Yoga-wise, I can hardly manage a forward fold, but diet-wise, I’m a champion flexitarian. So even though I’ve resolved to consume more salads & green juices, less triple crème brie in 2013, hey, I’m flexible. (See how this works?) But should I have a particularly virtuous day, you’ll find me at these healthy hotspots.
This Irvington oasis of dietary uprightness has one of the healthiest happy hours around (M-Sa 3-5pm)—get live nachos and raw lettuce wrap specials with your Levitation’s True Mystery mezcal cocktail.
A happy hippie mecca in the middle of downtown St. Johns, you’ll find organic produce, household items and a devotedly seasonal vegan organic café all in one here—make a meal of the avocado spread, tempeh Reuben and a house-brewed kombucha.
Tucked inside a chic Pearl District yoga studio, this oh-so-healthy nook has delicious salads, bowls, soups and smoothies that are dairy-free, gluten-free, and whatever else-free you might desire. The Urban Bowl and an Herbtonic green juice make my day.
Everyone I’ve ever taken to this super popular vegan trattoria, even the most devoted of meat eaters, falls in love. Biggest hits include the Little T focaccia, beet tartare, Sweety-Peps, gnocchi, and hazelnut caramel bombe.
Winning over herbivores and omnivores alike with their cleverly designed and affordable plant-based prix fixe menu. Cocktails aren’t too shabby either—I love the Davenport Martini with house-infused rosemary gin.
Now that Canteen serves breakfast, you can start your day with delicious dietary virtue--supplement your green juice with the fresh fruit, goji berry & cocoa nib-topped oatmeal with coconut milk or a gorgeous cashew cream & granola parfait.
A bustling vegan bar serving wicked-strong cocktails, sometimes in full size Mason jars? Well, here you go. Normally a fan of mixing it up, I get the same thing every time—the signature Bye & Bye cocktail and “meat”ball sub (the first time I ate it, I didn’t realize it was vegan until halfway through, which is saying a lot).
So, okay, these aren’t pie in the traditional sense, but Back to Eden’s beautiful golden pumpkin whoopie pies earn pie-accolades in spades. Plus, they’re gluten-free and vegan, so all can enjoy.
Laid back Hawthorne juice shack with an innovative menu of organic smoothies, juices and acai bowls. They also do custom juice cleanses, if you’re feeling extra ambitious. If you go often, get a Kure card—it earns you smoothie points.
Sitting amidst SE Stark Street’s “vegan mini mall”, this spunky market stocks a boggling array of animal-free sundries, from chocolate hazelnut cashew spread to whole grain bacon bits. Also THE place to find a "I'm Vegan and I Poop 3 Times a Day" bumper sticker.
If you haven’t experienced love at first sight yet, hit up this dreamy little Alberta Street gem and fix your gaze upon the platter of Aunt Miriam's Vegan Sticky Buns. Aaaand, cue sappy romantic background music!