Has anyone in the NYC area tried Hu Kitchen?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 19, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Or what do you think of their offerings: http://hukitchen.com/HuMenu.pdf

Quote from their site: "We started with the question, 'how should humans eat?' The more we studied and experimented, the more we came to understand that we are primitive bodies living in modern times, that getting back to a pre-industrial way of eating was the best thing we could do for our health."

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on March 19, 2013
at 10:27 PM

This place is Primal Heaven. Its 100% Gluten free with all grass fed meats. Each time I go I feel like a kid in a candy store.


on April 10, 2013
at 07:55 PM

If you focus on the food you would eat for a real meal - lunch or dinner - this place is amazing. And I don't think it's a turn-off to people who maybe don't normally eat "primal" or "paleo". I have been visiting NYC and went there for lunch the last two days. I will probably go there a couple more times before I leave in a few days. Yes they have sweets, but if someone is going to eat a treat anyway, at least their offerings have real ingredients. The prepared foods are neverending.

You must try the bowl, with root vegetable mash 1/2 ground beef, 1/2 mushrooms!


on March 19, 2013
at 11:32 PM

I've been a few times and I have mixed feelings. I love the fact that it even exists, and I hope it survives and more like it open. All of the food I've tried has been really good. Check out the venison if you can afford it. The prices are a little obnoxious though, even for clean food. A lot of the menu consists of seed-based fake food (grain-free bread) and paleo-ized sugary treats, like chia pudding and almond flour brownies (don't worry, they're sweetened with coconut sugar so they must be good for you). They make chocolate bars. Which are very tasty, but are still chocolate bars and I don't like having them under my nose while I'm looking for something to eat. I may still stop in here occasionally since I work nearby, but it's not exactly the paleo mecca I had hoped for.



on August 11, 2013
at 03:25 PM

Went there yesterday. Findings:

Their bacon is fantastic. Not thin crispy strips, but nicely seared cubes/chunks of solid bacon. 10/10.

I got the GF pancake things. They had some weird name. Tasted so-so. I would order them for my non-Paleo girlfriend, but not for myself. The blueberries and 'sauce' on top was tasty, but not worth the $13 for 2 pancakes. 6/10

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Chef was very knowledgeable and able to offer suggestions and information. Unfortunately, he did recommend the GF pancakes... The ladies at the coffee/juice bar were very welcoming as well. Staff = 8/10

Layout is very nice. Great open layout that allows customers to see what's going on, very clean, crisp, and great integration of materials throughout. Design = 9/10

I photographed the juice bar offerings because I make the same recipes at home in my Vitamix. Wouldn't buy any, because paying $8 for something I would be making in half an hour seemed irrational. However, they looked good, and it's cool to see all the ingredients in a glass case in front of you.

I will be going back, but not too often, because it IS expensive. My pancakes, bacon, and iced coffee set me back about $20. I left feeling happy and healthy, but with a lighter wallet.

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