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Fast 10: Ten New NYC Restaurants to Try Right Now
September 24, 2023, 3:59.43 pm ET



Veselka Grand Central

Veselka now has a branch at Grand Central where you can get their famous perogies with a side of potato pancakes, beef stroganoff, stuffed cabbage, crispy chicken schnitzel and more on the go. For breakfast, there’s a classic fried egg sandwich, homemade muffins and a bagel with a smear for four bucks. 89 East 42nd St, NYC

Spice Brothers

Spice Brothers is now offering traditional Eastern Mediterranean Foods made with Chef Lev Sercarz’s custom spice blend, La Boîte. Shawarma Sandwiches with choice of chicken or lamb are available, along with falafel sandwiches and platters. Cocktails, beer and wine is also sold. 110 St Marks Place, NYC

Le B

Restaurateur Angie Mar is relocating her restaurant, Les Troy Chevaux, and moving it Uptown. In its place will be Lady B, named in honor of the now-closed Beatrice Inn which was located nearby. 283 West 12th St, NYC

Layla Bar

Layla Bar in Williamsburg is a spot for cocktails, brunch and dinner. Look for things like oysters, croquettes and crab crostini. Larger plates bring prawns in romesco sauce, chicken Milanese, pork skewers and ravioli. 352 Bedford Ave at South Third Street, Brooklyn


Verano ishowcases Mexican street foods from an Airstream-style trailer just steps away from the Vessel at Hudson Yards. The restaurant is serving up guac & chips, shrimp ceviche and crispy chihuahua cheese. Five types of tacos are offered – mushroom, braised pork, chicken al pastor, suadero and baja shrimp with churros for dessert. 350 11th Ave, NYC

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream

Van Leeuwen now has a Times Square location that is open daily from 11am to 1 am. The scoop chop is serving up a menu of traditional ice cream and vegan ice cream along with chocolate chip cookies, cookie sandwiches and shakes. 712 7th Ave, NYC

Ketchy Shuby

Ketchy Shuby has opened on Broome Street in SoHo. Look for plant forward dishes. The restaurant, led by culinary director Sean Olnowich, says it is trying to strike a balance between “healthy delight and indulgence.” 406 Broome St (at Cleveland Place), NYC


Lulla, from the Renwick Hospitality Group, is offering modern Italian with a global view. The all-day menu features Apertivo Bites including house focaccia, polpette, and ‘nduja crostini with stracciatella. Several pasta dishes and Italian specialties like chicken picata and mussels cioppino also make appearances. 113 West 24th St, NYC

Fini Pizza

Fini Pizza now has a location at Barclays Center Plaza. The restaurant is known for its New York-style and Sicilian pizzas, including cheese, pepperoni and white, along with specialty varieties like Long Hot Shallot. Italian gelato is also available as well. 620 Atlantic Ave, NYC

Dim Sum Go Go

Chinatown’s Dim Sum Go Go now has a location in the East Village. The restaurant is known for specialties like hot peppers stuffed with shrimp paste, rice rolls with roast duck and scallions, and dim sum platters filled with all sorts of housemade dumplings. 221 First Ave (at 13th St), NYC