Taste of Ridgewood: Your Unofficial Guide

Taste of RidgewoodHappy Spring! The Ridgewood YMCA gave us the final list of 20 restaurants participating in the Taste of Ridgewood on April 11th. Cuisines represented include West African, Indian, American, Bosnian, Vietnamese, American, Fitness, Tex-Mex, Nepalese, Pastries, Japanese, and German! We think it’s a great collection of folks especially considering it’s the first-ever ToR. Tickets for the fundraiser can be purchased online here.

Hope to see you there! We’ll be shuffling between all our faves (and trying Bare Burger, which sounds amazing) until we pass out. Here’s the complete list, with links to related Ridgefood posts where available:

(*restaurant located in neighborhood other than Ridgewood) 

*Abidjan (West African/Ivory Coast cuisine under the JMZ) 1136 Broadway, Bed-Stuy, yelp
*Baluchi’s (Indian food) 113-30 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills; baluchis.com
*Bare Burger (Organic, grass-fed, humane, etc. burger joint. Michelin-recommended, Zagat “Top 10 Burgers in NY,” wut.), 170 7th Avenue, Park Slope; bareburger.com
Bosna Express (Bosnian “burgers” and sandwiches, neighborhood institution), 791 Fairview Avenue
Bunker Vietnamese (New, uber-popular and excellent modern Vietnamese), 46-63 Metropolitan Avenue
*California Pizza Kitchen (Pizza chain, frozen pizza manufacturer), 71-03 80th Street, Glendale
Corato Pizza II (Pizza & Italian dishes), 60-91 Myrtle Avenue
Edison Place (American/pub), 71-28 Cooper Avenue
Energy Fuel (Light fitness-themed sandwiches, smoothies, baked fries), 65-04 Fresh Pond Road
Fajitas Sunrise (sub-par Tex-Mex with lively atmosphere) 59-29 Myrtle Avenue
Joe’s (Old-school Italian), 66-11 Forest Avenue
*Layali Dubai (Middle Eastern), 2417 Steinway Street, Astoria; yelp
Nepalese Indian Restaurant (Newish place, part of Ridgewood’s “Himalayan Invasion”), 907 Seneca Avenue
Norma’s (Homey, inviting cafe with coffee, soups/sandwiches, baked goods), 59-02 Catalpa Avenue
Rosa’s Pizza (Family-friendly pizza & Italian with excllent grandma slice)
Rudy’s Pastry Shop (Italian-owned German bakery & cafe), 905 Seneca Avenue
Tendo Sushi (Japanese), 66-26 Fresh Pond Road
*The Ave Bar & Grill (American Bar & Grill), 71-22 Myrtle Avenue, Glendale
Trattoria Cerbone (Italian cuisine with brick oven pizza), 71-24 Fresh Pond Road
*Zum Stammtisch (Traditional German), 69-46 Myrtle Avenue, Glendale; zumstammtisch.com

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