Ravagh Persian Grill is my go to spot for great local Iranian food. What began with just one restaurant about two decades ago in Manhattan has now grown several spread out over New York City and Long Island.
Little House Café is a bakery/café in Elmhurst serving an intriguing selection of Malaysian desserts and baked goods but lets talk about the glorious Singaporean style chicken curry bun they have here.
De Mole Mexican restaurant in Williamsburg is a family affair. Headed by Executive Chef/Co-Owner Jose Luis Flores who worked with chefs such as Douglas Rodriguez and Richard Sandoval, he has created an ode to his family recipes and heritage in Brooklyn.
Amylos Taverna is a wonderful new spot in Astoria, which blends the old with the new beautifully. Located just a walk away from the famous Omonia Café, the Arvanitis family attempts to combine traditional Greek fare with a contemporary sensibility at their newest venture.
Sichuan food is all the rage in New York City now with several truly authentic spots in Queens that are worth a visit. DaXi, is one of the newcomers amongst them. Housed on the second floor of the new world mall, DaXi is expansive with its bright, modern décor.