Chef’s suggestions: Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s New York

Organic Avenue, a new raw food and juice bar, has a special process for juicing

For breakfast … I like to stop at Birdbath Bakery, in Greenwich Village. Everything they do is environmentally friendly – you can even catch their “driver” in front of the shop every once in a while, sitting on his bicycle with a little trailer attached to it. In the summer time, I can’t do without their raspberry bran muffin – it’s the perfect way to start the day. In the winter, I go for the pear and candied ginger muffin. Delicious and seasonal.

223 First Avenue at 13th Street, www.birdbathbakery.com

My favourite food market … is the Greenmarket in Union Square. I like getting there really early on Wednesdays to talk to the farmers and get the best of the produce they bring into the city.

Union Square West, open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, www.cenyc.org/greenmarket

The hot table … is Organic Avenue, a new raw food and juice bar that I’ve become obsessed with. They have a special process for juicing that I think brings out the most amazing flavours from the fruits they use. My favourites are watermelon juice, “Young Love” (cucumber, celery and spinach) and coconut water.

Various locations, www.organicavenue.com

For a late-night dinner … I usually choose sushi as a light meal after working late at the restaurant. My favourite places for it in New York are Sushi Seki or 15 East. Sometimes I’m feeling a little more indulgent, so I’ll go for Italian at Mezzaluna – I think I’ve been going there for more than 20 years, and I still love it.

Sushi Seki, 1143 First Avenue, tel: +1 212 371 0238; 15 East, 15 East 15 St, www.15eastrestaurant.com; Mezzaluna, 1295 3rd Avenue, www.mezzalunany.com

My guilty pleasure … is the Spotted Pig [a gastropub]. It’s on my way home, and there are nights when I just can’t resist a good burger with a beer.

314 West 11th Street, www.thespottedpig.com

Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s latest opening is the ABC Kitchen in New York (www.abckitchennyc.com); for details of his other restaurants, see www.jean-georges.com.

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