New York is one of my favourite cities in the world. I love the buzz and energetic vibe, and although America is typically synonymous with bagels, cheesy pizza and deep fried fast food take away on every street corner, staying healthy in New York is actually far easier than you may think, even if you're gluten and dairy intolerant like me.
Below are my favourite healthy New York hangs, and for all you coffee lovers, don't worry, I've included a few fantastic coffee shops and cafes so you won't have to suffer the dreaded American style coffee.... or "draino" as I refer to it!
Juice Press - My go to for my morning organic cold pressed green vegetable juice! My personal recommendation the 'Mother Earth' because it contains no fruit and has a beautiful blend of vegetables and herbs, like dandelion and parsley to support your liver - which may just come in handy if you decide to hit the New York bar scene! I also like some of their smoothies, but tend to stick to the 'Clean Green' protein (they use hemp protein), but ask for no added sweetener, as the banana makes it sweet enough. You can ask to swap the banana for berries if you want an even lower fructose option. They also offer a range of additional 'boosters', including E3 live and my personal favourite the 'Volcano' immune booster - made from ginger, lime, cayenne pepper, oil or oregano and a probiotic!
Hu Kitchen - One of my go to healthy 'fast food' haunts, this is every Paleo lovers dream. Choose from a huge range of vegetable and meat dishes, but be sure to leave room for a sneaky 'not so naughty' dessert when you visit. If you don't fancy leaving your hotel room, they also offer home delivery!
Mulberry & Vine - This gem can be found in the heart of Tribeca, midtown east, or Nomad. Offering both vegetarian and meat lovers options. The part I like best is the kitchen only uses healthy oils for cooking and organic cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil from Napa for the salads.