After a week or so in NY Lex and I were craving a healthy brunch. I particularly fancied a freshly squeezed juice or something with a slight detox. On my list of must go to places in NY, was The Butcher’s Daughter – a juice bar and cafe located in NoLita. We caught the subway from our hotel in Tribeca and wandered a few streets before we found this cute, rustic cafe. It was a really cold day and we got seated at a bar stool table with the beautiful sun shining on our feet! We actually didn’t want to leave for this very reason…It’s a light filled space and the waiters are attentive and friendly, whilst maintaining a casual flair.
- West Village (damn I wish I knew there was one here!)
What we ordered:
The Butcher’s Daughter is a vegetarian cafe, although most of their menu items are vegan and gluten-free also. As I was craving a juice I went for the Goddess of Green – a delicious juice that was a mix of kale, cucumber, green apple, fennel, pineapple, thyme, and blue green algae. Even though I prefer my juice slightly chilled, it really was delicious and just the kind of healthy kick I need whilst travelling. Lex and I both ordered the Smashed Avocado Toast – you can choose between a single or double order (we chose double – duh!) of toasted 7-grain bread, avocado with curry, mustard seeds and lime. Yum. Nowhere near as big as the serving at Bluestone Lane, but this is a health bar/cafe after all! And it felt great knowing the ingredients were organic and fresh. The best part? Only $7. This would be one of my go to places if I was a New Yorker, and definitely a place I’ll go back to next time (especially now that I know there is also one in West Village!).
Although the waiter’s never once pestered us to leave, we felt we had hogged the seats for too long and decided to make way! We wanted to have a little wander around Little Italy to find the Christmas shop, and besides I get too anxious feeling like I’m wasting the day if I spend too long at brunch whilst travelling! So we said goodbye to the warm sun on our feet and braced ourselves for a bitterly cold day walking around NY.