Reviews written by sketchyatbest

Registered on Jul 26 07
 

Bliss Cafe in Brooklyn, New York City
Jul 26 07

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Yes - the place is small. But it is perfect if you want a cozy table for 2 (as long as you don't mind being close to the other cozy tables for 2).

Yes - the food can be bland and slightly inconsistent. But the last few times I've gone I've been pretty pleased with it and I believe they've changed things up a bit.

note: Their sometime special carrot ginger soup is delicious when they have it!

Eat Records in Brooklyn, New York City
Jul 26 07

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Tiny place. Okay food. Cool records.

I went recently and they were out of everything we wanted, so I just got a coffee (which was good) and browsed the record selection (which is bigger than the food selection).

The second time I went by there, they were accommodating and altered a sandwich to make it vegan. It tasted great, but there was only one person making the food for two people and it took longer than two sandwiches should take to put together. Its forgivable because I'm patient and had nowhere to be, but the whole experience was just so-so. Not horrible, not great.

* Worth trying at least once, if for no other reason than to support the small business.

Foodswings in Brooklyn, New York City
Jul 26 07

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Great comfort food! If you're looking for tasty, less-than-healthy vegan treats, this is the place. The drumsticks are awesome and their sandwiches are pretty great too. Plus they have vegan shakes and deserts.

Sometimes the service is so-so, but what can you expect with counter service fast food?

My only real complaint is that their delivery area doesn't span very far and sometimes its not worth it making the trek.

Red Bamboo Brooklyn in Brooklyn, New York City
Jul 26 07

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Anyone going to Red Bamboo Brooklyn, thinking it will be the same as the one in Manhattan will probably be either disappointed or thrilled.

The atmosphere at the Brooklyn restaurant is much more calm and relaxed. You are nowhere near as crowded which is a huge plus in my opinion. They have a full bar and the menu is also slightly different. Wonderful eclectic mostly-vegan menu!

The only downside I've seen at RBB is that the food is super tasty when they get it right, but it tends to be inconsistent. Still, I would definitely recommend it!

William Taft Vegetarian Diner in Brooklyn, New York City
Jul 26 07

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Let me just preface this by saying that it was past time that Greenpoint got a good Veg joint!

This is definitely a great place to eat and has many vegan options. I'll admit that the service is lackluster, mostly because they cook the food when you order and it seems that the aren't really in a rush to do so. Yet the people that work there are wonderful and every time I've gone, they've been nothing but nice to me and at times even kept me entertained. The food isn't too greasy or heavy and it feels like a healthy meal. They use fresh veggies and I always feel like I get my money's worth. You can tell that there is a youthful force behind the place and it can come off as hectic, spastic, and very disorganized - but I honestly find it charming. Just make sure to go when you have the time to relax and wait for the food.

Note: The french toast rocks too!

Babycakes NYC in Manhattan, New York City
Jul 26 07

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I'll admit that the food is good. Great in some cases. The cupcakes/cakes were super tasty, but the cookies were only so-so. But I've found them to be a bit overpriced for what you get - vegan or not.

May Wah Vegetarian Grocery in Manhattan, New York City
Jul 26 07

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I adore this place! My boyfriend and I live in Brooklyn and plan a monthly visit to Chinatown specifically to go to MayWah's and stock up!

The vegan meats are super cheap and everything I've gotten has been amazing!! I believe they supply mock meat to many of the veg restaurants around NYC and I can see why.

NY Dosas in Manhattan, New York City
Jul 26 07

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WOW!

I stumbled upon this gem of a street vendor one day as I was walking past Washington Square park. I saw a little sign that said "VEGAN" and I was off like a shot. The man behind the scenes is a real sweetheart and willing to answer any questions about what things are if you're ignorant about the menu. They have awesome drumsticks that have a little sugar cane "bone" in the middle and everything. Its also pretty darn reasonable.

DEFINITELY worth a try if you're in the WSP area!

Vegetarian Dim Sum House in Manhattan, New York City
Jul 26 07

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Delicious! Absolutely worth the winding trip around Chinatown.

The pork buns and shrimp rolls are delicious!

The sweet and pungent pork is amazing!

Every chicken dish I've had there tasted sort of like the skin of the chicken at KFC (which sort of sounds odd, but its a mixed blessing when you're a meat-lovin vegan)!

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