Good luck trying to find a free spot here during New York Fashion Week: ever since The Butcher’s Daughter opened its doors, the cafe has been widely popular. One look at the menu and it’s easy to understand why this is a meeting point for models, PR people and New York’s hip, health-conscious crowd.

The Butcher’s Daughter cheekily calls itself a ‘vegetable slaughterhouse’. The philosophy behind this: The staff treats fruits and vegetables as a butcher would meat. They chop, fillet and carve fresh produce into healthy vegetarian dishes and press them into pretty juices.

The cafe serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunches in a 35-seat, light-filled space that’s brimming with fresh produce and plants. During the warmer months, the sidewalk terrace seats 30 more lucky customers outside, making this a perfect hangout on the corner of Elizabeth Street. The menu changes daily and is 100% vegetarian and non-dairy. Most of the menu items are also vegan and gluten-free, and the staff can prepare substitutions for almost any dietary restriction.

The Butcher’s Daughter // 19 Kenmare St. // New York City //
Sun-Thu 8am-10pm, Fri/Sat 8am-11pm // website