We see it as part of our mission to find restaurants in town that are truly family-friendly that also serve up delicious eats for all diners (read: more than just mac and cheese and pizza). You loved our roundup last fall, so here are the latest and greatest places for families in NYC to chow down. Click through to find the spot for your next lunch, brunch or dinner with the whole gang!

Arepa Factory: A taste of Venezuela in the East Village

This colorful café pays tribute to the arepa: griddle corn cakes that are a Venezuelan mainstay.  Owner Monica Muzzo says kids go crazy for the Tequenos, white cheese (close in taste to ricotta) wrapped in pastry crust, or the just-sweet-enough Guava Tequenos, white cheese and guava jam wrapped in pastry crust. You can either park your stroller up front and sit for a bit and soak in the friendly ambience at this spot or, on a sunny day, take your tequeno or empanadas to-go for a quick snack while you walk through Tompkins Square Park, which is a stone's throw away.

Arepa Factory
147 Avenue A (at 9th St.)
East Village
Online: arepafactory.com

photo: Arepa Factory/ Andrew Drewchin

Do you have a new favorite spot to eat with the kids? Share in the comments below!

—Lambeth Hochwald