Green Cuisine: NYC's Healthiest Restaurants
by Julie Besonen, 01/09/2013
GT burger. Photo: Linda Pugliese
The Green Table
Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave., 212-741-6623, Chelsea, Manhattan
Mary Cleaver, the East Coast's answer to Alice Waters, is an environmental activist and supporter of local, sustainable farms. She also makes green cuisine taste ambrosial. Seasonal soups, vegetarian cassoulet and organic mushroom and vegetable potpie give comfort and nourishment without immoderate calories. Her deviled farm eggs and organic beef burger also have their virtues. The Green Table, found along the chic corridors of Chelsea Market, has country touches of wood floors and wainscoting. A small, pleasant bar dispenses local beer and wine on tap and seasonal cocktails as well as a wide selection of calming teas.