Mulberry & Vine recently opened in Tribeca to the delight of many residents and nearby office workers aching for more healthy dining options. Not only is everything local, seasonal, organic, pesticide-free, hormone-free and antibiotic-free…. but they believe in the Michael Pollan 80/20 rule where you diet should be 80% plants and 20% animal proteins.
It’s a fast-casual concept where you can eat-in or take-out with an extensive menu of delicious sounding and looking salads, sides and main dishes. Choose three cold dishes for $12 or two cold and one hot for $13. You can also add a bed of greens to your combo for just $1 or get your choice of individual sides for $4.50 (cold) or $5.50 (hot).
The portions are generous and the staff lets you taste anything you want before you make your decision. I went with a rosemary chicken breast, roasted eggplant, tomato and pickled cucumber salad, and summer succotash with roasted corn, red peppers, edamame and parsley. At $13, it’s a little bit more than I usually spend for lunch but I would much prefer spending money on food that not only tastes good, but is good for me!
After an intense morning work-out at Soul Cycle, my friend Stephen and I were starving. But the last thing we wanted to do was ruin all the good we did to our bodies with a greasy lunch and Mulberry & Vine satisfied both of our voracious appetites! The food at Mulberry & Vine is so good, you won’t even notice you’re eating well and being environmentally responsible!
73 Warren Street (between West Broadway and Greenwich Street)