New Bedford Restaurants Food Network Says Are ‘Top Places to Eat’
If you're a restaurant owner, having Food Network highlight your product is the dream.
Luckily for us SouthCoasters, restaurants are in abundance -- and with something for everyone.
Three New Bedford establishments, in particular, seem to have outshined the competition by making it onto Food Network's website, listed under the channel's "Top Places to Eat," too.
New Bedford alone is home to three restaurants the foodies from Food Network have visited and approved and chances are, you've most likely been to at least once.
Churrascaria Novo Mundo - 98 County St.
On The Best Thing I Ever Ate (season 5, episode 12), Chopped host Ted Allen explores the mouthwatering world of rotisserie-style barbecue chicken from Churrascaria Novo Mundo, a small Portuguese restaurant on County Street with huge flavor.
Ted Allen knows for a tongue-tingling bite of Portugal, Churrascaria Novo Mundo has the "holy grail" of spicy, crispy barbecued chicken. On 'The Best Thing I Ever Ate', Ted praises the chicken, roasted over open flames and later slathered in an irresistible blend of hot sauce and spices.
My Place Restaurant, 291 Nash Road
One of the tastiest desserts the SouthCoast has to offer comes from mainland Portugal and the Azores. It's similar to fried dough, but with a Portuguese twist. Of course, I'm talking about malasadas, and Food Network can't get enough of it.
"Yeasty, sugar-dusted Portuguese doughnuts of 'an awesome size' draw lines that stretch out the door at 6:30 a.m. Made with plenty of butter, sugar, flour, and a bit of yeast, staffers sell about 400 fat malasadas on weekends in four hours. Be sure to get in line early — and plan ahead, since the restaurant only sells these on weekends.
Sunrise Bakery & Coffee Shop, 514 Bolton St., New Bedford.
Back in 2016, we reported a potential visit from Food Network to a staple in the New Bedford/Dartmouth community: Sunrise Bakery & Coffee Shop. The locals know that it's one of the top-tier places to pick up a hot fresh linguica roll for breakfast or lunch and the television foodies agreed.
A Portuguese family of nine children comprises the heart of this locally- beloved bakery and coffee shop. For nearly four decades, Sunrise has offered top-selling linguica cheese rolls, selling 50 dozen daily and twice that on weekends. Their pastels de nata, a classic Portuguese pastry contained in paper-thin layers, are filled with sweet, creamy, vanilla-laced custard similar to crème brûlée.
Now we just need to get Food Network down to check out all the other awesome places New Bedford has to offer.