Health Conscious Express

Manhattan, New York City

Closed as of Dec 1 08

45 1st Avenue
New York, New York 10002


3.6 / 1 vote

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Ital food and juice in the East Village

Health Conscious Express is an Ital café and juice bar in the East Village. The store's motto is that healthy food can be delicious.

The food is mostly quick sandwiches, such as soy or tofu burgers, and 3 empanada-like patties including one made of ackee. They also have deserts, raw and not, and a wide selection of juices, smoothies, and health shots.

In the deli case they have some grocery items, including organic fruit and even vegenaise. There is also a display of herbal tinctures in the corner.

Everything is vegan except for the yogurt.

They have an additional, larger location with more grocery items in Lorelton, Queens.

Added by timmy_tofu on Jun 25 07 (last updated Mar 24 09)

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This place is really cute, the food is good, and the service is very friendly. My friend and I shared an ackee patty and a soy patty and both were good, although I preferred the soy patty. The ackee seems like it may be an acquired taste.

One of the workers let me sample a raw curry plantain dish, which was absolutely delicious. I'm not raw food expert, but this thing didn't taste raw at all. It had a strong, robust flavor, and the seasoning blend was different from any raw food I've had before.

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East Village


Health Conscious Express is on 1st Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Streets. The F & V trains stop at the LES station on Houston between 1st and 2nd, a few blocks away.


No Reservations


$ - inexpensive


  • American


  • (Mostly) Organic


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9am - 10pm
noon - 9pm

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