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Cravings Crawl: Rachel Drori

The founder of Daily Harvest shows us some tops spots to satisfy your pregnancy taste buds in NYC.

Cravings Crawl: Rachel Drori

Pregnancy can do a funny thing to a woman. We’ve seen veggie obsessives become omnivores, sugar addicts turn savory and meat lovers go cold turkey. All because of the tiny little human inside.

Recently we had the pleasure of accompanying Rachel Drori, the founder of the brand new organic ready-to-blend smoothie delivery service Daily Harvest (our new obsession), to indulge her personal cravings near her Manhattan home. As a seasoned New Yorker with some serious knowledge about health and food, we wanted to find out what she’s been eating during her first pregnancy. And let us tell you, as seasoned New Yorkers who just so happened to be food lovers ourselves, we were so very happy we followed her along on this this cravings crawl with our friends at Old Navy.

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Check out her picks.

HU KITCHEN

Greenwich Village

“When I want something nourishing and don't have time to think about what's in my food, I head to Hu Kitchen. I know whatever I choose will be unprocessed and free of pesticides and hormones. Their Mash Bar is perfect for a sweet craving while their prepared foods are perfect for a hearty and savory fix.”

BREADS BAKERY

Union Square

“Bread's Bakery is a true guilty pleasure. Their rugula satisfies my chocolate addiction by being indulgent and rich as well as practically bite-sized, so just one does the trick. I also love their quinoa salad!”

OOTOYA

Flatiron

“My first trimester was the era of chicken wings. They were all I wanted! Ootoya does them up perfectly as yakitori with a fresh grilled taste to satisfy the little carnivore growing inside. Plus, all their meat is free range which is a huge plus.”

Love Rachel’s Look? She’s decked out in Old Navy from head to toe!

Here’s what she’s wearing:

Maternity Low-Panel Boyfriend Skinny Jeans, $39.94 / Holy Chic Maternity T-Shirt, $14.94 / Women’s Collarless Blazer, $49.94 / Women’s Sueded Faux-Leather Ankle Boots (similar style), $34.94 / Women’s Bucket Bag, $29.94 / Women’s Gauze Diamond-Pattern Scarf, $16.94 / Women’s Felt Cap, $14.94

Go ahead and fulfill your own fashion craving--hop on over to our giveaway to enter to win a $100 Old Navy gift card to replicate this look or find your own pregnancy style!

This post was brought to you by Old Navy.

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