There is so much to choose from in this busy city, that it is sometimes hard to know where to begin. I got some great recommendations for when I was there last week, and the following places that I tried were really great! A special shout out to my classmate Andrea for all the great recommendations! If you happen to be heading to NYC anytime soon, I hope this list will help you getting started.
Hu’s Kitchen – This place is awesome! A great variety of warm food and plenty of tasty salads to choose from. Organic food. It’s more of a fast food restaurant inside so it’s best suited for a short stop or for picking up food. On 5th Avenue.
Sunday in Brooklyn – What a great restaurant this is! Definitely worth a detour to Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Innovative and excellent quality. The food, atmosphere and service was spot on! I highly recommend it!
Foragers – In Chelsea this restaurant is combined with a market. Great food, and good food shopping in the market. In Brooklyn there is also a restaurant in the food court, underneath Target, on Flatbush Avenue.
Gran Electrica – If you like tacos that takes it to the next level and Mexican food, this place is awesome! It’s in Dumbo, right next to one of the most famous pizza places in Brooklyn called Grimaldis. We didn’t make it there though.
Minetta Tavern – If you want a real old school feeling and some excellent food then this place is for you. Make a reservation, or try your luck for a seat at the bar where you can eat as well.
The Butcher’s Daughter – A plant based restaurant with plenty of fun and tasty options in the Nolita area.
Bone broth, juice and sweets!
Bone broth is a thing in NYC and you can even get yours in a cup to go. Brodo in East Village was my favorite, but Springbone Kitchen in West Village was great too. They also had some other food options. Both are tiny places, and more of a quick stop, unless you can score a window seat at Springbone Kitchen.
Juice Press – I love this place! Great quality and taste. Go here for green juices, smoothies and healthy snacks. Try their E3Live Algae.
Billy’s Bakery – One should only eat sweets on rare occasions. But, if it happens to be a special occasion, then this is your place! Yum!
If you are close to Central Park, head over to the Plaza Food Hall underneath the Plaza hotel between 5th and 6th avenue.
Supermarkets with organic food:
Perelandra Natural Foods in Brooklyn. Try their Cocoyo yogurt, it’s the best ever!
Amish market in the Financial District, a block away from Whole Foods.
Other things to try:
Organic Cold Brewed Coffee (a lot less acidic than regular coffee). I like Chameleon Espresso and Lucky Jack Old School.
Try Kombucha in a bottle, or find it in some local cafes on tap. It’s great for your gut flora.
TodayTix – app for Broadway shows and Comedy acts. You can also use this for London. Very user friendly.
Uber, Lyft, and Via are great car sharing apps
The Guggenheim museum – amazing building by Central Park, and great if you want a smaller exhibition.
Have fun exploring in New York City, and let me know what your favorites are! 🙂
Photos by Reine Kase & Nathalie Visser