NYC Metro Area Vegan Restaurant Guide
Spring Street Natural
62 Spring Street
New York NY 10012
Spring Street Natural website
Not Vegetarian (decent vegan options)
Menu does not indicate vegan items
$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $10-$15)
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Mon-Fri 9:30am-11:00pm; Sat 10:30am-12 midnight; Sun 10:30am-11:00pm. Brunch: Sat & Sun 10:30am-4:30pm.
At Lafayette. 6 to Spring Street.
Spring Street Natural delivers.
$12 minimum order. On Sat & Sun, this service is only available after 4:30.
Review by Melissa Bastian on January 31, 2009:
- Spring Street is truly limited in their vegan options. But they do in fact have them, and label them on the menu, which is nice. They also have an absolutely enormous seating area (for NYC standards) that is gorgeous: full of plants, with two long walls of windows for street watching. They also couldn't be better location wise - smack in the middle of SoHo, and literally next to a 6 train entrance. My fiance and I have taken our respective pairs of (meat-eating) parents there multiple times, and in fact it's where we took them to tell them that we were engaged.
One note on the vegan options they do have: there's a cornmeal crusted tofu that for some inexplicable reason totally satisfies my craving for seafood. (Yes, it's true: after three years of veganism I still crave seafood. It's not my fault - I have New Orleanian blood! Oh well - at least I have a cure!) The dish is served with the vegetable of the day, often some kind of garlic-y steamed green. Overall it's a very satisfying plate.
Oh! And with regards to that basket of free bread that they'll bring to your table. The round bread that's full of seeds is vegan; sadly, the dense orange-ish loaf style bread has cream in it. But that really speaks to the servers there: one girl that we had just figured out that we were vegan based on what we were ordering, and so when she saw the bread come she ran over to mention it to us. Overall the service there is average, with a few standout experiences like this one.
A serious advantage that Spring Street can lord over other establishments is that it has a full bar. It ain't cheap to get a drink there, but they make many delicious specialty cocktails and have a full range of hard liquor, as well as wine and beer of course.
In summation, Spring Street is great if you're with people who won't hear of going to "one of those damn lettuce and stick restaurants"; you know, people like your parents. Oddly enough, those are the very people who make you feel like you may just want a good stiff drink. Coincidence? You decide!
Review by Hannah on June 4, 2008:
- i got the stir-fried vegetables with brown rice and tofu. the food was very simple but absolutely delicious!! unfortunately they're not accommodating about veganizing their non-vegan menu items, but it's a good place to go with non-vegan people. also the service was truly terrible. but i'll still go back because it was yummy.