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Second Helpings

Food: 2.62.6
Atmosphere: 3.23.2
Service: 33

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448 Ninth Street
Brooklyn   NY 11215

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Veg level:

Not Vegetarian (decent vegan options)

Menu indicated vegan items

Price Range:

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

Accepted Payments:

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  • American Express


Mon-Fri 8am-8:30pm; Sat & Sun 10:30am-8pm.

Delivery notes:

Second Helpings did not deliver.


All desserts are vegan.

"Temporarily" closed after a fire in Fall, 2009.

Bookmark and Share The information on this page was last updated on October 22, 2009.

Shared Memories of Second Helpings

Averaged user ratings:

(1 star = lousy; 5 stars = great)
Food: 2.62.6
Atmosphere: 3.23.2
Service: 33
  • Review by beanmail on August 24, 2009:


    Dry, tasteless muffins and bland, rubbery cookies- neither of which had been baked fresh. The prepared foods in the deli case looked old and petrified.

    Can we please stop rewarding places simply for having vegan options? Perhaps we could up the ante by expecting quality & cleanliness as well.

  • Food: 11
    Atmosphere: 11
    Service: 33
  • Review by alf-redo on July 9, 2009:

  • I went back b/c I was traped at the vet waiting for my companion and someone here mentioned their baked goods. I decided on apple crumb cake because it looked pretty and swirly. I tried to eat it as I walked out but it fell apart into a crumbly dry mess. The apples were left in big slices so the layers came quickly apart and it was a very lightly sweetened dry mess.
    Sidenote on the previous post I made: also the 'tempeh bacon' is just a square chunk of tempeh - no attempt at thinness or baconness.
    To mention the atmosphere- inside is ok, a lot of natural light at least and there is outdoor seating but it is awkward with a real estate co's giant sign. As far as staff she put a lot of pressure to hurry (which I already naturally tend to do) and was generally unpleasant.
  • Food: 11
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 22
  • Review by alf-redo on July 8, 2009:

  • I'm there now & it is nowhere near as nice as s'nice. Ordered the unblt as the previous recommended. If there was enough tempeh on the sandwich maybe I could compare it to s'nice. When I mentioned it I was told that's the normal amount. Homemade fries are burnt & flavorless and the only offering for them is table salt. Skip it & walk further to s'nice!
  • Food: 22
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 22
  • Review by JasonB on June 8, 2009:

  • I have to say, this place has really grown on me over the past year. Their sides are really good, the peanut stew, sauteed greens, chickpea salad, and indian lentil cake being some of my favorites. What really keeps me coming back, though, are the baked goods. The muffins are amazing, really good scones, and the dense chocolate cake is killer. Plus, there are quite a few gluten-free and sugar-free options, which are hard to come by in Park Slope when it comes to vegan baked goods.
    I'd say the sandwiches are pretty good, but I could definitely use a few more options than they usually have. That being said, the soups are some of the best I've had and they change them up pretty regularly (although I wish the butternut squash was offered vegan).
    They're also starting to offer some raw options, which is cool.
    My one disappointment is the juice bar. It can get pricey really quick, and I hate that they serve it in paper cups with sippy lids. Also, their juicer tends to leave a lot of pulp in the juice.
    On top of all that, there are some really nice people working there. There are a couple of employees that dont really get costumer service, so it can definitely turn someone off to their experience there, but there are also a few that are truly great.
    All in all, I'm glad this place is here and I think more people should come and check them out.
  • Food: 55
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 44
  • Review by Bailey on May 13, 2008:

  • This is an awesome fast and pretty cheap vegan lunch spot. Everytime i've gone the counter staff has been nice and the food is always fast and consistanly great! Their UN BLT wrap is my favorite, tempeh bacon with vegan chipotle mayo and chili jam (better than the similar wrap at 'snice whose tempeh, i think, is always bitter)! Thier Falafel Burger is also pretty good not to mention the Vegan Mushroom Eggrolls which are amazing!!
    All the sides i've had are delicious too. My favorite is the quinoa and adzuki bean salad with chimichurri.
    Finish it all off with an amazingly creamy chocolate pudding bar and you're set!
    I feel almost blasphemous saying this but I actually prefer Second Helpings over 'snice! They also have a very small patio out front that 'snice doesn't offer.
  • Food: 44
    Atmosphere: 33
    Service: 44

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