, fresh pasta, cream-based sauces and decadent ingredients like truffle.
Zurutto Ramen and Gyoza Bar, 142 W. 72nd St., Upper West Side
Open Since: April 24, 2016
Type of Cuisine: Ramen
Zurutto Ramen serves up organic brown rice noodles free of MSG, artificial additives or genetically modified ingredients, the restaurant claims. In addition to several ramen options, there’s also gyoza, a Kobe beef burger and Japanese pancakes to enjoy.
Il Mattone, 49 Beach St., TriBeCa
Open Since: April 2016
Type of Cuisine: Pizzeria
This brick-oven pizza place had made a different TriBeCa location its home for several years before shuttering in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The restaurant offers a variety of pizzas, calzones, sandwiches and several classic Italian entrees.
Longevity, 810 Washington Ave., Prospect Heights
Opening: Last week of April
Type of Cuisine: Organic/Mediterranean
This huge new space on the corner of St. Johns Place and Washington Avenue has a big menu full of seasonal, organic and local fare with a Mediterranean feel, from salads and wraps to shish kebab and freshly made juices and smoothies. The restaurant is from the makers of Brooklyn Standard in Williamsburg/Greenpoint, according to Brownstoner, and underwent an extensive renovation over several months.
El Luchador, 132 Ludlow Street, Lower East Side
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Opening: May 5
Type of Cuisine: Mexican
The wrestling-themed Seaport taco joint will unveil its new Lower East Side eatery on Cinco de Mayo, and will be handing out free chicken tacos all day in honor of the grand opening.