Health Garden

Rochester, New York

Closed as of May 1 09

350 State Street
Rochester, New York 14608


3.6 / 1 vote

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Take-out Caribbean food

Restaurant, Coffee/Tea/Juice

Health Garden is a self-described health food store across from the Kodak head office building.

Up front the food is all vegetarian except for a few fish dishes. It's kept in slow cookers and heating pans, and served in styrofoam take-out containers.

You have your choice of a small plate - 1 side and 1 main dish - for $5 or a large plate - 2 sides and 2 main dishes - for $8. Both are served with Jamaican peas and rice.

The dishes change every day, but generally include a soy protein dish such as soy pepper steak, GardenBurger brand riblets, and a few tofu dishes such as jerk tofu or citrus tofu.

The side dishes generally include collard greens, candied yams, and other Caribbean/soul food dishes.

Health Garden also serves a few other side orders a day, including fried plantains and sometimes ackee dish.

You an also order shakes and smoothies, and buy herbs and teas in bulk.

In back is a cafe with Southern American food which is mostly non-vegan and non-vegetarian.

Added by timmy_tofu on Jan 2 07 (last updated May 14 09)

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Health Garden gets a thumbs-up for serving quick, cheap food that's pretty unique. I've liked all the soy protein and tofu dishes I've tried there, although they could use more tofu and less veggies, I think. The candied yams are lovely, they have a nice hint of vanilla.

According to the owner, all the veggies are vegan.

They lose a few points for recently expanding to include much more non-vegan stuff in back.

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Health Garden is on State Street right across from the Kodak head office building, north of Main Street. It's a very small corner building - look for a red, yellow, and green sign.


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$ - inexpensive

Cash Only


  • Caribbean


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8am - 6pm
8am - 8pm

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