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Birdies, Grandma's Chicken for the people

Food: 33
Atmosphere: 2.52.5
Service: 55

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149 First Avenue
New York   NY 10003

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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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Daily 11:30am to 11pm.

Delivery notes:

Birdies, Grandma's Chicken for the people delivered.

$10 minimum, Noon to 11pm daily.


Fried soy chicken prepared in dedicated cookware. Other vegan options include various side dishes that change daily and sorbets for dessert.

Bookmark and Share The information on this page was last updated on February 1, 2011.

Shared Memories of Birdies, Grandma's Chicken for the people

Averaged user ratings:

(1 star = lousy; 5 stars = great)
Food: 33
Atmosphere: 2.52.5
Service: 55
  • Review by KatieMolinaro on February 26, 2009:

  • This restaurant gets its name from the fact that it serves veggie chicken and real chicken. Because it's a small restaurant you could end up sitting very close to someone eating a real chicken drumstick or breast. The service was really great and friendly and quick. There is a separate Veggie Chicken menu, but be aware that the veggie chicken nuggets are dipped in egg and there is mayo on the chicken sandwich (you can ask for no mayo). Most of the veggie chicken was the citrus spare ribs from May Wah, and while I appreciate the veggie offerings, I won't return because the food just didn't really stand out.
  • Food: 33
    Atmosphere: 44
    Service: 55
  • Review by NotBuyingIt! on January 3, 2009:

  • Passed by here amillion times. Just kinda divert my veiw away from it-I guess cause of the name. Totally thrown off by "chicken for the people". What veg person would be interested in a place named like that? Totally not interested in chicken for anybody; quite frankly, just the opposite I'd say.
  • Atmosphere: 11

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