October 30, 2019
Photo credit: Dig Inn
New York is a city of schleppers. Many of us are literally running to and fro for much of the day, and this can build up an appetite. Luckily, New York is full of healthy, fast options waiting to be taken advantage of. Below we’ve highlighted our favorite restaurants and cafes around NYC where you can grab a healthy meal in a pinch.
Dig Inn — Great for meals; you can make your own bowl with a brown rice or greens base, seasonal veggies, and protein; they also sell their sides separately, which makes a great snack.
Hu Kitchen — With the motto “food for humans”, you can count on Hu Kitchen to serve clean food completely gluten-free, dairy-free and refined-sugar-free! Super convenient to pop in for a hearty meal, or a snack or side to tide you over to your next meal.
78 Fifth Avenue (14th Street)
Whole Foods — They’re all over the city! Grab some pre-chopped fruit or veggies, or something from their salad bar or deli. While they do use canola oil in many of their dishes, they list their ingredients so you can choose items cooked in olive oil.
Bonus: they now offer free delivery through Amazon Prime Now
Magic Mix — Organic juices, smoothies, soups, salads, and snacks — all plant based.
102 Fulton street
Bonberi Bodega — Plant-based bodega offering fresh juices, smoothies, salads, bowls, soups, and snacks
The Village Den — Paleo, keto or plant-based “TV dinner” options. Dine-in, pick-up or get it delivered.
225 W 12th St
Westerly Market — Another amazing health food market with prepped gluten free, dairy free meals and snacks.
911 8th Ave. @ 54th Street
Lucky Lee’s — A healthy take on American-Chinese inspired food. The entire menu is gluten-free and dairy free.
67 University Place Between 10/11th street
Pro tip: Too busy or wiped to cook dinner? Pop by one of these spots on your way home or check to see if they are on one of the delivery apps like Grubhub, Postmates, DoorDash, Seamless, Uber Eats, Caviar and Eat24.
Wondering what to keep in your bag for a quick snack? Click here to check out our blog on travel snacks for items you can keep with you.
This guide was written by Dr. Morrison and the health and nutrition experts at The Morrison Center. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health through the treatment and prevention of disease.
Dr. Jeffrey Morrison is an award-winning medical doctor, a leader in the field of Integrative Medicine, and champion of a nutritional approach to healthcare
Robin is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine and holistic healing modalities. She helps her clients address complicated conditions and return to wellness.
Stephanie is a Holistic Nutrition Consultant and Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner with a passion for helping her clients fulfill their potential through both emotional and physical optimization.
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