An Early Taste of the Dishes of Choice Eats


In our countdown to Choice Eats — now less than two weeks away — we’re highlighting the dishes you’ll be able to taste, serving them up here on the blog a dozen at a time. In today’s batch: Siberian style dumplings, Punjabi kebabs, and kolaches.

If you haven’t yet purchased your tickets to Choice Eats, you can buy one for $60 on the Choice Eats website. Or, for a limited time, get a ticket to both Choice Eats and Choice Streets, our food truck tasting event, for $89, a $21 discount off what you’d pay to attend both. Choice Eats hits Basketball City (299 South Street) on March 25 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Sheep Station, 149 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-857-4337
This Park Slope Australian restaurant will bring its roasted (Aussie) leg of lamb sandwich topped with sauteed onions, tomato, garlic mayo, and baby arugula.

Bear, 12-14 31st Avenue, 917-396-4939
Astoria’s Bear made its name on Eastern European food, and so it’ll offer Siberian style dumplings, which are handmade pork, veal, and chicken ravioli-dumplings in a light crème-dill gravy.

The Kati Roll Company, 99 MacDougal Street, 212-420-6517
This Village spot specializes in kati rolls, built on Indian flatbread. It’ll bring a variety to taste with yogurt lassi.

Dirt Candy, 430 East 9th Street, 212-228-7732
Amanda Cohen’s vegetable restaurant will serve broccoli hot dogs with broccoli sauerkraut.

Luke’s Lobster, multiple locations
The seafood shanty plans to offer its Maine shrimp rolls.

The Meatball Shop, multiple locations
The Meatball Shop is always a crowd-pleaser, and this year, it’ll dole out beef meatballs with classic tomato sauce and parmesan cheese.

Brooklyn Kolache Co., 520 Dekalb Avenue, 718-398-1111
These Texas treats have hit Brooklyn with force. Sink your teeth into savory and sweet versions at this event.

Devi Indian, 8 East 18th Street, 212-691-2100
Get a taste of Mumbai street food at Devi’s booth, which will serve a selection of items in addition to sloppy joes.

Coppelia, 207 West 14th Street, 212-858-5001
This charming Latin diner will bring its arepas with shredded chicken and guacamole.

Bhatti Indian Grill, 100 Lexington Avenue, 212-683-4228
Taste a variety of this Punjabi restaurant’s kebabs, including the bhatti da murgh made with chicken. Look, too, for stuffed mushrooms and lamb.

No. 7, multiple locations
No. 7 has built a following for its wacky sandwich combinations, and at Choice Eats, it’ll serve up shrimp and mortadella salad with brussels sprouts and black vinaigrette.

Mable’s Smokehouse, 44 Berry Street, Brooklyn, 718-218-6655
This Williamsburg ‘cue shop plans to dole out smoked beef brisket with country black-eyed peas.