Dig Inn Seasonal Market
F.K.A. The Pump
An affordable ($11-30) american / juice bar restaurant with organic meat & flexitarian options in (5th & 6th Ave) (West 50's (Midtown)) with critics pick, delivery, fast food, & flexitarian offerings.
Mon-Fri: 11am-9pm Sat: 11am-8pm Sun: 11am-9pm
Founder Adam Eskin has revamped his body-building-protein-shake-90’s-approach of The Pump to focus on quality sourcing, seasonal ingredients and excellent taste at Dig Inn. At lunch, an s-shaped queue moved quickly as we gawked at the menu. Diners create small or large market plates from the flavorful selection of Chef Daniel Angerer’s hormone- and antibiotic-free proteins, vegetables, grains, and sauces.
Jared’s favorite was the all-natural shredded Pineland beef shoulder, braised to perfection in oregano and an appealingly astringent red wine vinegar. Conversely, chicken with subtle touches of paprika and lime was versatile and brightened a bland side of cauliflower with chickpeas. The roasted sweet potato side with hints of paprika, rosemary, and earthy mushrooms with chopped celery, were reminiscent of stuffing.
Seasonal specials were standouts, particularly a mayo-free wild salmon salad with moist, miso-marinated salmon, diced cucumbers, and sweet red bell peppers in a light, tart red wine vinaigrette. A tangy carrot-ginger dressing and shaved green apples finished surprisingly tender and flavor-packed local kale.
Raw, cold-pressed juices, smoothies and shakes are made to order with chia seed, flax seed, SunWarrior vegan protein or soy milk enhancements. Ginger fanatics may enjoy the spicy Pomegranate Pear, blended with bartletts, ginger, mint, pomegranate juice and agave, but the gritty texture wasn’t our favorite. Next time, we’d stick with the pineapple coconut smoothie with extra basil—but hold the agave to avoid the cloying sweetness.
Dig Inn’s customizable menu offers carnivores options while vegetarians can fill up on organic tofu and protein-rich quinoa, and everyone can benefit from a veggie overload with the sides. With locations throughout the city, delivery available, and economic prices, Dig Inn gives every New Yorker access to a healthy and satisfying meal.