Naked Cookies & Pizza

It is so. Cold. I shouldn’t be such a baby considering I grew up in upstate NY where the winter weather hovers between 0 degrees and 30… But regardless of my adorable collection of coats and boots, I’m ready for spring and summer.

Back tracking to yesterday… I weirdly enjoy working some weekends. The days go by fast and I have way more energy?! My co-workers and I were all craving the delicious vegetarian baguette sandwich from Macaron Cafe which really is my fav sandwich in the city. A crunchy, fresh french baguette spread with a light dab of french mayo, layered with cherry tomato, carrots, chopped hard-boiled egg, and the most mouth-watering avocado you’ll ever taste. Healthy, filling and energizing. A lunch that doesn’t leave you feeling tired and sluggish.

For an afternoon snack I tried one of Naked Granola’s 6 hour energy “cookies”. Amazing, wholesome ingredients that include: organic oats, cranberries, dark chocolate, sunflower/sesame/pumpkin seeds, flax, & palm oil plus a blend of green tea & yerba mate for that 6 hour energy. The verdict: tasted great (as all the Naked cookies do!) and I really did feel energized and satisfied. I think these might be an amazing pre-workout snack!

Best part of my Saturday: pizza date with Johnny, who I have been with today for 6 years!! Our real anniversary date is tonight, so last night we kept it casual and tried going to our favorite, never-fails pizza joint in Murray Hill; LaBella’s. It takes an hour to get there from our apartment in Washington Heights, but it is so worth it. Sadly, they are closed for good! I really almost cried. Luckily Murray Hill is ripe with tons of great restaurants, including a pizza place that we had wanted to try called Vezzo Thin Crust. And thin crust it was!

This dimly lit yet inviting restaurant sits on the corner of 31st and Lexington Avenue. After scanning their salad menu first, I started with the beet and goat cheese salad and we ordered a large plain pie to share devour. My salad was absolute perfection: a bed of arugula, chunks of beets, two huge dollops of goat cheese topped with pistachios and drizzled in a garlic balsamic vinaigrette.

The pizza was close to perfection as well. It was the thinnest pizza I’ve had in NYC, and very comparable to Consol’s for my Upstate-ers ๐Ÿ™‚

But, way way better. I really am digging the thinner crust pizza’s these days; they leave you feeling satisfied without being overly full. If you’re in the city and want fabulous pizza without the crowds of Little Italy, this is your spot. (Easily accesible from the 6 train/ near Grand Central station)

Now I am getting ready for another dinner date with my love! Can’t believe it’s been 6 years together already ๐Ÿ™‚

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