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.
I cannot believe w/ having family in NYC I’ve never went to Local Thyme. It looks incredible! I think I’d like to try to recreate it myself @ home.
I’m pretty sure it opened this year! Next time you’re there you have to go.
Hu Kitchen is the best! I went 3 times in one week when I visited! And yet I’m still gutted I haven’t tried EVERYTHING on their menu – love what they’re doing
I completely agree! I want to spend a week in the city and just eat every meal there. I probably still wouldn’t try everything!
Georgie Morley says
I’m obsessed with everything about NYC <3 So many amazing healthy (and unhealthy) options – I feel the same way when I go to a vegetarian restaurant and realize I can eat ANYTHING on the menu – Congrats again on your big race!
Thanks you :) You’re lucky you’re live close to the city…go to all of those good places for me!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
YES! Sweetgreen! Isn’t it fabulous!!!!
Damn, your hotel meal looks pretty legit ;)
And sweet potato fan? Do you even need to ask me, haha!
(My mom told me about this vegan place she found that she has been going to when she is in the city all the time now at the hospital. She told me about this grain salad they had. She asked to make sure it was GF, and one worker said it was….so she ate it…two days in a row. Then she was SO sick. I asked her to ask again and have her describe it to me too. I knew right away that she ate Bulgur….I was like, ” MOM! That’s NOT GF!”
Haha, she needs me to be her guide!
It’s AMAZING. I’m definitely going back when I’m up north for Thanksgiving. Oh gosh…grain anything doesn’t sound like it would be GF to me. Red flag right there. Hope she’s feeling better!
Leslie @ Life Begins at 30? says
NYC is such a great food city!! Congrats on the marathon! It is an amazing one!
Both the marathon and the food have put NYC at the top of my list. But it may have already been there ;)
Your “Emily Meal” is very similar to MY “Emily Meals” ;) Haha. So glad you were loving the food and had a lot of options. You deserved it, pre & post race! : )
It must be an Emily-thing ;)
Wow great meal choices! Who says you can’t eat healthy when you travel?
Definitely so many healthy options in NYC!