I promise I’m getting toward the end of my marathon related posts :) But this one is very important because it deals with food. I still ate similarly to how I normally eat just to keep my stomach relatively stable, but everything was incredible. I wish I had more time in the city after the marathon because I would have been more “adventurous” in my food choices. I can’t stress enough how happy I was to have so many gluten-free options. You would think Miami is trendy and healthy but the gluten-free options, at least near me, are practically non-existent. It felt so weird/awesome to go into a restaurant and have everything on the menu be “safe” and sound delicious.
Here are some of my favorite meals during my time in the city. I saved you from seeing my regular oatmeal and peanut butter breakfasts, but don’t worry, they happened.
“Earth Bowl” from Local Thyme– Brown rice, roasted cauliflower, roasted broccoli and chicken in a lemon-tahini sauce. I happily devoured this after a long day of travel.
Make-your-own salad from Sweetgreen– Romaine, roasted broccoli, chicken, avocado, and tomatoes in a lemon dressing. I’m so happy I finally made it to a Sweetgreen! I hope to go back when I’m up in Boston for Thanksgiving.
Salmon entrée from our hotel’s restaurant- Grilled salmon, roasted sweet potatoes and grilled asparagus. A very “Emily” meal.
Hu Kitchen– I could write an entire post about Hu Kitchen. It was AMAZING. Every single thing in there was gluten-free and there was a variety of options…no plain salads here! I ate here twice and got the same thing because I loved it so much, although it doesn’t photograph well (or I suck at taking pictures). 1/2 rotisserie chicken (with coconut sugar), roasted sweet potatoes and roasted broccoli. My mom also got me this almond banana smoothie to try. I was mad she didn’t get a bigger size!
New York City, you now top my list of favorite food cities. We’ll meet again soon. Head over to Peas and Crayons for some more awesome meals!
What is your favorite city for food?
Sweet potato fan? I clearly am, if you haven’t figured that out.