A first look inside Hu Kitchen
On Friday, Union Square welcomed a new eatery that bills its fare as "food for humans." Hu Kitchen, at Fifth Avenue and 14th Street, is making the point that we homo sapiens, who convert the food we digest into healthy bodies, aren't meant for chemical-laced pretend foods in packages.
"We basically have a more primitive way of eating that we like to call pre-industrial and pre-agrarian," says former real estate developer Jordan Brown, who opened Hu Kitchen with his sister, Jessica Karp.
Heady concept translated: Hu Kitchen, stands for Human Kitchen, and borrows from both the Paleo and raw-vegan worlds. But it's really about a healthy whole foods menu, which is expansive and includes made-to-order breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes, fresh-pressed juices, organic coffee, and healthy grocery items.
It's like the smart, attractive child of Dig Inn and Organic Avenue.
We stopped by five hours after the doors opened to get a first look. Here's what you'll find inside.... —Lisa Elaine Held
Hu Kitchen, 78 Fifth Avenue, btwn 13th and 14th Streets, www.hukitchen.com
(Photos: Lisa Elaine Held for Well+Good)