In New York, most pregnant women don’t need to worry about exposing themselves to pesticides while gardening in our non-existent backyards, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be conscientious of pesticide exposures from the food we are eating. Especially since reports show that it could potentially affect the developing fetus. (Prenatal exposures to pesticides have been linked to endocrine disruption, delayed cognitive development and lower IQ’s in young children).
And while it’s great to shop at Whole Foods and eat at home, let’s be real – we’re New Yorkers and we like to eat out. Unfortunately one of the downsides of our great city is that organic restaurants are not as abundant in New York as they are in places like San Francisco, but there are certainly a handful. Don’t worry you won’t have to sacrifice your taste buds.
Here are our top picks for organic restaurants NYC: