City Pulse

By Candace Bryan

Recipe for a healthy, affordable trendy café…..

1. Café kiosk created from an old shipping container. Hey, no was using it anyway.
2. Counters made from reclaimed wood. Now a spot for your elbows to reclaim their space.
3. Menus imbedded with seeds. Growing flowers puts you in a happy place.

Around Madison Square and the Flatiron building, there’s a wealth of shops, offices, and fun things to do, but for a long time, the area was missing a key component: somewhere to grab a quick, healthy snack. Fortunately, though, that’s all changed since the Flatiron Green Café opened.

The new Flatiron Green Café, a sweet looking little kiosk, is operated by the owners of the Benvenuto Cafe, which has been a popular Flatiron destination for 15 years. This new hipper little sister promises to attract an equally loyal fan base.

The popular kiosk cafe features delicious Greek yogurt concoctions made with yummy ingredients such as peanut butter and jelly, figs and honey, and of course fresh fruit….sometimes paired with a little chocolate. That doesn’t suck, right? Also on the menu are incredible smoothies like the Maui Wowie with mango and pineapple. And if you’re seriously committed to putting more kale in your life, try it blended with spinach and green apples and drink to your good health. Baked goods? Check. Tea and coffee drinks? Of course. And though their mission was “to incorporate some dairy free options with nutritional super foods like chia seeds, raw almond butter, coconut oil, goji berries, kale, and fresh coconuts,” even those of you who aren’t health nuts will swoon over the delicious snacks. The cafe also sells Blue Print juices, and will deliver Blue Print Cleanses to any location in Manhattan within a mere two hours. It’s a great deal for those looking to add a healthy oomph to their week.

The next time you’re in the area and want some quick food and friendly service, be sure to check it out.

Flatiron Green Cafe
Flatiron Public Plaza South
23rd Street and 5th Ave
New York, NY 10010

Originally published August 2013
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