Madeline Howard

New York City is home to some of the best restaurants and culinary opportunities in the world.  However, in a city that gives you endless options for food, it can often be hard to restrain yourself from choosing unhealthier, though still delicious, options.  For this reason I’ve composed a list of some of the best restaurants in New York City that taste amazing, won’t break the bank, and are good for your well-being!


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This restaurant has been one of my all-time favorites since I came to school in New York City.  All of their food is vegan, and they can make just about anything gluten-free.  They have a great selection of salads, pastas, ‘burgers,’ and even air-baked french fries.  When you’re looking for the taste of fast foods without the extra grease and calories, By Chloe is definitely the place to be.  If you need something for your sweet-tooth, they also opened a bakery with their same vegan mission.

Bluestone Lane

This Australian-inspired cafe is one of the best places to have a filling, healthy breakfast  with your choice of toast and your favorite coffee.  The store offers the classic avocado toast as well as one of my favorites, almond butter and banana.  When you need to grab a fast breakfast or lunch, this is the perfect healthy place to stop.

Glaze Teriyaki

Among the many treasures in Union Square, Glaze has to be one of the best.  This place is a Seattle-inspired teriyaki grill that carries only fresh and nutritious ingredients.  Their dishes are simple—my meal usually consists of rice, grilled chicken, and a small side salad.  However, despite the few ingredients, the food here is so flavorful.  They have some of the most delicious sauces and dressings, and plenty of delicious options for those who are gluten-free.  Most importantly, it’s so filling!

These restaurants can be a great way to taste NYC cuisine while also staying within a healthy diet.


Liquiteria is probably the place where I spend most of my food funds.  This is a smoothie, acai bowl, and cold-pressed juice store that’s perfect for any time of day.  While you may not typically think of something fruit-based as a meal, Liquiteria gives large portion sizes that leave me completely full for hours.  I typically stop by on my morning commute to class, but this can be a delicious option for both lunch and dinner as well.  Some of my favorite drinks are the ‘Skinny’ and the ‘Bulldozer.’

Being healthy doesn’t have to mean eating bland or unsatisfying food!  Adding these restaurants to your daily meal options can be a great way to get a taste of the NYC cuisine while also staying within a healthy diet.


Madeline is a student-athlete at New York University studying English and American Literature. Given her school’s location in Manhattan, Madeline loves to explore the city and document her various adventures on her blog, You can also find her wandering around  bookstores searching for her next read and sipping an iced coffee. For a more holistic view of her creative and professional style, check out her portfolio website,


Comments (5)

  1. Samantha Ann

I am always looking for new Juice/Acai bowl places!! I will definitely have to try Liquiteria! Thank you for sharing Madeline!

  1. Meghan Loftus

I crave by CHLOE. ALL the time. can't wait to get back to NYC to try Glaze

  1. Meagan Hooper

SO excited to try by CHLOE.!

  1. bSmart Guide    Meagan Hooper

Bluestone Lane is a must-try too!

  1. Layla Echord    bSmart Guide

Let me know how you like it.

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