Written by Meera Bhan
Pure Green (60 E 8th St)
This joint serves up delicious smoothies, acai bowls and other healthy foods. Get that California vibe right here in Greenwich Village.
CAVA (143 4th Ave)
This fast casual spot serves Chipotle-style Greek cuisine. The portions are generous, so come hungry!
Taboonette (30 E 13th St)
This hidden gem cooks up comforting Mediterranean eats. Fluffy homemade pitas are packed with all your favorites.
Noho Juice Bar (208 Mercer St)
This family-run business offers plenty of healthy sandwiches, bagels, and other varieties. In a couple of visits, the friendly owners will know you by name.
Little Atlas Cafe (6 W 4th St)
This hole-in-the-wall spot serves yummy, healthy food including vegan options. With no seating, it’s the perfect place to grab a quick bite.
Eva’s Kitchen (11 W 8th St)
This casual spot, which stands for “Energy, Vitality, Athleticism” serves basic, no frills healthy food like burritos and brown rice plates. You’ll find everyone from policemen to bodybuilders to NYU students at this joint.
Soho Tiffin Junction (42 E 8th St)
Also known as the “Indian Chipotle”, this restaurant serves customizable Indian fare with a modern twist. Base options even include quinoa and cauliflower rice.
Saigon Shack (114 MacDougal St)
You can find this spot bustling at all hours. It tends to have a line out the door, so if you’re in a rush, order to go (and remember, cash only!)
Semsom Eatery (2 Astor Pl)
Conveniently located on Astor Place, stop by for some vibrant Mediterranean flavors. Their wholesome meals are sure to leave you satisfied and fueled for the day.
Manousheh (193 Bleecker Street)
If you don’t have time to stand in those By Chloe lines, head across the street to get a taste of authentic Beirut street food. The light crispy flatbreads are sure to please your palate.