It’s easy to imagine a model’s daily diet as an endless stretch of green juice and kale salads—but Nina Agdal proves nothing could be farther from the truth.
The 25-year-old model, who has graced the pages of Sports Illustrated six times in recent years, hit her favorite breakfast, lunch and dinner spots in Manhattan in a new Harper’s Bazaar video detailing her daily diet.
Along with her dog Daisy, Nina began her day with a pit spot at Piccolo Cafe, a small New York City chain with four different locations in Manhattan.
Breakfast time! Nina Agdal hit her favorite breakfast, lunch and dinner spots in Manhattan in a new video detailing her daily diet. She began her day with a bowl of oatmeal
Breakfast: Almond milk cappuccino and oatmeal with apple, raisins, and cinnamon
Nutritious pick: Nina enjoys topping her oatmeal with apple, raisins, and cinnamon, and especially enjoys having it before a long day
For her first meal of the day, the model ordered an almond milk cappuccino for a caffeine kick, along with a warm bowl of oatmeal.
‘Since I might be eating a little more today, I think I’m just going to do the oatmeal to try to be healthy,’ she said.
Nina explained she often favors oatmeal in the morning, especially when she has a long day ahead of herself, because it keeps her full for a good amount of time.
She likes topping her nutritious breakfast with almond milk, apple, raisins, and cinnamon.
Lunch: Apple, ginger, and mint juice, ginger shot, and half of an avocado, tomato, and chicken sandwich
Lunch break: For her second meal of the day, Nina split a chicken, avocado, and tomato sandwich with a friend at Joe & The Juice, a Danish chain with 17 locations in New York City
Drinks: Nina also sipped on an apple, ginger, and mint juice, as well as a ginger shot
After a workout, Nina met up with her friend, photographer Taylor Ballantyne, for a bite at Joe & The Juice, a Danish chain with 17 locations in New York City, which sells juices, shots, coffee, sandwiches, shakes, and yogurt bowls.
‘I’m from Denmark so I like to support the Danes,’ Nina, who grew up in Hillerod, said while stepping in.
For her lunch, she opted for the Joe’s AMG, an apple, ginger, and mint juice, as well as a ginger shot.
She and Taylor, who sat together to enjoy their food, also split a chicken, avocado, and tomato sandwich during their break.
Dinner: Vodka martini, spinach and artichoke dip, sushi, and pork ribs with French fries and coleslaw
Cheers! For dinner, Nina headed to Hillstone, a New York City restaurant dating back to the late 1990s with two different addresses, and ordered a vodka Martini, extra dirty, extra cold
Appetizers: This time, the model was joined by her friend and stylist Jamie Frankel, with whom she shared this spinach and artichoke dip
For dinner, Nina headed to Hillstone, a New York City restaurant dating back to the late 1990s with two different addresses.
This time, the model was joined by her friend and stylist Jamie Frankel.
To start the evening, Nina ordered an extra dirty, extra cold Tito’s Martini with blue cheese olives, before splitting some spinach and artichoke dip with Jamie.
The pair then shared Osaka-style sashimi tuna, consisting in raw tuna stacked with sushi rice and avocado.
As for her main, Nina went for a plate of pork ribs, served with French fries and coleslaw.
‘If I had a shoot the next day, I would definitely try to cut down on the salt because that’s really bad for bloating and you want to look fresh,’ she said. ‘Maybe not the dirty [Martini], and then obviously the ribs, which is what I’m going to get tonight because I’m not working tomorrow.’
Light bite: The pair then shared Osaka-style sashimi tuna, consisting in raw tuna stacked with sushi rice and avocado
Tucking in: For her main course, Nina went pork ribs, served with French fries and coleslaw
Enjoying it: Nina described the texture of the meat as ‘a little crispy and then super soft on the meatier side’ and looked delighted with her choice
The model looked delighted to tuck into her plate, describing the ribs as ‘phenomenal’, and relishing in the texture, ‘a little crispy and then super soft on the meatier side’.
‘Not for every day,’ she said, ‘but you know what? Once in a while, you’ve got to have a rib.’
Nina had detailed her love of meat in a previous interview, telling Well And Good she eats ‘a lot’ of steak.
‘Besides that, I eat a lot of chicken. I make sure to eat lots of lean protein,’ she added at the time.
Routine: The model previously said that if she knows she’s going to be stepping in front of the camera in a crop top, she will rely on ‘juices, shakes, and protein bars’
Foodie: The model has also opened up about her favorite foods to eat in New York and is a fan of Shake Shack’s double cheese burger, as well as bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches
She further detailed her pre-shoot routine, explaining that if she knows she’s going to be stepping in front of the camera in a crop top, she will rely on ‘juices, shakes, and protein bars’.
The model has also opened up about her favorite foods to eat in New York City, telling CR Fashion Book she is a fan of Shake Shack’s double cheese burger, as well as bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches from bodegas and spicy rigatoni from Carbone, an Italian eatery on Thompson Street.
Nina also raved about Cup Noodles, saying it ‘tastes exactly how ramen should taste’, and revealed that the best chocolate cake in the world is sold, in her opinion, by Domino’s.
‘Oh my god, you have to try it!’ she said. ‘I sometimes just order that and not even pizza.
‘You can go to Nobu or get any fancy cake and it won’t be as good as this one. It’s crispy on the outside and it’s super soft in the middle; pouring goodness comes out of it as soon as you open it.
‘It has a little powder sugar on top—it’s gorgeous. It’s $6 and it’s the best chocolate cake you’ll ever have.’