Green Cuisine: NYC's Healthiest Restaurants
by Julie Besonen, 01/09/2013
Photo: Joe Buglewicz
124 Meserole Ave., 718-389-8083, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Committed to living a handmade life, Jordan Colón bikes to the greenmarket, where he finds the inspiration to change Eat's menu every day. He makes many of the ceramics the food is served on and enlisted his brothers and friends to help craft the space's custom benches and butcher-block tables. Since everything's locally sourced, a salad this time of year means shredded cabbage, radish and parsley pesto. There are only four items on the blackboard to choose from, including gnocchi with shiitake mushrooms, as well as polenta with black beans, roasted kale and leeks topped with aged goat cheese. Sometimes fish makes an appearance, but most nights it's all vegetarian. Shelves of Colón's lovely vessels (cream pitchers, teacups, butter dishes) are for sale. Alcohol, on the other hand, is not—but it's fine to bring your own.