The health movement has become the newest craze in everyday living, and this begins with food sources and finding the freshest ingredients around. It’s with an eye toward quality nutrition (and quality eats) that we explore some of the fresh food destinations in the Long Island City area. There are a plethora of options, but these are four of our favorites.
Natural Frontier Market | 12-01 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
Natural Frontier is basically the model when it comes to all-encompassing health food stores. You can get everything you need here, from the basics to the obscure — and it’s all competitively priced. They have wonderful smoothies, a serious selection of nutrition bars, yogurts of every kind, and selections to fit every diet: from vegan, vegetarian, and ketogenic, to gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, and everything in between.
Break Juicery | 4-85 47th Road, Long Island City, NY 11101
The benefits of drinking fresh-squeezed juices are well-known. They provide an assortment of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, along with helping to decrease inflammation and improve one’s heart health. Fortunately, residents of the LIC condos at CORTE are only three blocks from Break Juicery, which has a menu filled with deliciously fresh and healthy treats to fit your wants and needs. Their cold-press juices are stellar, as are their smoothies, acai bowls, and salads. Stop in for a salad and a shot of ginger or wheatgrass, and leave with twice the energy you had when you came in.
LIC Flea & Food | 5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
On Sept. 14, 15, 21, and 22, along with Oct. 19 and 20, the famed open-air LIC Flea & Food Market returns to the area. It’s a great opportunity to sample some of the best and most unique eateries in LIC and beyond. There will be vendors cooking food in an array of styles that span the globe. Go with an empty stomach and create your own little food tour while listening to live music and perusing the various boutiques. And the best part is, it’s only five blocks from CORTE.
LIC Market | 21-52 44th Drive, Long Island City, NY 11101
Our last selection is the only eat-in restaurant on the list. LIC Market deserves to be included because they specialize in true farm-to-table dining. They are dedicated to serving the freshest food possible, and it shows in the wildly vibrant dishes that emerge from their kitchen. They have a very impressive natural wine, beer, and cider selection. Their roasted beet salad is incredible, as is their havarti-and-cheddar grilled cheese sandwich. Their brunch is exceptional, and every Wednesday is Wine Wednesday, which means 20 percent off bottles. It’s truly local, undeniably fresh, and meticulously well-prepared fare.
To learn more about CORTE, explore CORTE's available condos today and find your new home in Long Island City.
READ ORIGINAL ARTICLE