New Kids on the Block

Shingane – K Street Food

6th Avenue between 11th and 12th Street

Photos by Arthur Z. Schwartz.

The K stands for Korean. This new eatery, which opened in April, features the Goddess Bun, a “remastered version of the classic Korean street food “bungeoppang” with various fillings inside.” The buns, made while you wait—so they are fresh­—are crispy, chewy and sweet.

The menu is simple. There are, for now, only two choices: The Savory Cheese Goddess Bun filled with a generous portion of creamy, melted cheese that perfectly complements the bun’s crispy and chewy texture, perfect for those who crave a savory delight. And then there is the Chocolate & Mixed Nuts Goddess Bun, filled with rich and velvety Nutella. The combination of Nutella and the crispy, chewy bun creates a heavenly dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Indulge in this delightful fusion of Korean street food and Italian sweetness for a truly unique taste sensation.


6th Avenue Deli and Grill—Classic Arepas

31 West 8th Street between 5th and 6th Ave, north side

Photo courtesy of
Classic Arepas.

Classic Arepas brings the best Venezuelan flavors to the city. They feature homemade recipes for traditional arepas (gouda cheese-bacon- egg; chicken–gouda cheese; shredded beef-black beans-sweet plantains; shredded chicken with avocado for example), delicious empanadas (cheese, beef, chicken, vegetarian, and “make your own”) and burrito bowls. They serve Acai bowls, salads, and Pepito Mixto Sandwiches.

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