A Garden of Organic Delights at Spring Street Natural

A Garden of Organic Delights at Spring Street Natural

As someone with several food sensitivities, I try my best to be mindful of friends’ diets when making dinner plans in NYC. On a recent outing with friends, I had two requirements for our dinner destination: 1.) it had to be in SoHo and 2.) the menu had to have plenty of options for my herbivore friends. After an Internet search of the ‘hood and a cursory glance at a few menus, I choose Spring Street Natural—a large spot the hugs the corner of Spring and Lafayette streets in the bustling area. Well-versed in the downtown dining scene, I was half expecting an intimate spot where trying to avoid bumping elbows would be the name of the game. Instead, my friends and I had plenty of space to spread out, as the restaurant is full of tables and spacious booths. There was even room for a live Jazz band, which serenaded patrons as they ate hearty—but healthy—fare.

Speaking of food, the extensive menu includes everything from Korean fried chicken wings and organic edamame to entrées of the “free range,” “natural” and “organic” variety and a slew of salads (I opted for the Chopped Salad, with grilled free range chicken—you can really taste the difference, mesclun, romaine and iceberg lettuce, roasted corn, feta cheese, red peppers, chopped tomatoes and herbed croutons tossed with red wine-mustard vinaigrette). Remember when I mentioned one deciding factor was the choice of vegetarian options? Well, my particularly picky veggie-loving friend was so impressed by the menu that she had a hard time deciding what to get—not too bad. For a ton of guilt-free options and plenty of space, head to Spring Street Natural.

 

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