Being a fan of Matthew Kenney from his Pure Food and Wine fame, I was excited to try Free Foods NYC. Compared to his other restaurants, it is more casual and smaller, with only a handful of seats. The focus is on serving high quality organic food for the busy New Yorker on the go. I walked in, late in the day (3pm), craving some of their raw food, but unfortunately it was all sold out
I decided on the Signature Burrito, made of smoked heirloom beans, guacamole, brown jasmine rice and Queso Cotija in a whole wheat wrap. I was drawn to it for its unusual flavors. It was spicy and savory. I loved the smokiness of the beans mixed with the cheese, adding the perfect amount of savory, without being overbearing. The nutty rice and juicy tomatoes added another layer of flavor.
Free Foods NYC definitely stays true to its mission of providing the freshest ingredients. Although I didn’t feel weighed down after eating, I felt like I got a lot for my $9.
18 W 45th St. New York, NY 10036 (bet. 5th and 6th Avenues)
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