NYC Metro Area Vegan Restaurant Guide
$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $5-$10)
- Visa ·
Open Monday thru Saturday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm.
near 69th Dr
R, V, or G Train to Woodhaven Boulevard, then take the Q29 bus to Cooper Avenue
or M Train to LAST Stop Metropolitan Avenue (Middle Village) then take Q54 bus to Cooper Avenue.
Organic Village is 500 feet West on Cooper Avenue
Organic Village delivers.
Catering and Delivery throughout NYC and the Hamptons
Raw, vegan and organic restaurant.
Review by NYCGreen on September 26, 2010:
- I have not eaten there, nor will I ever eat there for one reason. I walked out of Sports Authority and saw two pieces of litter on the floor advertising this place, and I saw a postcard in the back windshield wiper of a jeep.
I guess they don't care about the environment they live in, and the litter they create.
I am sure that when they get fined $75 a postcard they pollute our city with their prices will go up.
Review by Harlequinade on September 2, 2010:
- I went there - pretty much - right when it opened (which is probably hte most favorable time since I heard it can get pretty crowded - and it's definately not a place for crowds - very small).
But in any case I thought the food was FANTASTIC (I'm a vegan but don't usually eat raw cuisine - unless you count like salads or avocado sandwiches). I tried the special - portabello mushroom "steak" with Jimaca "potatoes". Small - a little on the expensive side - but boy did it taste DELISH! I struck up a real good convo with the workers there and they trested me very well, I got a Cocoa smoothie (awesome) a Chocolate mouse (awesome) and a piece of chocolate (awesome).
I even got to try a free sample sip of their imported coconut water - and believe me - IT WAS OFF THE HOOK! Best coconut water ever.
SO - yeah - awesome
Review by food! on July 30, 2010:
- Got takeout from Organic Village last night. It came quickly and once again, our meal was super top notch.
We ordered the kale salad, which was exceptional as well as the burrito, the veggie burger and the taco. I really can't say enough about the quality of the food, everything tastes super fresh and the various flavors really shine through.
The price was right too... all four dishes came to 34 bucks, which in my book is very reasonable for organic, raw food.
Delicious food that made me feel good.
Review by food! on July 7, 2010:
- I grew up in Glendale, so when I saw an all raw, vegan place had opened there I was pretty psyched. For those of you not near this place I'd definitely say it's worth the trip based on the high quality of the food. I got takeout last night and it was all pretty outstanding. The highlight for me was the burrito and the Thai Noodles... both were amazing. The taco was really good as was the kale salad. The owner Ryan and his staff were really nice too, offering us tastes of the best coconut water I've ever tried and even throwing in a bar of chocolate which was awesome. Yup, everything was delicious and made with complete care.
The prices are really, really good, especially for raw food of this quality.
I can't wait to go back.
Glendale and Organic Village represent!
Review by Rawyan on May 3, 2010:
- This review is in response to Rich...
I am truly sorry that horse racing came on while you were in the cafe. I do not own a horse or condone horse racing. This is not an OTB teletheater-this was the Kentucky Derby on local TV. If you would have told me it was bothering you I would have changed it. The fact of the matter is that I was really busy serving and talking (offering FREE cheese and coconut water) with customers that I really did not have a clue what was going on. Always speak your mind-if I really had a firm belief on something I would definitely speak my mind. Also the lady friend you were with was completely turned around from her bar seat watching the race and I recall her asking several questions about the event. Anyway thats neither here nor there and if you would have said something I would have gladly turned it off for you.
I showed you the cookbooks because you said you tried to prepare raw food and it was troublesome for you. I was merely showing you how with the right tools how easy it could be. We have world class raw chefs that work at our establishment, we did not simply buy a bunch of cookbooks and open a raw food cafe.
You then go on to talk about raw food and tomatoes (I do not understand what this has to do with your review of the cafe). The pasta primavera is the only item on our menu that has raw tomatoes (which can be omitted) and the two dishes that you ordered do not have any tomato ingredients at all.
With raw food the portions are smaller and a little more expensive. You stated earlier that you had tried to prepare raw food "and the work required makes it worth eating out." You state you had Thai coconut noodles that was "yummy, and tasted so clean" and described the $7.50 quiche as "heavenly and so good." The Thai noodle dish ($9) consists of julienned (all ingredients USA organic) zucchini, red and yellow peppers, carrots, cucumbers, cabbage, and organic raw coconut meat from thailand in a sesame tahini dressing. And where in the world are you going to get a 100% raw (or even cooked) quiche for $7.50??? Where are you going to get two raw organic VEGAN food plates and share one VEGAN raw dessert and spend $22.50??? Thats $11.25 each!!! Go to Pure Food & Wine in Manhattan if you really want to see expensive raw food.
Once again I am sorry you had to see the kentucky derby but if you would have said something I would have gladly changed it for you.
P.S. Just for the record its Chia Seed Pudding ($6). Chai is a tea, usually black, prepared with Indian spices.
Review by RichBeBe on May 1, 2010:
- Small error on SV's part it is in Glendale not Forest Hills.
Went there tonight for dinner and enjoyed it, didn't love it but enjoyed it.
First I have to start with my major complaint. Not everyone is a vegan, and not everyone has an ethical stance, but a raw food place should be conscious of the fact that vegans will eat there, and their ethics. We walked in and they had the TV on and it was the Kentucky Derby pre-hype, when the race went off three of the four people working there ran out of the kitchen to watch the race at a blaring volume. This left a bad taste in my mouth, and if we weren't hungry and pressed for time I would have left. But we stayed and I'll write this review based on from there on out. But I did give them a one for atmosphere based on the Derby.
Now on to the rest of the experience, the staff was super friendly let us taste a delicious cashew cheese and some coconut water. The possible owner was great discussed raw food, and even showed us the cookbooks he uses to make the food. Seemed odd to show your customers your sources of recipes, but I tried cooking raw and the work required makes it worth eating out. I really liked open kitchen and counter seating, and the place has a nice feel to it.
I always have a few problems with raw foods, one being I HATE raw tomatoes so it sometimes limits me, the other is the portions are usually smaller. That said we shared a Thai coconut noodle dish that was yummy, and tasted so clean. We also had a quiche which was a special, and this was heavenly and so good, albeit small.
For dessert we had a chai pudding. This was delicious and very fulling.
I will probably return since it is so local to me, and if I forget the derby thing, and that raw food is semi-expensive for what you get.
I do want to state I am not complaining about their prices or portions, but raw food in general since it is so labor intensive.