Seasoned Vegan in Harlem is a Gem in the NYC Organic Restaurant Scene

Written by Max Goldberg on June 9, 2015. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.


My belief that I had a pretty good pulse on the organic restaurant scene in NYC was called into serious question when I recently got an email from a reader, Joyce from Connecticut.

She told me about this place in Harlem called Seasoned Vegan, and apparently, it has been open for close to a year already. Yet, I had never heard about it before.  Read More »

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Cocobeet is a MUST-VISIT Organic Juice Bar in Boston

Written by Max Goldberg on August 28, 2014. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.


As a result of living in NYC but having grown up in Boston, I am quite aware of the difference between the two cities, in terms of the organic food and pressed juice offerings.

NYC has a ton and Boston has very little.

But with the recent opening of Cocobeet, ironically located between a Subway and Dunkin’ Donuts, it is an understatement to say that Bostonians are thrilled to have them there.

“On our second day of business, we sold 270 bottles of juice and had to close our doors because there was nothing left to sell,” Co-Founder Onur Ozkoc told me. Read More »

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The Organic Food and Pressed Juice Scene in Nantucket

Written by Max Goldberg on July 30, 2014. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

Recently, I spent time in Nantucket, an island off of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, and was thrilled to have access to plenty of great organic food and juice.

Below is a recap of Nantucket’s offerings for organic restaurants, pressed organic juice, organic farms, and organic markets.



As the only organic restaurant on Nantucket, I had lunch at The Green quite a bit. They sell great burritos, bowls, smoothies, juices, and breakfast items. Read More »

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There is A LOT to Love About Sakara Life, the Organic Meal Delivery Service

Written by Max Goldberg on March 3, 2014. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.


Recently, I stopped by the offices of Sakara Life, the fantastic organic meal delivery service based here in NYC.

Even though I have known co-founders Danielle DuBoise and Whitney Tingle for a few years, I hadn’t fully researched their company until now. And what a huge mistake that was because it is an incredibly impressive operation with delicious food.

Currently, Sakara Life is delivering fully-prepared, 100% organic, gluten-free, plant-based meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) to customers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The service will eventually be expanded to other parts of the country, with California on the company’s near-term radar screen.

Here were a few things that I tasted. Read More »

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The Best Farmers Market in the U.S. is in Miami, Florida

Written by Max Goldberg on January 25, 2014. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.


Most people would probably say that choosing the best farmers market in the country would be based on selection, prices, quantity, how much is organic, crowds, and overall experience.

For me, it is much more simple.

Which farmers market will dictate my entire travel schedule just so I can be there for it? Read More »

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My Dinner at Choices Cafe in Miami, Florida

Written by Max Goldberg on January 20, 2014. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.


If you follow me on Facebook, you know that last week I took a short trip to Miami — I put up a bunch of pictures of the juice that I drank and the food that I ate down there.

What you didn’t see was food from a visit to Choices Cafe, an organic vegan restaurant in downtown Miami, right off of Brickell.

Given that several of my friends in the industry had told me about Choices Cafe and the restaurant has been listed in my Pressed Organic Juice Directory for quite some time, I was eager to go check it out. Read More »

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Feel Food in NYC Gets an A+ for Innovation and Taste

Written by Max Goldberg on December 20, 2013. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.


If you live in Greenwich Village in NYC, as I do, it is time to come clean. We are completely and utterly spoiled. Why?

Among other reasons, this neighborhood must have the greatest concentration of organic restaurants, supermarkets, and pressed juice bars of anywhere in the world. And with the recent opening of organic restaurant Feel Food, we may now have the most innovative restaurant of them all. Read More »

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