Monday, January 16, 2012 Top Healthy Restaurants

I was recently asked by the Executive Editor at for my recommendation of a road trip worthy healthy restaurant in my hometown of New Haven, CT for an app that magazine was compiling.  There are so many great restaurants in my little city that this request was initially a difficult proposition, but when I thought about my "go to" place that never disappoints, it didn't take long to decide it's always Miya's Sushi.   Whether dining with friends, family, clients, solo, or for romance, the setting is perfect and the cuisine is as healthy as it is creative and delicious.  Plus, owner Bun Lai is a great guy and really makes you feel welcome.

Here's what I had to say:
As a vegan, I am always on the lookout for restaurants that can accommodate my dietary needs and one of my favorites is Miya’s Sushi. Known for their sustainable sushi, Miya’s features a huge menu of creative vegetarian offerings, like the Kiss the Smiling Piggie roll (sweet potato tempura, mango chutney, and pine nuts), the Rikki Tikki roll (roasted garlic, mushroom, cauliflower, Chinese black beans, scallions, hot peppers, and pine nuts), and the Warm Grapes Falling on a Happy Head (a grape leaf wrapped around eggplant, avocado, pickled radish, scallions, and hot peppers). Miya’s cooks with ingredients that are natural and local when in season, and they also make their own sake and pickled ginger.
You can see the feature story here, and read about other bloggers' restaurant recommendations from cost to coast:  Gourmet.Com Road Trip:  To 10 Healthy Restaurants from Coast to Coast 


MassageByMarissa said...

I visited Miya's for the first time a couple of months ago (I'm newly returned to the area) and I couldn't stop thinking about the place. What a special restaurant! I'm a massage therapist and I have a number of clients who are coming to me because they've started thinking differently about improving their lifestyles and what they can do to make healthier choices. I always suggest Miya's out as an option for dining out with a conscious mind and body approach and no one has ever been disappointed!

Mary Lawrence said...

That's great you had such a wonderful experience at Miya's! It's one of New Haven's gems! I'm glad to hear you're telling people about it.

Thanks for your comment, Marissa.