I have to say that this post is really special for me. Walking around (or I must say, rushing around) in New York City has always been a dream of mine. As you might know, I love big cities, and for some reason, I’ve traveled all around the world but I hadn’t been to the big apple just yet. I know, right? What´s wrong with me! Anyway, it was truly the best destination for James and my second year anniversary, and a wonderful surprise to see my family after almost 9 months. The wait was worth it because it was also a great escape to the city that never sleeps after we had moved to St Lucia in the Caribbean.
And boy, did we ever walk. I must say that now I consider myself a pro New Yorker tourist. We must have walked almost every single street, visited every single restaurant, and visited every single cute boutique in Soho. But in this post, I will merely focus on my obsession: food, and not only food but healthy food.
I still think of the amazing meals we had and really can’t wait to go back and feel the rush, energy, and all of those good things that a big city fills you with.
♥ Come As You Are- Paris & Simo Feat Karen Harding
L’Adresse is a cute little restaurant is located adjacent to Bryant Park and was a great venue to eat healthy close to our hotel Royalton New York, which was located nearby. The decoration in the dishes are just beautiful, the chef has an incredibly classy touch to the food preparation, and to make it even better, everything is delicious.
What I ate
Alaskan King Crab Salad with mango, avocado, and mango vinaigrette.
Roasted Beets Salad with quinoa, goat cheese, and honey champagne vinaigrette.
Pelmeni pasta with Russian beef and pork dumplings, creme fraiche, and salsa.
Every time I think of eating at Mulberry & Vine it makes me have an enormous grin on my face. This restaurant has solely a clean eating concept. In this hidden gem you can find, homemade beverages, where you can pick your vegetables and protein, or create your bowl with organic romaine or spinach.
They also have the cutest quotes all over the restaurant, with their concept, for example, ¨No refined sugar, we prefer honey and maple syrup” and much more that make all the eating experience a fun one.
What I ate
Turmeric-lemon zest cauliflower with golden flax (cauliflower, golden flax seeds, lemon zest & juice, parsley, turmeric, safflower oil, and sea salt), roasted salmon with herb salad (sustainably raised salmon, parsley, lemon, capers, dill, olive oil, black pepper, salt), charred avocado (avocado, pumpkin seeds, greek yogurt, lime, parsley, safflower oil, and sea salt, and vegan mashed sweet potato.
After some days of literally 20,000 daily steps recorded with my FitBit, it was time to get an acai bowl for brekky. I particularly loved Juice Generation and the fact that it has been operating since 1999. Their commitment is to source sustainable ingredients and give back to the community which I believe in and think is an initiative that more restaurants should start thinking about.
What I ate
PB AÇAÍ with acai, almond milk, banana, cacao nibs, hemp granola, peanut butter, and strawberries. Honestly such a healthy treat.
Blossom on Columbus serves DELICIOUS organic vegan cuisine in a super trendy spot where they fuse classic dishes and cooking techniques with innovative ingredients. They also have a cookbook with 80 recipes from their restaurants for purchase, that I regret very much not buying as the food is so scrumptious, that all I think of, is to go back.
What I ate
Ceasar salad with romaine, herbed croutons, shiitake mushrooms, and Caesar dressing with seitan.
A yummy bacon cheeseburger with grain and bean patty, caramelized onions, tapioca cheddar, soy bacon, grilled mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, chipotle aioli.
And the best part, the dessert – I had the pumpkin pie with coconut whip cream, YES!
Go, Go, Go! Maman is the cutest, and I really recommend it for brunch. It has many locations in NYC, but I went to the Tribeca location. If you are in a healthy regime, you will find lots of healthy options, and if you are ready for a cheat day there are also plenty of options to indulge.
What I ate
Panatea matcha green tea waffles with poached pears, ricotta, and berries.
Waffle-Iron gluten-free hashbrown with smoked salmon, avocado, cucumber, dill, and egg.
Top tip: If you are also single, watch out for the waiter’s French accent!
Please let me know if you have visited any of my recommendations, and please let me know as well if you have a favorite healthy spot that I must visit when I go back to NYC.
♥ ♥ ♥ Until next time NYC ♥ ♥ ♥