09/13/2012 11:34 am ET Updated Nov 13, 2012

The Health Guru's NYC Dining Guide

New York Fashion Week is a not-so-subtle reminder to lay off the pork belly and full-cream coffee. At least for a few days. Jared Koch -- nutritionist, yoga instructor, health coach, and founder of the Clean Plates guidebooks -- reminds us about healthy eating options in the city.

NEW YORK CITY - When I started researching and reviewing healthy and sustainable restaurants across Manhattan in the summer of 2008, I visited and ate at over 125 in the first three months. It was an incredible culinary experience to sample such a diversity of food in such a short period of time. Though I do not dine with the same intensity that I used to, I still love to experience new chefs and cuisines, and my favorites dishes and places change often. Here's a snapshot of my current go-to spots, and what I like to eat at each.

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