Organic plants raise their flowering heads to greet the morning sun, but chemically-enhanced plants only awake grudgingly at 2 p.m. after they're spritzed with coffee. Savor organic ingredients with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of gourmet sandwiches, soups, and juices at Blue Dog Café. This Groupon is valid at the Midtown and Chelsea locations.
Blue Dog Café's food whisperers blend local, organic ingredients into the gourmet sandwiches, quiche, and bakery products that populate their extensive menu. Turkey, brie, and carmelized pears ($7.95) shove and jostle for the attention of sandwich-seeking tongues, nearly breaking through the thin walls of their baguette housing, while homemade cupcakes ($4.50) nestle snugly in the palms of diners' hands. Tuna fish,and avocado rest easy under a security blanket of havarti cheese and chipotle mayo ($7.95), unafraid that the monsters under their seven-grain bed will skewer them with toothpicks in the night.
Fresh-pressed juices such as the Knight in Armor ($6.95)—a powerful blend of apple, cayenne, and lemon—rescue dry throats from the suspect potions of alchemists, while smoothies like the banana-infused, nutritional supplement-packed Hulk ($7.95) crush feelings of hunger and weakness in their brightly-colored mitts. Patrons wishing to eat in the open air of a nearby park or the enclosed air of a plane to Japan can strike out from the petite confines of Blue Dog Café, bearing their carry-out bundles to parts unknown.