Deep inside the hippest market in NYC is some of the most inventive sushi you'll ever taste, all housed in one of the greenest storefronts around. Go for the Spicy Mang roll and some vanilla chia seed pudding, stay for the people watching.To-go sushi can sometimes be a hard sell. Not knowing just how long a roll has been sitting in a display case is a little unsettling. Unless, of course, that display case is housed in a totally modern storefront made entirely of "green" materials, inside one of the hippest marketplaces in NYC. Then you know it's probably going to be awesome. Enter The Green Roll in the Chelsea Market, the second sushi outpost from the folks behind Beyond Sushi (who also happened to be a finalist of Gordon Ramsey's show "Hell's Kitchen"). The menu at The Green Roll boasts a slew of colorful rolls, paper wraps and rice bed salads that are 100% vegan and feature seasonal fruits and veggies, and are rolled/prepared right in front of your face. (We're also big fans of the new Build Your Own Bowls addition, wherein we can flex our culinary creativity on the likes of miso, udon noodles, tofu and other fixins.) In a bit of a rush? Grab a pre-made item from the display case and rest easy knowing it was prepped just that day (probably just minutes before you grabbed it!). Wash them down with a hand-pressed juice, and sweeten the deal with their signature (and trademarked!) vanilla chia seed pudding. While passing through the Market we grabbed ourselves the Roll of the Month, which constantly changes via a Facebook contest. Submit 2-4 of your favorite ingredients for consideration and the chef picks one to feature on the menu for the entire month. This one happened to be roasted eggplant, avocado and baby arugula topped with a rosemary infused butter bean purée and seasoned with Sumac. True to form, it was one of the best sushi experiences we've had in quite some time.
Spicy Mang, $6.50
Mighty Mushroom, $6.50
La Fiesta, $6.50
Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding, $3.50
Monday -Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.