Daily Archives: April 22, 2010

>Wildgreen Cafe 1555 3rd Ave New York, NY

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I love getting fruit smoothie drinks here after a good run. The no fat no sugar muffins taste indulgent even though they aren’t even cheating.
The breakfast wrap with soy-cream cheese, dried fruit and granola on whole wheat is fantastic too. The hot food selection always looks healthy, and yummy.
The only negative is that the sitting area is tiny- and usually you have to wait for someone to get up if you want to sit down.

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>Treats Truck (changes location daily, google-able)

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I heard about this truck a few months ago and opted to sign up on their email notification list…Finally, today, for the very first time, my schedule put me a mere 3 blocks from where the truck was parked. OHboyohboyohboy. I knew I had built it up to a very unfair expectation status. INCREDIBLE. How was I to know that it would exceed even MY ridiculously set standards. Fantastic warm, fluffy, inviting baked goods, with a fantastic warm, fluffy , inviting owner/operator/baker entrepenuer. It’s true- she does give lots of free samples- and she does it happily. I think it truly pleases her to see people enjoying her creations. ..Well, it does work very well to keep people coming back and buying more and more too. I’ll be back for sure.
Go, enjoy!

>Anneliese’s Pastries & Fine Foods 1516 1st Avenue New York, NY

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Not only are the people who work there unusually friendly and knowledgable, the pastries, soups and empanadas are fantastic. I especially like the mini-soup/empanada or soup/sandwich lunch special..Serious bang for the buck- and it feels a little bit like one of those treasures that only a few know about. I LOVE the cucumber/dill yogurt soup and a lemonade for lunch on a hot day. If you need a little something sweet after, you really can’t go wrong with any of the delicious cookies or cakes. The only tiny negative is that the empanadas get heated up in the microwave..They are much better if you get one to go and heat it up in your oven. Great little neighborhood spot.

>Slice, The Perfect Food 1413 2nd Ave New York, NY

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Tastes good, but it’s ridiculously overpriced for what it is…I had two slices and a small salad delivered, and including a tip, it came out to $19.00!!! Crazy, huh? Try Pintailes instead..Better pizza, still healthy and not greasy, better toppings, better salads and a much more reasonable price. They also are faster deliverers…It always seems like as soon as I hang up the phone, they buzz me with my dinner. Yum.

>Pintailes Pizza 1573 York Ave New York, NY

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This is my favorite ‘healthy’ pizza place. They deliver so fast it makes you wonder if someone else called your order in before you did it yourself. I swear. It seems like my buzzer buzzes the second I hang up my phone to place an order. Try the clam pizza. Try the artichoke/chicken one. Try them all, they are fantabulous.
Oh, and the woman who answers the phone is so very pleasant which makes it even better.

>Eli’s Vinegar Factory 431 East 91st St. New York, NY

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The brunch here is excellent. If you come with a big appetite, you can definately get your money’s worth with the unlimited salad barrel. It’s not your typical salad bar at all. A huge array of all different salads, wings and other pretty things. Otherwise, it’s kinda overpriced. I had a great omelette with homefries and my friend had eggs benedict. We both had coffee and fresh juice (strawberry/orange!). They DO give you a lovely bread basket with delicious jam. The total was about $50 including a tip…kinda pricey for brunch in a very bare-bones factory setting. They were very patient though, and even though they were attentive with coffee and plate-clearing, they didn’t rush us at all and we stayed and chatted for almost an hour after we finished eating.

>Orwasher’s Bakery 308 E 78th, Ny, NY

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The people who work here are so lovely and pleasant and I adore the whole experience of purchasing bread and cookies from them. The owners recently sold to someone new and I worried that the quality would change, but I am very happy to say, the only changes I’ve noticed are actually improvements!
Yum Yum Yummy stuff!