It's time once again for Eat Well, Grub Street's guide to great, healthy food around town. As always: This isn't diet food, and it's not calorie-conscious. It's just terrific, wholesome fare that you're bound to enjoy. Here's where to find it this week:
Monday, July 23: Vegan-Friendly Bingo Night at Papacitos
Whats summer in Brooklyn without an outdoor patio? It's even better when you add a round of Monday night bingo and some local, organic, vegan-friendly Mexican. Tonight, get your fill of all three (or spring for more omnivorous eats, which are also in supply) at Cody Utzmans West Coastinspired Papacitos.
Tuesday, July 24: A Kale Remix Worth Trying
You may have thought you were tired of kale salad the damn thing is on every menu in the city but Kin Shops iteration (pictured above) gives the old schtick a new spin, combining the nutrient-rich greens with jackfruit, crispy tofu, young coconut, and cherry tomatoes. And, yes, its on the Restaurant Week menu too.
Wednesday, July 25: Healthy Smoothies on the Go
It figures that Chelsea Piers version of fast food, Chelseas Table, would involve lettuces from Satur Farms and locally sourced grass-fed beef (which, by the way, is higher in cholesterol-lowering omega-3 fats than the usual grain-fed stuff). Swing by the brand-new bike-through (or jog-, skate-, or Zumba-through) window today for a yogurt smoothie or something else to fuel your workout.
Thursday, July 26: Seasonal Bar Snacks in Union Square
Sidle up to the bar at Danny Meyer's Union Square Cafe, grab a glass of wine, and take your pick of Greenmarket-inspired bar snacks like caponata or beets with strawberries. Now's a great time to try the restaurant's top-notch heirloom-tomato salad too.
Friday, July 27: Summer Fare at Andaz
Order lunch off the new seasonal menu at farm-to-table spot the Shop at Andaz, where zucchini soup with tomato crostini and a raw-vegetable-and-farro salad will start your weekend off on the right foot. Or order an old favorite: Fridays blue plate special is Fish in a Bag, hand-picked from Gotham Seafoods selection of local and sustainable seafood.
Kate Lowenstein is the senior features editor at Health Magazine.