NYC Metro Area Vegan Restaurant Guide
Vegetarian (mostly vegan)
Menu indicates vegan items
$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $15-$20)
Wed-Fri 4 pm - 10 pm
Sat-Sun 2 pm - 10 pm
Between Houston and Bleecker
Rockin' Raw does not deliver.
Honey is the only non-vegan ingredient, and they note where it's used.
Used to be in Williamsburg, then moved to Soho.
Review by rjkd on July 8, 2010:
- I went here for dinner. I've never been to a raw restaurant and my friend hadn't either.
I had an appetizer of jalapeņo poppers- which were delicious, they were filled with sesame seed cheese, which I had never eaten before. To me it tasted like hummus so I was satisfied.
I had the tacu tacu with a fried egg on top, it was great.the egg was interesting but I really liked the dish.
My friend really enjoyed her pesto pasta.
We had the ice cream sandwich- for $5 it should have been way bigger. I loved it and my friend thought it wasn't very good.
Our complaints: we wanted lasagna, they didn't have it, we wanted three different flavours of ice cream that they were out of.
This place is way too expensive! The food is delicious but the decor is horrible, no air conditioning, the servings were small. If this place was decorated well and upped the portions just slightly it would be worth the money.
Review by Sam C on July 12, 2009:
- Visited for brunch today, which was Rockin' Raw's second day serving my favorite meal. We sat in their charming, thickly foliaged garden and were taken care of by an equally lovely waitress who brought us water and menus right away. On the menu were salad, gazpacho, and bread with cashew cream cheese, plus a choice of "fried eggs" with "french fries" (zucchini sticks), "pancakes" with fresh fruit, and a veggie wrap. Each of us ordered something different. The fried eggs, made of zucchini and some sort of yolk-like topping, really looked like Playskool-size fried eggs, and tasted fine. The pancakes were very tiny, maybe half the size of silver-dollars. The veggie wrap looked good, and almost normal-sized. Of the salad, soup, and cashew cream cheese, the cashew cream cheese stuck out for me. (And they served me gluten-free crackers to replace the bread!) Will definitely go back, though it's a bit pricey for small servings. Ah, the trappings of raw food.