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Swankier Version of Candle Cafe

Restaurant, Caterer

Vegan only organic restaurant. Serves wines, beers, and has four courses available.

Added by inah on May 11 04 (last updated Jul 27 13)

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Candle 79 is one of my favorite restaurants for gluten-free vegetarian meals in New York City. I’ve first visited this restaurant in 2006 and immediately loved it, but selling it to my husband was easier than I thought. He too loves eating at Candle 79. Not too many places back then where you could have a wonderful meal that fitted both dietary needs. The Gal @ ww.TheHealthyDish.com

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The Grilled Seitan Chimichurri appetizer ($10) may be the best thing I've ever eaten. I wish they would make this an entree and serve these skewers of divine-tasting delights over rice.

The Grilled Kale salad is heavenly. Almost a meal in itself.

Note that the Tomato-Zuchini Lasagna is a raw lasagna. Nothing wrong with that, just that the menu does not state it is raw. I saw 'cashew cheese' was on it and assumed it was a hot dish. Nope.

The Spaghetti and Wheat Balls are wonderful. This may be a good dish for any meat eaters in your group who need to ease in to the world of vegan cuisine.

Spend the money to eat here and enjoy.

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Upper East Side


Near Lexington Avenue.


Accepts Reservations


$$$ - expensive


  • MasterCard Visa


  • American
  • Mexican
  • Eclectic (Varied)


  • (Mostly) Organic
  • Delivery


main image for Candle 79 image for Candle 79 multi-grain waffles with fresh fruit and cranberry butter apple phyllo tower


noon - 3:30pm;
5:30pm - 10:30pm
noon - 9pm

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