NYC Metro Area Vegan Restaurant Guide
Organic Harvest Café
235 East 53rd Street
New York NY 10022
Fax: (212) 421-5255
Organic Harvest Café website
Not Vegetarian (decent vegan options)
Menu indicates vegan items
$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $5-$10)
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$15 minimum order for credit card charges.
Mon-Fri: 11am-10pm, Sat: 12pm-8pm, Sun: 12pm-9pm
Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.
Organic Harvest Café delivers.
$10 minimum order for delivery.
They serve chicken and fish, but the majority of the menu is vegan. All desserts are vegan.
Please be aware that their soy cheese contains casein.
Very limited seating. (5 bar stools and a counter.)
Review by myfi on February 4, 2009:
- i'd recommend takeaway as the only seating is about 5 bar stools at a skinny counter, and the staff kept needing to get at stuff that was stored above the seats. they've often been out of certain things when i've been, or the oven is broken, or something else that gets in the way of my order, but the food IS really good when you can get it. the protein loaf is one of the nicest things i've ever eaten. great soups and sandwiches. nice dumpling filling, but i found the dumplings themselves to be very doughy.
Review by Olivia Lane on November 14, 2006:
- I agree with Patrick that this place is a beacon of light for Midtown vegheads, unfortunately the food and service was very disappointing to me.
The delivery person never came upstairs to my office even though the person on the phone assured me they'd delivered to our very secure building before and knew to come up to reception.
The caesar seitan wrap, which might have doubled for a salt lick, was almost painful to ingest even though I was starving by the time my lunch break came around. The tofu cheesecake was plain and mediocre. It tasted and looked like what I imagine omnis think vegan cheesecake tastes like, but maybe Vegan Treats has spoiled me. The soup was okay.
After spending nearly $25 (after tip) on lunch I felt dirty and hungry. Not a good experience.
Review by Patrick Kwan on November 14, 2006:
- The seitan's absolutely amazing; the only restaurant I know of that serves seitan that rivals the folks at Candle Cafe and Candle 79 (and they charge like Candle as well, but without the atmosphere). Try the seitan parm (sans cheese of course) and "Big Daddy Seitan Steak." It's so great to have them as a beacon of light in this Midtown veggie wasteland even though it's quite expensive.