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Recs for tasty Macrobiotic food?

kayonyc May 21, 2007 12:00 PM

I know, most of y'all don't do macrobiotic, but I'm fasting and I'll need to ease back into my bad habits slowly. I'd like to go somewhere where I can avoid the meats, dairy, and grease.

I've heard good things about souen - assuming they are still there. Is there anything else out there? Thanks!

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    jackieparis RE: kayonyc May 21, 2007 01:52 PM

    Maybe try Caravan of Dreams. They have a lot of raw food plates.

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      kayonyc RE: jackieparis May 21, 2007 01:59 PM

      Thanks. But the food doesn't need to be raw - just macrobiotic - kelps, seeweeds, hijiki, seitan...

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      piccola RE: kayonyc May 21, 2007 02:29 PM

      I stand by Angelica Kitchen for macrobiotic. Or Organic Grill.

      You can totally eat macrobiotic at Spring Street Natural, and whoever you're with can find non-macro stuff too.

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        kobetobiko RE: kayonyc May 21, 2007 03:17 PM

        I am not very knowledgeable about Macrobiotic, but I think Pure Food and Wine serves the food that fits your criteria. Their food is quite delicious!

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          kayonyc RE: kayonyc May 21, 2007 04:54 PM

          Thanks fo your suggestions!

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            emma RE: kayonyc May 22, 2007 06:53 AM

            souen off university

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              cimui RE: kayonyc May 22, 2007 08:59 AM

              There are two macrobiotic places on the UWS you could look into. I think Ozu (Japanese) is pretty solid. There's also Manna, which I haven't tried. It seems to do brisk business, though.

              1. DarthEater RE: kayonyc May 22, 2007 10:30 AM

                Quintessence on 10th st btwn A & 1st ave.

                Sacred Chow on Sullivan st- btwn bleecker & W 3rd St

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                  emileat RE: DarthEater May 22, 2007 07:29 PM

                  I'm a huge fan of Souen. Delicious food, great atmosphere. Brown rice sushi is great, as is the cornbread. (As you can tell from my recs, menu is a true range!)

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                    chowder123 RE: emileat Jun 27, 2008 08:09 AM

                    Completely agree with the Souen recommendation.

                2. thew RE: kayonyc Jun 27, 2008 05:04 AM

                  gobo has 2 or 3 locations

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                    yting RE: kayonyc Jun 27, 2008 11:46 AM

                    Souen in Soho, on Price St. is better than the other Souen on 13th St. Better fish, better atmosphere.

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