If you say potato and he says steak or you say tomato and she says pork belly, no doubt you are in the throes of a mixed relationship: one that involves the complex culinary curiosity of the meat-eater who is dating (or related to) a vegetarian.
Don’t let your Yin-Yang dining disposition cause you to call off a perfectly good meal out! What you need is the flexitarian haven of Community Food and Juice (2893 Broadway @112th St.), a delicious Upper West Side restaurant serving seasonal American fare from 8am through late-night dessert (with brunch on weekends).
Vegetarians can dig into the Veggie Scramble with egg whites, market vegetables and 7-grain toast, while the meat eater among you will go nuts for house made chicken-apple-rosemary sausage over carrot hash browns. For dinner, swap starters of zucchini-scallion pancakes and curried chickpea fritters before pairing a craft beer or organic wine with an antibiotic-free, grass-fed burger or roasted pumpkin and butternut squash ravioli. The best part? Behind the warm, sun-washed space is a Green-certified kitchen equipped with energy-efficient appliances and a compost bin turning your guilty scraps into farmer’s gold.
Read more about Community’s inclusive menu.