The wellness scene in New York is constantly expanding. With its plethora of new holistic centres, luxury wellness-oriented hotels and healthy restaurants opening across the city, it’s become a one-stop urban hub for travellers worldwide. Unsurprisingly, the dining scene is as popular as ever, with foodies always on the lookout for the latest trends and openings. Here are some of the top healthy restaurants in New York to indulge in, guilt-free, all year round.
Vegetarian restaurant Divya’s Kitchen serves fresh, healthy meals prepared with nutritious ingredients to nourish the mind and body. Using the ancient tradition of Shaka Vansiya Ayurveda, the eatery teaches us the importance of food in restoring our innate ability for health and wellness.
25 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003, +1 212-477-4834, divyaskitchen.com
With several locations dotted across the city, Le Botaniste is a plant-based organic food and wine bar that keeps a core focus on sustainability and healthy eating. Each colourful dish is served as pure, plant-powered organic meals that are good for your body and the planet. Each venue celebrates healthy eating in its menu, offering a contemporary take on delicious vegetarian dining.
Multiple locations; lebotaniste.us
Farm-to-table concept ABC Kitchen invites guests to try the best of superstar chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s 85-percent locally-sourced curations. The constantly-rotating menu is free of pesticides, synthetic fertilisers, insecticides, antibiotics, hormones and GMOs. Ingredients are naturally and humanely sourced from regional farmers and fair trade cooperatives, to celebrate the local community and embrace the future of the slow food movement.
35 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003, +1 212-475-5829, abchome.com
The Honeybrains concept was founded upon the idea of providing food that’s good for the mind—and body. Offering multiple locations across New York, the restaurant uses vegetables, fruits, legumes, wholegrain and foods high in Omega 3 served with healthy garnishes like herbs and spices to keep you feeling good all day. Favourites include the power oatmeal for breakfast and the fresh juices for a rejuvenating wake-me-up.
Multiple locations; honeybrains.com
For inventive vegan tapas, Ladybird is an upbeat environment decked in lavish furnishings. The cosy space is popular for its photogenic appeal but the menu is also noteworthy, serving delightful variations of cult classics, from the eggplant parm to the mushroom and onion toast. There’s something for every health-conscious diner here—even the cocktails are pumped with vegetables.
111 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009, +1 833-328-4588, overthrowhospitality.com/venues/ladybird
The Butcher’s Daughter
Plant-based restaurant, cafe and juice bar The Butcher’s Daughter is dedicated to serving 100% vegetarian dishes made from fresh, raw ingredients. The brand operates in New York and Los Angeles, serving healthy diners with refreshing meals all day long. Gourmands will be delighted to hear that the menu changes daily and the weekend brunch is a must.
Multiple locations; thebutchersdaughter.com
Little Beet Table
In New York City’s Flatiron District, Little Beet Table is a one-stop restaurant for veggie delights. Opened since 2014, the eatery commits to serving wholesome, healthy food that not only tastes great but makes you feel amazing. Described as ‘delicious, not pretentious’, the healthy gem welcomes guests to build their own salad bowls with ingredients ranging from salmon poké to charred zucchini.
333 Park Ave South, New York, NY 10010, +1 212-466-3330, thelittlebeettable.com