Trendlet: Crunch!

Photo: David Leventi

Broadway East
Thank Gwyneth Paltrow, chef Lee Gross’s former client, for inspiring the world’s first yuba “cracklins”—deep-fried soy-milk skin salted and chile-rubbed and served here as a bar snack (pictured). 171 E. Broadway, nr. Rutgers St.; 212-228-3100

What do the Momofuku boys consider the proper way to begin a multicourse tasting menu? A chicharrón amuse, made from Four Story Hill farm pork skin and seasoned with togarashi. 163 First Ave., nr. 10th St.;

2nd Ave Deli
Like the health salad, the bowl of gribenes is complimentary. 162 E. 33rd St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-689-9000

El Quinto Pino
Chewy-crunchy Spanish pork cracklings called torrezznos are discreetly served here in a brown paper bag. 401 W. 24th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-206-6900

Trendlet: Crunch!