NYC Metro Area Vegan Restaurant Guide
Sun In Bloom
Vegetarian (mostly vegan)
Menu does not indicate vegan items
$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $5-$10)
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- Cash Only
8 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily
Between Flatbush and 5th avenues.
2/3 trains to Bergen Street.
Sun In Bloom does not deliver.
Sun In Bloom plans to offer delivery starting in the next few months.
Aside from dairy milk for coffee, Sun In Bloom's menu is vegan.
Read more about Sun In Bloom in this post.
Review by zags on March 12, 2011:
- Have a Sweet Lady Green juice, a tempeh rueben or bloom burger wrap, a slice of raw mango nut cheesecake and you might think you died and went to heaven. Aimee, the proprietor and master of all that is positive and warm, will welcome you to her vegan oasis in the desert. Make yourself at home, sit back and relax and you will be a happy camper. The hot or raw soups, macro plate, delectible desserts, breakfast or daily specials, raw pressed juices, you name it, you will enjoy the taste and the vibration. It truly is sun in bloom at this cozy, delicious cafe and hang out joint. If you're on the run, grab a bit of heaven from the ready-made options and be on your way. I just finished eating and the only thing I'm sad about is that I'm not still eating. But I might be back later today. Come with friends, the love of your life or on your own. WiFi too.
Review by suegilad on May 30, 2010:
- Hi all, I'm relatively new to vegan/raw food and it is thanks to this place that I am completely hooked. Aimee and her staff make their food and their space warm and welcoming.
Now that they've been open for a few months, there have been some terrific additions to the menu. I have a few favorite dishes that I'll share with you: the Bella Divine, which is mesclun and avocado mixed with dulse and raw sauerkraut with a live dressing, is something my body now craves daily! Go and order it with a side of their live kale chips (yum).
My kids (7 and 5) are hooked on the "all-day inspired breakfast" granola with coconut kefir, goji berries and cacao. And thanks to one of the staff patiently sharing the benefits of wheatgrass with my daughter, she now drinks it whenever we're in there. (She's 7.)
The food is amazing, but what I actually like best about Sun in Bloom is the atmosphere--the whole staff makes a thoughtful effort to learn names, everyone is smiling, it's clear they care a great deal about both the quality of the food and the quality of the experience. There are neat little events that keep popping up, like Tarot Tuesdays in the evening. This is definitely the kind of place where customers can find a new friend sitting at the table--which is just lovely.
Review by Sam C on January 9, 2010:
- I have NO idea what this place is going to be like in three months and I'm hesitant to judge based on its first week in existence. (They opened just ONE DAY after taking over the lease. Crazy!) Right now it's not unlike Organic Heights in ambiance -- still a little ascetic, though you can see how they're trying to reverse that with communal tables, fresh flowers, and warmer temperatures. Eric and Aimee are affable, welcoming, and sincere. Aimee learns and remembers names. That's SKILL.
Matt and I were very pleased with the tofu scramble and the breakfast burrito. Organic Heights's looseleaf tea remains. Free tea or coffee with brunch, AS IT SHOULD BE. I had the lemon rooibos, and it's so good I'm going to buy all they have left tomorrow cause I'm a jerk like that. Better get there before I do!
Review by CarrieM213 on January 9, 2010:
- I went to Sun In Bloom last night, and had a somewhat mixed experience. They are obviously just getting off the ground, as the signage in front still says Organic Heights and their cold cases are fairly empty. No bakery items as yet.
The proprietor Amy was very attentive and friendly, asking customers' names and making sure they were happy. One complaint is that despite the cafe's emptiness, it took a long while to get my food. I had the "Rockin' Veggie" wrap, which featured live hummus with a base of zucchini instead of chickpeas, which Amy said makes it “fluffy.” It mostly consisted otherwise of red cabbage and sprouts and honestly was a bit lacking in flavor. Prices were not listed on the menu, and I was surprised to be told the wrap cost $8.50, or $9.25 with tax. I’m all for paying for quality, but I think that price is definitely high for what you get. The menu also includes juices, breakfast items, and “make your own miso,” as well as rueben that sounds pretty tasty.
Overall, I’ll give them high marks for friendliness, but the food was so-so and overpriced, and the ambiance, as it was with Organic Heights, is a bit austere. Here’s hoping they improve with time.
(Check out my photos of Sun In Bloom at http://tinyurl.com/yef93hb.)