Feeling Fresh: Your Guide to Eating Right in NYC

Feeling Fresh: Your Guide to Eating Right in NYC

With $1 pizza stores on every corner, sometimes it’s hard to resist being a true New Yorker. Finding healthy and trendy eateries in the Big Apple, though, is just as tempting. Here's are just a few.

With $1 pizza stores on every corner, sometimes it’s hard to resist being a true New Yorker. Finding healthy and trendy eateries in the Big Apple, though, is just as tempting. Here's are just a few.

Text: Kate Ramsay

Text: Natalia Spotts

Café Medi (107 Rivington St.)

Just this year, restauranteurs Corey Lane and Roberto Buchelli opened a culinary establishment with an emphasis on fresh new American and Mediterranean dishes. The restaurant's chef Vincent Chirico's work is a nod to the Mediterranean diet, which focuses on foods from the Earth, whole grains, and healthy fats. Their menu items include peach burrata, ‘chicken over a brick,’  and cucumber tartar sauce and scallops. Cafe Medi is located on the ground floor of the Rivington Hotel.

The John Dory Oyster Bar (1196 Broadway)

Located in the Ace Hotel, this high-end seafood eatery offers a variety of small plates and raw bar options, including an oyster happy hour on weekends that is well known to locals. Sourced from the east and west coasts, some of their most popular seafood dishes, besides their oysters, include marinated mussels with holland chili, pepper and aioli, and chorizo stuffed squid with smoked tomato vinaigrette.

STK Downtown (26 Little W 12th St.)

As a modern twist on the traditional steakhouse, this Meatpacking restaurant also has a rooftop bar, serving scenery as well as a wide variety of classic plates. In addition to steak, the menu also includes salads, a raw bar, and many other meat options like scallops, chicken, duck, and lamb. A lounge area encompasses the central part of the restaurant.

Chalk Point Kitchen (527 Broome St.)

With an ever-changing creative mix of local, sustainable, and organic ingredients with exciting flavors, you can rely on this farm house-style eatery to be fresh. The cuisine is focused on farm-to-table practices with multicultural influences—think Chinatown meets Union Square Green Market. The menu consists of lots of veggies and salads while also incorporating health-conscious American classics like roasted chicken and fillet.

The Fat Radish (17 Orchard St.)

Inspired by seasonal British cooking, this relatively new restaurant in the Lower East Side is also focused on farm-to-table practices and local ingredient sourcing. With a hearty and vegetarian-friendly, menu, this spot pleases both the foodie and the picky eater, while a very communal setting makes for a cozy dining experience.

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