I spent all of last week in New York City for work. After working a full day at the trade show each day, I was free to do whatever I pleased at night. On my second day in the city, I met two of my friends for dinner at a place they recommended called Community Food & Juice. They had been the week before to celebrate a college graduation and were already craving a return.
I was looking forward to meeting up until they said where the restaurant was located - Broadway and 113th Street. 113th Street! I was coming from 37th. Despite my hesitation, I trusted their choice and hopped in a cab.
The outside of Community Food & Juice reminded me of Cafeteria in Chelsea.
The first was a sourdough loaf with sweet, garlic confit. The spread is so rich and addicting! We literally wiped the bowl clean. My friend said, "Don't you just want to bathe in this?" Ha!
The first dish to be delivered was the grilled pizza which was topped with goat cheese, fontina, grilled artichokes and olives. The friend eating this said, "The cheese is awesome and the crust is thin and somehow sweet. My only qualm is that the olives are a bit too salty."
Though it's all the way up in Harlem, if you have the time, Community Food & Juice is worth the trip. The decor is elegant and no fuss, and the food is positively delicious.