Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The 2013 Ramen and Friends Awards! 12-18-2013

Welcome to the 4th annual 2013 Ramen and Friends Awards! It is now time to reflect on all the food we devoured this year. Curious about last year? Click here.

Best Ramen of 2013: Bassanova Ramen
Best New Ramen in East Village: Zen 6
Best Korean in East Village: Hanjoo
Best Potato Chips: Cobblestone Foods
Best Chocolate Covered Potato Chips: Nunu's
Best Iced Coffee+Art Gallery: Clover's Fine Art Gallery
Best Tribeca Food Hall: All Good Things
Best Hell's Kitchen Food Hall: Gotham West Market
Best Cafe near Grand Central: Rize Coffee (Now closed)
Best Sichuan in Chelsea: Legend
Best Grilled Cheese: Morris
Best churros and thickest hot chocolate: La Churreria
Best Ramen and Friends outing: Bab Al Yemen
Best Powerful Yogurt: Powerful Yogurt
Best Greek Yogurt: Wallaby Organic
Best Museum Cafe: Brooklyn Museum
Best Bakery: Runner and Stone
Best Nama Chocolates: Royce'
Best French Bistro in Brooklyn Heights: Chez Moi
Best Vegetarian Colombian Hot Dog: Los Perros Locos
Best Chocolate Feuilletine: Cafe Kristall
Best Ramen and Friends TV moment: Cheap Eats with FCI
Best Vegetarian: Maimonide of Brooklyn
Best Vegan Sushi: Beyond Sushi
Best Dark Chocolate: Madecasse Chocolate Bar
You Are So Nice: Tink's
Best Early Brunch: Saxon and Parole
Best Casual Hummus Spot: The Hummus Shop
Best Patisserie in Jackson Heights: Cannelle Patisserie
Best Falafel Lunch in Tribeca: Nish Nush
Best Small Dessert: Sweet Buttons
Best Vanilla Donut and Teddy Bear Financier: Colson Patisserie
Best Mexican Slow Food: Slowteria
Best Farm Cafe: Blue Hill Cafe at Stone Barns
Best Coffee in Upper West Side: Irving Farm Coffee Roasters
Best Breakfast Burritos in East Village: El Diablito Taqueria
Best Indian Lunch in Greenwich Village: Bombay Duck Co.
Best Shaved Ice: People's Pops
Best Cafe in East Village with Clean Bathroom: Elsewhere Espresso
Best Field Trip: Storm King Art Center and Jones Farm
Best Way to Enjoy Ft. Greene in Summer: Habana Outpost
Best Coffee and Coffee Cocktails: Amor y Amargo
Best Deep Fried Burger: Korzo Haus
Best Green Juice and Smoothies: Creative Juice
Best Pork and Tater Tots: Pork Slope
Best Malaysian-French: Aux Epices
Best Place to Wait for a Table at Lucali: Bar Bruno
Best Japanese Crepe: Eight Turn Crepe
Best Korean Bakery: Tous Les Jours
Best Indian Tea Room: Tamarind Tea Room
Best Mille Crepes: Lady M
Best Chocolate Meatball: Dolce Gelateria
Best Gelato: A.B. Biagi
Best Bakery in Union Square: Breads Bakery
Best Isan Thai in Hell's Kitchen: Larb Ubol
Best New Isan Thai in East Village: Somtum Der
Best Kiwi Brunch: Kiwiana
Best Lunch: Better Being 940
Best Carb Lunch: Jum Mum
Best Awards: 2013 Vendy Awards
Best Arepas in LES: El Aripo Cafe
Best Fried Chicken in East Village: Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken
Best Pasta Pick Up: Pazzi Pasta
Best Latin Brunch in Park Slope: Palo Santo
Best Thanksgiving Treats: Baskin Robbins Turkey Ice Cream Cake and Ceci Cela's Apple Tarte Tatin
Best Potato Lunch: Potatopia
Best Pickles: The Pickle Shack
Best Breakfast in Bed Stuy: SCRATCHbread+Dough Donuts

Ramen and Friends Hall of Fame:

Best Japanese: Hibino
Best Coffee: Crop to Cup
Best Pasta: Brucie
Best Japanese-Italian: Basta Pasta
Best Hummus: Mimi's Hummus
Best Brooklyn Israeli Falafel: Kulushkat
Best Vegetarian Ramen: Totto Ramen
Best Miso Ramen: Ramen Misoya
Best Malaysian: Taste Good in Elmhurst
Best Falafel: Azuri
Best Dim Sum: Ocean Jewel
Best Soba: Cocoron
Best Veggie-Centric Italian: Rucola
Best Korean + Uzbek: Elza Fancy Food
Best Kale Chips: Whitman's
Cheapest R+F Outing: Uncle Zhou
Best Korean in Midtown West: Danji
Best Ice Cream Sandwich: Coolhaus

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