With an incredible assortment of delicious restaurants at our doorstep, it can be borderline impossible to decide where to go next. So, we’ve enlisted our knowledgeable friends at Taste Savant to help us out.
If you haven’t heard of them yet, here’s their deal: Taste Savant is our favorite go-to site for finding the perfect place to dine out. They compile all the professional critic, chef and industry expert reviews for only the very best restaurants. Basically, they do all the work for you: with menus, reservations through OpenTable, and delivery by GrubHub. It’s all right at your fingertips. And the best part? They just launched their iPhone app last week, making our lives even easier.
So without further ado, prepare for some serious mouth-watering reading with Taste Savant’s picks for the best spots for that well-deserved, post-Cyc ride meal:
- Spring Street Natural
Been splurging all week? After Cyc, head straight to Spring Street Natural, where eating healthy is a piece of cake (well, not actual cake, but you get what we mean.) The New York gem of eating healthy is still going strong after 30 years. We’re so lucky to be close by.
-Healthy Picks: Soups, Crab Cakes, Vegetable Antipasto, Chopped Salad, Organic Quinoa Salad, Organic Rice and Vegetable Dinner
- The Smile
The Smile serves it all – brunch, lunch and dinner, with a side of amazing people watching – which makes it a great place post-Cyc. Come as you are, because this spot is relaxed and cozy to the core. Reservations accepted if dining in, otherwise grab-and-go at the aptly named The Smile To Go.
-Healthy Picks: Bibb-Lettuce Salad (NY Mag recommended as well), Branzino, Smoked Salmon (Tasting Table recommended!)
- One Lucky Duck
Everyone knows Pure Food & Wine are great for their delicious healthy options, but did you know that you can get it all to go at One Lucky Duck? You can also check out their juices and cleanse options. It’s a 10-minute walk from Cyc—which is the exact amount of time it takes us to figure out what we’ll be ordering.
-Healthy Picks: Swan Greens (NY Mag recommended, too), Zucchini Lasagna, Tuscan Kale Salad, Squash Blossoms
- The Grey Dog – Union Square
Not too far from your Cyc saddle, is a great place to grab brunch after a Saturday morning road trip. It just so happens to also be a top date spot on How About We. Two birds, one stone, if you catch our drift….
– Healthy Picks: Baked Oatmeal, Veggie Burger, Hummus Sandwich
- Rai Rai Ken
A favorite of Chef Sara Jenkins (of Porchetta & Porsena fame), this noodle shop is perfect for lunch or dinner. Rai Rai Ken has been offering healthy alternatives to traditional ramen– sans MSG—for over a decade. Plus, you can dine in or take it to go.
-Healthy Picks: 2 Healthy options for Chilled Noodles
Bon appétit, tribe!