Food Bar by Otarian (947 Eighth Ave @ 56th St, NYC, 212-489-3270, foodbar.nyc) is a new, one stop, one of a kind sit-down shop, offering carefully sourced goods through three “food bars” within the store—the good stuff (a host of groceries and frozen foods too) may also be taken home for more familial festivities. The suitably dubbed “micro-mall” features a variety of made-to-order foods and exclusive products that are made with ingredients to cover a range of diets, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free.
Bespoke Burgers’ kitchen is all fired up with fare such as quinoa-mushroom, potato-spinach and lentil veggie burgers as well as grilled tofu, sweet potato falafel and Mexican chili wraps. Wraps and burgers may also be tailored to your taste and loaded with a plentitude of sauces, condiments, and vegetarian and vegan cheese considerations. There are a host of kitchen prepared meals too that include lasagna with roasted vegetables, pot pie stuffed with butternut squash, potatoes and fennel in an herbed cream sauce.
Moving toward dessert, Pip’s Cakery (pipsplacenyc.com) serves up signature gluten-free cakes, muffins, cookies and other sweet delights—the non-guilt is gleefully free of charge.
Wash it all down with another healthy fix from TBaar (tbaar.com). Freshly made juices, blended smoothies and brewed bubble teas are at the ready for some good sipping. Now get shopping!