Laid back vegan restaurant serving American ad Ital food: faux meat burgers and sandwiches, appetizers, smoothies, shakes, fresh juices. Closed on Sun. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan, American, Ital, Caribbean, Juice bar, Take-out
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First Review by marktaos
CatLady
CatLady
  • vegan
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+16

Nyack Main Essentials

5 Posted on 08 / 24 / 2014

We were so happy to find another vegan place to eat. This place is a gem. The food was good and very reasonably priced.

The proprietor is such a warm and friendly person. He was so nice to us. He explained the menu items and made us feel welcome. We will definitely be going here again.

Pros: Good food, reasonably priced., Very clean, well maintained., Friendly comfortable atmosphere.
JuniorStarkes
JuniorStarkes
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+15

food is great.

5 Posted on 07 / 12 / 2014

It a freindly place to go to. The food is Great different variety of food to choose from. It my favorite spot hands dwn


karla_marx
karla_marx
  • vegan
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+18

great buffet variety

5 Posted on 06 / 25 / 2013

This place has a super-friendly vibe. I like their buffet as you can get a wide variety of food--they have great greens and usually a couple of different types of seitan. I prefer the veggies to the sandwiches, though--I had the crispy chickn sandwich once and it was a bit too heavy for me. Nice juice bar as well, though I frequent that less often now that I have my own juicer. Lunch special is something like $10 for a full buffet plate plus a fresh juice.

Pros: friendly, variety, fresh
Cons: can get pricey

AnimalsFeelPain2
AnimalsFeelPain2
  • vegan
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+21

MAIN ESSENTIALS is the main important TING, yes

5 Posted on 02 / 15 / 2013

what a fantastic and kind enterprise these folks have brought to Nyack town.. caribbean style delicious vegan fare.. everything is prepared with love and a nice touch of the island spices.. already been a half dozen times.. i delved into the spicy chicken sando, the meatball sando, and the crispy tofu strips.. all crazy yum.. tried their veg stew mixed w beans and okra, sweet jesus.. and the beef empanadas are the best i've ever eaten.. love their power fruit and veg shakes too.. love the casual setting.. the server Borrato is v helpful and v kind.. and cleary v proud of the cruelty-free love he and his co-workers dish out daily.. so am i.. v proud.. do not hesitate.. go now!!!!


KAAT
KAAT
  • vegan
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+14

Great Choice!

5 Posted on 04 / 07 / 2011

Really tasty food! Also, Reality, who is the owner's brother and works the front of the restaurant, is warm and welcoming. The combination of the food and Reality is a winning one!


NicoleF
NicoleF
  • vegan
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+106

Perfect

5 Posted on 07 / 17 / 2010

This is a feel good kind of place. I ate a ton of food and didn't have that over stuffed gross feeling. The guy helping me was fantastic too. The place was clean and the food was fresh. I can't wait till I can take my husband back there for dinner. So many good foods left to try.

Pros: fresh food, great staff, excellent food
silic0nsilence
silic0nsilence
  • vegetarian
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+23

Delicious.

4 Posted on 09 / 06 / 2009

The environment is pretty good at Nyack Main Essentials. The owner is very friendly. This restaurant is kind of "buffet-style." They have some food that is available every day in addition to a regular menu. I tried the buffet, having some sort of faux chicken and rice along with some vegetables. To drink, I had fresh squeezed orange juice. The portions of food were decent, could have been a little more. The food was very good, whatever the owner uses as ingredients in the faux chicken definitely makes it the best in Nyack.

The fresh orange juice was amazing. This was my first time having the juice fresh, and I was pleasantly surprised. The meal was a little overpriced, coming in at around $14. At $10, it would have been perfect.

Overall, the food was very good, but the menu was not very exciting. Fun foods like faux chicken parm or faux cheesesteak would really make this place take off.

Pros: Great Food, Friendly Owner/Staff, Great Juice Bar
Cons: A Little Pricey, Boring Menu
marktaos
marktaos
  • vegan
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+32

Delicious Carribean Vegan Food

5 Posted on 04 / 19 / 2009

My mom lives in Nyack so I get to eat here a lot when I visit her. The food here is very tasty! Beans, rice, plantains, greens, veggies, mock meats, empanadas (vegan turnovers), and yucca are available and very yummy. There is also lots of other great food too! The owner Enrique puts a lot of care and skill into preparing the food and it shows. Enjoy!

Pros: Yummy Food, Affordable, Nice Portions!
Cons: Not located in my town in New Mexico

 

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