Sun In Bloom

Brooklyn, New York City

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I just moved to New York and this was a fantastic introduction to the neighborhood. I tried the Bloom Burger, which was crisp and surprisingly succulent. It felt great in my stomach, unlike similarly tasty but unhealthy vegan sandwich fillings. My girlfriend eventually settled on the Macro Bowl which was simply but expertly executed. In one last flourish of indulgence, I ordered the Ambrosia smoothie, which did not disappoint.

The entrees were almost suspiciously low in price, but the smoothie was $11. This is odd, but it sounded like it had some hard-to-find ingredients in it. Looking forward to my return :)

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I stopped in for a snack this week and ended up getting the sunflower-zucchini hummus. While the menu has a decent number of reasonably-priced entrees, there were very few sides/appetizers and those they did have were a bit expensive.

The hummus on the menu was $3.50, which I thought was a good price for 1/4 c. of hummus and some celery, cucumber, and carrot. However, when I went to be rung up, I was charged $5.50 for the hummus "appetizer", which wasn't actually on the menu. Apparently I had ordered the "scoop of hummus" (not sure why anyone would order a scoop of hummus with no veggies or crackers to go with it), but since the menu had not been updated with the hummus appetizer, the owner only charged me $3.50. I think $5.50 is definitely too much for a small hummus appetizer, especially when most entrees are only $3 more and come with significantly more food.

The owner was exceedingly friendly and brought me some sprouted bread to go with my hummus. I'm not a big fan of raw bread (I find it to be too heavy and moist to serve as bread), but it was a nice gesture and I was happy to sample it. The hummus was very good with veggies and I think it would be even better with flax crackers. Next time I go, I'm going to bring my full appetite because their entree menu looked very appealing and reasonably priced (around $8.50).

Finally, I liked that they had a few dessert options (not raw, but I'm not raw so it works for me) that were only $3. A lot of raw places have only really expensive raw desserts and a lot of non-raw vegan places only offer gigantic slices of cake for around $6, which are usually way too big and too pricey for someone who just wants a small dessert.

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