Blossom’s uber yummy South Asian Lumpia will also be at Cafe Blossom
Cafe Blossom opened this past weekend! As previously reported, the new Upper West Side vegan restaurant will serve “a wide assortment of gourmet cooked and raw cuisine” including several favorites from its sister restaurant, Blossom in Chelsea. It has indoor and outdoor sidewalk seating, so make sure to stop by and enjoy a meal outdoors before the weather gets too cold!
Matthew Kenney, a former co-owner of Pure Food & Wine and co-owner of the failed and short-lived Heirloom and Blue/Green restaurants, opened FreeFoods in Midtown at 18 West 45th Street between Fifth and Sixth. The take-out only shop features organic and seasonal sandwiches, salads, soups, and baked goods with a good number of vegan offerings that should make it a welcome addition to the Midtown grub rush.
The lovely Louise Crawford of OTBKB tips us that a vegan restaurant was looking into the spot of Seventh Avenue Books located on (you guessed it) 7th Ave between 3rd and 2nd Streets in Park Slope. Unfortunately, the deal fell through. No, no, no, don’t worry, it wasn’t ‘sNice. The Brooklyn offshoot of the much-beloved cafe will be opening in December on 5th Ave and 3rd Street according to our latest sources.
Former Angelica Kitchen chef and author of The Modern Vegetarian Kitchen Peter Berley will be opening Broadway East on the border of Chinatown this month at 171 East Broadway off Rutgers Street. The restaurant will play to the perennial asshole’s latest cookbook (The Flexitarian Table) and will emphasize vegetables but will not be vegetarian.