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Springbone Restaurant Review

Springbone Restaurant Review

Important note: Since this Springbone restaurant review was written, I have changed my approach from weight management to Health at Every Size and intuitive eating. The recommendations here were intended for the pursuit of weight loss, an approach that is no longer aligned with my beliefs and brand. Keep this in mind as you read through the post.

Springbone Restaurant Review

About two years ago, a generic Indian restaurant closed on the corner of West 3rd and Sullivan. My husband and I would jokingly say, "Wouldn't it be great if Hu Kitchen opened up in the Village?" Well, the food gods heard our food prayers and we were blessed with the Hu-esque, meat- and vegetable-forward restaurant, Springbone. One advantage Springbone has on Hu? Their damn bone broth. My Mexican mother, who grew up poor and eating every part of the cow, makes a divine beef soup and one my favorite things to do is suck out the marrow from the bones. It's not only nutritious, but the umami flavor that comes out of that bone is otherworldly. I'm not ambitious enough to make that soup, but once the cold weather rolls around, I love to pop into Springbone for a quick bone broth which evokes my mom's soup. There are some studies that support claims that the collagen in bone broth can help support joint healthy, and my acupuncturists swears by its gut-healing properties. To me, it's just a great source of protein and an uber-comforting drink. Year-round, their food is incredibly healthy, reasonably priced and you never get that post-meal hangover.

The details

Location: West Village, 90 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012

Menu: fairly fixed menu year-round

Service: lunch and dinner

Price: $

Vibe: casual, show up in sweats, gym clothes or a suit

Good For: quick bite, to-go or delivery

Standout Dish: "Spaghetti" and Meatballs, Immunity Broth

Worthwhile Splurge: Beef Chili Bowl

Intuitive Eats: if you're feeling sick, get yourself a bone broth; if you're feeling down or in need of comfort, the Beef Chili Bowl hits the spot; if you're feeling on the top of the world, go for something light, but filling like the Rachel's Lamb & Tabouleh or Mexican Bowl

Heads Up: Careful with the smoothies---I like to know what’s in them (calories, protein, etc) before I commit. Also, the Beef Chili Bowl. I’ve had it a few times and it’s a bit on the oily side. This restaurant is not FODMAP friendly---sorry to my IBSers.

Health Rating: 

Overall Rating: 3 (Awesome)

The wrap-up

And that's it for the Springbone restaurant review! The food is solid, the ingredients are high quality.

Eathority Approved Eats

Item

Ask For…

Any Broth

No butter or coconut oil; can add any other add-in

Matcha Latte

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Healthy Hot Chocolate

No coconut oil

Vanilla Chaga Tea

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“Spaghetti” and Meatballs

Extra meatball if you want this for 2 meals

Grandma’s Chicken & Rice

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Mexican Bowl

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Rachel’s Lamb & Tabouleh

Extra meatball if you want this for 2 meals

100% Grass-Fed Burger

Any of the buns; ask for some extra lettuce to up the veg content; skip the carrot fries

Root Cellar Salad

Chicken to increase protein content

Any veggie side except the carrot fries

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Raw brownie ball

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Ratings Key

Price
(sans tips, alcohol)
$ = $15 and under
$$ = $15-$30
$$$ = $30-$55
$$$$ = $55 and over
Intuitive Eats
Foods recommended for your mood or how you want to feel
Health Rating
 Not so healthy restaurant
  Healthyish restaurant
 Healthy restaurant
IBS Rating
*  IBS-friendly
+  Mostly IBS-friendly, one item may be moderate or high FODMAP
Overall Rating
(value, taste)
1 = Meh
2 = Good
3 = Awesome
4 = Amazing

4 thoughts on “Springbone Restaurant Review

  1. Interesting, thanks for creating awareness to look for FODMAP. High FODMAP leads to more irritation of the bowel, correct.

    1. For those with IBS, FODMAPs can create irritation that produce some unpleasant side effects. Eating out with IBS can be a challenge because many common foods, including onions and garlic, contain FODMAPs.

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