My Mom, and fellow We Add Up co-founder, is coming to visit me today in NYC! I’m so excited, as this is her first trip here since I moved here in January. As I’m putting together our itinerary, I’m a little flummoxed. So few days together, so many restaurants, what to choose? We’re both vegetarian, so it does limit our options. Well, a few weeks ago, when I attended a screening of the documentary Food, Inc. (which EVERY ONE should see), I ran into Jared Koch and his book, “Clean Plates NYC.” So glad I did, because this guide to the “healthiest tastiest restuarants in Manhattan for vegetarians and carnivores” is sure to steer us the right way. And impress Mom. Plan for this evening? Head down to the Union Square farmer’s market, then dinner at either Tabla (contemporary Indian) or Pure Food & Wine (gourmet raw vegan), and then to a rooftop fundraising party for City Council candidate Brent O’Leary. A perfect mix of Local, Organic, and Politics. Should make Mom happy! I’ll let you know if either of the restaurants live up to their reviews as one of the 75 best resaurants in NYC for the mindful eater.