Details: Located at 38-03 Main St, Flushing, NY 11354. Official site is http://www.mogeteeusa.com/
Moge Tee is another relatively new bubble tea place in Flushing. The main attraction at this place is that trendy, new cheese tea. In reality, the “cheese” is really more of a cream or foam rather than a Kraft single or anything like that.
I ordered the Cheese Da Hong Pao Tea for about five dollars. It was all right. The cheese had machta sprinkled on it and mostly tasted like that. The cream was fine, nothing special.
Overall, this place was average. The interior was nice.
Details: Located at 1114 6th Ave (Entrance on 42nd St between 5th and 6th Ave)
New York, NY 10036. Official site is https://www.sweetgreen.com/
The first time I noticed Sweetgreen was when the line from Chopt seemingly disappeared and migrated over to Sweetgreen. Now Sweetgreen almost always has a line out the door every day during lunch time.
Details: Located at 60 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036. Official site is https://sweetcatchpoke.com/
Sweetcatch is yet another poke franchise trying to make its way in New York City.
Details: Found the truck on the corner of 6th Avenue and 40th Street in Manhattan. The official site is http://chickls.com/
Chickls is a halal food truck that serves fried chicken. Just tenders and nuggets, no actual pieces of chicken. What’s most amazing to me about this truck are the reasonable prices and that they honored the free chicken tenders promised on the menu above.
Details: Located at 36-09 Main St, Flushing, NY 11354. The official site is http://www.moteagarden.com/
Motea Garden is a bubble tea place that also serves desserts. The best part of this place is the interior. This is a really comfortable place to sit and hang out. It’s very well designed and decorated.
Details: Located at 37-06 Prince St, Flushing, NY 11354. The official site is http://kuludesserts.com/
Kulu is an Asian dessert place with a location in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Flushing. While they serve a variety of things, the most unique thing they serve here that I often don’t see at other dessert places is the sweet soups.
Details: Located at 120 W 45th Street, Courtyard, NY 10036. Official site is https://bobbyvans.com/steakhouse/bvs-burger
BV Burger is a small takeout counter off to the side of Bobby Van’s Grill, which is a somewhat pricey steak house. The primary purpose of this post is to alert anyone reading to the damn good sirloin burger, priced at $5 on Mondays and Fridays.
Details: Located at 133-42 39th Ave. Ste 101, Queens, NY 11354. A claimed Yelp page can be found at https://www.yelp.com/biz/grill-master-queens?osq=master+grill
Like flavored cream on bubble teas, higher end hot pot, Szechuan cuisine, hand pulled noodles, etc., grilled fish has become the newest trendy thing to eat among Chinese restaurant goers, at least in New York City.
Details: Located at 40-04 Union St, Flushing, NY 11355. You can find an unclaimed Yelp site at https://www.yelp.com/biz/fried-dumpling-jie-jie-sheng-flushing
Fried Dumpling Jie Jie Sheng is a really cheap place to get some dumplings and other Chinese food items.
They sell five dumplings for $1.75. That’s the biggest draw. They have a bunch of other things like hot and sour soup, scallion pancake, sesame pancakes, spring rolls. It’s not an extensive menu. It’s just mostly fried goods and some soups.
The place is small and dirty. Most of the patrons are Chinese, mostly immigrants. The person who takes your order speaks workable English though.
Overall, this is a great place to get cheap eats. If you need a quick bite for cheap, there are few places as good as this.
Details: Located at 36-06 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY 11105. The official site is http://www.ajisushihouseastoria.com/
Aji Sushi House is an Americanized style sushi place located in Astoria. It’s pretty solid.