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LifeThyme buffet

410 6th Avenue
New York   NY 10011
(212) 420-9099

Veg level:

Not Vegetarian (decent vegan options)

Menu indicates vegan items

Price Range:

$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $5-$10)

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Mon-Fri 8am-10pm; Sat & Sun 9am-10pm.


Between 8th and 9th Streets.

Delivery notes:

LifeThyme buffet delivers.

$45 minimum.


This natural market has a juice bar, self-service salad bar, and a decent selection of prepared foods.

Bakery case is 100% vegan, kosher and mostly organic with several gluten free items.

Bookmark and Share The information on this page was last updated on June 25, 2010.

User Reviews of LifeThyme buffet

Averaged user ratings:

(1 star = lousy; 5 stars = great)
Food: 2.52.5
Atmosphere: 11
Service: 55
  • Review by Hannah on April 16, 2010:

  • I love the grocery selection at LT so I was excited to try the buffet. I got mixed roasted vegetables and BBQ tofu. The vegetables weren't roasted, they were grilled until limp, but some pieces were still raw in the middle. The tofu was so weird, it literally tasted like farts, I don't know how else to describe it. I hate to trash someplace that caters so much to vegans and even has a vegan bakery (which I haven't tried), but seriously this food was disgusting. And it cost $6.75 for 2 pieces of tofu and a small side of vegetables. Maybe other food they have is good, but the farty tofu was so gag-inducing that I'm never eating their prepared food again.
  • Food: 11
    Atmosphere: 11
    Service: 55
  • Review by lizette on May 25, 2006:

  • I'm always a bit shocked by how much I end up paying for food here (maybe I gravitate towards heavy food?), and yet I keep coming back..

    The food is really tasty - especially the cold bar / salad section. All the dishes have the ingredients listed, taking the guesswork out of figuring which are vegan. (From my experience, nearly everything is fine. They do, however, tend to have a meat dish in the hot section - this sort of baffles me given that the rest of buffet food is generally vegan as is Lifethyme's bakery. The bakery's right next to the food bar and they have lots of vegan cookies, pies, etc.)
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 11

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