What a great name for an amazing restaurant with ‘real food fast’!
I had the pleasure of being a part of a blogger’s cooking demonstration this week at b.good in Brooklyn Heights, NY. It’s food for the soul; low-cost, good tasting, with lots of healthy options. Here is the history of how the owners, Anthony and Jon, got started.
It truly is the anti-McDonald’s. Fresh, whole-foods-based deliciousness! And I love how they tell you where the locally sourced food comes from.
Upon entering the restaurant we were greeted and whisked off to take a tour of this 12-year old, New England-based fast-food restaurant.
Our first course was a tasting of their cold-pressed juices and smoothies: Berry Chia (my personal favorite tied with the Kale Crush smoothie-below), Passion Fruit, Watermelon, Beet, Carrot, Kale & Serious Green.
We then moved on to tasting their Main Courses – the Westside veggie was served to all 12 of us. Hunter, the General Manager of b.good’s Brooklyn store was very accommodating and asked if anyone had any food allergies. Since the veggie burger contains bulgar, which is not gluten-free, he prepared a chicken breast on an Udi’s bun with avocado, lime, cilantro, fresh salsa and chipotle puree. I’ll be dreaming of this sandwich, I’m sure! And you will too!
Next up was the Eliziel burger – a special sauce, sautéed onions, asparagus, and cheese on a 100% beef burger. All this after eating the Westside chicken! Glad I came hungry! We were then served the Spicy Avocado and Lime bowl – with kale, sautéed veggies, avocado, black beans, corn, grape tomato, queso fresco, lime, cilantro, chipotle puree, and red pepper vinaigrette (below). After that, we were served the Power Bowl with kale, carrots, Brussels sprouts, crunchy chickpeas, pepitas, local egg, tomato vinaigrette.
Our last course was a feta and watermelon salad. We all agreed that we had to take this to-go!
I love the food – all of it. Though what I liked most was the community connection b.good makes with various local schools and charities. b.good embodies conscious capitalism, they push their mission and invest back into the community. And YOU can donate food to their charities, too. Download their app BGood where you can redeem food for yourself, share it with a friend or donate it to a local charity.