Video Review of Liquid Earth, A Great Organic Restaurant in Baltimore

As many of you probably know, I was recently attended Natural Products Expo East 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.

When I go there each year, there are two things are pretty much guarantees for me.

One, I stay at the AMAZING Inn at the Black Olive, the most green/organic hotel I’ve ever encountered.

Two, I make a visit to Liquid Earth, a fantastic organic restaurant just a few blocks away from the hotel.  Liquid Earth serves raw and cooked vegan organic food in a wonderful environment.

During my most recent visit, I shot this video above and you’ll spot two of my friends, Food Babe and Lora Krulak, in the footage as well. Enjoy! Read more »

Hu Kitchen in NYC is a Total Winner

A brand new restaurant opened up in New York City called Hu Kitchen, and I am HUGE fan.

As Founder/CEO Jordan Brown explains in my interview above, Hu Kitchen represents “food for humans”, and the philosophy is about serving unprocessed, non-GMO food in a way that people have been eating for a long, long time.

Aside from the fact that it is just a short walk from where I live and work in NYC, there are several things that I love about Hu Kitchen.

1) The organic food is fresh and great tasting, and the diverse menu appeals to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

2) Hu Kitchen has something very unique and completely innovative called a Mashbar. Read more »

John Schott of Lifefood Gourmet Discusses his Transition from Hardcore Raw Vegan to Meat Eater

Several weeks ago when I was in Miami, I stopped by one of my all-time favorite organic restaurants, Lifefood Gourmet.

Lifefood Gourmet is run by the super-talented John Schott, the person who first taught me about raw food and who also showed me how to make nut milk.

In 2007 when I first met John Schott, he was as hardcore of a raw food person as I had ever encountered. He ate 100% raw for eight years and strongly believed that this was the ultimate lifestyle.

So when I went back to see John Schott a few years later and he told me that he was now eating grass-fed beef, I almost fell off of my chair. I could not believe that these words were coming out of the mouth of someone who so firmly believed in raw food as a way of life. Read more »

Organic Avenue Founder Denise Mari Talks About Her New Midtown Manhattan Location

Last week, I spoke with Denise Mari, founder of Organic Avenue, about her brand new location that just opened up in Midtown Manhattan.

Organic Avenue offers pressed organic juices, juice cleanses, and raw vegan food. It is a concept that is absolutely exploding in NYC and shows no slowdown in sight.

Aside from its strong commitment to organic, Organic Avenue offers its pressed juices in glass bottles, something very important and incredibly rare. Read more »

Gnosis Chocolate Opens a Pop-Up Store in NYC’s Flatrion District

On Saturday night in NYC’s Flatiron District, there was a small party celebrating Gnosis Chocolate’s new pop-up store.

In this interview, I speak with Vanessa Barg, Founder and CEO, and Lauren Gockley, Chocolatier, of Gnosis Chocolate about what prompted them to open up this shop, whether retail is part of their future strategy and the importance of superfoods in their chocolate.

If you’ve never tried Gnosis Chocolate, definitely go check it out. It is some of the best organic chocolate on the market.

The pop-up store is located in the restaurant Organique at 110 East 23rd Street in NYC.

Erewhon in Los Angeles – The Most Amazing Organic Market

When I was in California recently to attend Expo West, I made a stop at Erewhon Natural Foods Market in Los Angeles. I first discovered Erewhon last year and it is the most amazing organic market.

As I explain in this video, a few things make it stand apart from the rest — the elixir bar and the massive selection of raw food products.

If you are ever in Los Angeles, make sure you stop by Erewhon. This organic market is truly one of a kind.