Sometimes I feel like a TriBeCa girl with East Village taste buds. My favorite juice bars and raw vegan spots are in the East Village and I have been known to make trips over there just to visit them.
When my best friend, an East Village dweller, excitedly gave me the menu for Gingersnap's Organic I had to check it out. Gingersnap's describes itself as "a culinary tribute to handcrafted conscious cuisine for life on the go." I love that philosophy. Just because you are busy and running around does not mean you should have to sacrifice how you feed yourself.
On Sunday night, Doug and I were driving home late from a weekend away. I knew we would get back too late to go grocery shopping, and I didn't have much in the fridge to turn into dinner. So, we took a detour and stopped at Gingersnap's to get dinner to go.
After much deliberation I settled on two items to try. I easily could have bought one of everything, and plan on going back so I can try more!
I always like to start my dinner with a big salad so I tried the Borecole Salad. The combination of kale, radish, almond and olives was awesome. I am loving radishes in everything these days!
I also got the Portobello Rueben Wrap. Similar to my BLTTA , they used marinated Portobello mushrooms with sun-dried tomatoes, which is a really great pairing. For me, the best part was the wrap itself. The raw flax wrap with rye seeds conjured the taste of rye bread, and helped tie the whole thing together.
What I really appreciated about Gingersnap's Organic was that they did not focus on overly complex, dense, nut heavy raw dishes. Each ingredient stood out for what is was. The kale tasted like kale! The mushrooms tasted like mushrooms! I cannot wait to go back and try many more items on their menu. I already have my eye on the Mezze Platter and the Cauliflower Burger!