Where to get plant-based croissants, dumplings, mac and cheese, and more.
Team InfatuationAugust 2, 2022
Where to go when you want to eat “kind of healthy” and not leave hungry.
Hannah Albertine & Bryan KimJune 10, 2019
24 spots to get delivery and takeout when you’re in the mood for something light.
Hannah Albertine & Nikko DurenMay 4, 2020
Where to get a healthy lunch (that doesn’t suck) in Midtown.
Bryan Kim & Katherine LewinFebruary 27, 2017
Where to go for a lunch downtown that won’t make you feel terrible for the rest of the day.
Hillary ReinsbergFebruary 27, 2017
The places to hit when you want brunch, but don’t want to be in a food coma the rest of the day.
Katherine LewinFebruary 27, 2017
The next time you want Sweetgreen, but realize you’ve spent more time there than your own apartment recently, try one of these spots instead.
Bryan Kim & Matt TervoorenFebruary 25, 2019
Lower East Side
South Street Seaport
Seed & Weeds is the only place to eat in the Tin Building with views of the East River. You'll enjoy their vegan and vegetarian dishes even if you're an avid meat eater.
Kenny YangOctober 13, 2022
This seafood counter with a huge raw bar in the Tin Building by Jean-Georges is great for some oysters followed by something greasy like a salad with fried clams and shrimp.
Don't dismiss this station at the Tin Building as just another place to grab a generic salad or sandwich. The roast beef sandwich is one of the best we've had.
This location of Maman next to Rockefeller Center excels at baked items like croissants, loaf cakes, and cookies. Because of that, we prefer their sandwiches to their salads.
Kenny YangSeptember 7, 2022
This place isn't just a destination for George Constanza photos and “No Soup For You” merch. The soup is worth returning for.
The Well Kitchen & Table is an all-day cafe in Union Square with excellent vegan and gluten-free menu options.
Carina FinnAugust 9, 2022
This counter-service place in Rockaway Beach serves great breakfast sandwiches and the best iced latte on the boardwalk.
Neha TalrejaJune 22, 2022
With a reasonably priced menu, welcoming staff, and sleek decor, we’re surprised to find such a perfect Australian coffee shop in Midtown East.
Written byChris Stang
Morningside HeightsUpper West Side
Community Food & Juice is one of the best brunch spots around Morningside Heights and Columbia University. Unfortunately, that's exactly when it's at its worst. Hit it any other time for best results.
A great neighborhood daytime café in Tribeca with plenty of space to spread out.
Written byHillary Reinsberg
Avant Garden is a tiny vegan restaurant putting out some excellent, and very original food. You won’t find any veggie burgers here.
If you end up at Rider, you'll probably enjoy it. But it doesn't need to go on your Brooklyn must-hit list.
Written byKatherine Lewin
Bunna Cafe, the vegan Ethiopian spot in Bushwick, is an excellent spot to share a giant plate of food with people you like.
A casual Lower East Side spot for healthy Japanese food.
Pokito is a tiny bar/restaurant near the Williamsburg bridge serving Asian-Latin mashup food in a highly casual (but still vibey) space.
Zizi Limona is a Middle Eastern spot in Williamsburg that works for pretty much any casual dinner situation.
Written byMatt Tervooren
Lovely Day is one of the most reasonably priced restaurants where you can still feel like you've had a fun night out.
Westville East is a great utility spot, especially if you’re looking to eat something kind of healthy.
Written byAndrew Steinthal
Crave is a laid-back seafood restaurant that takes you out of the misery of Midtown East.