NYC Metro Area Vegan Restaurant Guide
188 Nassau Ave.
Brooklyn NY 11222
Brooklyn Standard website
Not Vegetarian (decent vegan options)
Menu indicates vegan items
$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $5-$10)
G to Nassau Avenue. Walk east on Nassau. Brooklyn Standard is just past Jewel Street, near the northwest corner of McGolrick Park.
Brooklyn Standard delivers.
Review by tofu_hunter on February 21, 2010:
- I want to make out with the French dip sandwich. It is my favorite sandwich in the world. The only thing that would make it better is if they had daiya to put on it instead of Follow Your Heart, which doesn't melt too well.
As far as deli items go, I've tried the truffled white bean dip, hummus, beet salad, potato salad, and jerk seitan. Everything was amazing except the white bean dip, which I found a little bland and disappointing compared to the other things. I doctored it up at home with some truffle salt and lemon juice though, and now it's bangin.
Review by juls on January 10, 2010:
- This place is AMAZING. Been there twice now and will keep going back. After reading the previous reviews I was a little hesitant, but each time I had a great experience. The first time I got the avocado sandwich which was delicious, and just today I went and got the vegan Bahn Mi sandwich. Again, I was hesitant to try it because of alf-redo's review, but the bread was not greasy or soggy at all, and it was nicely toasted. The flavors inside the sandwich were out of control delicious! It might even be the best tasting vegan sandwich I've ever had. Obviously, with it having fried tofu and aioli it's not the healthiest option, but it is DAMN GOOD. :) My soy latte tasted perfect also! I'm really impressed with their selection of vegan baked goods and can't wait to try them. Many of their baked goods are gluten-free, too! Not to mention this place is eco-friendly. It also happens to be just a few blocks away from my apartment, so I'm a bit "extra" excited about this place :) It would be nice if there were some tables in the back to sit and eat inside, but that won't stop me from going there. Also, I had read from the other reviews that the service was terrible, but that wasn't my experience either. The staff were friendly, my latte came out quickly, and I didn't have to wait too much longer for the sandwich. All in all, highly reccomended! :)
Review by alf-redo on October 6, 2009:
- So I went here in part b/c I had a $10 gift certificate from an event at a bar in greenpoint. I think the owner might be the same owner as papacitos? (might be wrong - also the guy from papacitos seemed a bit uncool to me that night so i am reconsidering my love of that place)
Overall on the place: disappoing that there are not more nut/fruit type of snack options, a number of vegan baked goods (some looking good, some not so much so), didn't see any vegan ice cream or that kind of thing so that was a bit disappointing, and the hot bar wasn't in action so couldn't check it out.
At any rate I went in and got a banh mi, some fruit, and a coffee b/c they have stumptown and my plan was to save the sandwich for a flight I have tomorrow. That didn't happen b/c as soon as I got it there was grease all over the place. I opened it up hoping to soak some of it up but it was a disaster.
The bread: complete grease ball- not a french baguette, looked toasted but had the texture of then being soaked in oil - not at all crunchy and really really gross.
The tofu: deep fried grossness - dripping in grease, coating had no flavor and was falling off of the tofu. I took off all of the coating and threw it away in an attempt to salavage some elements.
Pickled Veggies/Filling: chopped tiny (wtf?!?), did not taste pickled, couldn't find any cilantro on the sandwich, and seemed like day old greens and soggy carrot mixture.
Also my coffee tasted burnt.
It was overall terrible but at least I had the gift certificate and didn't pay much. I couldn't save much of it and it could only taste worse later so I ate what I could then and will have to make something for my trip. I ended up eating a banana to get the flavor out of my mouth afterwards.
I would not go out of my way for this place. If I was there I would *maybe* try another sandwich, though more likely a muffin and a piece of fruit.
Review by happyherbivore on September 20, 2009:
- Many vegan options -- at least 5 deli sandwiches, vegan groceries, vegan cupcakes, vegan cookies, vegan donuts and usually a few more vegan treats like raw ice cream sandwiches. The deli sandwiches are big and decently priced. Not exactly "health" foods with deep fried tofu, and tons of mayo, but still worth a try. Service was terrible, but food made up for it.
Review by jesse.anne.o on July 9, 2009:
- I got delivery with other folks so I can't vouch for the service or atmosphere since the food magically appeared in front of me.
However, I am addicted to their vegan potato salad (with pickles). I somehow managed to procure all of the leftovers for myself. (Or...that would be my friends' generosity.)
And their vegan version french dip sandwich is delicious.