Exki

Exki a chic Belgian NYC restaurant with two locations (Gramercy Park and Madison Sq Park). Healthy and fresh pre-made or made-to-order dishes are created from local, sustainably grown ingredients.

Summer’s  Picks
Exki’s Signature & Seasonal Emulsions: Vegetable or herb based flavors are emulsified into a celeriac or potato base and used in many of the salads & soups. Emulsions contain no preservatives and are crafted daily in the kitchen. New summer emulsions include: Fennel, Fennel-Horseradish, and Miso.

Gazpacho Ceviche– petite salad of marinated shrimp, tomato and vegetable loaded gazpacho sauce

Panzanella– antipasti salad with tomatoes, arugula, sourdough croutons, peppers, red onion, zucchini, roasted garlic vinaigrette

OPA– Greek tartine of feta, artichoke, baby spinach, zucchini, caramelized onions, & pesto on sourdough bread

See website for complete summer menu: http://exkinyc.com/we-launch-our-new-spring-summer-menu/

Sweetgreen

Sweetgreen sources local and organic ingredients from trusted farmers and looks to support local communities. Sweet green’s mission is to create delicious and healthy salads and soups with a sustainable message. Multiple locations: NoMad, Tribeca, Nolita,Williamsburg

Summer’s Picks
Mexican Corn “Elote” Bowl– organic quinoa & farro, organic arugula, roasted corn and peppers, purslane, goat cheese, sunflower seeds, cilantro, tomatoes, cabbage, lime cilantro jalapeño vinaigrette

Roasted Veggies & Chicken– Shredded kale & organic mesclun, local roasted vegetables, basic, shredded carrots, parmesan crisps, roasted chicken, pesto vinaigrette

Blueberry & Basil Fresca- a refreshingly, slightly sweet housemate beverage with a touch of ginger

See website for complete summer menu: http://sweetgreen.com/menu/?region=new-york

Just Salad

Just Salad is a fast-causal salad & smoothie experience and which uses local, non-GMO & organic ingredients

NYC Restaurant Locations: Park Avenue, Fashion District, Financial District, 30 Rock, Murray Hill, Chelsea, World Wide Plaza, Lexington, Park Slope, 8th Street, Upper East Side, 1st Av & 70th, Hudson Sq, Downtown Brooklyn, Macy’s Herald Sq, 90 Broad Street, 140 8th Av, 233 Broadway, 315 Park Av South

Summer’s Picks
Backyard BBQ– romaine, BBQ chicken, black eyed peas, grape tomatoes, corn, celery, onions, and buttermilk ranch

Saigon Summer– organic kale & romaine, pickled carrots & daikon, sustainable grilled shrimp, edamame, organic mushrooms, fresh basil, crispy wontons, asian sesame dressing

Beach Bound– romaine & red cabbage, sustainable grilled shrimp, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, red onions, corn, fresh basil, lemon basil vinaigrette

See website for complete summer menu: http://justsalad.com/menu/

Fresh & Co

Fresh & Co is a healthy NYC Restaurant chain that celebrates locally grown vegetables and fruits from sustainable farms in the Hudson Valley, Long Island, and New Jersey. Fresh & Co serves breakfast specials with cage-free eggs, panini melts, salads, wraps, and quinoa bowls. in addition the restaurant offers gluten free and vegan options. Locations include Bloomingdales, Central Park South, Midtown East, Rockefeller Center, Garment District, Grand Central, Park Ave South, Penn Station, the Village, Midtown West

Summer’s Picks
Fresh & Co features fresh summer specials with spinach, strawberries, sunflower seeds, mint, broccoli, & leeks

Tuscany Insalata– romaine, spinach, fava beans, pepperoncini, roasted peppers, mozzarella, olives, red onions, grape tomatoes with a sweet basil vinaigrette

Beet & Bulgar Salad- beets, bulgars, carrot, scallions and goat cheese

See website for complete summer menu: http://freshandconyc.com

Beyond Sushi

Beyond Sushi is a vegetarian NYC Restaurant heaven that offers a fast & healthy approach to traditional sushi. These rolls, hand rolls, wraps, soups and salads are 100% vegan with locations in Union Sq, Chelsea Market, and Midtown West.

Summer’s Picks
Beyond Sushi features a piece of the month and a roll of the month that are made with seasonal ingredients

June Roll of the Month- black rice, avocado, roasted eggplant, baby arugula. Topped with rosemary infused butter bean purée and a sauce of roasted Roma tomato with garlic & thyme

Piece of the Month– black rice, roasted tomato with garlic and thyme

See website for complete summer menu: http://beyondsushinyc.com/

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Just a recent grad who spends all her hard-earned money on food without any regrets. I love experimenting in the kitchen, dining at vegetarian-friendly restaurants, and discovering new and improved ways to eat cheese.