SUSTAINABILITY FOR CARNIVORES: MAYANOKI NYC
Transitioning to a vegetarian or vegan diet is the most sustainable option possible; it conserves water, prevents over fishing, and is, for the most part, cruelty free. However making a drastic change all at once can be hard, so we are here to share with you some of the most sustainable options for meat eaters!
First up is one thing that many people seem to have the hardest time giving up when thinking about going meat-free: sushi. While sushi is a fan favorite with millennials, it contributes to the vast amount of overfishing that is causing many fish populations to go extinct in the wild.
One New York restaurant aims to maintain traditional Japanese sushi, a luxurious dining experience, and enforce sustainable fishing practices. This is Mayanoki, where "dinners are served in a traditional multi-course omakase format in an intimate setting where you can watch how your dinner is prepared and learn first hand where it comes from."
Mayanoki is not only the pinnacle of luxurious Japanese dining, but it is also the only sushi restaurant in NYC recognized by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch for sustainability. They serve a 15-course meal for a party of up to 8 guests, with beer, wine, or Japanese sake. Some of their summer favorites include smoked Arctic Char lettuce cups and bluefish wrapped in Daikon!
Visit Mayanoki at 620 E. 6th Street!