With this week being legitimately sub-polar, everyone’s looking for a way to keep themselves warm and comfortable. Here are just some of our favorite ways to turn up the heat on what feels like a never ending chill.
Martha’s Country Bakery hot chocolate – Sure to warm your bones, their hot chocolate comes in many interesting flavors including peanut butter (pictured here), red velvet and of course a classic with fluffy whipped cream. 36-21 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria. 718.545.9737
Il Bambino’s Soups – There’s nothing more delicious than a piping hot, hearty soup, covered with a toasty panini, sealed with Bambino’s legendary homemade pesto. I love that the soup differs each day, so you never know what you’re gonna get. 34-08 31st Avenue, Astoria. 718.626.0087
Mombar’s Tajines – Another great way to turn up the heat is with these steaming hot plates of meat or veggie tajines, which are each personally prepared by Chef Moustafa El Fayed, and paired with a little mountain of cous-cous and dried fruit. 25-22 Steinway Street, Astoria. 718.756.2356
Stove’s Fish and Chips – It’s not often that we talk about the unassuming Stove restaurant in the quiet section of 28th Avenue, but it’s fantastic. Sit down for some delicious, chunky pieces of perfectly battered fish and chips and wash it down with an Irish brewski. 45-17 28th Avenue, Astoria. 718.956.0372
Ovelia’s Sikatini – Sit down and sip on Ovelia’s legendary drink, the Sikatini, which won an award in the DCA Annual Sidewalk Cafe Mix-Off back in 2009. Made with metaxa brandy and vodka, infused with figs and white cranberry juice, it’ll surely warm you up. 34-01 30th Avenue, Astoria. 718.721.7217