With two IIN Live Conferences coming up this fall, hundreds of members of the Integrative Nutrition community will be traveling to New York City! Whether you are planning to attend one of the conferences this fall, or you are just visiting New York City for the first time, we hope you will find our NYC Healthy Living Guide useful.
Explore some of these healthy restaurant options for dinner after the conference (or even a quick breakfast before) in order to make the most of your time in the Big Apple!
300 E 12th Street
Open since 1976, Angelica Kitchen was a head of its time with a gourmet vegan menu with a fantastic Asian twist. While this East Village spot does tend to get crowded and does not take reservations, the food is well worth the wait, and comes at a very reasonable price.
248 Broome Street
Need a sweet treat to get you through a day full of sightseeing? Check out Babycakes, NYC’s very popular vegan bakery. Indulge in a gluten free cupcake or slice of cake, sweetened with agave, guilt free! While you are there, make sure you explore everything the Lower East Side of Manhattan has to offer, like the Tenement Museum or the boutique shops on Rivington Street.
587 Ninth Avenue
Craving a nice, juicy burger or maybe a delicious veggie burger? You might want to head over to Better Burger in Hells Kitchen for an anti-biotic free burger or veggie burger. At only $6, this makes for a cheap, healthy meal and it’s only a 10-minute walk from the Javits Center!
187 Ninth Avenue
Looking for a vegan meal option? Take the A,C, or E subway down to Chelsea from the Javits Center for a nice, relaxing meal at Blossom. Here you will find vegan meals with an international flare. Whether you are in the mood for Italian or Japanese, there is something for everyone on the menu at Blossom.
Blue Hill Farm
75 Washington Place
The Northeast is home to plenty of locally owned, organic farms. To try the locally grown produce that New York has to offer, head down to Blue Hill Farm in the heart of New York City’s Greenwich Village. Choose a locally grown meal from the regular menu or opt for the Farmer’s Feast – a five-course tasting menu inspired by the week’s local harvest.
1307 Third Avenue
If you find yourself on the Upper East Side of Manhattan after a leisurely stroll through Central Park, head over to Candle 79 for a wonderful, organic, vegan meal to satisfy your appetite. If you just need something to quench your thirst, stop in for a fresh juice or a house made gingerale before doing a little window-shopping on Madison Avenue!
401 6th Avenue or
1426 3rd Avenue
An eclectic vegetarian restaurant, Gobo is a favorite of not only Joshua but many New Yorkers alike. Stop in for a quiet lunch or come for dinner when the space is crowded and lively. Try an autumn favorite, faux-lasagna made of sweet potatoes, rice pasta, and kale, which is quite reminiscent of the classic dish.
519 Avenue of the Americas
If you don’t have time to sit down for a full meal, or even if you do, GustOrganics is a great place to pick up an organic lunch in Downtown Manhattan. Sit down for some Organic Tapidos, grab a quick fruit smoothie or even stock up on organic baby food! Whatever your organic eating needs, GustOrganics has got you covered!
Le Pain Quotidien
Multiple Locations (Not all included on map below)
If there is one thing New Yorkers don’t mind taking time out of their business schedules for on the weekend, it’s brunch. If you want to be a New Yorker for the day, head over to Le Pain Quotidien for organic soft-boiled eggs or homemade organic granola. Whether you stop in before the conference, or before you go out for a day on the town, this is the perfect spot for a satisfying, delicious and nutritious breakfast before you start your day.
Pure Food and Wine (A Joshua Favorite!)
54 Irving Place
Are you a raw foodist? Then Pure Food and Wine is for you! The food just that: Pure. You can find a variety of American style raw, vegan dishes that will keep you healthy and satisfy your appetite for delicious food and high-class New York style. If you’re just in the mood for a snack, visit Pure Food and Wine’s raw, vegan snack outpost, One Lucky Duck in foodie mecca, Chelsea Market!
28 E 13th Street or
210 6th Avenue or
328 E 6th Street
Load up on Asian inspired macrobiotic meals at Souen before touring Greenwich Village. While the dishes aren’t always pretty, they are made without salt or refined sugars and will provide you with the good, clean energy you need to take on the day! After a meal of inspired vegetable curry, seasoned with ginger root, head down to Washington Park to explore the NYU campus.
Spring Street Natural
62 Spring Street
Doing some shopping in the world famous streets of SoHo? End your day with a healthy dinner at Spring Street Natural. Here you can choose from a large variety of organic American plates, but you might want to make a reservation if you choose to go for dinner, it has been known to be a SoHo hot spot!
For even more healthy meal options in Manhattan, check out Integrative Nutrition graduate Jared Koch’s book, Clean Plates!
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