Healthy Eats in NYC
Updated: March 16, 2019
I would guestimate that I cook about 80% of my food and order out the rest (and even then, I usually always tweak the items off the menu to be customized as I see fit).
I love the act of cooking, the process, the successes and the screw ups-- it's all a learning and discovery game that you get to eat in the end! How delightful! And I also love knowing exactly what is going into my foods and thus my body.
But sometimes, girlfriend is way too busy (read: hangry) to wait around while food cooks when I know I could have something deliciously healthy already prepped for me in a matter of minutes. In those situations, I certainly have my go-to spots in NYC.
Matcha/Coffee/Tea (with wifi!):
- Cha Cha Macha
- Mo Ma Cha
- O Cafe
- Saltwater Cafe
- The Bean
Honestly, almost any corner bodega or health food store with a juicer is great and so much cheaper than going somewhere branded. You can literally watch them juice it, so you know it’s not sketchy.
My personal favorite in my ‘hood is East Village Organic
Brunch (all of these places have great sweet and savory options):
- Pause Cafe
- Ruby's Cafe
- Village Den
- Broken Coconut
Fast Casual (best for lunch):
- Charlie Street
- Taim Falafel
- Dig Inn
- Hu Kitchen
- Mulberry & Vine
Sit-down Spots (best for dinner)
- Double Zero (vegan speciality pizza & wine bar)
- Souen (macrobiotic)
- Seamore’s (American-style seafood with a Hampton’s vibe)
- Ruby’s Cafe (Australian)
- Divya’s Kitchen (Ayurvedic-based menu)
- ABCv (vegan tapas)
- Westville (something for everyone)
- Cherin Sushi (BYOB sushi)