As you'll read the writings on the wall when you walk in, you'll know you stepped into the right place: "Real Food, Big Flavors, No Dieting" ~ my kind of mantra. Being on the look out for healthy eateries in NYC for the last few months, I had heard about Mulberry & Vine but somehow had not managed to make my way down to Tribeca and give it a try. I finally did last weekend and was happily surprised to find not-your-typical brunch spot but a cute kid-friendly cafeteria. Genevieve, one of the owner, confirmed my first impression when she explained that she had been living in this neighborhood for years and was tired not to have any options around to take her children for yummy-yet-healthy food. You guess it, she eventually decided to fulfill one of her childhood dream and opened it herself. What you will find there are mostly plant-based dishes, all local, seasonal, organic, pesticide/hormone and antibiotic-free, seasoned to perfection. The chef there mastered the art of pairing fresh herbs for exploding savors and flavors without relying on anything you couldn't pronounce. So go pay them a visit, for a casual date, or even better, a play date with your kiddos!