Bobby Flay sits down at Jerry's in Soho in New York, NY, for upscale diner food and grilled pizzas, on Food Network's Boy Meets Grill.
On Food Network's Boy Meets Grill, Bobby Flay shops at Kalustyan's, a world market selling fresh spices, exotic ingredients and gourmet foods in New York, NY.
BONDST’s sleek interior and decadent sashimi and sushi menu offer the perfect complement to the “addictive” sake cocktails. So says Bobby, who loves BONDST’s dry saketini (a mix of sake and vodka). He adds that it’s “crisp and clean and cuts across bold flavors.”
“It is my go-to place for brunch,” says Iron Chef Zakarian. When a sweet craving hits, he orders the sour cream hazelnut waffles. Warm berries and whipped crème fraiche are the finishing flourish to this perfect dish. If he’s craving savory, Iron Chef Zakarian goes for the quiche with its trancendant triumvirate of roasted pepper, caramelized onion and gruyere. “It’s magic,” he says. “It’s the perfect little slice of breakfast.
On The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Bobby didn't hesitate in naming Balthazar's French Fries as the perfect crunch food. Locals also swear by this brasserie's perfection of all foods Parisian, like Steak Frites and Boudin Noir. Pressed for time? Stop by the bakery next door and snag a crunchy baguette.
For more than 170 years, Manhattanites have trusted Lobel’s for providing them with some of the world’s best meat. But Bobby came to Lobel’s for one thing only: prime rib. The thin sheets of fat running through the meat make for a much more flavorful steak, deserving of the “prime” distinction.
The Schatzie butcher counter has always been a go-to for Bobby in New York's Upper West Side. Known as "The Meat Man of Manhattan since 1911," Schatzie (with a fifth-generation butcher) knows meats, including lamb, pork, veal and Bobby's choice meal for a holiday celebration: beef prime rib.
The Union Square Greenmarket is home to a handful of farmers and fishmongers, but you’d be remiss to skip Cato Corner Farm’s cheese. Bobby stopped by their stall for a bold Manchego made on their small Connecticut farm. But if you’re really bold, try their signature “stinky” Hooligan cheese.
Called the "Food Lover's Market," Balducci's Gourmet on the Go remains a go-to spot for Bobby's shopping list. Bobby stocked up for his healthy meal with flat leaf parsley and Meyer lemons. But if you want to surprise your friends, use Bobby's secret ingredient: anchovy paste.
For a fancy cocktail, Bobby turns to none other than Pravda. Here, homemade potato chips come with caviar and crème fraîche and martinis rely on Pravda’s signature house-infused vodka, inspired by Russian and French flavors. Feeling bold? Try The Gogol with horseradish vodka.
Although Olives serves fine plates of hanger steak and tuna tartare, it is also a master of broccoli. When Cat Cora stays at the W Hotel, she always orders room service for the spicy roasted broccoli salad, made of an aromatic mixture of caramelized broccoli with fresh garlic and peppers.
This spot may be home to the Chicken Churrasco (a grilled chicken breast sandwich), but both Bobby Flay and Michael Symon head here for the burgers. Choose from more than 60 options, including the extra-fiery Napalm burger, which packs a punch with its combo of spices, habanero sauce and jalapenos.
Bobby's love of naan brings him to Tamarind Tribeca. Although Tamarind is known for naan (baked in a beautiful clay oven), they excel in modern Indian cuisine with bold flavors. Regulars swear by the Tamarind Scallops pan-seared in an earthy blend of garam masala and turmeric.
On Boy Meets Grill, Bobby had a breakfast sandwich at ‘Wichcraft that's a step above the rest. The Fried Egg and Gorgonzola on Ciabatta is one of Bobby's favorite breakfast sandwiches. ‘Wichcraft ingredients are sourced from local farmers.
On Food Network's Boy Meets Grill, Bobby Flay checks out the monster-sized burritos at Cosmic Cantina in New York, NY.
Swing by specialty Italian cheese shop Joe's Dairy on Sullivan Street for ready-made sandwiches and charcuterie-style snacks. Bobby swears by the mozzarella, made daily and served fresh or smoked.