While the idea of being healthy and dining at vegetarian restaurants can sometimes be appealing to us meat-heads, actually spending time inside those kinds of establishments has rarely proven enjoyable. Sorry, but hanging out in a crusty room that smells like kitty litter isn't exactly our thing. Thankfully, The Butcher's Daughter doesn't have that problem.
The Butcher's Daughter is an uber-cool juice bar, greenery, and meeting place that smells like a combination of Kiehls and the rain forest. You won't find much in the way of hippies here, just a bunch of pretty people hanging out in a beautifully put together cafe that's inhabited by more exotic plants than your local flower shop. The design of the room is impeccable, and it's the kind of spot you can hang out in all day. And people actually do. The Butcher's Daughter has become a defacto office for many downtown creative types who hold court here daily, taking meetings, writing, and taking selfies.
The Butchers's Daughter takes the whole juice bar thing a step further than most. This self-proclaimed "vegetable slaughterhouse" (awesome) has got 35 seats in the cafe, and a dedicated takeout operation next door. They offer a menu full of high quality sandwiches, salads, vegetables, and craft beers in addition to the typical cold pressed juice and shake components. It's perfect for quick, healthy, eats at any time, whether it be breakfast, lunch, or even dinner. This is the kind of place we'd love to see reproduced and distributed all over the city, especially right near our office in Midtown - a place desperate for quick, healthy eating options.
Food RundownEgg Sandwich
This scrambled egg sandwich has cashew carrot cheese, kale, and tomato jam on it, and is served on toasted seven grain. Fancy. The key though is to add extra egg and avocado. On its own, there isn't enough inside to fill you up and make you happy. But beef it up with more eggs, avocado, and hot sauce, and you'll be in business.Coconut Yogurt Parfait
It's not as good as the one we love from One Lucky Duck, but the Butcher's Daughter's coconut version with fresh fruit and goji berry granola is pretty fantastic.Smashed Avocado Toast
We love ourselves a nice piece of avocado toast, and this is fine example. A cocktail of heaping avocado comes over seven grain toast with a slight hint of curry, mustard seeds, lime, and olive oil. It's extremely satisfying.Market Hummus & Crudite
One of the most popular orders at The Butcher's Daughter. Their hummus is always different, with daily market ingredients tossed in with the chickpeas and tahini to keep things fresh. It comes rolling out on a big wooden board with all kinds of dipping veggies and toasted baguette.Roasted Beet Quinoa Salad
Our go-to salad here. So purple, and so good. If you love beets, you will love this. The beets come mixed with quinoa, cashew ricotta, and baby spinach in a beet-balsamic vinaigrette.The Best Kale Salad
We'll go on record and say this is certainly not the best kale salad we've ever had, but it's pretty damn good. Baby kale, sunflower seed tahini, avocado, green apples, and toasted sunflower seeds make up the ingredients. You get the idea.The Grateful Veg
Props for wordplay. The Grateful Veg is one of the more popular sandwiches here, and it's a vegetarian's dream with cashew carrot cheese, avocado, tomato, cucumber and a bunch of greens on seven grain.Daily Smoothie
We've had a bunch of them, and Brazilian Blast with goji berries and the Mango Lassi have been our favorites.Juices
In a world filled with cold pressed juices, it's hard to stand out these days. But The Butcher's Daughter has some of the more creative and delicious creations around. Water Flower is one of our favorites, with watermelon, fennel, honeydew, cactus pear, lime, and lavender flower. Also, the spicy Hangover Killer is great too, with thai coconut, pineapple, yuzu, chili, and cilantro.