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Bronx Eats: Seeking Mavi in Tremont and Soundview

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Two streetside vendors in the Bronx are selling the rare Carribbean drink called mavi, a soft drink made from the boiled bark of the mauby tree with gentle fizz and sweet, spicy, and fermented flavors. More

Bronx Eats: Okra Soup at Ebe Ye Yie, Fordham

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Papaye's okra soup is not a soup featuring okra; it's okra as soup. It has a light and humming heat, one that will make your lips tingle, and a slightly earthy and funky flavor that is so characteristic of Ghanaian cuisine. More

Bronx Eats: Vietnamese Roast Pork and More at Saigon Market in University Heights

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Saigon Market won't change your mind about Vietnamese cuisine, but it's doing some of the finest Southeast Asian cooking in the Bronx. More

Bronx Eats: Shepherd's Pie at Sean's Quality Deli, Woodlawn

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One of the Bronx's northernmost locales, Woodlawn is the only neighborhood in New York that still receives a steady stream of fresh Irish immigrants. There you'll find Sean's Quality deli and this shepherd's pie, perhaps not food to lust over, but undoubtedly a taste of home, wherever you're from. More

Bronx Eats: A Legit Mole Verde and Olive-Stuffed Meatballs at La Morada, Mott Haven

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"But there are no eggs in mine," the chef-owner of La Morada tells us after we place an order for albondigas ($8), the Mexican meatballs sometimes stuffed with hard boiled egg. It was presented as if a disclaimer, a suggestion that these were merely ordinary meatballs. They are anything but. More

Bronx Eats: Arepitas and Chimis at El Rincon de Las Frituras, Kingsbridge

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This Dominican street vendor doesn't do the best cooking in the Bronx, but it offers a reasonably tasty burger-like sandwich for the under-$5 price. More

Bronx Eats: Chickpea Bharta, New Pitha, and Sweets At Neerob, Parkchester

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During the summer of 2012, Khokon Rahman expanded his acclaimed restaurant Neerob, considered by many of its fans to be the undisputed king of Bangladeshi cuisine in New York, into an adjacent storefront, which brought some intriguing new items to the menu. More

Bronx Eats: Mexicocina, Source for Genuine Home Cooking, Gets Two New Locations

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The Bronx destination for Mexican home cooking has opened two new locations, all of which deliver on some of the city's tastiest—with some inconsistencies. More

Bronx Eats: Top Notch Burek at Giovanni's, Arthur Avenue

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Tony & Tina's produces a long-celebrated burek on Arthur Avenue, but Giovanni's supplants it as the top phyllo snack in the neighborhood. More

Bronx Eats: Sweet Potato Cake and Other Sweet Treats on East Kingsbridge, Bedford Park

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There's a street vendor on East Kingsbridge Road selling some expected fried items, but a far better option is one of her sweets: moist and dense sweet potato cake, creamy corn pudding, and more. More

Bronx Eats: Sancocho Saves the Day at El Economico, Marble Hill

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Though roast chicken and rice and beans are busts at this Bronx dive, the sanchocho—a starchy soup full of potatoes and yuca—make for a surprisingly successful meal. More

Bronx Eats: Holiday Party Favors On Arthur Avenue

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Cured meat, cheese, cannoli and more: a shopping guide to Arthur Avenue's busy pre-Christmas season. More

Bronx Eats: Pancita (Menudo) Now Simmering At El Atoradero, Mott Haven

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With winter on the way, this palace of carnitas is serving an excellent bowl of pancita: tripe soup. More

Bronx Eats: Fried Calzones from Louie and Ernie's, Schyulerville

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Though pizza is the star at Louie and Ernie's, the calzones are also a cut above. More

Bronx Eats: Destination-Worthy Tamales & More From Tamales Ebenezer, Mott Haven

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New York is not a strong tamale town, which is all the more reason to head to Mott Haven for some of the best in the city. More

Bronx Eats: Fresh Sausages from Vincent's, Fordham-Belmont

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Vincent's make a sly slab bacon, if that's your thing. But me? I think bacon is easy. Sausages, in their many and myriad forms, can be just so much more delicious—even fresh ones. And Vincent's has some particularly tasty sausages, very much worthy of your turkey day table. More

Bronx Eats: The Bruckner Bar and Grill After Sandy

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The Bruckner Bar & Grill, an enclave of nightlife in the borough, was not in a flood zone, but the water came anyways. Joseph Diaz, the general manager, told me that none of the other buildings in the area were damaged. But the bar's location below sea level did it in. More

Bronx Eats: Finding Garifuna At The Edge of Crotona Park

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The Bronx is home to over 100,000 Garinagu, but there is currently no restaurant to serve their unique food. I'd heard rumors about street vendors selling their version of Garifuna cuisine, but hadn't actually seen them in the field. Until now. More

Sandwich Hack: The South Bronx Pan-Latin Special

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Have you ever had a baleada? Perhaps Honduras' most distinctive food, the basic baleada is accurately described as somewhere between a quesadilla and a burrito. How do you make it even better? Add some killer carnitas from a short walk away, and stuff it inside. More

Bronx Eats: Chilaquiles for Breakfast at La Morada, the Bronx's First Oaxacan Restaurant

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Mere blocks from the Harlem River, Mott Haven's La Morada has the distinct honor of not only being the Bronx's most purple restaurant but, perhaps more importantly, its only Oaxacan kitchen. More

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