Green Bean Cafe is a tiny joint with a variety of vegan baked goods, juices, other drinks, and some to-go wraps and sandwiches. There is space for about five to be seated comfortably, so I ended up having to walk around looking for a park bench to eat what I bought. This is not a place to get a sit-down meal.
The tofu breakfast burrito ($4) was tasty with marinated tofu in turmeric and also had bell peppers and onions. It was a little bit small, and the vegan cheddar cheese didn't melt (though it tasted just like real cheddar), but I would definitely get it again. I didn't like that it was wrapped in transparent plastic, but there aren't too many packing options to keep to-go foods hot and avoid messiness.
I also had a chocolate chip banana muffin, which was not only vegan, but also gluten-free ($2.50). I'm not sure how they managed this, but it was one of the most delicious, moist and balanced muffins I've ever had. It was fresh, kept its consistency without being crumbly, wasn't oily or heavy, and just tasted excellent. I crave another one as I write this review. I highly recommend their muffins, and probably their other vegan baked stuff, based on the quality of that muffin.
This place is a good 10-minute walk from the E. 77th St. subway station, and is in a random location with only apartments and schools nearby, but it's still a gem.