I was vegan for a year and a half while I was living in Minneapolis and I love what being vegan stands for and everything that lifestyle entails. I stopped being vegan November of 2016 because it was just a hard lifestyle to live by, especially as a flight attendant. And by no means am I saying that it's impossbile, because it most definitely is, but I just didn't want to make time for it nor did I want to keep missing out on cultural delicacies while I'm abroad. To this day I still buy vegan products and still make vegan food when I'm at home --so take that for your Meatless Monday's!
I love trendy things. I love restaurants. Most importantly, it's almost always about food. by CHLOE is a place I found on Yelp when I was walking around the city. It was a really hot day and I was craving something refreshing; like a smoothie and salad type of lunch. I got just that.
by CHLOE's mission statement: "aims to share delicious, wholesome, plant-based food that fuels and energizes without compromising flavor, taste or satisfaction. Our chef-driven vegan menu features locally-sourced ingredients in their most natural form to create inspired dishes, made 100% by us daily. We are passionate about feeding our customers hearty, nourishing meals made from whole ingredients that can have a positive impact on their overall mind, body and health."
If you're a vegetarian or vegan and love Mexican flavors or miss tacos, order their Quinoa Taco Bowl, I promise it won't disappoint you or make you feel guilty that you spent $12 on a salad. I also was on the fence about the smoothie, I couldn't decide on which flavors I wanted so they were happy to mix them both for me. I wish I could tell you their flavors of that day but supposedly they change daily; the purple was one sweeter and tasted way better than the green one, which seemed to be lacking any time of green juice flavor.
Along with those two items, I've only had the Kale Cesar Salad. It seemed like most people that were in there were eating sandwiches and burgers, which all looked so appetizing! This is definitely a really great place with 5 locations in NYC and two more coming soon. If you're living in Los Angeles, Boston, or Providence keep that chin up because they do have locations in that area also. I will definitely be coming back to mark off as many menu items as I can!
My by CHLOE rating: 9/10