NYC Metro Area Vegan Restaurant Guide
Meskerem (Greenwich Village)
124 Macdougal Street
New York NY 10012
Not Vegetarian (decent vegan options)
Menu does not indicate vegan items
$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $10-$15)
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$20 minimum credit card charge.
Daily 12 noon-11pm.
F,V,A,C,E,B,D to West 4th Street. Just off West 3rd Street.
Meskerem (Greenwich Village) does not deliver.
All entree options labelled "vegetarian" are vegan, except for the fish entree, which (of course) is neither vegan nor vegetarian, but (to our annoyance) falls under the vegetarian section.
Review by vegyum on June 19, 2010:
- I would like to put a 4 plus on the food column. The food was delicious! I do admit I was expecting a thicker, fry-ier, more substantive bread...which I expected at first, but then again i had no clue what injera was before i went to Meskerem and ate it. I love the fact that they give you lots of it. Note- it looks very much like the South Indian crepes (perhaps they use similar dough), and has a think flat, spongey (not in a gross way- reminds me of the texture of crumpets with smaller nooks and crannies), soft texture like a pancake. Also, it has subtle hints of sourdough/ever so slightly beer-ish (the yeast-rising process). I got the vegetarian combo which is a great intro to the main veg dishes...the shro wat and miser alech was great. I did start to feel a little stomach ache probably due to the consumption of the potent bread, but it was ultimately satisfying, I felt like I was eating nutrients (it was cooked- whole other topic) and that I was eating real food (not salty overload without flavor, or fake meats and cheese as much as i love them too...)
Review by schinkme on September 16, 2007:
- Meskerem's food is delicious. Amazing. It's also a great deal--the vegetarian combo easily feeds two people, and comes in at something like $12. Not bad, not bad. What is relatively bad is the service--the waitresses can sometimes remember to refill your water glasses, but they generally just sit at the bar chatting to each other. If you can overlook that, though, it's well worth it.