When this SoHo spot first fired up its burners in 1973, restaurants emphasizing organic, whole, and natural ingredients were mostly limited to San Francisco and college towns. The dining landscape may have caught up, but Spring Street Natural is still going strong, powered by a loyal clientele who come here for healthy food that actually tastes good. Start with the creamy organic hummus (and warm pita bread) before moving on to pan-roasted free-range chicken (accompanied
by sweet potato–poblano pepper gratin) or the pancetta-laced pumpkin ravioli. If you're too full for dessert, order a glass of organic wine, sit back and stare out the floor-to-ceiling windows, gawking at the occasional celebrity and the SoHo shoppers.