Afternoon Snack

Quick bites to tide you over without spoiling dinner.


Afternoon Snack: $2.50 Greens at 212 Grand Food Corp

Afternoon Snack Max Falkowitz 4 comments

Most Chinatown snacks are starch-heavy and on the greasy side; if you want something lighter, this two buck fifty pint of greens is just the thing. More

Afternoon Snack: Dhal Vada and Vegetable Roti at New Asha on Staten Island

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Victory Boulevard is one of Staten Island's concentrated rows of immigrant deliciousness, especially where its sizable Sri Lankan community is concerned. And at New Asha, right across the street from the dosa mavens at Dosa Garden, there are some great snacks to be found at rock bottom prices. More

Afternoon Snack: Brie Sticks at Silver Moon Bakery

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For $1.75, this wrap of brie, herbs, and tender baked dough can be yours at Silver Moon Bakery on the Upper West Side. More

Afternoon Snack: Spanakopita and Chickpea Salad from Boubouki

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The Essex Street Market is full of treasures (Shopsin's and Beurre & Sel for starters), and the tiny Boubouki stall, with its sweet and savory Greek home cooking, is another great addition to the list. More

Afternoon Snack: Massive, Hearty Burek at Ukus in Astoria

Afternoon Snack Max Falkowitz 6 comments

Don't be fooled because it's cut into small slices. This burek slice from Bosnian treasure trove Ukus is freaking enormous, one quarter of a 9-inch round. And it's $5 for what's really an afternoon snack for two to three people. More

Afternoon Snack: Tianjin Pancake from Tianjin Xianbing at the Golden Shopping Mall

Afternoon Snack Max Falkowitz 6 comments

This garlic chive, egg, and vermicelli-stuffed pancake is so green and fresh you could imagine it on the menu of a twee "put an egg on it" cafe. Except that this is Flushing, where garlic breath and oil-stained wax paper are a way of life, and the garlic chives don't mess around. More

Afternoon Snack: Spicy Pickles at Porchetta

Afternoon Snack Molly Goldman 3 comments

This is the kind of pickle I could get addicted to, and which makes a cooling, spicy snack for summer heat. More

Afternoon Snack: Chicken Bun from Double Crispy Bakery

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This baked Chicken Bun ($.90) from Double Crispy Bakery in Chinatown isn't like your typical bakery bao—it's more like the Chinese rendition of a pot pie. More

Afternoon Snack: Palak Patte Ki Chaat at Desi Galli

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Chaat made with fried spinach leaves? Sign us up. This rendition could easily hold its own against the kings in Jackson Heights. More

Afternoon Snack: Avocado Toast from Iris Take Away

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Mayo joins avocado on seven-grain bread for an extra creamy bite of toast. More

Afternoon Snack: Twisted Risotto Balls from HBH Gourmet Sandwiches

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Bite size nuggets of fried risotto with a creamy, tangy dipping sauce: what's not to like? More

Afternoon Snack: Onigiri at YaYa Tea Garden

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For the last couple of weeks I've been seriously hooked on the onigiri, or Japanese rice balls, from YaYa Tea Garden in Chinatown. I'd even go so far as to call them my new go-to neighborhood snack spot, which says something in this snacker's playground. More

Afternoon Snack: Slim Jakes and Jerky at Dickson's Farmstand Meats

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Dickson's uses the real stuff to make its Slim Jakes and flavored jerky ($15 / half-pound). More

Afternoon Snack: Potato Chips from Mountain Sweet Berry Farm

Afternoon Snack Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler 3 comments

Follow the crowds to the stand on Wednesdays, Fridays, or Saturdays, make an informed decision by trying all the samples, and then just not to eat the whole bag right there. We'll wager you can't. More

Afternoon Snack: Methi Para at Rajbhog Sweets in Jackson Heights

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Rajhbog Sweets in Jackson Heights has earned its fair share of fame in the press, and justifiably so—it's a wallet-friendly snacktime mecca that's pretty dependably delicious. Act strategically and you can make your trip into a three course snack expedition. Start with their solid chaat or dosas, then pick up a falooda—a creamy rosewater drink filled with chewy basil seeds and skinny vermicelli noodles—for dessert. But you'll also want something for the road, which is where these Methi Para ($4) come in. More

Afternoon Snack: Chili-Mango Potato Chips at Fatty 'Cue

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Fatty 'Cue's West Village location, now open for lunch Monday through Friday from noon to 3:30, sells flawless potato chips. Three flavors are available: Sour Cream & Onion, Malt Vinegar & Sea Salt, and Chili-Mango. We opted for the last. More

Afternoon Snack: Cumin Lamb Kebabs in Flushing

Afternoon Snack Max Falkowitz 2 comments

It's late afternoon and dinner is a few hours away. Where do you get a quick bite to carry you through the day? Afternoon Snack looks at quick bites to tide you over without spoiling dinner. Got a snack we... More

Afternoon Snack: Snack Croissants at Ceci Cela

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These two- or three-bite croissant sandwiches make the perfect snack: buttery, crisp, and slightly sweet, a croissant fix without that "I just ate half a stick of butter" feeling. More

Afternoon Snack: Burek at Muncan in Astoria and Ridgewood, Queens

Afternoon Snack Chris E. Crowley 4 comments

Four flavors ($4 a piece) are available daily. Ground beef and cheese are the traditional options, but there's also the more modern apple and recently introduced jumari varieties. More

Afternoon Snack: Chocolate Bread from Dominique Ansel

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This barely—and I mean barely—sweet Chocolate Bread from Dominique Ansel is a great way to experience the fresh, fruity qualities of chocolate without all the sugar. More

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