NYC Metro Area Vegan Restaurant Guide
Blockheads (Midtown East)
Not Vegetarian (decent vegan options)
Menu indicates vegan items
$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $5-$10)
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$10 minimum credit card charge.
Sunday-Thursday 11:30-11pm, Friday & Saturday 11:30am-12 midnight.
Between 50th and 51st Streets.
6 train to 51st Street. E,V to Lexington Avenue-53rd Street.
Blockheads (Midtown East) delivers.
$10 minimum order.
This Tex-Mex restaurant is very vegan friendly, offering tofu, grilled veggie, and spinach burritos. Tofu sour cream sub available at no extra charge. Vegan soy cheese is $1.75.
Review by colleenf111 on December 7, 2009:
- Recently this outlet of Blockheads went from crappy vegan soy slices to what looks and tastes like Daiya shredded vegan cheese. It is really good! I asked the shift manager but she didn't know anything about it so I don't have confirmation, but take my word, it totally makes their vegan options rock.
Review by Melissa Bastian on January 31, 2009:
- I work just a few scant blocks from here, and I'm thankful to have the dining option in the land of steak houses. It's not the best Mexican in the world, but the sock-monkey themed decor is always entertaining. The have a back covered patio type area that's nice; I don't have a window at work so I always like the chance for a little sunlight. And if you're the kind of person who would have a drink during the work day, they do have frozen margarita specials - of course I would never do a thing like that.
A word of warning on the lunchtime meal though: the place gets jam-packed. Sometimes it can take a while to get your food, and to get your check. If you're in a hurry (like, say, to get back to work because you have one of those bosses that gets angry if you're a minute late coming back from lunch), it might not be the best choice.
I really appreciate the fact that Blockheads offers entrees that contain tofu. I can get a tofu burrito, and it'll even come with a side of vegan sour cream! It's a real rarity for the neighborhood. Could their food be better? Yeah, probably. Do I wish they had mission style burritos? Yes I do. But in midtown beggars can't be choosers, and I'm glad that when the work peeps want to go out to lunch I can suggest Blockheads - a place where the whole crew can have a satisfying meal, including me!
Review by PlomeekSoup on December 3, 2008:
- A fun option in Midtown East when you're craving a huge honkin' burrito, good chips and salsa, and stiff margs. Always a friendly waitstaff experience and a good deal during lunch hours.
Review by ifindyouamusing on July 31, 2008:
- Blockheads is great but last time I was at this location they told me they had stopped carrying vegan soy cheese about a month before. They still have the other vegan options. If you go, make sure to leave a comment card asking them to bring back the soy cheese (if they haven't already).