In this organic restaurant review, I am presenting one of my all-time favorites in NYC — Sacred Chow.
Sacred Chow is an organic, vegan and kosher restaurant located in the heart of Greenwich Village, right near NYU. The restaurant is an true gem, and several years ago CitySearch named it the top vegetarian restaurant in NYC.
Despite the fact that I am not a vegan, I do love the vegan food that is served there. Chef/owner Cliff Preefer is an absolute genius, especially when it comes to tofu, and serves some of the most inventive and creative dishes I have ever come across.
In this video, I showcase three of my favorites at the restaurant: grilled western tofu, root vegetable latkes with Indonesian date butter and black olive seitan.
If you’re in Manhattan, definitely stop by Sacred Chow.
Sacred Chow is located at 227 Sullivan Street between West 3rd & Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village.
Organic Avenue, an organic take-out place that sells pressed juice, juice cleanses and raw vegan food, now has a presence at Fashion Week.
Needless to say, this is a very positive development. For the many people who work during Fashion Week (fashion journalists, buyers, models, etc.), their days consist of running from show to show to show to show with little to no time to eat well.
Organic Avenue has set up a pop-up juice bar in Lincoln Center, the new location of Fashion Week, so that these individuals can get some proper nutrition when they are on the run.
The limited menu includes: watermelon juice, coconut water, green juice (Green Love), cacao smoothies, gazpacho, lemon lime shakes and purified alkaline water.
Organic Avenue at Fashion Week is a phenomenal sight and a continuation of a very promising trend that I am seeing – organic restaurants expanding to non-traditional venues.
Stonyfield Cafe, an organic/natural cafe, set up shop at the US Open tennis tournament this year and organic food trucks are popping up all over the place.
If you are at Fashion Week at Lincoln Center and or are in the Upper West Side in Manhattan, stop by Organic Avenue’s juice bar.
It is located in the lobby at Alice Tully Hall, located on Broadway between 65th and 66th.
At this year’s US Open tennis tournament in New York City, Stonyfield had its Stonyfield Cafe outside center court where they served organic and natural food. This was the first time that I can ever remember organic food being served at a major sporting event, and I hope this becomes a regular occurrence.
At the tournament, I caught up with Stonyfield’s President and CE-Yo, Gary Hirshberg, where we talked about the the success of the Stonyfield Cafe and its future plans.
A side note: When I started livingmaxwell about ten months ago, one of my goals was to interview Gary Hirshberg. So, making this happen was a big thrill.
Not only was Gary was featured in the movie Food, Inc. but he is one of the most influential figures in the organic food movement in our country. Aside from his tremendous commitment to organic and the environment, Gary believes that business is the most powerful tool to change the world — something that I agree with 100%.
Also, many thanks to Gary’s wife, Meg Hirshberg (a fellow Brown University alum), who did a great job shooting this segment.