Recommended: Lunch at Gingersnap’s Organic
Downtown Manhattan, specifically the lower east side reminds me of days gone by. When I first moved to NYC I had a musician/rock star wanna be boyfriend and my very first memories of trying to be aNew Yorker include open mic nights at Sidewalk Cafe, Indian food at 2AM and too many cocktails to count.
On a rainy day last week, when I first stepped up out from underground after getting off the F train, a flood of memories I had forgotten about overcame me. Filled with nostalgia, I headed a few blocks north to Gingersnap’s Organic where my lunch date, Marissa was awaiting.
The newly opened cafe features vegan, raw and organic food. Marissa and I were both drawn to the ramen “noodles”. Which are actually daikon and kelp sesame noodles, sesame-ginger broth, sprouts, shiitake mushrooms, kim chee and dulse. (excuse for a moment while I go and google kim chee)
We also had the thai collard wraps with our lunch and then proceeded to buy a milkshake (almond milk) and desert for the road.
Which is obviously a good sign as to what we thought of the food.
If I lived on the lower east side instead of the upper east side I would basically move in. They offer free wifi, have plenty of outlets to keep the laptop going, and it’s BYOB!!
We even had the opportunity to chat with the owner while we were there and let’s just say the whole place has a great energy about it.
If you’re looking for a new restaurant to try or feel like you need a healthier meal after a few indulgent holiday parties, head down to Gingersnap’s Organics and be sure to invite me to come along! =)