NYC Metro Area Vegan Restaurant Guide
18 West 45 Street
New York NY 10036
Not Vegetarian (decent vegan options)
Menu indicates vegan items
$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $10-$15)
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Monday - Friday, 7am - 5pm
45th between 6th and 7th. By subway: 1,2,3,N,R,Q,W to 42nd Street/Times Square, 7 to 5th Ave, B,D,F,V to 42nd Street/Bryant Park, 4,5,6,S to Grand Central.
Review by beautifuld1rt on March 13, 2010:
- Food: Pricey, especially if you are a raw vegan. You might be better served going to Raw Soul for the same food but a cheaper price. Paid $30 for my meal (a portabella slider, a flax pizza (imo the best part), and tomato lasagna. It all looked good, but wasn't really worth it.
Ingredients tasted fresh but my omni companion (tried the lasagna) was unimpressed, said the tomato sauce (which had fresh basil in it), tasted like cold pasta sauce on a 'tasteless crunchy thing'. Ouch.
Atmosphere: Quiet, sleepy, not too much seating but it was fine. Reminded me of being in a quieter Jamba Juice but not as bright and with organic wares lining the walls. Nothing to write home about.
Service: There was no one in the store but I was ignored for 5 minutes. Counter dude was nice but the owner looked sullen and not inviting at all.
Verdict: If I decide to return I will only get sandwiches and soups, lesson learned. Doesn't offer anything particularly special but the lemon, cayenne, ginger shot was good for my sinuses.
Review by beanmail on December 16, 2009:
- Stopped in for a quick breakfast bite. The vegan muffins and brownie looked dry so I went with the chocolate chocolate chip macadamia cookie: at a fair $3 for a big cookie, it was moist & delicious. Although they are a bit pricy ($14/lb for the lunch bar), I would definitely stop back for an actual meal. While I enjoyed my cookie I watched the staff carefully prepare all kinds of fresh and delectable looking lunch items: many vegan, many raw- all innovative and varied.
Review by demianstiger on August 7, 2008:
- the food is amazing with plenty of vegan and raw options. soups, especially mushroom, are _out of this world_ good and truly memorable. salad bar has nice add in options though not necessary very unique, though some of the toppings/seasonings are. the entre bar has good stuff that you arent likely to find anywhere else in midtown, mostly healthy / vegan / raw, though not necessarily. my one beef is that last time i went, i walked out without my food becuase they wouldn't accept a $50 bill and that is all i had. i walked 20 minutes because their food is that good and then they leave me high and dry. hence the low service points.