1) Financial District: Lunchtime favorite Sweetgreen opened on Wall Street this morning. This is the tenth location for the company. Current seasonal offerings at New York Sweetgreens include a Mexican corn elote bowl; a spring chicken bowl with zucchini and squash; and the Strawberry Fields salad with strawberries, mint, and cucumbers. Status: Certified Open; 67 Wall Street, 212-487-9030
2) Bushwick: Taqueria mini-chain Santa Fe recently opened a new location on Stanhope Street. The cheap eats haven specializes in traditional Mexico City-cuisine. (It's named after the Mexico City district, not the capital of New Mexico.) Tacos cost $2.50 apiece when ordered individually, and a meal of three tacos is $6. In addition to tacos, the menu offers quesadillas, grilled sandwiches, nachos, and burritos. The other two locations are in Woodside and Sunnyside. Status: Certified Open; 214 Stanhope Street, 718-455-5012
3) Williamsburg: This past weekend was the first for summertime pop-up Bulletin Market. Bulletin is hosting indie designers to showcase their pieces on Saturday and Sunday until September 25. Food vendors include Luke's Lobster, Taim, Kimchee Grill, High Street Kitchen, and Dulcinea Churros. There is also a truck serving green juices and smoothies. The pop-up is a partnership with Hangry Garden. Status: Certified Open; 510 Driggs Avenue
4) Red Hook: Dolce Brooklyn is a new gelato shop that opened on the Fourth of July. House-made flavors include latte, hazelnut, strawberry cheesecake, and ricotta honey. The team also has plans to expand the menu to include savory options like avocado and parmesan. Dolce Brooklyn is open Tuesday through Sunday. Status: Certified Open; 305 Van Brunt Street
5) Financial District: Bocadillo is a new Spanish-inspired sandwich shop located around the corner from the Fulton Street Station. Hot sandwich options at Bocadillo include roast chicken with Manchego cheese, Serrano ham with Mahón cheese, and chorizo with peppers. Tapas options include lamb meatballs, tortillas, and mushroom croquetas. Soon the team will be offering online ordering. Status: Certified Open; 40 Gold Street, 212-227-4777
6) Upper West Side: Australian tea company T2 opened its third New York location earlier this month, its first on the UWS. Like the Cobble Hill and Soho outposts, the new retail store and cafe will encourage visitors to smell and taste T2’s special teas. Daily tastings are held at T2’s brew bar. T2 UWS is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Status: Certified Open; 188 Columbus Avenue, 646-998-5010
7) Midtown: Mega chain Juice Press opened its 36th Manhattan location last week. The newest brand is Grand Central Terminal, located near the shuttle passage near track 37. Like all other locations, Juice Press GC will serve smoothies, juices, bowls, and to-go options. The new outpost opens at 7:00 a.m. Monday to Friday. Status: Certified Open; 87 East 42nd Street
8) Rego Park: Housed inside The Contour building, DinerBar is the latest project for brothers Spiro and John Gatanas who also own nearby Tower Diner. The restaurant offers burgers, wraps, sandwiches, and chicken parm. DinerBar’s signature dish is the Blvd Burger, which is a double patty burger served with caramelized onions, mushrooms, and pepper Jack on a brioche bun. The menu also has a few vegetarian items, and it will be open for brunch on the weekends. Status: Certified Open; 97-45 Queens Boulevard; 718-897-6000.
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