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Spring Street Natural

62 Spring St., New York, NY 10012 40.722249 -73.997078
at Lafayette St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-966-0290 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Health Food, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10

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Official Website

springstreetnatural.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, 9am-11:30pm; Fri, 9am-12:30am; Sat, 10:30am-12:30am; Sun, 10:30am-11:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Spring St.

Prices

$12.50-$24

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

Canal St. to 4th St., Bowery to Sixth Ave.

Profile

This popular downtown eatery confounds the stereotype that health food—or the accompanying décor—tends to be tasteless. The spot began serving minimally processed food to Soho's starving artists in 1973, before most New Yorkers had heard of veganism or macrobiotics. The restaurant doesn't adhere to any one dietary philosophy, but chef Craig Meltzer uses organic produce and hormone-free poultry whenever possible, and makes many items (ketchup, bread, whole-wheat pie crusts) in-house. The result is a menu equally appealing to health-nuts as it is to the meat-and-potatoes-loving contingent. For vegans, the organic brown rice and vegetable dinner with hijiki seaweed is a standby; For omnivores, there’s Spanish almond-topped organic salmon sprinkled with arugula pesto and paired with peppers and squash. Meltzer selects wines from Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and microbrews like Blue Point and Brooklyn Lager are dispensed from a shiny bronze tap atop the century-old mahogany bar. Avocado trees in oversized clay pots may nod to the natural theme, but the sleek, exposed-brick space, floor-to-ceiling windows, and prime people-watching location also appeal to celeb-seeking tourists and health-food purists alike.

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