November 25, 2008

Harmony on a NYC dinner plate


I've been meaning to write about my trip to New York a few weekends ago, and maybe now is the perfect time since most blogs are all about sweet potatoes and turkey basting today. While we all prepare for Thanksgiving, here's something I was thankful for: An awesome, healthy meal in the middle of NYC at about $8/plate.

So let me back up. I went down to New York because I'm obsessed with something called Journey Dance, or maybe some of you have heard of a version simply called Yoga Dance. It's a chakra-shaking dance party that admittedly sounds awfully weird, but whatever, I love it. How often do you get to dance like mad – minus an impending hangover, late night out, or a wedding DJ? Anyway, I went to New York for a Journey Dance workshop at the Jivamukti School and it was a lot of fun. Although honestly a lot of girls there seemed to be aspiring dancers who may have confused this workshop with an audition. But at any rate, right around the corner from Jivamukti, Max and I found a sweet macrobiotic restaurant called Souen.

Pictured up top is the vegetarian meal I got: Chestnut Polenta with winter veggies. And below is a picture of Max with his hardcore macrobiotic plate, all perfectly balanced (the menu said) for a temperate climate.


This place was the real deal, with kanten desserts and grain coffee. And to top it off, the prices were swell. $13 for my special, and $8 for Max's plate. I heart Boston, but no restaurant like this would survive here. Souen has been around since 1971 and the place was packed with people young and old.

Now enough of this restaurant talk, we all have homemade goods to whip up. So get to it and have a happy Thanksgiving!

5 comments:

Culinarywannabe said...

I've never heard of this place - but at those prices I'm sure it's always slammed! Hope you had fun down here!

Michelle said...

I did have fun! And I'll be back often because I start school at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition this January. I'm going to be greyhounding it back and forth A LOT. Happy to hear about any other great places to eat!

happyherbivore.com said...

cannot wait to go home next week and eat at all my fave nyc vegan spots... nom nom nom

Darya Pino said...

sounds great, i wish i could just pop over to nyc!!

and my man would totally kill me if i posted his photo on my blog. he was a little wary of just having his hands up there today ;)

Jenn said...

http://www.counternyc.com/

just found out about this place! haven't eaten there yet, maybe this weekend. will let you know...