Lunch at Hu Kitchen, New York

After a flight where every single person on board seemed to have slept apart from me (too busy watching movies and sorting out my laptop – I watched Wild, has anyone else seen it?), we arrived! Ming and I dropped out bags off and headed straight to Hu Kitchen, somewhere she’s been dying to take me for ages. She brought me back chocolate from there and tears came to my eyes as it was so delicious. We planned to stock up.
It was also the first time I was meeting Kris, which was CRAZY since I feel like I’ve known her for years! Ming and her are the best of friends so I knew good things were going to happen today.

I didn’t know what to expect from Hu. Actually I did, I thought it was a sit down restaurant, but I was completely wrong. It’s more of a cafeteria-style place, like you pick and pay and go sit down (if you can find a place). Thankfully Kris was already there and had bagged us seats, fighting off aggressive New Yorkers.

Oh, it’s also ridiculously healthy. They’re all about minimal ingredients and only using things you know and can pronounce. Back before the mass market ruined food, etc.

There was so much to choose from, but Ming and I saw the Bowl Station and went straight for it.

The bowls are great – you can pick however many bases and match it with however many toppings.

Ming’s base was raw vegetables, topped with half chicken, half mushrooms. Mine was half quinoa, half root vegetable mash, then topped with half chicken, half mushrooms.

I also got a bowl of kale and broccoli for some extra green. Kris wanted some Cauliflower Rice, which turned out to be INSANELY good!

We payed then snuck off to find Kris who was sat upstairs.

After we all embraced with open arms as if we were long lost friends and chatting away, I kind of forgot about the food, which was probably one of the first times that’s ever happened?

I gave it some attention before it got cold, then the challenge of eating whilst talking and not getting things in my teeth began.

Oh yeah, I forgot to say I got cilantro, peanuts and onions sprinkled on top as well, with no sauce.

It was SO SO SO good. I mean you must be like eh that looks pretty average. But it was insane.

I tried to get a shot of the mash and quinoa business going on for you.

It’s just a perfect, relaxed place for some bloody fantastic food. Everything in this building is amazing for you as well, so no matter what you choose you can’t go wrong.

Ming and I went to buy some goodies before we left as well. I turned to the granola.

I got two different types (an almond butter one and a honey one) and also two different types of graham crackers, normal ones and raw ones (since Kris said the raw ones were amazing).
Can’t forget about the chocolate either. It’s gluten, dairy, GMO, sugar, everything that’s bad for you FREE. It should taste shit, like any other chocolate probably would, but it’s so ridiculously good I probably prefer it to normal chocolate.
The Almond Butter + Puffed Quinoa Chocolate Bar is their famous one and probably the best. I haven’t tried the others so I bought a Crunchy Banana to test out too.

And I don’t mean we bought one. We bought a lot.

That’s probably 1/3 of Ming’s pile that she bought. I bought a separate pile, but no where near as big as hers. I needed to stock up!
We were headed to Soul Cycle (hooray!) so I coffeed up as well, which was also great here. Time to kick New York in the butt. Although Soul Cycle actually kicked me in the butt. And the area you sit on which hurts like a bitch when you go spinning. Ladies you know what I’m talking about. 

1 Comment

  1. April 4, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    OMG that looks GREAT! Going to NYC this summer (so exciting!) so I start compiling ideas of places to visit etc… Not sure it'll be that easy to convince my BF for this one, but maybe the chocolate will help 😉

    Sandra x

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