Continuing on our exploration of New York City, before taking off to Europe, Jinna and I dined at the cozy Organic Grill. It was especially cold that evening, making the dimly-lit East Village restaurant even more inviting.
After settling in, we poured ourselves a hot cup of Jasmine tea to warm up. Delicious tea, might I add.
…and we were ready for dinner with a custom fruit/veggie smoothie to start.
I believe we had a carrot, ginger and pineapple combo.
Let’s get into the main dishes!
I had to try the signature entree, the Green Machine Burger, and we also ordered the Salmon Burger.
Can we just take a moment to talk about the layers of flavors the burgers had? I’m so impressed with this little gem of a place. I’ve never thought to give vegan dishes a try because somehow my brain tells me I wouldn’t enjoy eating it, but this spot has totally changed my mind about it.
The Green Machine Burger was banging! It’s a mushroom patty topped with portobello and the works. The works meaning, caramelized onions, pesto sauce, roasted peppers, avocado and more. You just have to try it yourself! It was a wonderful experience in my mouth.
Now the Salmon Burger had me at jalepeno-garlic spread and spicy slaw. The spiciness was very much to Jinna’s liking.
Lastly, there was a little sign that advertised hot mulled wine that came in an apple, with a free re-fill. Yes, please!
It was sweet and delicious. I loved it so much I instantly snapped a photo and texted it to my bestie, so we could come back for it. How cute and novel is this?
I’m falling more in love with this joint by the course.
A big thank you to the owner, Julia for hosting us. She is such a young owner! Julia took over the family business, of twelve years, fresh out of college (2 years ago). I just love supporting local businesses and young entrepreneurs! The restaurant originally opened in memory of her step-father’s mother whom had to change her diet when she was in remission. They want to promote healthy and clean eating for everyone, which I think everyone should attempt once in awhile. The ingredients are natural and locally sourced from growers and artisans.
Whether you are vegetarian, vegan or a pescetarian, this is a great place to visit. Or if you are like me, just trying a healthy meal once in a while, the freshness, variety and flavors will definitely reel you in and keep you. True story.
This has been a #twochic collaboration with Jinna on the table styling and me on the photos.