Energy Kitchen, the New York City low-carb eatery chain, opens its third Manhattan location September 2004 at 82 Christopher Street off of 7th Avenue in the West Village (other two locations: Midtown East 1089 Second Avenue and Chelsea 307 West 17th Street).
As a result of the low-carb lifestyle and Americans becoming aware of the dangers of obesity, Energy Kitchen has become New York's answer to healthy food on the go. With its close proximity to numerous downtown fitness clubs and gyms, the new West Village Energy Kitchen attracts both the fitness buffs and health conscious New Yorkers as well as the locals yearning for a healthy late-night snack.
The 750-square-foot eatery offers a unique dining experience with its indoor counter service and outdoor garden area which seats about 20.
Energy Kitchen is a health/body-conscious New York dining venue serving up low-fat, low-carb, protein-packed, tasty dishes. The cornerstone of Energy Kitchen is its ability to provide the healthiest sandwiches, platters, salads and smoothies in a creative, tasty presentation. Founder Anthony Leone creates these proprietary recipes out of necessity, after he found himself constantly frustrated to find healthy alternatives to the fast food burger chains. "Once you make the lifestyle change to eat right, you do not go back to the unwholesome alternatives," says Leone. Some of his creative innovations include the Turkey Joe Wrap and Bison Philly Cheese Steak. To compliment these meals, he created a full line of designer smoothies known as the Liquid Lab, which includes the Meso Man and the Lean Body Creamsicle.
All made-to-order healthy dishes at Energy Kitchen are prepared only by grilling, baking or steaming; the menu excludes red meat and focuses on the more healthy substitutes of chicken, turkey, bison and ostrich. Leone feels "people who are jumping off the weight loss bandwagon are learning how to eat healthier year round. We provide low-cost, low-carb high energy foods for people on the go - all three meals of the day." For more details visit www.energykitchen.com.