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Cosmic Cantina – Burrito Bar – New York

Giant Chimichanga(above photo Giant Chimichanga © Ildar Sagdejev)

Cosmic Cantina

(1) 212 –  420  0975
101 3rd Avenue
(bet 12th & 13th Sts)
New York, NY, 10003


Unfortunately closed

At first you think ‘another college burrito bar’, and as Cosmic Cantina is nestled in the midst of a myriad of NYU dormitories, in a sense you would be right.  What sets Cosmic Cantina apart, is that all the ingredients are organic, the tortillas freshly made and everythnig is topped with a broad variety of fresh herbs.

The still warm tortillas come made with spelt, corn, whole wheat and white flour.  The menu is basically a mix-n-match type  as you create your own burrito or quesadilla from the extensive list of choices.  The mole sauce is delicious and any combination you choose has the wholesome feeling of what it is: Quality.

There are a handful of preselected combos on the menu, but the nice touch is that you can add your own personal creations to their database, making for easier ordering of your favorites when you surely return!  Combine all this with a nice selection of juices, beers and organic coffee, it is not surprising that Cosmic Cantina is a hit with many outside of the college crowd.

Another interesting item is that you can ask to see the accounting of the restaurant.  Taking open-source to the next level, the owner has opened his books for all to see.  Fare trade, Organic and transparent.  All this along with their late closing time, you can be sure to get an honest burrito fix when you need it most!


Kyotofu – New York, NY

(above Photo © Kyotofu )


Japanese Restaurant & Dessert Bar
(1) 212 974 6012
705 9th Ave, New York NY 10019
(Btw 48th – 49th St)


Unfortunately closed

Japanese restaurants are always such a wonderful experience.  The otaku culture finds  a wonderful outlet in creative cuisine.  The plating alone makes one anticipate and salivate for each dish, casting an eye towards the kitchen door.

Since 2006, one can find the small restaurant Kyotofu just a few blocks off time square.  A savior when venturing in the theatre district, with its endless rows of xeroxed fare, the exquisitely designed eatery specializes in small plates and variety of uhmm-inducing desserts.  The sweets are guilt -free, being delicious and light at the same time!  They also create perfect macaroons and others sweets to take home.  The chocolate cupcakes can create a serious addiction,while the heart shaped ones can make lovely gift a in their elegant packaging.

Kyotofu - NY


Kyotofu - NYGreen Tea Soba Noodles served chilled with a soy-sake broth, daikon & wasabi
Kyotofu - NYRoasted Kabocha And Chestnut Soup japanese pumpkin, kombu & daikon
Kyotofu - NY
Black Sesame Sweet Tofu hoji-cha roasted green tea syrup, black sesame tuile & goji berry