ORGANIC AVENUE: This place is my heaven, organic, plant-based grab and go smoothies, juices, salads, breakfast, lunch, and light dinner entrees! My girlfriends and I had delicious green smoothies and smoothie bowls topped with chia sounds and delicious granola. A little pricey but worth it for fresh and healthy food on the go! I sure hope this place makes it to Chicago. If you are one of my many clients who travel to NYC on a weekly/monthly basis I highly suggest picking up some meals from here to keep your diet on track!
THE BUTCHER'S DAUGHTER: "A new juice bar, cafe, and vegetable slaughter house.' Their menu is 100% vegetarian and dairy-free. Delicious and brightly colored food! I enjoyed a cantaloupe and ginger popsicle for a treat after having an awesome Kale Caesar salad.
MOMOFUKO MILK BAR: Locations all over NYC. Cookies, cakes, pies, and soft serve! I yummy treat worth waiting in a little line. I recommend trying one of their famous cookies and their crack pie soft serve, think brown butter flavored soft serve :-) A perfect treat after many hours of fitness all over the city!
LITTLE OWL: One of my top 10 favorite meals of all time. The restaurant is just perfect. It is a tiny little place in the East Village, lit with twinkle lights along the windows and tea lights at the tables. Upon entering you are seated for a glass of prosecco above the tiny space on a little two seater you climb to on a ladder. Between us four girls we shared 4 appetizers and two entrees, and for dessert a chocolate souffle cake, with homemade coffee ice cream...total perfection. The service and food were impeccable, it's a must!
GARRET NYC: Our experience coming to Garret's was too funny! We were told about this "secret bar" and it just so happened to be right by dinner. I looked it up and found it to be right above Five Guys Burger in the East Village. You enter the burger joint and walk straight back past the line cook and turn left to take the stairs to the second floor to this hidden bar. It was very cool. Great mixologist, cool decor, the perfect place for a pre or post dinner drink.
Beauty and Essex: Very cool, sceney bar. You walk up to what looks like a jewelry shop and walk through a door into a very large house like space that reminded me of Gatsby's house. Fun spot for post dinner drinks. I missed the bathrooms but apparently they serve pink champagne in the bathroom lounge area.
What are your favorite NYC spots? To think we didn't even have pizza, bagels, sushi, cronuts or Shake Shack!