Good places to eat

Calabria Mia

Top-of-the-line Italian food. They do take-out and Uber Eats
Order here

Euroitalia Pizza

Tanglewood Deli

Affordable tasty sandwiches – Get the He-Man sandwich!

Thrift and Consignment Stores

Salvation Army
Several in Yonkers, Mount Vernon, and New Rochelle, but the New Rochelle store is the best for clothing and furniture.
562 North Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10801

Maizie Consignment Shop
511 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale.  Phone: 914-723-8354

Piggy Bank
261 N. Central Ave. Hartsdale, 10530. Phone: 914-682-1880

10 Main St # 10, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
It has by far the largest selection of toys, books, baby gear, strollers, etc. It’s not necessarily cheaper than new, but it works out if you consign clothes there that you can get some pretty good stuff for your store credit money. They also have a dollar sale twice a year at the American Legion hall near the train station, where they sell all the excess clothing they have left in the fall (from summer stuff) and spring (from winter stuff). If you buy something in the store, they’ll put you on the mailing list to find out when the sales are.

Vintage Kidz
2124 Boston Post Rd, Larchmont, NY 10538 (primarily clothes, with a small amount of toys and baby gear)

The Preppy Turtle
2 Depot Plaza, Suite 101B, Bedford Hills, NY 10507 
(a little pricier than the others, but all the clothes are very nice; better selection of older kids’ clothes than the others; small amount of toys and baby gear; owner also has nursery and kids’ furniture in The Turtle’s Nest next door)

Milk Money
579 Warburton Ave, Hastings On Hudson, NY 10706

Good Will, New Rochelle
28 Joyce Rd, New Rochelle, NY 10801
Goodwill in New Rochelle often has furniture donated from Target still in the box and highly discounted. These are returns that Target can’t sell, but they are fully functional.

Specialty Markets

What’s There: Polish deli. Good kielbasa, horseradish, and other Eastern European provisions.

Eastchester Fish Market
Moderately expensive, as all fish is in this area, but this place is worth it.  They also have a restaurant next door, which is pricey but nice for a splurge.
831 White Plains Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583

Karam General Store – Arab food store.
324 S. Broadway, Yonkers

Fuji Mart (Japanese)
816 White Plains Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583

Kam Sen (Pan-Asian)
White Plains Mall (below the DMV),
200 Hamilton Ave., White Plains, NY 10601

Mitsuwa (HUGE Japanese)
595 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ 07020

Greek –
25-56 31st street, LIC, N.Y, 11102

Indian – Jackson Heights (Little India), Queens (Near La Guardia Airport and Shea Stadium)

Italian of all sort
Arthur Avenue (the real Little Italy), Bronx near Fordham University and the Bronx Zoo)

Middle Eastern
Yaranush Mediterranean Foods
322 Central Park Avenue, White Plains NY

Ya Halla Market
Arab store that’s a great place for loose beans, rice, fresh pita (large, small, whole wheat and regular), canned hummus (try the spicy), Arabic baked goods, olive bar, Arabic coffee and spices! There is parking in the rear of the building if you can’t find street parking.
326 S. Broadway, Yonkers

Specialty Foods and Restaurants

Belizzi’s Pizza Place in Mt. Kisco – “Super kid- friendly pizza joint with, I kid you not, a padded-room for kids to literally bounce off the walls while Mom & Dad watch from their table where they can enjoy a pint & some decent (even gluten free!) pizza….” – Malene Ford

Catania’s Pizza  “Left out of the driveway onto Scarsdale Road.  Left again onto Crisfield St.  Left into driveway across from Nathan’s before you get to the Central Ave intersection.  Free parking.  Good pizza, great service.  Call ahead – (914) 779-5105 ready in 20 min.  About $18 for a large.” – Mat. Sunny Cox

Crestwood Pizza – “offers pizza by the slice and the best chef salad in the area. Great for a quick dinner or lunch when the grocery supply is low or you are in the mood for a slice or a salad! Dine in, Pick Up and Delivery are all available.” – Kh. Nicole Rice
286 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe, NY (914) 337-4795

East Harbor – “Chinese food – great lunch specials and great pre-fixe dinner options.  It is décor is modest but the people are friendly and the service is quick.  Best of all it is close by! Watch the meter hours as they are strictly enforced. We learned that lesson the hard way . Dine in, Delivery and Pick Up are available.” – Kh. Nicole Rice
1560 Central Park Ave, Yonkers, NY -(914) 961-0100

Eileen’s Country Kitchen – “Last semester I spent a sublime couple of hours making a lifelong memory, having been invited to an Irish diner on MacLean Ave.  It was that pleasant, that good.  So, if ever you’ve craved a proper fry-up, please, please do not miss having at least one breakfast here.”- Mat. Sunny Cox

Haiku – “We love their sushi and pad thai.  The hot & sour soup is the best we have had in the area and the service is very efficient!  Green tea and water are complimentary (sweetener available on demand).  If so inclined, they offer green tea, ginger or red bean ice-cream.  Parking is available street side and, if you take a left and go down the hill, there is a parking lot that usually has spaces available.” – Kh. Nicole Rice
56 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, NY – (914) 337-5601

Il Bacio  – “Without a doubt our favorite family place to go is Il Bacio in Bronxville.  I have listed only the menu here, but it’s great for a gelato and a pizza slice, although I had some of the best fish EVER here while dining with my husband’s parents last semester.  It’s charming, they don’t mind kids, there are heaps of veggies, and my whole family can get gelato for 10 bucks. The little movie theatre around the corner was a fun place to visit, too.” – Mat. Sunny Cox

Lefteris Gyro – Great Greek food that’s not too expensive. You don’t want to miss this one. – Mat. Amy Bozeman
1 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 914-524-9687

Martine’s Fine Bakery – “One word. AMAZING!  I have yet to have anything from this store that wasn’t in fact amazing.  It is within walking distance, if so inclined.  Cakes, cookies, pastries of all sorts are available.  Great for a little something sweet and a cup of coffee or espresso. Not the cheapest bakery, but definitely the best! I often park at the Crestwood train station after the permit hours expire or on weekends when not in force.” – Kh. Nicole Rice
10 Fischer Avenue, Tuckahoe, NY  914-346-8650

Pepe’s Pizza – “This is our favorite place for a pizza pie.  Eat in or Take out.  If you like garlic, then I recommend the roasted garlic be added to your pizza!  They do pizzas with and without cheese (great for fasting).  The salads are delightful and they have Diet & Regular White Birch Beer (like root beer) for anyone else on campus who wants a soda that doesn’t contain caramel color (I’m allergic to it).” – Kh. Nicole Rice
1955 Central Park Avenue; Yonkers, NY 10710-2904  (914) 961-8284

Pizza & Brew – Free drink refills, fantastic pizza and salads; good prices. – Mat. Amy Bozeman
851 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 914-472-1032

Silver Tips Tea Room and Tea Store – A treat to visit. Great food and any kind of tea you can think of. Right next to the Greek restaurant, too! – Mat. Amy Bozeman
3 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 914-332-8515

Stephen’s Green – Great pub food and atmosphere. Irish-run. Fun for families or nights out with friends (they have karaoke nights!). – Mat. Amy Bozeman
12 Fisher Avenue, Tuckahoe, NY 914-337-1027 (just across from the Crestwood Station)

CSA (community supported agriculture co-op)

For families interested in organic produce the cheapest option is a CSA share (community supported agriculture).  You pay up front, but then you get a weekly amount of organic produce. Broken up over the 20+ weeks, the price is very reasonable, usually $25-$30.  Families have participated in two.

White Plains CSA has the best produce of any CSA we’ve done.  The shares are a nice size, perfect for a family of four or five.  The pick-up is in White Plains, and there is no pick up during the Jewish High Holy Days (which can be a bit of a pain).  This CSA is in the Bronx.  Although the quality of the produce isn’t as phenomenal as the White Plains CSA, the quantity is significantly more. They also offer a fruit share.

Farmer’s Markets

Pleasantville Farmer’s Market
Saturday’s 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM Rain or Shine. Memorial Plaza off Manville Rd. (Street Address: Across From 42 Memorial Plaza) in Pleasantville, NY Baked Goods, Cheese, Cut Flowers, Dairy Products, Fish, Fruit, Hand-made Soaps, Herbs, Meat, Mushrooms, Organic Produce, Plants, Prepared Foods, Specialty Foods, Vegetables, Wine

Inwood–Sat 8-2:30 Isham St. one block off Broadway, northern Manhattan,  Besides veggies, fruit and breads, also includes wine, fish and cheese.  Parking is a bit difficult later in the day.

Hastings on Hudson— Sat 8-?  Next to the library.  Free parking at the train station.

Big Box Retailers

Chef Central – 45 South Central Avenue; Hartsdale, NY 10530. Excellent coffee in lots of varieties. Also a great place for kitchen supplies, food mixes and spices. Not to mention serving ware, bake ware, knives, and kitchen trinkets.

Costco – 20 Stew Leonard Dr. Yonkers, 10710.  (914) 595-1003 Membership is $40 per year. (Right next to Stew Leonard’s)

Sam’s Club – 333 Sawmill River Rd., Elmsford, NY -(914) 592-0023 Membership is $40 per year. (Take Central Park North to Fort Hill Road, onto which you turn Left. It turns into Jackson Avenue. From Jackson, take the Sprain Brook Parkway north up to the 287-W exit towards Tappan Zee bridge. Then immediately take exit 2 for NY 9A towards Elmsford. Turn right onto 9A for about a mile, then left onto Saw Mill River Road. Sam’s Club will be on your left).

Target – In White Plains across the street from Wal-Mart (parking at Target costs $.75/hr in a garage which has access to recycling) or there’s one in Mount Vernon with free parking (in a complex with TJ Maxx, Bed Bath & Beyond, and PetSmart). To get to the Mount Vernon one, take BRP South to exit 11E for Cross County Parkway East, then exit 9 for Hutchinson River Parkway South. Take exit 8 and turn left off of the ramp. Target will be on your left.

Wal-Mart – In White Plains – take BRP North to Exit 21. Turn Right on Main Street and follow it until you get to Wal-Mart. Just before you get to it, there’s a parking garage on your left where you can park free for 3 hours as long as you get a coupon from your Wal-Mart cashier, which they’ll give you if you make a minimum $5 purchase.

Amazon – With student e-mail address (anything with a .edu suffix), “Prime” membership is free for a year. You can use your husband’s address one year and yours another to sign up for this. It saves us a ton of money on shipping every year and gives free 2 day shipping on all eligible items.  Where else can you buy textbook and your deodorant at the same time? This is really nice for times when it’s hard to get out to get things or for hard-to-find items.