The Organic Grill: Healthy Hot Spot in NYC

East Village's own The Organic Grill caters to every vegan, organic foodie in NYC. Owner Julia prides herself on creating a menu that tells the story of her grandmother, who after being diagnosed with stage four Lymphoma, went to the Kushi Institute: a specialized macrobiotic treatment center in the Berkshires. 

After her stay, she went into remission and soon found she was cancer-free. To pay homage to the lifestyle that turned her life around, she opened The Organic Grill. 

Family owned and centered around balanced foods that both taste good and look bomb on your Instagram, the cafe is putting a spin on New York City eats. 

The atmosphere is as welcoming and artisanal as the food presented. Even a hardcore meat-eater will be craving the Buffalo Cauli-Wing Sandiwch à la cashew drizzle, as seen above.

Or if you're a true vegetarian, try the Egyptian Earth Bowl (collard greens, ribbon carrot, ribbon beet, ribbon cucumber, farro, herbed avocado topped with sunflower seeds and a sweet herb dressing): 

TimeOut New York raved about this spot, saying, "Flavorful scrambled
tofu lures East Villagers out of bed for brunch!". Not that New Yorkers need to be lured to brunch, but even on the busiest days The Organic Grill is enough to say "screw it" and head there anyway.

Good, clean food is what they promise. No one knows a scary battle with health like the family that started the café from the ground up. Add an organic alternative to your usual rotation of NYC spots and you'll never look back. Your immune system thanks you. 

Above: African Summer Ice Tea - marigold, hibiscus, rose hips, lemon grass and eucalyptus

Rebecca Poole
Rebecca Poole


Probably drinking her third cup of tea and watching Gossip Girl.