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NYC Vegan Valentine’s Day Specials, 2010 Edition

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To-die-for chocolate tahini truffles from Sweet Compassion. Check out their website for more flavors and ordering info.

Have you made reservations for Valentine’s Day dinner? New York may be the best city in the world to be a vegan on the most romantic day of the year. Check out our fantastic options:

Blossom has a four-course prix fixe menu for $72. Highlight: a dessert called “Coffee and Donuts.” (Just say the word “donut” in front of a vegan and watch her eyes light up–though, actually, these are beignets.)

Cafe Blossom and Cafe Blossom East are offering four courses for $55. Highlight: it’s either a typo or culinary experimentation gone wild, but my curiosity wouldn’t allow me to resist the Strawberry Spinach Risotto entree.

Candle 79‘s four-course prix fixe is $75. Highlight: can you think of a better Valentine’s Day dessert than Chocolate Fondue for Two?

Candle Cafe gives you four courses for $52, plus a la carte options. Highlight: an entree of Ancho-Chocolate Seitan Tamales.

Cocoa V offers three courses for $47. Highlight: the Cheese Plate, featuring Dr. Cow’s nut-based cheeses. And they also have a version of Chocolate Fondue for Two.

Counter‘s got a $65 four-course prix fixe, plus an optional $30 wine pairing or a cocktail and truffles for $25. Watch out, though; the cocktail contains honey, and Counter isn’t all vegan, so be careful what you order. Highlight: definitely the wine pairings, which are a mix of sustainable, biodynamic, and organic (and usually a lot better than the food).

Gobo (Downtown and Uptown) has the most affordable choice: three courses and a drink for $35. Alas, watch out for the honey in the dessert. (Haven’t these people ever heard of agave?) Highlight: the Shitake Caps are a classic.

Pure Food and Wine hasn’t posted their menu, but they’ve got a four-course prix fixe set for $72. If you want raw food, this is the place to go.

If you haven’t made a reservation by now, you’re probably screwed, but it never hurts to call and beg. Or just cook at home (might I recommend the simple and delicious Spinach Linguine With Basil-Cilantro Pesto and Artichokes from Veganomicon?), then head to Lula’s for the best vegan dessert in the city.

Please let us know in the comments what we’re missing.

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  1. Comment by

    Sam C

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    Candle 79 and Blossom are indeed out of reservations according to their hosts/esses today. WAAAAAH.

  2. Comment by

    apronactivist

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    Thanks for making this post, I was waiting for it ; )! All these places are probably booked, I know PF&W has been since Monday. Today I booked two seats at 4 course vegan for VDay. So excited.

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    OneTwoThree

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    There’s a new vegan chocolate/dessert place called Cocoa V that’s basically across the street from Blossom. They are offering a three course (I think?) pre-fixe, and if I remember correctly the cost is $47.

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    Laura Leslie

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    OneTwoThree, thanks for letting us know about Cocoa V. I’ve added it to the list.

  5. Comment by

    catres

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    Sacred CHow also has a Valentine’s Day specials. According to Cliff: “Brunch will be a blast with on Sat. vegan banana pecan spice pancakes with sweet blueberry butter mmm and special surprises on sunday’s dinner menu make reservations and come in for some food made with pure LOVE…” http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs267.ash1/19432_325526513101_94704163101_5009600_7037592_n.jpg

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    catres

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    oops that didn’t work check the website for more info: http://sacredchow.com/

  7. Comment by

    Noah

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    The vegan restaurant HanGawi is also offering a valentine’s menu.

  8. Comment by

    catres

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    Yes and so does Franchia, $45 pre-fixe valentine’s menu http://www.franchia.com/

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    Christine Santos

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    If you are in the Long Island area, Cafe Mista will be renting out space in the Huntington Area for a 4 course raw vegan (BYOB) sit down dinner for $60 per person. Cafe Mista is a personal chef service so aside from the special sit down area we will still have our personal chefs available to come to your home (NYC or Long Island) and prepare you an amazing Valentine’s Day Dinner – Raw, Vegan or Vegetarian, prices vary! Please email cafemista@yahoo.com for reserve or call 631-940-7394.

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