Tina Wu | Summer Intern
We, here at the FoodieTrip HQ in NYC, are huge foodies who love exploring and making the most out of our city. We are obsessed with every aspect of NYC’s unbeatable food scene, from its vast variety to its unique flavors. Recently, the health-driven aspect of this food scene has been evolving, making NYC one of the best cities for not only good food but delicious healthy food as well.
If you’ve ever been on a diet, you’ll know that the most difficult part of limiting what you eat is cutting out foods that are delicious but ultimately so, so unhealthy. Luckily for you, as the number of people minding their health and turning to diets has surged, the number of healthy eating options in NYC has also skyrocketed. This means more healthy food, with all the same choices and flavors you’ve been craving!
So, are you searching for a place to eat in NYC that won’t break your diet this summer? Look no further! Here’s a list of food places that are both healthy AND delicious - why compromise one for the other?
1. 00 + Co.
65 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
This restaurant in East Village serves up a killer vegan menu, ranging from avocado toasts to an assortment of different pizzas. Vegan or not, you are guaranteed to love the food here, which is both delectable and nutritious. With an enticing ambiance, incredible service, and an expansive selection of wine, 00 + Co. is definitely a restaurant to keep your eye on.
2. by CHLOE.
185 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
By Chloe is another vegan restaurant with a wicked vibe, this time located in Soho. This place also offers a wide variety of food on its menu - even a small section including treats for dogs! By Chloe provides everything from milkshakes to burgers to salads, and its grab-and-go menu lets you work around a busy schedule. With a variety of food that is both mouthwatering and keeps you trim, no choice is a bad choice at By Chloe!
3. Hu Kitchen
78 5th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Located in Union Square, Hu Kitchen prides itself on using only trustworthy ingredients to create an appetizing and all-inclusive food menu. Looking to quench your thirst as well? No worries - from juices to smoothies, there is certainly no lack of beverages to choose from. Hu Kitchen also features a MashBar, where you can create your own personalized non-dairy sundae, with a healthy base and toppings of your choice - an excellent way to pick up a fresh yet satisfying snack! Still thirsty?
4. Foragers Table.
300 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011
We’ve got nothing but love for Foragers Table, which takes farm-to-table dining to a whole new level. They use ingredients that are both fresh and organic and promise every product they sell has been carefully crafted using food from farmers and markets they know and trust. Got kids? No worries! Foragers Table has an entire menu allotted for kids! With a brunch menu, a dinner menu, and a cocktail menu, Foragers Table can cover any kind of meal you might need. Picture this: hot summer day, a glass of your favorite wine, your taste buds are happy, and you’re getting your fill of healthy food - does it get any better than this?
338 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003
To wrap up this list of healthy eats is Tu-Lu’s, a dessert place guaranteed to satiate your sweet tooth. This bakery, located in East Village, is entirely gluten-free and even offers some vegan and dairy-free options. Their sweets range from donuts to cupcakes to cookies, and will even do full cakes for special occasions.
So don’t give up on that beach-perfect body just yet! With these 5 healthy and delicious alternatives, you can feel free to treat yourself and leave the guilty conscience behind.
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