NYC, West VillageThe Butcher's Daughter, NYC's top vegetarian hotspot

By Ophelia Froud, glowcation Founder
2 April '18

We had heard that Gwyneth is a fan of The Butcher’s Daughter and we had also heard that the queues were long.

So we left our hotel very early on a Saturday morning and to our delight discovered a beautiful plant-filled empty Glowcation at 9am. Bliss!

Created by former Time Out Food & Drink writer, Heather Tierney, this hybrid juice bar and vegetarian hotspot is making its mark as a go to destination in the Big Apple. The 100% vegetarian, mostly vegan and GF menu changes daily.


The setting

We visited the West Village branch for breakfast which was a pretty ten minute walk from our hotel. On a Saturday morning we discovered a sweet Farmers’ Market on the same street selling flowers and beautiful vegetables.

The café itself is a stylish blend of butcher-block counters, bleached wooden tables, industrial stools and worn leather banquettes.


There are plants everywhere we looked – potted cacti are dotted on the tables and hanging plants surround the bar. There is plenty of outside seating in summer although remember New York can get super-hot so you may prefer to sit inside where it is cooler.

The little things

We loved the attention to detail like the folded cloth napkins. We also liked the use of environmentally friendly paper straws with avocados on them. The service was out of this world.

The waiters were friendly, attentive and great fun first thing on a Saturday morning.

They were clearly passionate about plant-based food and knew the menu well helping us choose from a wide range of smoothies and breakfast offerings.

What else?

The Butcher’s daughter has two other branches – one in Nolita and one in LA.

The fresh juice test

The Butcher’s Daughter offers four simple juices: reds, orange, yellow and green and four heritage juices with added ingredients.

We chose the Green a zingy mix of cucumber, kale and green apple.

We also had a Minute In Heaven smoothie – a combination of young thai coconut, dates, almond butter and vanilla.

What we ate

We went for the Butcher’s Pancakes – a large, delicious house made rice pancake with almond milk batter . It was served with whipped coconut cream and a mixed berries fruit sauce. To accompany, we chose a seasonal fruit bowl which was a generous mix of melon and fresh berries.


The bill

Juice $9
Heritage Juice $10
Smoothie $10
Butcher’s Pancakes $12
Butcher’s Seasonal Fruit Bowl $8


What made us glow

The setting and design, the attention to detail and the super delicious, healthy pancakes.

And that service- so welcoming we can’t wait to go back!

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The Butcher's Daughter

581 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014, USA

+1 917-388-2132
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