Friday, January 8, 2016


After a long holiday and doing some major restaurant reviews in December, we decided to check out some of the healthier options to be found uptown for 2016.  An iPhone app that calculates approximate calories for each ingredient also comes in handy for getting a better idea of calorie count and we put some of uptown's favorites to the health test. Pretty much anything around 300 or under will be the ones to look out for.

One of the best coffee shop options for real food in Harlem can be found at Sugar Hill Cafe on 145th Street just west of St. Nicholas Avenue.  We dropped in to try out one of the freshly prepared salads on the menu which we had seen others order in the past.  The Cobb salad for $10.95 looked really substantial and seemed a fitting meal for the end of the work week.  Sliced egg, ham, turkey breast, avocado along with a generous amount of blue cheese provided a protein punch that had been missing from some of the other offerings earlier in the week.  Everything was of the freshest quality which all paired well with the house honey lemon dressing and was super satisfying.  Overall the calorie count was somewhere around 390 a serving for this one but all the good stuff was included here so it was definitely worth the indulgence.

1 comment:

  1. And they have wine now, so exciting. I go here daily and Tsion pretty much once a week, usually when they have a live performance. Sugar Hill Cafe & Tsion Cafe are really doing well for good ol St Nic