|Vegetarian pasta at Henry's|
Henry’s, a bistro in the upper upper west side, is just off the bike path along the Henry Hudson Parkway. It is named for its owner, not the highway.
But it also calls itself a bike friendly establishment, which to me means a huge outdoor seating area so you can keep an eye on your wheels, and a good selection of beer on tap.
I got to go to a celebratory dinner at Henry's when I was part of the NYC marathon charity team, raising money for Transportation Alternatives.
Vegetarian friendly fare
There’s also healthy filling food like a vegetarian pasta with mushrooms, butternut squash and Brussels sprouts and a grain bowl with quinoa, brown rice and a soft boiled egg.
There is also a great kale salad, with grapes, cranberries and a maple vinaigrette. It would be perfect at Thanksgiving. Produce is GrowNYC Greenmarket-sourced or sustainably-farmed.
The butternut squash squash soup was a bit too sweet, with an apple cider reduction, but the pumpkin oil added a nice touch.
There is also wild, line- caught fish and hormone free meat.
If you are treating yourself after a long ride (or run) the warm chocolate cake is worth the splurge.
Go on a Wednesday night, when wines are specially priced at just $28 / bottle.