The Hungry Monkey

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In my short, but sweet, stay in Newport, RI, I also go to visit neighborhood spot, The Hungry Monkey. And, if nothing else, it’s a pretty adorable name for a restaurant. Luckily, they had more than a cute name to offer.

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? And, well, lunch is pretty important too. Hell, I take all meals pretty seriously. This local, casual restaurant only serves daytime fare, breakfast and lunch, so, make sure to stop by during the day while you can. 

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For breakfast, I kept it simple and ordered the Omelette Your Way with spinach and rye toast (2 Egg omelette with one choice of filling, served with home fries and choice of toast). A simple dish, yes, but delicious. The service is great, the food comes out quickly, and the vibe is really relaxed. My favorite part was the home fries, these things were incredible. Like, some of the best home fries I’ve had. They were spicy, so, tread lightly if you’re not a spice fan, flavorful and cooked perfectly with that crispness on the outside and tender meets softness in the middle. 

The Shorts:
Name: The Hungry Monkey
Location: 124 Broadway, Newport, RI
The Long and Short: Would I go back? For sure. Next time I’m in Newport, I’ll be back, and hitting up their Stuffed Monkey Bread French Toast. 
Would I recommend it? I’d be a monkey’s uncle (or aunt) if you went anywhere else for breakfast. 

 

Spreads

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If you’re looking for some fresh, quality food on-the-go, head over to Spreads in Midtown East.

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This quick service shop focuses on fresh, scratch made products that are also affordable. They also believe in the mantra that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, serving just breakfast and lunch with a number of options.

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Their menu highlights their sandwiches, but they offer salads, soups, veggie sides and baked goods as well, and everything is made on premises.

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I ordered their Coconut Bacon Sandwich (applewood-smoked coconut “bacon”, avocado, tomato, house greens, house made vegan mayo, seven grain bread), which is actually vegan. I’m not vegan, but it sounded healthy and delicious…and it was. The lettuce is fresh, crisp, and the tomato juicy. Then, you have the little “bacon” bits which are similar to the texture of chips with a smoky, sweet, and coconutty flavor. The creaminess of the avocado and the sweet herbiness of the spread compliment the sandwich really nicely.

The Shorts:
Name: Spreads
Location: 441 Park Avenue South, NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? For sure, so many great options to be tried. 
Would I recommend it? Yes, tasty food in a super convenient area, so no reason to not be able to make a stop there.