Gluten-Free Goodness Abounds at the Little Beet, A New Eatery in Greenwich
I’m always that person who scopes out the healthier options in restaurants, and, thankfully, there’s so many more ways to score healthy bites with gluten-free and vegan places popping up all over New York and Connecticut.
One such eatery is the new Little Beet Table in Greenwich, a 100% gluten-free restaurant serving nourishing cuisine and vegetable-forward cocktails (think: Fennel Margarita, Lemongrass and Beet Gin & Tonic, and the Fall Cobbler, to name a few of their current offerings). I had a Kale Margarita during my visit, but the bar, like the restaurant, focuses on seasonal offerings where you will always find something new and in-season when you visit.
Helmed by culinary director Matt Aita and chef de cuisine, Rich Perez, the eatery also boosts a vibrant bar that is oozing with style and the perfect spot for a quick bite or some drinks.
During a recent visit with The New York Mom, we sampled some of their healthy bites from their new bar snack menu and loved every minute of this culinary adventure.
First up was the Beet Sushi that we couldn’t get enough of. This soup-like appetizer is made with salmon, fresh beets, yuzu kosho (a Japanese condiment made from fresh chiles), umeboshi (salted Japanese plums), and scallions that was super refreshing and light.
We also loved the amazing sunflower hummus that come with grilled pita bread and veggies. Another favorite was the watercress guacamole that was a fun twist on the traditional favorite and the grilled octopus that was cooked and seasoned to perfection.
Other snack happy options for sharing (or not!) included the lightly seasoned popcorn made with toppings like nori, sesame, and togarashi or sweet chili-lime, seasonal pickles that are brined in a homemade shiso emulsion, warm olives, and spiced olives that I definitely want to sink my teeth in when I visit again.
As we enjoyed our snacks and drinks, we also loved the stylish/laid-back vibe that included tons of potted plants in colorful vases, bright jars of food brining away, leaf wallpaper, and pops of color that give the space it’s own personality.
Not just for bar snacking, you can also enjoy lunch, dinner, or brunch at Little Beet Table where you’ll find fresh, delicious and wholesome food options.
Little Beet Table, 376 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT
We were provided a complimentary meal for the purposes of this review. All opinions, as always, are our own.