Squash blossoms are one of the fleeting beauties of summer produce. Their gorgeous petals and delicate flavors are a welcome reprieve from the heavier flavor and flesh of their immediate relatives, zucchini squash, which seem to explode so violently from the garden this time of year that we are easily overwhelmed. Try squash blossoms raw for a light, delicious surprise, or go the popular, cooked route by stuffing them with gooey cheeses and frying the packages whole.
These New York restaurants are making the most of squash blossom season with appetizers, entrees, and sides alike. Stop in to taste one of summer’s prettiest offerings.
Perla - 24 Minetta Lane New York, NY 10012 – crispy zucchini flower with cacio cavalo, anchovies, and chicory
North End Grill - 104 North End Avenue New York, NY 10282 - squash blossom tempura with cojita and sriracha mayo
Crown - 24 East 81st Street Manhattan, NY 10028 - gulf shrimp with squash blossoms and cherry tomato fondue
Back Forty West - 70 Prince Street New York, NY 10012 - stuffed summer squash with ricotta, swiss chard, and cremini mushrooms
Hudson Clearwater – 447 Hudson Street New York, NY 10014 - parmesan roasted summer squash, enoki mushrooms, extra virgin olive oil