• 5 Local Menu Items That Will Boost Your Beauty Routine

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    While the saying “you are what you eat” is a bit old school, our moms may have been on to something all these years. It is true that what you put into your body is reflected on the outside, which means it shows on your skin, too. Luckily, there are a number of foods that can be found locally to help keep you looking fresh + kick your beauty routine up a notch. Each of these local menu items is packed with skin, hair, and nail-loving ingredients that work from the inside out to give you that “I woke up like this” glow {no filter necessary}. Keep reading to discover five local menu items in Hoboken that will boost your beauty routine.

    Quality Greens Kitchen {227 Washington Street}  

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    Menu Item: Curried Carrot Fries 

    Living in a city environment can wreak havoc on your skin. While Hoboken and Jersey City are notoriously less polluted than other cities, even a short daily commute could put your complexion at risk. Luckily, antioxidants help fight back against environmental aggressors {think, pollution, harmful UV rays, smoke, etc}. While many people {rightfully!} reach for a topical antioxidant serum to act as a shield for their skin, eating antioxidant-rich foods can also help ward off skin-damaging free radicals from the inside out. Carrots are loaded with vitamin A and beta-carotene, two antioxidants that help support healthy skin, along with good eye health and vision. Plus, carrots don’t have to be boring. The curried carrot fries from Quality Greens Kitchen will deceive you—they’re that good.

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    Simply Juiced {262 1st Street}

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    Menu Item: Natural Mystic17 Juice

    Growing out your hair can be the most frustrating activity, but sipping on this plant-packed green juice will help speed up the process. While it’s full of good-for-you nutrients like celery, cucumber, kale, romaine, chard, and cilantro, one ingredient, in particular, will get you closer to your hair goals. Blue-green algae, also known as spirulina, is known to promote hair growth.

    Elysian Café {1001 Washington Street} 

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    {Photo credit: @elysiancafehoboken}

    Menu Item: Cedar Plank Roasted Salmon Filet

    When in doubt, order the salmon. Typically, the most health-conscious menu item available, salmon is packed with omega-3 fatty acids that keep your skin supple and moisturized, preventing fine lines and other signs of aging. Salmon also is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which can help improve signs of acne.

    Anthony David’s {953 Bloomfield Street}

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    Menu Item: Southwestern Omelette

    Egg yolks get a bad rep. In addition to being a brunch staple, egg yolks are rich in biotin — a form of vitamin B that helps strengthen brittle nails, increases hair growth, and generally improves the condition of your skin. In addition to biotin, the southwestern omelette also includes avocado, which provides skincare benefits similar to salmon since it’s also classified as a “healthy fat.”  Brunch has never looked so good{literally}.

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    Orale {1426 Willow Avenue, Hoboken + 341 Grove Street, Jersey City}

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    Menu Item: Watermelon Margarita

    While watermelon margaritas aren’t necessarily the new kale, your skin really does benefit from this happy hour favorite. Watermelon is packed with vitamin C, which helps your body produce collagen — a protein that helps improve skin elasticity. As we age, our body produces less collagen on its own, which causes us to show visible signs of aging like wrinkles, dullness. Go ahead and give your skin a bartender-induced boost. Bottoms up.

    Have you tried one of these delicious + beneficial menu items yet? Let us know in the comments below!


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    Tiffany currently works in the beauty industry and has worked for some of the biggest hair, makeup, and skincare brands on the market. Her quest for the best blonde, best brows, and best fake tan in the Mile Square are no match for her passion towards connecting women through the beauty community. Her five-year plan includes copious amounts of red wine, new-age emo band discovery, and dog adoption.