From the hyped-up cronuts at the Dominque Ansel Bakery to the burgers at Shake Shack and the gyro platters from The Halal Guys, New York City is notorious for tasty foods that satisfy your taste buds and aggravate your arteries.
Often, it’s hard not to indulge in all of the foods that everyone swears you “must try!”
Yet, there are plenty of tasty healthy options around this city that you can enjoy just as much.
Take a look below at these 7 deliciously-healthy restaurants in NYC that are good for the mind, body and soul. Trust us, your arteries will thank us later.
1. Mulberry & Vine (73 Warren Street)
“Eat Local, Cook Global” is the mantra of this healthy little spot tucked away in the heart of Tribeca.
Mulberry & Vine seasons its dishes with herbs and spices, rather than supplemental fats and oils, and ensures that all of its food is organic, local, and free of pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics.
With versatile dishes like coconut milk veggie curry and chocolate chip cappuccino muffins, this is definitely a place for healthy foodies to check out.
2. Dirt Candy (86 Allen Street)
With “dirt” and “candy” in the name, your first impression of Dirt Candy may not lead you to think it’s a healthy restaurant-- but once you realize this is an all-vegetable restaurant, it makes a lot more sense.
So if you’re looking to mix it up and trade in your grilled chicken tacos for some tasty Brussels sprouts ones topped with smoked avocado, jalapeños, pickled red onion, and tortilla strips, look no further than Dirt Candy.
3. Blossom (various NYC locations)
A vegan’s paradise, Blossom is a completely animal-free restaurant, featuring dishes with organic ingredients from local farms and small distribution companies.
Each of the three locations in NYC offers its own menu and unique dining experience.
Blossom on Columbus boasts a casual dining atmosphere, whereas Blossom in Chelsea is more intimate and romantic. And then there’s Blossom on Carmine, which features a variety of small plates for sharing and select wines and cocktails.
4. Souen (326 East 6th Street)
If you’re a fan of Japanese and meatless cuisine, head over to Souen for a hearty dining experience.
Souen serves dishes based on the philosophy of macrobiotics, which is the idea of eating local, seasonal, and balanced foods to sustain both spiritual and physical health and live as one with nature.
With entrees like squash tofu and organic salmon with ginger Kombu broth, this place is worth trying.
5. The Green Table (Chelsea Market: 75 9th Avenue)
If you find yourself in Chelsea Market and want to indulge healthily, check out The Green Table.
The daily menu features the freshest organic food picks from local farms and greenmarkets. The Green Table also serves up beer and wine made with sustainable and organic ingredients.
If you enjoy comfort foods like chicken pot pie and spiced meatballs, you’ve finally found your spot.
6. Peacefood Cafe (460 Amsterdam Avenue - 41 East 11th Street)
Although a vegan haven, Peacefood Cafe offers a variety of foods and drinks that anyone would enjoy.
If you want to spice up a side of fries, try the award-winning chickpea fries made with Indian spices and served with a special house dipping sauce. Looking for something on the sweeter side?
Indulge your sweet tooth in some cashew cream cheesecake! You’re bound to find something great here that you’ve never, ever tried before.
7. Nanoosh (various NYC locations)
Nanoosh is adding a modern twist to Mediterranean cuisine by cooking with organic, all-natural ingredients for a variety of healthy and tasty dishes.
From falafel wraps and quinoa salad to organic mint iced tea and organic hibiscus berry iced tea, Nanoosh is bound to satiate your Mediterranean cravings!
If you enjoyed this article, check out the 9 Most Underrated Restaurants in NYC!