NYC Metro Area Vegan Restaurant Graveyard
1413 2nd Avenue
New York NY 10021
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Not Vegetarian (decent vegan options)
Menu indicated vegan items
$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $1-$5)
- Visa ·
Slice (UES) delivered.
Delivery range between 86th Street, 59th Street, 5th Avenue and East End Avenue.
They offer both glutenous and gluten-free crust, as well as vegan cookies and brownies.
Slices run $3.50-$5.00 but pies with vegan cheese start at $17.50.
Exchange mozzarella for Daiya vegan cheese: 2.00/pie, 0.75/slice
Other Location:Slice West Village
Closed August 2011
Review by happyherbivore on January 6, 2010:
- They carry daiya and sell it. They used to use FYH but not anymore. In addition to reg. crust, they have whole wheat, gluten-free, spelt and rice. I've been here at least a dozen times and loved the pizza each time. I've brough veg and non-veg friends too, all who liked it. The pizza is always fantastic, no question. However the service is a hit or miss. We either have great service or down right lousy.
Review by jlh269 on November 12, 2009:
- I went here with my husband. I asked which crusts were vegan and we were told NONE OF THEIR CRUSTS ARE VEGAN because they all have HONEY in them. I think you should remove this restaurant.
Review by SLamb85 on September 2, 2009:
- I went to try this fabled Daiya vegan cheese that everyone has been raving about. The cheese was great, but that's about all.
This cramped, tiny pizza stand has no business offering table service and pretending to be a restaurant. To make matters worse, the waitress was aloof and typically out of sight. After receiving menus we waited for a long time for her to return until finally one of the cooks came from around the counter and took our order, apologizing.
The pizza tasted fine, the sauteed mushroom topping was good and the cheese was great. However, it's not really pizza, it's cheese & very-little sauce on flatbread. If you are seeking a genuine pizza experience, avoid Slice. There wasn't much for vegans other than the cheese.
The prices were very high and unjustified by the service and atmosphere. They served our dine-in pizza to us in a box, which is disgustingly wasteful and aesthetically unpleasing. The website, hand menus and wall menus all disagree on prices and offerings. What's worse, they attempted to overcharge us which revealed the ridiculous scheme they have going. We ordered a custom pie and chose ingredients. We were charged for a similar pre-made pie on the menu which actually cost more. This place actually charges more to choose a pie from a list than to build that same pie in the build-your-own section! Buyers beware!
I hope a respectable NYC pizzeria starts carrying this cheese so I can conclude with confidence that I will never return to this shit-hole.
Review by eefanugget on September 9, 2008:
- ALL CRUSTS HAVE HONEY.
Review by Vegann on July 20, 2008:
- My family (vegan) and my mother-in-law (not vegan) visited this restaurant on a Sunday evening. I was especially looking forwards to the option of vegan mozzarella cheese (Follow Your Heart brand, I believe). The very few reviews that I had read (on HappyCow and SuperVegan) had been positive, so I was looking forward to some pizza.
The restaurant was cozy (tiny), but there was enough seating for us, so we all sat down and looked at the menu. The too-small air conditioner was incapable of keeping the restaurant cool, but it was better than the 90 degree whether outside. I went to the counter and asked for some water.
We were brought plastic cups with tap water in them, and no ice. One of the cups had some sort of dust or dirt in it. My mother-in-law ordered some red wine, which was horrible; our guess is that it had been opened a few days before and kept in the refrigerator. We sent the wine back and did not pay for it.
I ordered a 20" pizza with the vegan cheese, kalamata olives, brocolli, and pizza sauce. The pizza crust was dry and there was insufficient sauce. It appears as though they make their crusts and cook them BEFORE they add the sauce and ingredients; as a result, it was more like crackerbread with sauce and toppings added. It might have been acceptable if there was more than a thin layer of sauce on the pizza.
My mother-in-law ordered a slice with real cheese, carmelized onions, plum tomatoes, and no sauce. I think she expected the pizza to cooked along with the dough, as opposed to having ingredients dumped on top of an already cooked crust. Not surprisingly, the pizza was dry and inedible.
The entire experience made me wonder about the sanitary conditions of the restaurant. This pizza place may have once been a wonderful place, but there was very little quality control in place the evening that I went.
I do not recommend this unless you are desperate and willing to take a chance that my experience was just bad luck. I will not return there.
Review by felmed on April 16, 2008:
- This place is awesome! They have so many different kinds of pizza. It isn't totally vegan, but it is one of the few places you can find vegan cheese.