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Hu Kitchen

Restaurants, Cafés Greenwich Village
3 out of 5 stars
(5user reviews)
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Photograph: Paul WagtouiczWild salmon with coconut pad thai at Hu Kitchen
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Photograph: Paul WagtouiczBreakfast platter at Hu Kitchen
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Photograph: Paul WagtouiczGrass-fed roast beef sandwich
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Photograph: Paul WagtouiczWild halibut skewer with rice at Hu Kitchen
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Photograph: Paul WagtouiczYogurt at Hu Kitchen
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Photograph: Paul WagtouiczHu Kitchen
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Time Out says

It used to be, the only time you heard New Yorkers mutter words like cleanse and raw, it was after a rough Friday night. But juice diets and caveman cuisine are increasingly part of the average Gothamite's diet, as evidenced by the opening of Hu Kitchen, a bi-level Union Square market dedicated to "pre-industrial and pre-agrarian" fare. Founded by health-conscious siblings Jordan Brown and Jessica Karp (who formerly worked in real estate and finance, respectively), the market features various sections serving prepared and fresh foods: a yogurt bar with four types of house-made granola and almond and cashew butters; a cold-press juice bar where you can grab a carrot-apple-ginger bottle to go; and a made-to-order counter, offering rotisserie chickens coated with coconut sugar and kale salad with goji berries. Munch on your antioxidant-rich meal upstairs, where the tables are made from cross-sections of Indonesian trees, and a balcony affords a view of the bustling square.



Address: 78 Fifth Ave
New York
Cross street: at 14th St
Transport: Subway: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq
Price: AmEx, Disc, MC, V
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 7am–10pm, Sat 8am–10pm, Sun 9am–10pm
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3 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.2 / 5

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I really want to love Hu Kitchen but it's almost too healthy for me. It's a small portion which you feel bad about because its just as expensive as a full meal and you look around and everyone seems relaxed and like they are living their best lives but it's just not that good. I left feeling unsatisfied and then ended up at CVS across the street buying ice cream.


Hu Kitchen is a healthy and delicious spot! It is a little overpriced, but worth it once in awhile. I went for dinner and got the meatballs and kale salad! It was delicious except for the fact that they couldn't warm up the meatballs! I also tried the watermelon water, which was alright. It was pretty refreshing though. I do think that I will stick to getting breakfast here though!


It was really the only spot in Union Square that had enough space to house my party during a thunderstorm! Lots of room, space, and natural lighting if you're looking for a place to study or hang out, i would recommend it. In terms of food, I would describe as whatever you purchase whether it be a smoothie or a food item... there's always something slightly lacking or off about the food. Not sure what it is but still a solid place! 


Due to its extremely convenient location (situated right on the corner of 14th and 5th Ave), Hu Kitchen has helped me out of many a bind with their extensive options for quick, healthy meals. I’ve never dined-in, instead picking up snacks and small dinners in between a hectic schedule of activities. I really love their bowl options: I always go for the quinoa bowl with organic Moroccan chicken. Their green juices are solid and their paleo blondies are to die for. Ultimately, while I appreciate their options for truly healthy food on the go, Hu’s prices are downright usurious and I can’t justify eating here regularly. They do offer a 10% student discount, but it barely makes a dent in the final bill.


My husband heard about Hu Kitchen through his buddies at the gym – specifically about their crack coffee (which is made with Irish butter and coconut oil). He was instantly hooked. We eventually went to try out the food. I will admit, they do a pretty good job making insanely healthy food taste very yummy. I usually get their entrée plus one side (Grandmaster Veg lasagna and root vegetable mash) and have tried their wild shroom salad (so delicious!). The things that makes me wary of coming here too much are the prices. My small box of mushroom salad came out to a whopping $17. Still, if you’re in a bind and want quality healthy well-prepared food, this will be the place to stop by.