City Guide: New York, New York

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We love New York! And we know there are countless city guides available for the city that never sleeps, which is why we're putting a special twist on ours.

If you're looking for a guide for all things organic, health, and wellness oriented in NYC, look no further. We're giving you the definitive Organic Guide to New York!

New York, New York

Breakfast spots

Dudleys— If you're into brunching, you'll probably have to dine at Dudleys. With creative entrees (Brown rice bowl with a soft poached egg, kohlrabi, and pumpkin seed pesto, anyone?) and fun AM cocktails galore, its the type of place you could spend all day.

And, their produce is all chosen on the basis that its produced by thoughtful growers that apply a sustainable approach to their operation. We're sold.

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Five Leaves— A Brooklyn brunch staple! Should you find yourself on the other side of the bridge, don't miss breakfast at Five Leaves. Featuring American fare with an Australian twist, hearty meals and a homey atmosphere.  Plus, they're sustainable!

Their menu says it all – “We are dedicated to using the highest quality ingredients with a focus on sourcing local produce, sustainable seafood, free-range meat and poultry”

Lunch spots

Hu Kitchen— Organic, gluten free, friendly towards all types of allergens, this place hits it all. With a mission to “Get Back to Human,” Hu Kitchen believes in whole, high quality, real food. Stop in for lunch or pick up some of their delicious organic chocolate!

Le Botaniste— Organic wines? Vegan bowls? An emphasis on food as medicine? We're SO obsessed. Le Botaniste is an apothecary-inspired counter serve style restaurant featuring vegan, organic bowls, juices & natural wines.

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Blossom— Vegan food for foodies!  Blossom focuses on vegan reinterpretations of classic world cuisine, using only the finest and freshest ingredients, locally-sourced and organic whenever possible.

Two Hands— A bright, airy, community-focused cafe that strives to create nutritious, simple and delicious food paired with exceptional coffee. Think bountiful bowls and salads, fresh ingredients, and a sunny atmosphere!

Terri—Plant-based fast food? Yep, it exists, and its delicious. An exciting and unique menu that serves up quick vegan eats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Plus, a whole flurry of vegan deserts!

Dinner spots

ABC Kitchen— This Manhattan spot offers the freshest, safest ingredients from a seasonal menu with a local focus, created in alignment with the farm-to-table movement. A truly oranic experience, their menu is free of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, insecticides, antibiotics, hormones, is GMO-free, and naturally and humanely sourced from regional farmers and fair trade cooperatives.

XYST NYC— XYST features plant-based, Mediterranean inspired cuisine in Chelsea. With a tasty menu featuring stand out ingredients like wild mushrooms, beet hummus, and crispy squash blossoms, this is definitely the spot for your date night!

Drinks & Night Life

Apotheke— A self proclaimed “cocktail apothecary,” Apotheke is a bar like no other. Mixologists wear pharmacist style coats in the speakeasy style bar, fitting in with the cocktail chemistry vibe. All of their drinks are prepared with local and organic produce from local greenmarkets or picked straight from their rooftop herb garden.

Where to shop

Forager Grocery and Cafe—Foragers opened in 2005 with a mission to provide its neighborhood with high quality groceries from local farms and better producers. All of these locations have the same mission, to offer well-priced, well-made food and drink that you can feel good about eating.

Union Square Greenmarket—The world-famous Union Square Greenmarket features regional farmers, fishers, and bakers who sell their products to a dedicated legion of city dwellers. Tthe seasonal bounty is unparalleled, with hundreds of varieties to choose from during any given season. From just-picked fresh fruits and vegetables, to heritage meats and award-winning farmstead cheeses, and much more.

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Self care/spas

Treatment by Lanshin— Treatment by Lanshin is a holistic healing studio dedicated to innovating and elevating health and wellness care using the advanced principles of natural medicine. Their core therapies include Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, Massage, and Holistic Skincare.

ONDA Beauty— ONDA is a mecca for clean beauty! With countless brands that fall in the clean and organic sphere of wellness, ONDA is definitely a spot to visit for all you skin care junkies. You can also book a facial or massage treatment at their storefront.

Yoga to the People—It might seem difficult to find an affordable and grounded yoga practice in the midst of the expensive, boutique New York exercise scene. But here's where Yoga to the People comes in. This donation-based studio has a commitment to providing accessible yoga to anyone and everyone. Their practice recaptures the true essence of yoga!

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What are your favorite health or wellness spots in NYC? Let us know in the comments!


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