Clean Plates Releasing 2015 Guides for LA and NYC

Clean Plates has announced that on October 15th they will release the completely revamped 2015 editions of their best-selling clean eating guides, which will include the newest lists of the absolute top 100 tastiest and most sustainable restaurants for vegetarians and carnivores in Los Angeles and New York City.

Clean Plates Books
Clean Plates Books

Even more inclusive of the most sought after clean eating must-haves, the guides will now offer expanded distinctions for delivery, gluten-free, and grass-fed meat options. And for the first time, Clean Plates will highlight the best of the best in clean bakeries, coffee shops, ice creameries, food trucks, juice bars, provisions, and all things “Beyond Restaurants.”

In its simplest search format yet, readers will easily find the perfect eating experience through location, dining situation (brunch, kid-friendly, business lunch, etc.), and budget needs. Written by nutritional consultant and health coach Jared Koch, with contributions by nutritional educator Ashley Spivak, Clean Plates is the only nutritionist and food critic approved restaurant guide for America’s two biggest foodie destinations.

Because there isn’t just one right way to eat, Clean Plates includes the best of every kind of eating, and the selection process is highly discerning. Extensive research, surveys, and input from food critics and writers narrow literally thousands to the hand selected best. Finalists are then curated based on rigorous standards of clean eating excellence.

The Clean Plates’ Criteria

Establishments will shine with emphasis on Clean Plates’ remarkable criteria:

  • Antibiotic- and hormone-free animal products, especially grass-fed and organic
  • Sustainably fished seafood
  • Local and/or organic produce
  • Higher quality oils (non-gmo oils, coconut oil, olive oil)
  • Organic soy and no heavy fake meats on vegetarian/vegan menus
  • A fair selection of veggies on the menu
  • Transparency in sourcing practices and versatility of menu offerings
  • Taste!

Clean Plates 2015 will be available from,, Barnes & Noble and retail outlets throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles beginning October 15, 2014.


The essential resource for information on clean eating, Clean Plates helps everyone, whether carnivore, vegan, gluten-free, Paleo, or somewhere in between, make better, more informed eating choices. The Clean Plates guides and online platform are the easiest way to find restaurants serving nutritious, eco-friendly, and mouthwateringly delicious food, including sustainably raised animal foods (free of hormones and antibiotics) and locally grown, organic produce.

Existing mainstream guides give no mention to the healthfulness of ingredients, while health food guides give little attention to taste. Clean Plates bridges the gap, pleasing the most discerning foodie as well as the most ardent clean eating enthusiast. In addition to the printed guides, the selections are available on the Clean Plates iPhone app and online via a searchable database. The company also produces national and New York email publications. Visit Clean Plates online at


Founder of Clean Plates, Jared Koch graduated premed from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is a nutritional consultant and health coach certified by the Teachers College of Columbia University, the Global Institute for Alternative Medicine and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. With an entrepreneurial spirit, he delayed enrollment in Albert Einstein Medical School to launch an entertainment company with his brother, which grossed $10 million in annual sales within ten years.


Despite corporate success, Jared still felt a strong need to attend to the wellness of others. Upon selling his stake in the entertainment business, he began ten years of wellness study with the likes of Dr. Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra, raw food guru David Wolfe, and Walter Willett, Chair of Harvard’s Department of Nutrition. Jared speaks frequently on the topic of nutrition and has spoken at such organizations as Google, Sony, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, MTV, and Time Warner.

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