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The Best New Dishes To Try in NYC This May

With so many chefs and restaurant owners joining forces and adding new items to the menu, there’s always something new to try in this city. In the food and drink world, a new month marks new dishes – this is our guide to the best to try this month…

breads bakery - cheesecake babka

Breads Bakery

The Israeli-owned bakery dedicates May to cheesecakes, filling their famous babka with creamy cheese and raisins, while also offering a variety of new items this year. Think cheesecake jars with oreo, tiramisu or caramel speculoos – good luck with choosing.

Breads Bakery, 18 E 16th St, NY 10003

the sosta - athenas spring trumpette

The Sosta

For this month’s female guest chef collaboration, The Sosta partners with celebrated author Athena Calderone to offer a refreshing menu item for spring. Featuring trumpette pasta, the dish includes strawberries, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, serrano peppers, goat cheese, tarragon, and a mint-lime citronette.

The Sosta, 186 Mott Street, NY 10012

pinch chinese - Indian Chicken dumplings

Pinch Chinese

After raising $6,300 for City Harvest in their first guest chef collaboration, Pinch Chinese partners with award-winning chef Anita Lo for the duration of May. Packing Indian flavors into the restaurant’s signature dumplings, the fried Indian dumplings are filled with ground chicken, garam masala, ginger and spinach, while served with a cumin-jalapeño yogurt dipping sauce.

Pinch Chinese, 177 Prince Street, NY 10012

black seed bagels - the smile - spring greens bagel

Black Seed 

This month, Black Seed partners with cozy restaurant and bakery The Smile, bringing you a special spring greens bagel. Served on a chili flake bagel, the sandwich includes sautéed ramp cream cheese, fava beans, snap peas, pea shoots and fresh herbs – available at all Black Seed locations and at the new Smile To Go later this month. Stay tuned.

Black Seed, 170 Elizabeth Street, NY 10012; 20 Vesey Street, NY 10080; 167 First Avenue, NY 10009

mimi chengs dumplings - kismet LA - kismet dumpling

Mimi Cheng’s Dumplings

Mimi Cheng’s brings the flavors of Kismet LA – this year’s James Beard nominee for best new restaurant – to New York, together with chefs Sarah Hymanson and Sara Kramer. Taking inspiration from Kismet’s signature lemon chicken and pine nut pies, the Kismet dumpling is filled with organic chicken, pine nuts, lots of lemon, mint and alliums.

Mimi Cheng’s Dumplings, 179 2nd Avenue, NY 10003

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