How Not To Die by Dr. Michael Greger [On Books Podcast #51]

What is How Not To Die?
In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of, examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America–heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson’s, high blood pressure, and more–and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches to help prevent and reverse these diseases, freeing us to live healthier lives.

Best Vegetarian Food in the East Village, NYC For Under $10

1. Whole Foods
Whole Foods

$6 Salads and $8 wraps upstairs! They’re fresh, and mostly organic.

95 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002
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2. Punjabi


$3.50 Chickpeas and Samosa. WHAT. THE. HELL. WOW. For $5 you get an entire plate. Live like a king.

Note: Punjabi  is not a restaurant, it’s more like a to-go stand.

114 E 1st St, New York 10009
(Btwn 1st Ave & Ave A)
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3. Superiority Burger

Superiority Burger

$6 Superiority Burger + $4 Burt Broccoli = awesome

430 E 9th St (btwn 1st Ave & Ave A), New York, NY

4. Souen


$9.75 for the Macro Plate. Everything is organic, and veggie. Most dishes $10-$13.

326 E 6th St, New York,
NY 10003
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5. By Chloe

$10 for the Taco Salad! This place is a favorite – in Greenwich Village and Soho. (Not East Village, but close enough)

6. V-Nam Cafe

Vnam cafe

$8.95 — Veggie Pho w/ Soy Protein

20 1st Avenue, New York,
NY 10003
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7. B&H Diner


$5 soups, $6 sandwiches. This place is a wonder.

127 2nd Ave, New York,
NY 10003
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8. Atlas Cafe


$7 sandwiches, tons of them.

73 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
b/t 1st Ave & 5th St
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9. Spice East Village


$8 lunch specials, BOOM!

75 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
b/t 4th St & 5th St
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10. Cafe Himalaya


All dishes under $10! Fricken great. 

78 E 1st St
New York, NY 10009
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Honorable mentions!

11. Tiny Giant

Tiny Giant

129 Rivington St
New York, NY 10002
b/t Norfolk St & Essex St
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12. Corner Grocers 
corner grocery on Rivington

$6 sandwiches – It’s not quite a restaurant, it’s a bodega. But they have some pretty great stuff to-go. Avocado, Vegan BLT, Vegan BBQ Chicken

140 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002

13. Maoz Vegetarian in Union Square


$6 sandwiches, eggplant, falafel, and various other salads
558 7th Ave, New York,
NY 10018
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More expensive, but amazing vegetarian food

  • Angelica’s Kitchen
  • Dirt Candy (LES)
  • Caravan of Dreams
Updated: February 4, 2017