For Puerto Ricans, Cuchifritos offers a mouthful of memories.
Andrés Fabre learned the shaved ice trade from his father, who pushed his own cart on the Lower East Side for 18 years.
The classic cake called tres leches—literally “three milks”—features heavy cream, evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk. Bizcocho de Colores bakery in Inwood gilds the lily with whipped cream and dulce de leche.
Just step inside a supermarket. Sure, the awnings look like any other Met or Key Food, but uptown the dairy cases are carefully curated for Latino clientele, offering a small world of muy autentico Latin American and Caribbean cheeses.