Two things you got to know about me:
1. I love traveling.
2. I love salads.
On my trip to New York City I got some messages from my lovely Instagram followers, asking if I only eat salads to stay fit and skinny during my vacation. That probably happened because there was a huge salad bowl on every other picture I posted. Haha, this made me laugh so hard! 😀
To be honest, I could eat salads for lunch and dinner everyday without getting bored or feeling unsatisfied. There are countless way to pep up a salad and add nourishing carbohydrates, proteins and fats. I’m going to write a blogpost about how to create healthy, tasty and nutritious salad combos soon, I promise!
But today it’s all about great salad places in New York City and here are my favorites…
… Wholefoods Market
I fell in love with the salad bar at Wholefoods at first sight… I mean bite! Start with various greens like Iceberg, Kale, Rocket, Mesclun, Romaine, Baby Spinach,… and add more raw veggies, roasted potatoes, pumpkin slices, sweet potato bites, seasoned tofu and meat or choose a prepared salad. To perfect your meal, top it with some cheese, nuts and seeds and dried fruits and enjoy! The selection is endless and the choice is so hard. You will probably want to try a bit of everything and end up totally stuffed, just like I did! 😉
By the way, my favorite location is the store in Tribeca, close to the One World Trace Center and the 9/11 Memorial: 270 Greenwich Street, New York.
… Refinery Rooftop (63 West, 38th Street, New York)
Enjoy a Kale and Quinoa Salad with dried apricots, gran padano, almond, a delicious lemon vinaigrette and yogurt or choose the Market Greens Salad with fall squash, goat cheese, pecans, figs and cider vinaigrette and maybe add some protein (chicken, beef or shrimps). The rooftop restaurant’s ambiance is cozy, the view is amazing and so is the food!
Fun fact: I ate both salads because I just couldn’t decide! 😉
… Park Avenue Tavern (99 Park Avenue, New York)
Baby Spinach Salad with granny smith apple, blue cheese, almonds, crispy shallots, balsamic vinaigrette and a piece of salmon on top to perfect it – sounds pretty delicious, huh? This quite offbeat combo is to die for, I swear!
… Seamore’s (390 Broome Street, Nolita, New York)
Just give me a Kale and Avocado Salad with walnuts, sweet potato and honey-apple vinaigrette and I am perfectly happy. If you have a look at the huge black board at Seamore’s, you can pick some fresh seafood from the daily landings to add to your salad bowl.
I bet you’re craving a fresh and colorful salad right now, aren’t you? 😉 Please tell me, do you love salads as much as I do?