Divya’s Kitchen | Ayurvedic cuisine in New York City


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We just launched a Dutch Whitepaper about the Wellness industry in the Netherlands and one of the international trends we spotted is the healthy cuisine. Wellness is about feeling healthy ‘from body to mind’. One of the features of a healthy lifestyle is a cuisine with more focus on ‘foods with a function’. Like turmeric, a power food that’s often used in the Ayurvedic cuisine. In the wellbeing approach they often use Ayurvedic treatments. We spotted restaurant Divya’s Kitchen in NYC, serving meals that would be an asset for a menu at a restaurant in a Wellness resort.

Divya’s Kitchen in New York City

Divya’s Kitchen opened in the fall 2016 and is located at 25 1st Avenue New York. They serve fresh, balanced meals deeply rooted in the authentic tradition of Shaka Vansiya (SV) Ayurveda (the ancient medical science of India). According to Divya the Ayurveda teaches us how to maintain balance on all levels and how food can restore our innate ability for healing and wellness.

She makes everything in house from scratch like cheeses, almond milk and bread. Just some picks from her menu:

  • Among the shake a ‘Pink Strawberry Mint, with raw almond milk’.
  • As starter ‘Crispy puffed rice with pistachios, almonds, pecans, raisins and cranberries’.
  • As salad ‘Jicama – avocado salad with arugula, watercress, walnut-avocado dressing’.
  • As main ‘Seasonal khichari (rice and lentil stew) with green beans, carrots, zucchini, kale + cilantro-mint chutney and sautéed leafy greens’.
  • As dessert a calming tea ‘peace of mind’.

Sounds healthy doesn’t it?

The Ayurvedic cuisine in a Wellness Resort

The Ayurvedic cuisine is becoming more popular among today’s health-conscious consumers. It uses natural ingredients such as ginger, ghee and turmeric to promote balance. Turmeric is an orange spice that is used in the Ayurvedic system to fight diseases. We already wrote about the super lattes like golden milk (almond milk with turmeric and some honey). The cuisine is interesting for those wellness consumers who are looking for ‘foods with a function’ and might be worth looking into if you’re a chef at a Wellness resort.

Website: Divya's Kitchen

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