Sure, most of us want to eat organic all the time - I don't exactly enjoy ingesting pesticides. But to be honest - it's expensive and can be a real pain in the ass. In walks Quartino, a chic Italian restaurant in the Bowery, with an all organic menu. Hearty whole wheat pizzas, pastas and an array of fresh fish make it easy to walk out feeling good about yourself. As does the organic wine list.
Hot: The back garden is perfect on a warm night.
Cold: The complimentary wholewheat bread sticks almost broke my tooth off. Stale.
Must Try: Fresh homemade fettuccine with avocado and tomatoes. Shaved raw artichokes with lemon juice and parmesan reggiano. Pay attention to their daily specials for fresh, seasonal options.
Pre or post dinner drinks can be directed to Von, a few doors East of Quartino.
11 Bleeker Street
New York, NY 10012-2402