Joe On The Go: March 3, 2011

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Welcome back to Joe On the Go! The weather has been a bit unpredictable these past few weeks, but that hasn’t stopped me from hitting the streets in search of the newest openings in Lower Manhattan. Foodies rejoice! Several new restaurants recently opened with cuisines ranging from Indian to gourmet falafel. As always, if you see any new retailers or any changes to existing retailers, please e-mail me at tre@downtownny.com. If you’re looking for information on a particular retailer, you can check our Downtown Directory. Bon Appetit!

Yorganic – 275 Greenwich Street, 212-732-8888

Yorganic prides itself on offering completely organic fruits, vegetables, dairy, sugar, flour, eggs and natural ingredients. Their signature item, the Bliss Bowl, features steamed rice or noodles topped with fresh, sauteed vegetables mixed with their on-site chef’s special sauce. They also offer the first frozen yogurt made with organic milk, sugar and yogurt.

Crisp – 111 Fulton Street, 212-321-2200

Gourmet. Falafel. Those two words alone should be enough to make a New Yorker’s stomach growl in anticipation. Don’t expect to pay “gourmet” prices at Crisp, though. Their signature “Crisp” falafel sandwich, layered with hummus, cubed salad, sour cabbage salad, parsley and vinaigrette sauce, is only $6.75. Plus, all packaging is 100% biodegradable and printed with environmentally friendly soy ink. Check this place out for a quick bite that’s easy on your wallet and your conscience!

Hot Clay Oven – 101 Maiden Lane, 212-269-2103

This new Indian Fusion grill is HOT. How hot? Try 900° F. Their clay oven, formally known as a “tandoor,” has been the cooking method of choice in Northern India since the 14th century. You construct your own custom meal, made from their all-natural, preservative-free ingredients. Don’t like spice? Not to worry—they cater to medium and mild palettes too.

Dr. Mike & Son Hairstylist – 98 Chambers Street, 212-227-6116

At Dr. Mike’s, “you don’t have to be a king to receive the royal treatment.” This popular hairstylist recently opened a second location, on Chambers Street. Haircuts start at $15, and if you buy a block of ten in advance every tenth cut is free. Your best bet is to make an appointment. As Dr. Mike says, “those who think ahead, call ahead.”

Closings:

Montmartre, World Financial Center

Gatehouse Restaurant, 301 South End Avenue

Cafe Groppi, 32 Water Street