New York Magazine
Benyam Cuisine 2795 FREDERICK DOUGLASS BLVD.
➽ ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANTS abound in Harlem, but Benyam benefits by proximity:
Any Bronxite feeling energized post-shot can leg it over the Harlem River–spanning Macombs Dam Bridge. Grab a sidewalk seat or take your vibrantly seasoned veggie sampler to go, folded up in a spongy swath of the flatbread injera— a portable work of edible origami.
Native Noodles 2129 AMSTERDAM AVE.
➽ AMY PRYKE DEBUTED HER fast-casual Singaporean menu at Queens Night Market and opened shop close enough to the stadium’s Concourse home to merit a cross-river drive. The liberties she takes with her homeland’s specialties—rendering laksa less soupy, translating chile crab into a crustacean dip— prime them for takeout and delivery.
188 Bakery Cuchifritos 158 E. 188TH ST., THE BRONX
➽ Since 1982, this bustling Latin lunch counter has been sizzling pig parts in hot fat with great panache. But there is more to eat here than that, including a slew of fritters and the house-special mofongo: a garlic-infused mash of fried plantains and chicharrones molded into a ball the size of a pomelo. Puerto Rican soul food at its finest.