Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Spring Natural Kitchen in NYC

Whew! What a whirlwind weekend. It started off toasting to my brother’s 30th birthday in New Hampshire, followed by me meeting Z and our friends in NYC for the third day of Electric Zoo and some New York City sightseeing.

My bum foot survived the festival – barely – but it was worth every minute of the show. Come Monday, however, Z and I were both exhausted, and my interest in walking anywhere was at about 0%. We were meeting Z’s cousin and her boyfriend in the Upper West Side for brunch, so we decided to take a taxi there. Z was in the mood for a salad (a.k.a. detoxification), so his cousin suggested Spring Natural Kitchen.

Since we were still on “vacation,” I started with a Bloody Mary (I didn’t jot down the price, but their cocktails, on average, cost $12).

The bloody mary had just the right amount of kick, and the two plump olives were a welcome garnish. 

For my entrée, I went with the Egg White Omelet ($11), made with vegetable ratatouille, and served with baby greens and a whole wheat, morning glory-like muffin.

The omelet was wonderfully fluffy and chocked full of fresh vegetables. It was a bit underseasoned – and our table lacked salt and pepper shakers – but the flavors from the vegetables and the well-dressed greens on the side helped to save the bland egg whites. The muffin was clearly homemade, and just the right size to enjoy alongside an already-filling breakfast.

Overall, we had a great meal at Spring Natural Kitchen. If you ever find yourself near the Upper West Side neighborhood, I highly suggest checking this place out for brunch or lunch (a few of my dining companions got lunch dishes, and they looked spectacular). 

How did you spend your Labor Day Weekend?


  1. looks like a great brunch and I haven't had a bloody mary in WAY too long!


    1. You must remedy that ASAP! ;)

  2. looks like a great bloody mary, but I can never do the egg whites thing! I spent the weekend in Salem,MA I was in a wedding:)

    1. This was my first time having an egg white omelet...definitely not as good as the real thing. Maybe that's why it seemed so bland?

  3. Yum! That looks like a delicious brunch. We spent the weekend boating and hanging out with visiting family.