For about the last 5 years there’s been a rush of new restaurants/cafes that serve up really healthy food in NYC.
Gluten free anything, kale salads, specially designed breakfast smoothies and no fat, no sugar goodies are all over the place for you buy.
Is the news that Liquiteria, a new juice bar chain currently putting down roots all over NYC, has ousted famed burger joint Gray’s Papaya in the East Village pointing to something new? Is it true that there’s a bigger and deeper get healthy focus by New Yorkers that is now growing very very large?
And of course the keep fit options in NYC have never been so varied and plentiful.
Not only are there workout programs like Soulcycle with very dedicated fans but anywhere in NYC you can find a workout choice that is just right for you, right price, right instructor, right moves.
Now comes news that a new wellness pharmacy has started up in the LES offering not just traditional pharmacy services but also individually formulated wellness drinks, see video. Who will set up the first wellness bodega do you think? And the interesting question is, are New Yorkers now fitter and healthier, than ever or is all this activity confined primarily to people who have always been dedicated to keeping healthy. The evidence that it is a widening trend surely is that a chain like Liquiteria would hardly be pouring such big dollars into NYC if they didn’t think there is now enough health devotees to make it pay. I’d love to the figures on the numbver of gymns and health focussed places to eat now versus 10 years ago.