If youâ€™re a creative that also loves juice, then The Butcherâ€™s Daughter may just be heaven on earth.
I spent the last week in New York (yes, during the epic blizzard), and this place was at the top of my must-visit list. Due to that aforementioned blizzard, the normally fully-stocked shelves were nearly bare but I had to show you anyway because this place has that perfect balance of being ridiculously cute and having healthy, hearty food choices.
Design firm Wanderlust crafted the cozy space The Butcherâ€™s Daughter calls home with an old school butcher shop feel. Think wooden counters, steel hooks holding hanging fruit baskets, plenty of subway tile and rustic brick walls.
The name may seem counter-intuitive considering that The Butcherâ€™s Daughter is meat-free but it does hold a distinct purposeÂ as they explain below:
â€œAt The Butcher’s Daughter, we treat fruits and vegetables as a butcher would meat:Â We chop, fillet and carve fresh produce intoÂ heathyÂ vegetarian dishes and press them into pretty juices.â€
Around the corner from the picturesque cafe is a small juice and sweets shop, also owned by The Butcherâ€™s Daughter. Itâ€™s full of fresh baked goods that are free of refined sugar and gluten and a wall of juices arranged by color.
The overall experience at The Butcherâ€™s Daughter is one thatâ€™s full of simple pleasures, bright pops of color, an abundance of plants and the feeling of knowing that everything from the soups to the sandwiches to the sweets are free of the unhealthy additives that fill so many of our basic meals these days.
As I sat at a butcher block-style counter eating butternut squash curry soup and staring out at the slushy, slippery streets on Monday, I was happy I made the trek. This place is truly a ray of sunshine.