The 5,000 year-old holistic health practice of Ayurveda teaches balance and harmony as the path to well-being. New York City’s cozy Ayurveda Cafe, at 95th and Amsterdam on the Upper West Side, puts these theories on the plate. Sattvic (pure) food must incorporate six tastes in every meal: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, astringent and pungent –and, we’ve come to learn from repeated visits, taste really, really good. Every day, a new menu incorporating six or more all-vegetarian (and mostly vegan) dishes are served on an all-you-wish-to-enjoy basis. For $13.95 per person at dinner, this might be the greatest (and most delicious) wellness value in the big bad city.