Green Cuisine: NYC's Healthiest Restaurants
by Julie Besonen, 01/09/2013
Siggy's brunch beakfast burrito. Photo: Kate Glicksberg
Siggy's Good Food
76 Henry St., 718-237-3199, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn
Woodstock meets Brooklyn Heights at this crunchy café with wheatgrass on the counter ready to be blended into a cleansing juice. European backpackers and environmentally conscious diners (no GMOs, growth hormones or pesticides here) squeeze around small tables surrounded by vibrant modern art on yellow walls. Friends grip mugs of hot herbal tea and share black bean–sweet potato cakes and no-noodle lasagna made of roasted eggplant layers, vegetables, tofu ricotta and soy cheese. Siggy's makes it easy to be vegan and gluten-free but it isn't doctrinaire; the menu also lists organic beef burgers and yellowfin tuna salad with lemon paprika olive oil. A second branch of Siggy's is in NoHo (292 Elizabeth St.).