The holidays were too good to me, so I am trying to stick to a reasonably healthy diet for a few weeks. Any casual, relaxed spots south of 42nd street where one can actually get a healthy brunch? I know that most places will have the salad or two, but that gets kind of boring, so if anyone can help with some other ideas, would be much appreciated.
Like you said, most places have some healthy options (eggwhite omelets, fruit plates, salads, etc). Off the top of my head, I know these places have a fair amount of healthy dishes for brunch:
Organic Grill in the EV/LES
Spring Street Natural in SoHo
Sacred Chow in the WV
Elephant and Castle in the WV
City Bakery in Chelsea (watch out for the baked goods, though)
Café Mogador or Orlin in the EV
Westville in both the EV and WV
i just had a surprisingly healthy brunch at gemma - soft boiled eggs with whole wheat soldiers and an arugula salad. simple and tasty. it was also astonishingly uncrowded for a saturday at 1, considering how packed it is in the evening...