We will meet right at the border where Washington Heights ends and Inwood begins at a cozy little Salvadorean family restaurant. I will introduce you to my favorite plates (one of them includes flowers!) and exotic fruit drinks while we listen to latinx music classics. There's also an old fashioned Jukebox! We can walk or take the subway to the heart of Inwood, where I'll take you to a tiny Dominican street food restaurant (if you don't know about this gem, it's so easy to miss it!). Here we will try classic fried batatas, chicharrón, and other mouth-melting goodies from my parent's motherland (Inwood is predominantly Dominican, with people from other Latin-American countries). Then we walk to a Venezuelan street food restaurant and have tequeyoyos (sweet plantain dough filled with cheese and ham, and deep fried), patacones (plantain sandwich), and natural cereza criolla (criolla cherry) juice! Finally, we go to a Mexican family restaurant that serves the BEST margaritas in the entire NYC, and dare I say, better than any country I've ever been to! Their Mexican-style stake and finger food are also exquisite!
Hi there, fellow traveler! I'm Glory! After being an educator for 11 years, I quit to dedicate full-time to my travel/international snacks channel on YouTube and other passion projects involving food and travel. I am well-traveled and a total foodie, so this, combined with my teaching skills, approachable personality, and insider knowledge as a born and bred New Yorker, allows me to offer a unique experience in a neighborhood that even most New Yorkers have no idea about: Inwood. I lived there for 9 years and I know all the ins and outs of this one-of-a-kind neighborhood in NYC. Let's explore the rare magic of this place together!
I'll provide samples of my favorite foods and drinks!* I want you to be able to taste and enjoy the food from all of the…
We start at the border of Inwood and Washington Heights at a cozy Salvadorian family restaurant. Then we stop at a tiny Dominican street food restaurant (if you don't know about this gem, you easily miss it). Next, we go to an authentic Venezuelan street food restaurant. And finally, to a superb Mexican spot with the best Margaritas!
NYC Latin Food in Secret Neighborhood