Peacefood Cafe - Downtown

Overall rating: 5.0 stars 9 Reviews
Sister to the uptown Manhattan location, this one opened in March 2013 and provides a more relaxed atmosphere. Serves all vegan fare inspired by international cuisines, and pastries are baked in-house. An all day dining menu and nightly dinner specials, including raw, juices, smoothies, coffee, and tea. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan, American, International, Bakery, Raw, Juice bar, Take-out
41 E 11th St (Broadway)
New York City, New York 10003
212-979-2288
Now Open

Mon-Sun 10:00am-10:00pm

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  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accepts credit cards
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Reviews

First Review by HiPB
DaniM
DaniM
  • vegetarian
Contributions
+567

Great

4
Posted on 06 / 03 / 2015

Very modern restaurant with a very good atmosphere and the staff is very friendly, kind and helpful. They do offer a large variety of dishes, also raw dishes. I only can recommend it!


VegHeadNYC
VegHeadNYC
  • vegetarian
Contributions
+51

Vegan Heaven

5
Posted on 04 / 30 / 2015

I was so excited when I found out Peacefood Cafe opened a second, downtown location. This space is roomier and filled with light, though the same phenomenal menu from uptown in available at the downtown location. The food and service are excellent. I keep returning to Peacefood because the food is among the best vegan food I have ever tasted and I am filled with such positive vibes in their space. The vegan dessert selection is the best in NYC. If you go for brunch, definitely order the Brazilian nut chai and vegan cinnamon bun (if available). Whenever I make plans to go out to eat, Peacefood Cafe is the first restaurant that comes to mind because it is divine.

Pros: Vegan Desserts, Ambiance, Service
Ellebell524
Ellebell524
  • vegetarian
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+17

Best "chicken"

5
Posted on 04 / 23 / 2015

I'm writing this review a little late, about a week after eating here, but I felt it was worth it. This place has some of the BEST "chicken" I've ever had. I had the fried chicken with mashed potatoes entree, and it was not to be missed. The chickpea fries appetizer was not quite as good, but still quite tasty.



vh089
vh089
  • vegan
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+141

Fave food in NY- approachable for non-veg friends

5
Posted on 03 / 04 / 2015

Peacefood is my one of my favorite restaurants in the city. The environment is mad relaxed and there is food for every mood: raw pizza, salads, chickpea fries, burgers, green smoothies, and the most delicious desserts. You must try their grasshopper ice cream sandwich.

This is also one of the most approachable vegan restaurants in the city for non-vegetarians, as well. They have more "adventurous" dishes for dedicated vegans as well as twists on more traditional foods ("safer" options for non-veg, or for those of us craving comfort favorites) like mock chicken nuggets.

The service here is pretty fast- don't get discouraged if there is a line when you walk in- and the prices are not too bad given the quality of ingredients and its location. At the front, they have vegan cookbooks, mags, and guidebooks to veg restaurants in NYC.

Pros: excellent food, good value, nice vibe
mars
mars
  • vegan
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+135

Great dinner for a date or crowd of non-veg

5
Posted on 01 / 17 / 2015

We have been to the uptown location before with other vegans. This was a dinner where more people non-veg kept showing up for an event later in the evening. The food was fantastic. We loved the pot pie, seasonal squash dish -excellent potatoes, un-chicken parm and Asian salad greens Salad. The salad fed 4 as a small appetizer. Also, we ordered the asian dumplings. Great.

Our one friend ordered the hot chocolate and no idea what the server meant when he asked what kind of milk? My friend had no idea we were eating at a vegan place. He loved the hot chocolate. Other friends thought the ginger latte was one of the best ever.

There is GF, vegan and raw choices. No alcohol.

We went back for desserts and everyone was VERY happy.

Easy to get to by public transportation. They can handle a group of 10. Very nice, albeit close, ambience. Can be a little loud. Cheap parking on 5th Ave between 14 & 15th.

Very nice service. Feel free to ask someone who isn't your server, if you need something quickly. Our server was fine, but we found we were late and needed to grab the check and go. All the other staff chipped in and got us out the door. Also, when we came back for desserts, staff grabbed chairs and helped get everyone seated quickly.

Pros: Diverse menu, Friendly Ambience, Great Flavor
Cons: Can be a little loud
JustaPack
JustaPack
  • vegetarian
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+282

Love the food here

4
Posted on 07 / 20 / 2014

I love this restaurant to dine-in or for takeout. You have to try the chickpea fries, this dish alone is worth a visit to Peacefood.

Pros: Chickpea Fries, Anything on the Menu, Excellent Vegan Options
Cons: Service is spotty, No alcohol on the menu, A bit pricey
Nikki1801
Nikki1801
  • vegan
Contributions
+497

Best meal out since going vegan!

5
Posted on 06 / 07 / 2014

OK, for starters- I am an unhealthy vegan, so I love carby foods, fatty foods, treats, cakes blabla....

Well, this place rocked my world and I just couldn't get over how much I enjoyed the food. It was heaving with locals which I love, so we waited about 10/15 mins to be seated, no worries. My other half had a salad with chick'n which was great (I find it hard to get excited about salad, but this one was seasoned and flavoured so well).
I decided to be greedy and go for their pasta dish, which was chick'n fillets (TWO OF THEM!) smothered in Daiya vegan cheese, on top of a bed of creamy tomato pasta (there were a few veggies thrown in to make me feel slightly less guilty about my indulgence).
If you are looking for a true replacement meal to your old days of meat and dairy- this is it. I could have served it to meaty friends who wouldn't have known the difference...

Although I was stuffed, I couldn't leave without a pudding having seem them all by the door on the way in. I had cheesecake and it was out of this world- creamy, great crumble base and gorgeous strawberry topping.
we will be heading back to NY and this place will be top of our priority list!

Pros: everything!!!!
Cons: I don't live near it
cookiem
cookiem
  • vegan
Contributions
+2495

100% vegan 100% vegan 100% awesome 100% awesome

5
Posted on 02 / 01 / 2014

This place is 100% vegan, but you might not believe it! As soon as you walk in, the atmosphere is great. The lighting is just right, the seating is comfortable and modern, the decor is warm and hip, the service is prompt and pleasant, the baked goods are plentiful and eye-appealing, and the espresso machine is humming and brewing.

If you go to their website, you may find the menu slightly dull and cliche (pizza, salad, sandwiches), but do not let it fool you. The freshness of their menu ingredients leads to a small menu. However, they also have 2 pages of menu specials whenever you go in - the ones in addition to what's listed (staples). For example: roasted squash with gravy and sautéed cauliflower, nachos, a burrito-bowl style dish that looked oh so beautiful, "crab" cakes, pasta dishes, golden beet salad, wonton soup, etc. Those were just half of the specials!

As for the food's flavor - it's fabulous, but, in my opinion, a bit salty. Also, some of the food, although vegan, be careful about fat and calories if you are counting. Don't get me wrong, it's still healthier than non-vegan alternatives, but just don't kid yourself that it's "diet" or "low-calorie" food. It's free of cruelty and incredibly flavorful, though! The food is excellent.

I love that they have fresh juices, smoothies, teas and coffee/ espresso drinks, too. They make perfect dessert choices, along with the 3 dozen baked and raw desserts in the case. Did you know they make donuts? Did you know they make croissants? Did you know they make a hybrid between a donut and croissant that is ridiculously delicious? I almost fell over after I bit into it - I couldn't believe it was so good…. Ham and cheese croissant - vegan? Oh yes. Tiramisu - vegan? It's very good, but, not true to the tiramisu flavors I had hoped to eat. Still, very tasty!!!!!! They also have gluten-free cookies and quick breads.

The staff here in the front and back all seem happy and laid back, despite the fast paced environment. Everyone is really nice - probably because vegan establishments have that effect on people????

I love this place and can't wait to go back!

Pros: Vegan croissants, donuts, dessert, Daily vegan specials, Vegan lattes
Cons: Too many choices, Some food can be salty, Will fatten me up - too tasty
HiPB
HiPB
  • vegan
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+69

Even better than UWS

5
Posted on 09 / 20 / 2013

After enjoying the delicious food at Peacefood's UWS locations, I was thrilled to discover that they had another right near my work. I ate the quinoa salad, which was wonderful and came with a full avocado right on top. The ambiance is nicer than the UWS version, with more space and more natural light. The baked goods are all fantastic. I recommend the raspberry crumb bar or the carrot cake.

Pros: environment, food

 

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