With all of the healthy breakfast options New York City has to offer, there’s never a reason to stop by McDonald’s for a greasy Egg McMuffin or buy a pre-packaged fruit cup from your local bodega. Instead, treat yourself to a delicious acai bowl or tofu omelet made from nutrient-packed vegetables and other organic ingredients. Keep reading for our haute picks.
164 Mott Street
Offering fresh juice and a variety of coffees, Two Hands is a great cafe to catch up with friends over breakfast or a mid-day bite. Their acai bowl is not only only photogenic, it’s also delicious. Made with frozen blueberries, bananas, cacao, acai powder, and almond milk, and topped with gluten free granola, hemp seeds, chia seeds, coconut, cacao nibs, blueberries, and raspberries, it’s light, yet filling. Other tasty menu options include avocado toast, granola bowls, and ricotta toast.
143 Divison Street
A health conscious Californian-style restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner and is always busy—for good reason! Boasting a wide selection of acai bowls with fresh fruits and flavored granolas, it’s hard to pick a favorite. Looking for something savory? Their breakfast sandwich with scrambled eggs, avocado, cheddar, pickled jalapeno, and homemade hot sauce is off the charts. Other healthy breakfast favorites include chia pudding, quinoa porridge, and spiced quinoa bowls.
The Butcher’s Daughter
19 Kenamre Street
Not sure which juice to drink for glowing skin or immunity? Well, The Butcher’s Daughter does, and it’s written right on the menu. They even offer juice and raw food cleanses to go. For a hearty breakfast packed with heart-healthy good fats, order the smashed avocado toast with curry, mustard seeds, and lime on toasted 7-grain bread. Other filling options include 7-grain french toast, coconut yogurt parfait, and soaked organic muesli.
187 9th Avenue
(212) 627- 1144
Blossom’s goal is to bring vegan dining to new levels. The Blossom benedict comes with steamed tofu, soy ham, and hollandaise on a wheat English muffin with a side of roasted rosemary potatoes and grilled asparagus. Their menu even signifies which meal options are gluten, soy, and nut free.
The Organic Grill
123 1st Avenue
The Organic Grill prides itself on using clean and sustainably raised materials to make 99.9% of their foods, drinks, and pastries. They support local growers as well as artisanal food producers whenever possible. While there, be sure to build your own tofu omelette with lots of veggies options, as well as tempeh bacon or soy sausage. Their super seed waffles are made from a special mixture of flax, chia, and hemp seeds with spelt flour and served with fresh fruit.