There is a happy face in my vegetarian combo from Eva's. Do you see it? It's either a happy face or just boobies, I can't decide.
The boyf and I tried a new spot for lunch yesterday. Eva's is apparently somewhat of an institution for cheap, healthy eats near NYU. This was our first time trying it, and since I'm always on the lookout for cheap and healthy restaurants, I was pleased to discover it was quite tasty.
I had the vegetarian combo you see above, which contained all the usual suspects of falafel, stuffed grape leaves, feta, hummus and babaganouj over salad. I also drank an unpictured Kombucha, so this is clearly a worthy establishment based on that fact alone. :) But more to the point, Eva's wins points for frying their falafel in non-hydrogenated soybean oil (no trans fats), and making their own hummus and baba without added creams or oils. And while they do serve meat here, the menu is large and varied, with plenty of vegetarian and vegan-friendly options. I enjoyed a vegetarian option, but they had a vegan version of it too. And at the other end of the spectrum, the boyf had one of their protein plates with chicken, lowfat mozzarella and low sodium tomato sauce over pasta. Judging from the photos of body builders on the walls as well as crates and crates of Muscle Milk stacked around, it doesn't take long to figure out who they're catering to. (Me and the boyf.)
Check out Eva's if you're in the market for some quick, cheap eats that won't shorten your life expectancy. Oh and the enter the Vitatops giveaway. Ill pick the winner Tuesday!
I like to get creative with what I eat, while keeping it as healthy as possible. I'm what They call a flexitarian, which in my case means that I am a habitual vegetarian but do not deliberately exclude meat and animal products. I rarely buy meat to cook myself, though I enjoy it without guilt when the spirit moves me. This is where I post the stuff that floats my proverbial boat.
You can see my old blog, which is all about my year teaching English in China (2005-2006), at http://chinabrog.blogspot.com