New Bronx restaurants are always welcomed. They mean more culinary options for residents and visitors, and that’s rarely ever a bad thing. In the past year, a few eateries have set up kitchen in The Bx with plates as diverse as the borough’s population. So if you haven’t already, get to know them. You may just discover your next new favorite spot in the following pages. And if you do, we know exactly what you should order.
Image Credit: Hungry Bird
Hungry Bird serves up warm, hearty helpings of Indian food, which also includes vegan and vegetarian dishes. The menu is extensive, but at their affordable prices, feel free to take an extra order to go.
Opened doors: 9/5/14
980 Morris Ave
Recommended dish: Chicken Tikka Masala
To better serve Woodlawn residents, the popular Chipper Food Truck opened its first brick-and-mortar location, aptly named The Chipper Truck Cafe, earlier this year. No doubt the new sit-in cafe will be offering its signature cheeseburgers and Irish breakfasts to patrons alongside new fans as well.
Opened doors: 1/29/15
651 McClean Ave
Recommended dish: Irish Taco Chips (french fries topped with ground beef, cheddar cheese and house-made special sauce)
Image Credit: Don Coqui
Don Coqui already has three New York locations under its belt, including New Rochelle, White Plains, and Astoria, so naturally it came to The Bronx next. The authentic Puerto Rican eatery is offering its classic dishes like pernil and peas and rice to City Island diners.
Opened doors: 1/14
565 City Island Ave
Recommended dish: Pernil (slow roasted pork shoulder)
Image Credit: Scavello’s on the Island
Taking over the site from the former Lido’s restaurant and catering, Scavello’s on the Island is also a one stop shop for anything from dinner to catering and a deli. They specialize in Italian and seafood, of course, so you can cure two cravings at once.
Opened doors: 3/5/15
101 City Island Ave
Recommended dish: Surf and turf
We heard about Patsy’s Pizzeria coming to The Bronx before we even read about it. That’s because the 81-year-old East Harlem eatery is famous — thought to be the first place to sell pizza by the slice in NYC. That’s debatable, but the fan following for the delicious pies is not. Patsy’s Pizzeria has set up shop in the Morris Park area and residents couldn’t be more excited.
Opened doors: 9/3/14
980 Morris Park Ave
Recommended dish: Margherita or Prosciutto Di Parma Pizza!