New York Minute, Part 2: Raw Foods

by Valerie on June 20, 2012 · 4 comments

Despite my very limited time in New York last month (see, Part 1), I was able to go to an old favorite:

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And a new favorite:

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As much as I love One Lucky Duck ( which I discovered years ago when I lived in the East Village) I loved the JuicePress concept even more since I was in such a rush this last visit. I am so glad Gena recommended it.  JuicePress had this efficient approach, and so many juice choices, so of course, I was in love. I picked up a juice and a snack:

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Raw vegan sushi is one of my favorite things ever. I don’t mind making it at home, but I always jump on the opportunity to buy some:

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My husband and I went to the JuicePress location next door to the Tuck Shop which, considering they serve gluten-full meat pies, would not be somewhere I would eat now, though I did review it back when I lived in New York.  That said, it was nice to be able to get a snack that made me happy while my husband could get a snack that made him happy almost literally next door. 

Speaking of snacks, during my trip, I also picked some sweet snacks and a green juice at One Lucky Duck:

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I was feeling sort of under the weather during that weekend, so I pretty much had green juice whenever I had the chance. The Mean Greens at One Lucky Duck is anything but mean – just green (it contains pressed kale, chard, cucumber, lemon, parsley, and cilantro) but cold and smooth. 

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As for the treats, the Mallomar was fantastic – the vanilla cream was rich and satisfying – but my favorite was actually the Linzer cookie. I grew up eating Linzer tart and they are one of the few desserts I do miss. This cookie hit all the notes – buttery hazelnut and sweet raspberry.  In addition to snacks, I also picked up dinner for the train ride home.  I went with the pumpkinseed and herb salad, as I remembered the pumpkinseed macademia parmesan being amazing.

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It still is – I enjoyed it in the waning sunlight on the train back to Washington, DC.  And polished off the last of my kale chips (see part 1):

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Needless to say, everything I bought at One Lucky Duck and JuicePress were gluten-free and vegan. I tend to seek out raw places because eating gluten-free tends to be easier – everything at One Lucky Duck was very clearly labeled (including a warning that the buckwheat may be cross contaminated in processing with gluten, which I really appreciated seeing) and I found the same with the prepared foods at JuicePress.

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1 Heather @Gluten-Free Cat June 20, 2012 at 7:02 pm

The thought of One Lucky Duck makes me teary! Love their Mean Greens and Swan Greens. I’m putting The Juice Press on my list for our next trip. Thanks!!


2 Gena June 23, 2012 at 2:40 am

That mallomar is making me so happy. Just looking at it. Just thinking about it. Thank you for the gift of raw dessert lust :)


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