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Traveling to the Big Apple?! New York City is truly a melting pot of cultures, cuisines and unbelievable flavors that you don’t have to miss out on while dining on keto! Just take a look at our list of top keto hot-spots below… If there’s any place where you can stretch your keto muscles and sample amazing food, it’s in the city that never sleeps!
Whether you’re in the mood for keto-friendly pasta, a burger, tacos, steak or lighter fare salads, we’ve got you covered. We’ve even included a destination for keto-friendly desserts!
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1) Between the Bread
This keto restaurant is labeled “one of the best places to get a quick, healthy lunch” in the Chelsea neighborhood by Yelp reviewers. The best part? All the low-carb, yummy options they offer for those on the keto diet! Choose a healthy protein (like herb-grilled salmon), with a seasonal veggie side dish, an extravagant salad, or an awesome keto-friendly quiche or frittata for a tasty, totally healthy and quick meal.
Keto Menu Highlights: We particularly love The Chelsea salad, with grilled salmon (and fennel, frisee, watercress, avocado, candy-grilled onions and orange segments) for a balanced keto meal. Or, try the asparagus frittata with mushroom, sundried tomatoes and parmesan.
2) Los Tacos No. 1
If you’re craving tacos while eating out on the keto diet in NYC, look no further than Los Tacos No. 1, known for its awesome cheese taco shells! No longer do you have to sit it out while all your non-keto friends enjoy tacos – now there’s a low-carb option for you. With three locations in New York, the restaurant calls the secret to their popular food “fresh, simple and tasteful ingredients” that offer “a bit of true Mexican culture and flavor.”
Keto Menu Highlights: For your tacos, choose from a tasty selection of meats (including grilled steak, grilled chicken or marinated pork), on cheese shells. Or, if you’re a vegan or vegetarian on keto, try the grilled cactus taco. All tacos include onions, cilantro, salsa and totally-keto guacamole.
Looking for your new favorite burger joint while eating out on the keto diet? This keto restaurant offers organic and all-natural burgers, featuring free-range, grass-fed meats. Along with beef, they also offer specialty meats like bison, elk, wild boar and more. Plus, while you’re eating low carb, you can get any burger wrapped in collard greens instead of on a bun! Quite the innovative way to save you from another bunless burger!
Menu Highlight: A great option for keto followers is the “Be My Burger”, which allows you to choose your type of meat, toppings and bun (collard greens). Choose from yummy keto toppings like pickled jalapenos, pickled red onions, wild mushrooms, spicy pico de gallo, guacamole, blue cheese sauce, or smoked bacon. Pair it with a salad or get the cauliflower bites with habanero mayo to share.
4) Yakiniku Futago
If you’re in the mood to treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind Japanese steakhouse experience, this is your spot in NYC. “Yakiniku” means to barbeque in Japan – and the owners of this keto restaurant opened their first location in Tokyo in 2010. It became so popular that there are now 40 locations worldwide, including in New York. This trendy, classy restaurant is spacious yet intimate, and the servers will cook most of the specialty meats for you right at your table. Expect to pay more for the quality of the meats here, but walk away feeling totally satisfied.
Keto Menu Highlights: This keto-friendly restaurant is a meat-lovers paradise! Choose between specialty cuts of premier Wagyu beef, short rib, finger steak with garlic butter and more. In addition to beef, they also have specialty pork and seafood, including jumbo shrimp, calamari and scallops. To create a perfect keto meal, get a side dish of shitake or king oyster mushrooms, assorted veggies, or a Caesar salad with bacon and asparagus.
5) Il Corallo Trattoria
Have you been craving pasta while on the keto diet? Well, you can enjoy it in more ways than one at this Italian keto restaurant! Go ahead and choose any pasta dish you desire on the menu, and they will make it with zucchini noodles instead of regular pasta. In addition, they also have mouthwatering proteins like braised veal shank and grilled salmon, along with decadent salads.
Keto Menu Highlights: In an indulgent mood?! Go light on the peas, and you can enjoy “Farfalle di Spiaggia” with a sub of zucchini noodles. The dish includes lobster, shrimp and avocado in a parmesan cream sauce. Or, try the “Fettucine Buttera”, with zucchini noodles, Italian sausage and spinach in an olive oil and garlic sauce.
6) The Protein Bakery
Are you seeking a keto-friendly restaurant/bakery in New York? You need to check out The Protein Bakery! This innovative spot has a line of low sugar items that are perfect for keto and paleo diets. All of their products are fresh-baked, higher in protein, and gluten-free – making them healthier substitutes for typical high-sugar treats. Options include brownies, cookies, shakes and other desserts.
Keto Menu Highlights: Try the keto-friendly brownies, blondies or peanut butter cookies. They’re all free from wheat flour, trans fats and gluten. Plus, they all contain whey protein concentrate to help you get more protein while on keto – and simultaneously indulging in a delicious treat. They also have keto friendly shake starters made with organic ingredients, that have around 16g of protein and only 2g of sugar (they use Stevia).
Ready to Eat Out On Keto?!
We hope this list of our favorite keto restaurants in New York helps you pinpoint some delicious spots to visit during your travels. Just because you’re following a ketogenic diet, doesn’t mean you have to lose your sense of adventure, and this city is definitely one of the best places to explore – for culinary delights and more.
When you aren’t eating out on the keto diet, we have some additional recommendations for you as well. It all starts with keto-friendly meal replacement shakes, or delicious vitamin and protein packed drinks that can be made in seconds, creating nutritious keto meals for on-the-go.
Our 310 Keto Kit includes everything you need to make yummy keto shakes; This includes a full-size bag of 310 Shake (in the flavor of your choice), MCT Oil (for quick energy, focus, and help getting into ketosis), a Shaker Cup, and Keto Meal Plan e-book.
Try yours today and make healthy keto meals at home as effortless as eating out on keto!
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