I recently visited Dig Inn's new Upper East Side location (1297 Lexington ave) and I couldn't wait to bring you my thoughts here on NYTM. Even though it was my first time visiting, I have only heard amazing things about it via friends so I knew I was in for a treat.
Dig Inn serves seasonal and locally sourced American food, using only the best ingredients and always trying to offer healthier options. We (New Yorkers) need more restaurants like these in our area specially our youth. To be completely honest, I was a little hesitant to bring my daughters here only for one reason, it's what Zareena and Leanne would call a "healthy place". I don't know what it is but the minute our youth hears the word 'healthy' they automatically shy away from it. They think they will be eating only carrots and celery. At least that's what I thought when I was younger. However, times have changed and you can substitute nearly anything with a healthier option.
For example; when my girls looked at the brunch menu at Dig Inn. They decided to go with the waffles until they read the 'quinoa' part. Yes, it's true! The waffles they serve are made from quinoa. Of course, my girls changed their minds. Nonetheless, I still ordered them because I wanted to give it a try. Mind-blowing! Way better than standard waffles. They were crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, just like a waffle is supposed to be. They even cook them with coconut oil so you get a mouthful of wonderful flavors. It was so good that my girls admitted healthier waffles do taste a lot better than regular ones. Ugh! We can't imagine eating regular waffles after these.
Moving on to one of my favorite things in life, Avocados. I remember being 5 years old and my grandmother making me avocado toast as an afternoon snack while I sat on a rocking chair underneath a mango tree. Always so simple and delicious. I wonder how this dish which came from humble beginnings become so popular in major cities? I don't have the answer to this question but I'm glad it did. Of course, Dig Inn is adding their own spin to this classic dish. They are adding ricotta cheese and lemon zest which simply adds an immense amount of freshness as well as an extra layer of flavor. So good!!
You can't think of a healthy breakfast/brunch without having almond butter with bananas cross your mind. This is a great healthy option for those who love something sweet in the morning.
We've talked about the delicious food that Dig Inn is serving. Now let's talk about the clean design of the restaurant. Wooden touches make their way around the space giving you modern and rustic design all at once. I found it really inviting due to the open floor concept and large windows which allows natural light to come in.
I cannot wait to go back and try out a few other items on the menu.
Have you visited Dig Inn before? If so, what's your favorite thing on the menu?
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