GLOSSARY FROM HEALTH-FOOD MENUS
PALEOLITHIC DIET (Paleo for short) – eating only foods such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, roots and meat presumed to be available to the stone age cave dwellers. No dairy, legumes, processed oils, salt, alcohol or coffee.
NEOLITHIC DIET - eating only foods from the advent of agriculture and animal husbandry such as milk, milk products and vegetable products.
NUTRIENT SCALE - in addition to mentioning the calories per dish, eateries such as Reviver
The lightly sweetened yoghurt with crunchy pistachios, dark chocolate nibs, orange slices, and clover honey was sublime.
A 20-minute walk uptown brought us to Human Kitchen at 78, 5th Avenue and 14th Street. The ethos here is “No weird ingredients. Ever.” Their packets of sprouted sunflower crackers, kale and goji crackers and dark almond butter chocolate sweetened with coconut sugar were the ultimate finds. Dig Inn, at 17E 17th Street is a buzzy, warm, brick-andwood eatery where “market bowls” are filled with the customers’ selection of fresh ingredients. A base selection of say farm greens or miso noodles can be topped with a host of proteins such as wild salmon, or herb chicken and a flurry of roasted seasonal vegetables, sprouts and sauces. At Sweet Green, 8 East 18th Street, a similar concept, mostly takeaway, is enjoyed at lunch and dinner by smart folks undaunted by the long queue leading to smart food. “We meet the farmers before we meet the landlords.” Say the sound bites. The al fresco Union Square Greenmarket nearby, has everyone excited about the