The Butcher’s Daughter took downtown New York City by storm when it opened in 2012. It was the first of several small, healthy cafes to open in NoLiTa, and it has made its mark as a permanent fixture in the area. The cafe is small, so if you go for brunch be prepared to wait… but the wait is SO worth it!! The restaurant uses unique spins of classic ingredients to make AMAZING, nobread approved meals! Not only is the menu 100% vegetarian and non-dairy but most items are vegan and gluten-free, and the staff is always happy to make substitutions for most dietary restrictions. …
Butcher’s Daughter is incredibly nobread friendly, and the majority of the delicious non-gluten free items, ie. the avocado toast, can be ordered gluten free by asking for gluten free bread! The most popular, and most photographed dishes at The Butcher’s Daughter are the avocado toast, kale salad with avocado, sunflower seed tahini, green apples, toasted sunflower seeds, and smoked sea salt, and the tacos verdes. The kale salad and tacos are 100% gluten free, and the tacos are made out of romaine lettuce ‘tortillas’ and filled with tempeh, avocado crema, radish, cilantro, and salsa. These three dishes are absolutely incredible and I could happily eat them for each meal of the day. For breakfast, I always order a side of the adzuki bean bacon and top it off with a poached egg for added flavor. The bacon is unlike any other bacon out there, and I highly recommend it. I also love the egg sandwich with scrambled eggs, cashew cheese, kale, avocado, and tomato jam, on gluten free bread, of course! Oh, and I can’t forget! The Butcher’s Daughter is incredibly popular for their juices. My favorite is the Green Juice; made out of cucumber, kale, and green apple.
Although Butcher’s is most popular for breakfast & brunch, the cafe also serves a unique dinner menu. Angel hair carbonara made out of spaghetti squash? Raw pesto linguine made out of zucchini? And a butternut squash and quinoa salad? Looks like I’ll be back at Butcher’s next week to try one (or all) of these! And if you aren’t fully satisfied after your dining experience (which, don’t worry, you will be), go next door to the adorable Butcher’s market and grab a gluten free and vegan pastry to-go, a juice, or one of Butcher’s adorable T-shirts. Thank you, The Butcher’s Daughter, for bringing amazing, HEALTHY cuisine to downtown NYC!