by Julia Meltzer
New York, New York
Calling all New Yorkers, what is your favorite food block? Here at the news committee’s headquarters, we love E 7th street between Avenue A and 1st Avenue. Below are just a few fabulous restaurants on that very street.
Caracas- A small Arepa bar just off of 1st avenue. With both a takeout bar and a restaurant, this bar has traditional Venezuelan Arepas. From roasted leeks to beans, jalapeños, and melting cheese. Hop into this delicious restaurant and peer into the Venezuelan world of food.
Recommendation: La Mulata with a side of Tajadas
Porchetta- Small restaurant halfway down 7th street that sells roasted pork. Accompanied by roasted potatoes, sautéed greens and black beans, the simple Italian pork is a perfect flavor. Eat your pork in a sandwich or as its own plate! Feel the Central Italian heritage of Eastern New York City!
Recommendation: Porchetta, half sandwich with a side of beans.
The Big Gay Ice-Cream Shop- This small chain of ice cream started as a food truck, it’s progressed to a shop just off Avenue A and then recently opened another shop on 7th avenue. Delicious ice cream with fabulously fancy and original toppings. Try a specialty cone, make your own cone, buy a popsicle, or buy an ice cream sandwich. Recommendation: Salty Pimp
Butter Lane- This adorable cupcake shop is right next to the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop. What a pair! These cupcakes have a delectable buttery frosting with a choice of chocolate, vanilla, or banana cake. Choose one of their classic favors or a seasonal, changing flavor of icing.
Recommendation: Chocolate sea salt frosting on a chocolate cake.
For more information or other recommendations, talk to Julia Meltzer or Malaika Tapper: students who live on this block.