Very often when I’m around town I have lunch at Sweetgreen — they have different locations around the city. It’s an easy and healthy choice and I like the company’s values. They think sustainable and source organic ingredients, selecting producers who put the planet before profit. And they support the community by giving people a healthy choice and buying food from local farmers. As a dietician, of course I value the healthy alternative and I like their statements like “good fats over non-fats” and “proteins with a purpose”. I find so many of today’s health trends confuse people; living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult.
The salad combinations work really well at Sweetgreen and they also feature seasonal salads. The ingredients are prepared fresh in-house and, no doubt, that gives the salads a more pure and authentic flavor.
Even though I’m not in the market for anything specific, I like to stop by Matter and get inspired. Matter is simultaneously a gallery and a showroom, representing their own Matter-Made items and a uniquely curated selection of designs from around the world. They are transcending the paradigm of the modern design furniture store, and creating a dialogue with architects and designers and about the future of modern design and its relationship with art. But, of course, it’s also a place to buy beautiful things! And Creative Director Jamie Gray and the other very sweet and informative people there always make it a very nice spot to visit. At the moment, they are featuring the work of Belgian design duo Muller Van Severen — Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen — very colorful and provocative.
Coffee, always coffee! Yes I’m addicted. Fortunately, I have a built-in coffee compass in my head so I always know where there’s a good cup nearby. Happy Bones is one of those places — a nice little coffee place on Broome Street serving a good cup on the go. They started out in New Zealand and make it their mission to “inspire and energize New Yorkers.”