Kate Kendall’s New York healthy hot spots

The big hustle of New York was a jolt to the system after the laid back warmth and charm of the South. I think I’d forgotten the density of this city and the sheer magnitude of its energy. Needless to say, it took a day to shift gears and become one with the attitude of the place.

Here’s how I stayed cool, calm and collected in NYC while catching up with friends.


Laughing Lotus I highly recommend going to one of Ali Cramer’s classes if you get a chance. She has a wicked energy and great sense of humour.

Pure Yoga (pictured) has a few locations and lots of class variety.

Also try Jivamukti Yoga School and Katonah Yoga.

Kate Yoga

From L to R: Pure Yoga and Katonah Yoga


Jivamuktea Café this vegan cafe is perfect for giving your insides a big nourishing hug post-practice. My picks are definitely the ‘Wisdom’ smoothie and the Montana salad.

Organic Avenue is the place to go for juices and snacks.

Angelica Kitchen’s organic, plant-based dishes are delish! Try the Dragon Bowl.

Union Square Markets are full of fresh and vibrant produce. Pick up some nourishing food to make a picnic to have in the park.

KK Food Markets

From L to R: Union Square Markets and Organic Avenue Ginger Shot


New York Botanical Gardens is far more chilled than Central Park and super pretty. If you’re going to do Central Park, go early if you want to avoid crowds.

The High Line being on the edge of the city gives you breathing space and a moment to acknowledge the beauty of your surroundings thanks to the spectacular views.

KK Botanical Garden

 From L to R: Central Park, Botanical Gardens and The High Line