Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Priscilla Soo, Reporter

Colder weather is arriving and this means more after school café chats, afternoon tea, and weekend laughs. So, here are a few ideas of places to visit in the Big Apple:

Burger & Lobster

Located near Union Square, this restaurant is perfect for lunch meetups, and dinner gatherings. Burger & Lobster is a bar connected to a restaurant, making it a place for people of all ages. They are known for their Burger Lobster meal that includes a salad as an appetizer, fries with just the right amount of salt, and their potato bread stuffed with lobster with chipotle mayo- all for just the price of $20. While eating, there will be upbeat music playing that spreads positive vibes, people around you engaging in exciting conversations, and some waiters/waitresses serving meals on roller skates.

Cha Cha Matcha

If you’re looking for a chill, hip place to catch up on life with friends, a green tea maniac, or just someone who loves trying out different cafes, Cha Cha Matcha is the place for you. Whether it’s after a hard day at school, or a long day of shopping, this café is a great way to relax. Mainly serving desserts and drinks that largely focus on the flavor of green tea, they are located in the center of where NYC’s fashion stems: Soho. Powdered Japanese green tea is infused into hot and cold drinks along with ice cream and other bite sized desserts/baked goods. One dessert growing in popularity is their pink lemonade soft served ice cream drizzled with green tea syrup.

Go! Go! Curry

Close to the World Trade Center, which is a major local and tourist attraction, Go! Go! Curry makes delicious dishes that aren’t actually spicy like you would expect it to be. This is because this curry originates from Japan and is rather sweet. Dishes include sticky white rice with a selection of chicken, pork, shrimp, and sausage. You can have eggs and lettuce with your curry dish and even add some cheese or Fukuzinzuke. Go! Go! Curry has won the titles of Best Curry Sauce, Best Rice, and Best Katsu. If you’re feeling skeptical about it, come watch one of the curry eating competitions held by them, before trying it yourself.


There’s never a wrong time for El Salvadorian food. This El Salvadorian spot serves authentic pupusas filled with vegetables, pork, etc, and tamales stuffed with your choice of sweet corn or meat in the middle of Chinatown. They also sell Horchata with just a tad of cinnamon for those who aren’t huge Pumpkin Spice Latte fans. The restaurant is great for meals at all time of the day, but it starts filling up quickly after 7 pm.

These are some must go to places for the upcoming seasons of fall and winter, so, happy eating!