New Ethic Cafe

Burlington, Vermont

Closed as of Mar 1 09

260 North St.
Burlington, VT 05401


3.9 / 1 vote

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Vegan American and soul food

New cafe featuring vegan American and soul food. Features mockmeat sandwiches, international plates, hearty sides and smoothies and shakes. Also has vegan donuts.

Added by conde.kedar on Aug 6 08 (last updated Nov 27 09)

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New Ethic Cafe is (as far as I know) the only all-vegan restaurant in Vermont. Ideally situated within a few blocks of the University of Vermont campus, the New Ethic Cafe has hip decor, fast service and fairly reasonable prices. The food is predominantly "comfort" food, but there are also some healthy-looking salads and smoothies on the menu. There aren't any vegan desserts on the menu (yet), but they do make vegan donuts on Saturdays.

So far, the only dishes that I have tried are the chicken ranch sandwich and the macaroni and cheese. The chicken ranch sandwich was delicious. The "ranch" dressing had a wonderful flavor and the "chicken" was a perfectly breaded and seasoned seitan cutlet, served on freshly-made bread.

The macaroni and cheese was a bit disappointing. It was very creamy and the noodles were perfectly cooked (not "al dente," but not overly soft). However, the flavor was closer to "fake butter" than it was to any sort of cheese that I remember. Still, I've paid much higher prices for worse-tasting vegan macaroni and cheese dishes at most other vegetarian restaurants, so I have to at least give New Ethic some credit for giving generous portions of macaroni and cheese at a reasonable price.

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On the corner of North St. and North Winooski Avenue.



$$ - average


  • MasterCard Visa


  • American
  • Mexican
  • Eclectic (Fusion)
  • Eclectic (Varied)
  • Soul Food


  • Delivery
  • Wi-Fi



11am - 9pm
11am - 7pm

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