Taste of Turmeric

The detox craze is still holding on strong and turmeric, a cousin to ginger and native to Southern Asia, is quickly becoming the trendy food ingredient of the moment. Nutritionists love it for detoxing and restaurateurs love it for its aromatics and beautiful golden hue. Long known for anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is often called the miracle health ingredient, which means you can double up on all our delicious picks below.

Golden Latte
Three Seat Espresso & Barber (Alphabet City, NYC)

Photo Courtesy of Thirsty

This one-stop pseudo-speakeasy barbershop inside a coffee shop serves perfectly crafted Australian style coffee and tea while you get a trim. Grab yourself a Golden Latte, their take on a Chai tea, with a cupful of steamed milk with turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, and coconut sugar. A great kick to start your morning right.

Three Seat Espresso & Barber
137 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009

Turmeric and Coconut Congee
The Good Sort (Chinatown, NYC)
Photo Courtesy of Grub Street

After your trim and coffee, hop over to another Aussie spot for a good bowl of congee for lunch. One of our favorites happens to be the Turmeric and Coconut Congee, served as warm as expected with a spicy kick that cuts through the heavier coconut cream.

The Good Sort
5 Doyers Street
New York, NY 10012

Golden Milk Vegan Ice Cream
Photo Courtesy of Tasting Table

Putting their own twist on golden milk, coconut milk steeped with various spices, Tasting Table adapts this popular vegan beverage into a delicious and good-for-you vegan ice cream. The aromatic ginger, turmeric and honey all add in punches of flavor to this super-creamy frozen treat. Lactose-free and packed with anti-inflammatory spices? We’ll take seconds, please.

Honey Bee Juice
The Butcher’s Daughter (NYC & Los Angeles)
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This plant-based restaurant, cafe, and juice bar calls itself the ever-so-ironic “vegetable slaughterhouse.” Serving a vegetarian-friendly menu filled with healthy options including elixir shots, this is perfect for post-SoulCycle brunch. Wash down your meal with the Honey Bee, made from grapefruit, turmeric, yuzu root, kumquats, pears, and honey bee pollen. A refreshing, healthy juice without the “healthy” taste.