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October 30, 2019

P.S. Kitchen in NYC

by Anne Paddock

Finding P.S. Kitchen in New York City is definitely on my top ten list of notable discoveries in 2019.  That the restaurant is in midtown (246 W 48th Street between 7th and 8th Ave) makes the discovery surprising because I rarely venture into midtown Manhattan when I visit the city: too many people, too many lights, too much noise. But, on a recent visit after an afternoon matinee on Broadway, I walked a few blocks and secured the front table by the window – an incredible table if you can get it. Walking in at 4 pm – an off hour – definitely increases your chances of snagging this front row light filled beautiful table with a cushioned bench and chair surrounding a picture perfect white table (below right in photo).

P.S. Kitchen serves some of the most flavorful plant-based foods in New York City, thanks to a very skilled kitchen staff that knows how to make and present some seriously delicious food. With a 4.6 out of 5 by 800 reviewers on Google, P.S. Kitchen is a favorite spot for all types of eaters (vegan and non-vegan) because the food is just so damn good. In fact, the food is so great that I would go to mid-town just to eat there (even though, as I said, I don’t like to go to midtown).

The menu offers lots of choices but consider starting with the Caesar Salad: fresh crispy Romaine leaves topped with crispy capers, herbed croutons and cashew parmesan (consider adding avocado for a delicious change).

Or, choose the Warm Farro Salad:  warm farro with sautéed kale, seasonal squash, and shaved smoked macadamia.

The Maitake Steamed Bao:  a light, mild tasting yeast-raised flour-based bun (that originally hails from China) filled with glazed mushrooms, watermelon radish, pea shoots, and pickled onions is another delicious option.

For dessert, consider the cobbler (which changes depending on the season). During our visit, the peach cobbler with housemade vanilla ice cream was offered. Filled with baked peaches and topped with a streusel topping, the peach cobbler was simply wonderful.

If chocolate is your preference, the Raw Cacao Pie (which looks more like a round cake) is a splendid choice. A super thick and rich round chocolate dessert topped with pipitas, toasted coconut, and edible flowers, the Raw Cacao Pie looks almost too good to eat (but I highly recommend you eat the whole thing).

P.S. Kitchen is open 7 days a week for lunch, dinner, brunch, or just cocktails. Go to the restaurant’s website:  www.ps-kitchen.com for hours and full menus.  Reservations are highly recommended, especially during peak meal time hours. Also, read about how the restaurant donates all profits to local charities.

Photo of Restaurant: PS Kitchen

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