By Rachel Wells
Part of a series that documents real New Yorkers and their love affair with food.
Kafilah Muhammad is a high school senior at Benjamin Banneker Academy. The Brooklynite is a self-proclaimed avid reader, front-end web developer and, most importantly, a “big-time foodie.” In her spare time, she participates in various social justice projects, manages two blogs of her own and still finds time for African dancing. Next fall, she will attend Wesleyan University and plans to major in computer science with a focus on premed – “as a feminist I am motivated to close the gender gap in computer science.”
One of her favorite restaurants in the city is Gobo – a restaurant focused on food to satisfy all five senses. As a vegetarian, she loves the multitude of veggie dish options. When there, she orders the spiced bean curd and pepper stir-fry with Asian kale and brown rice. “The food is scrumptious and a great introduction to vegetarian food for anyone – not just vegetarians,” she says. Gobo NYC was recommended to her by one of her friends. She has tried many NYC food trucks but her sweet tooth ensures that Wafles & Dinges is her top choice every time. She orders a liege waffle with whipped cream, strawberries and chocolate drizzle.
Kafilah doesn’t order online very often, as she prefers eating in a restaurant, but added that ordering-in is simply more efficient for large orders. FoodtoEat’s ordering and catering options are vast and can accommodate a large order in advance – even from a food truck or an exclusive local restaurant.
She believes the plethora of options is natural in the city – “Food is part of NYC life and culture [because] the diverse population contributes to the food scene.” Like the rich and famous, NYC food has it all – “from Italian to Indian, you can literally find any type of food.” She suggests that all tourists try the Italian food from one of Eataly’s many restaurants because of their ability to transport you to Italy for the duration of your meal – “It was cozy and made [me] feel like I was visiting a family member’s house on vacation.” She commented on the over-all ambiance and gave it five stars on everything from lighting to the staff to the hand-made gluten free pastas. She is sure you’ll “fall in love” with the food at Eataly NYC.
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