Now some of you may be wondering say what? Healthy eating in New York, no way! New York is famous for it’s big Steak Houses such as Sparks, and New York has 7 Michelin Star restaurants out of the USA’s 10. Healthy eating in The States makes you think of warm memories eating out in organic food mecca’s such as LA, San Francisco or the Napa Valley where the sunshine is plentiful. But no, I can assure you that healthy organic, fair trade free range food and produce movement is thriving in New York. In fact it’s growing in momentum every day as we train our bodies and minds to eat healthy and be healthy. Fresh fruits and vegetables are easily found in New York City, you just have to know how to find them!
So, here are our top five healthiest restaurants we recommend for lunch or dinner in New York, mostly located downtown, one in Brooklyn Heights, as we rarely venture uptown. I’ve visited each of these below, many times, so rest assured these recommendations comes from my own genuine experience.
1. Sun in Bloom cafe in Brooklyn Heights and also just opened in Tribeca – why? it’s super fresh delicious vegan raw food is made with love from their owners personal experience of being unwell and changing her diet to make her better!
2. Pure Food and Wine Gramercy Park – why? it’s really the best in the raw food movement, Pure Food is all raw, exceptionally gourmet, creative and inventive with their food selections.
3. Butchers Daughter Nolita – my top pick!!! – why? cause it’s just the place you go to when you wanna feel great! Plus it’s super relaxing!
4. Union Square Farmers Market – every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays in Union Square in the summer months- why? the market is packed with local vendors, bakers, grocers, honey makers and flower growers from New York States surrounding small farms in the Hudson Valley and beyond.
5. ABC Kitchen Flatiron – why? well it’s super beautiful interiors make you feel like a princess, it’s just heavenly. Plus the food is divine and makes your insides feel nourished. Plus the interior design store next door ABC home is a must to check out! Quite possibly the best store ever in New York.