On Our Radar: Hu Kitchen

A new paleo spot in Union Square

Hu Kitchen is a welcome update on paleo food
Hu Kitchen brings paleo food out of the stone age. (Image courtesy of Hu Kitchen)

Updated Jul 31, 2018 @ 9:36 am

Just last Friday, in a nod towards paleo and pre-industrial times, fast-casual restaurant and market Hu Kitchen opened its doors in the middle of New York City.

Located in Union Square on Fifth Ave. and 14th Street, the two-story market and restaurant features a yogurt bar serving up fermented dairy, chia pudding and cashew cream with a choice of toppings, a smoothie and juice bar, sandwich bar, gluten-free options and prepared foods. The new hotspot is committed to serving organic, grass-fed meats, heritage whole grains and offers its own line of kale chips, among other goodies.

With a tagline, “Get back to human,” Hu Kitchen—”Hu” is short for “human”—is bringing Paleolithic eating back to the surface with breakfast, lunch and dinner takeout (seating in the upstairs balcony is also available) of simple whole foods served in a modern yet rustic fashion for city dwellers and cavemen alike.

Hu Kitchen
78 Fifth Avenue, at 14th Street
Open Monday to Friday, 7am to 10pm. Saturday 8am to 10pm. Sunday 9am to 10pm.

“On Our Radar” features restaurants that might meet Clean Plates standards, but haven’t been thoroughly vetted and reviewed yet. For a directory of Clean Plates Approved restaurants, download our app.

Image courtesy of Hu Kitchen.

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