Ayurveda Cafe

Manhattan, New York City


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Big, tasty, vegan lunch for $10? Why, I don't mind if I do! I stopped in for lunch last week and was very surprised to see how much food came on the lunch platter. There was rice and bread (of course!), plus salad, lentils, cauliflower, a chickpea/potato dish, and a fried goodie. I think they gave me two salads since I told them I'm vegan and the dish usually comes with a yogurt option. I can't say that the salad was interesting enough to eat twice, but I was very glad they were knowledgeable of which items were and were not vegan.

The meal was supposed to come with dessert but it wasn't vegan (it really should be! :) ), but I was too stuffed to eat dessert anyway.

The service was prompt and friendly, and I love that they serve brown rice and make small, healthy changes that you don't typically find in Indian food.

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Ayurveda delivers on its claim -- a balanced dining experience. The environment is calming, with meditative decor. I always feel pleasant after a meal at Ayurveda. Even though you can ask for as much more food as you want (all-you-can-eat), I find that I am satisfied with the main thali (platter). I never leave feeling too stuffed, as I have often done with some Indian buffets.

The food is well-prepared and enjoyable. It is not the most amazing Indian food I have had. In Manhattan, places like Chennai Garden, Brick Lane Curry House, Vatan, or Pongal stand out for food quality. But Ayurveda is a unique experience, and the food is prepared with a care that you can taste.

I highly recommend Ayurveda.

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