NYC Metro Area Vegan Restaurant Guide
Tiengarden Vegan Restaurant (Closed for Renovation)
170 Allen Street
New York NY 10002
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$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $5-$10)
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$10 minimum charge for credit cards.
Sun - Wed, Noon - 10pm. Thur - Sat, Noon - 11pm.
1 block south of East Houston; between Rivington & Stanton Streets.
F,V to 2nd Avenue.
Tiengarden Vegan Restaurant (Closed for Renovation) delivers.
$12 minimum order for delivery.
Closed for renovation December 2012. Claims they will reopen February 2013:
"Tiengarden will perform a throughout upgrade starting from late December to February. We schedule to temporary close the restaurant for renovation, and our last opening day will be December 22, 2012.
We thank you wholeheartedly for your years of patronage and will welcome you back with a totally brandnew exciting Tiengarden in February (2013)!"
Under new management in May 2008, this 13 year old restaurant specializing in Buddhist-style Chinese cuisine revamped its menu and redecorated a bit too.
Review by bklynpeter on June 11, 2010:
- Food was just not very good. It was fresh, but very bland. The sesame noodles were overcooked. The dumplings were not interesting. The service was so friendly and attentive that I feel bad remarking on the mediocrity of the meal. Looking at the other very positive reviews, I'm open to the possibility that I just chose the wrong dishes, or came on a bad night.
Review by flatbushvegan on February 26, 2009:
- Tiengarden is probably my favorite restaurant in Manhattan. The prices are great and the food is always fresh, fast, and delicious. As Katie said, you absolutely cannot go wrong with T10. Those nuggets are amazing.
My favorite dish is no longer on the menu, but they will still make it. Just ask for F7 from the old menu, or more specifically, the noodle dish with white sauce. It's basically noodles with a delicious, creamy white sauce, with little chunks of ham and broccoli, tomatoes, squash, and mushrooms thrown in the mix. This dish is the closest thing to Fettucini Alfredo that I've been able to find ANYWHERE. Super tasty, super filling.
Review by KatieMolinaro on January 21, 2009:
- I don't even think of this restuarant as Chinese food because the food is so much better and there is a big emphasis on healthiness. My favorite item is T10: Sweet & Sour Soy Nuggets, which comes with a side of kale and their mixed rice, which Frank Language explains below. The man who runs the restaurant is really nice and remembers my boyfriend and me and what we always order. I always take visitors here because it's a convenient location with the subways and I know they'll be able to get some delicious vegan food. Just thinking about those nuggets makes me want to go right now!
Review by frank language on October 26, 2006:
- This has to be my current default Chinese restaurant--the one I go to when I need Chinese food and I need somewhere good. Everything is well-prepared and delicious and vegan. My only (miniscule) complaint is that they don't offer hot mustard with the meal--but do offer hot peppers in oil.
From the Vegan Guide: "From the ancient theory of five elements--metal, water, earth, air, and fire--the food at Tiengarden is prepared in such a way as to maximizechi, or life force...So, in addition to being vegan, (because animal products are considered to be deleterious to one'schi), the dishes contain no onions, garlic, or ginger, which are also held to be harmful to one's chi." So, there's apparently no reason not to offer hot mustard. Hmph.
The sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaves is classic comfort food; I always get this. With most dishes, they offer mixed rice--a wonderful blend of various brown, red, and wild varieties of rice. I got the chow fun tonight, which was a special and better than most chow fun I ever get, with lots of vegetables in it. Normally I get C17 without even thinking about it, though; I forget the name of it on the menu, but it's veggie fish rolls wrapped in nori. Trust me, it's gooood.
Accessible; restroom not accessible.