Devora and I are on a pilgrimage in New York City. We are here to see and be taught by Sharath Jois, ashtanga master and yoga teacher to our yoga teacher, David Robson. Monday to Friday at 6:30 a.m. we will by participating ahtanga primary series classes led by Sharath.
R. Sharath Jois
Yoga is all well and good but New York City has some of the most amazing macrobiotic and vegan restaurants in the world. Stay tuned because we plan to check them out and report.
For our road trip, I packed a lunch of rice triangles filled with sauteed tofu and bok choy kimchi, chickpea salad and blanched vegetables. And raw sliced green apples and lightly roasted almonds for snacking.
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|Souen on Prince|
On Sunday, after walking 30 blocks to Eddie Stern's yoga studio, doing a bit of shopping (for yoga clothes, what else?) we had lunch at Souen on Prince St. Souen is a long time Manhattan macrobiotic restaurant and a landmark.
The Macro Plate at Souen on Prince St.
We both chose the macro plate. It was delicious! It looks and tastes like homemade. Brown rice, lima beans, greens, squash and hiziki. Okay, maybe our choice was boring but it fortified us for our walk back uptown to our hotel.
Souen's regular menu has lots of other selections: seitan, tempeh, pasta, tempura, juices, natural desserts, a variety of grains and beans. There are also about ten daily specials on the chalk board. We could eat there the whole week but we are going to try not to. There is another Souen on 13th street but it's closed temporarily due to a kitchen flood.
|Souen on 6th St.|
For dinner, we went to Souen on 6th street, a sister to the Souens on Prince St. and 13th St. It is a much smaller location and specializes in vegan ramen bowls.
We shared garlic sauteed rapini and kale,
the spring brown rice risotto with fresh vegetables and mirin and
the vegan lasagna with green salad and light sesame orange vinaigrette.
Stuffed and tired, we cabbed it back to our hotel to plan tomorrow's itinerary and wait for the arrival of our teacher.