The Best Vegan Diner Food, ANYWHERE!
Posted on 03 / 31 / 2012
I've been to The Rutherford Pancake House about 5 or 6 times now and it just keeps getting better. There is literally not a single vegan item that I've tried that wasn't amazing.
Their breakfast/brunch fare is to die for. Their Tofu Scrambles are wonderful a mild. Their pancakes are just what diner pancakes should be; Oversized and full of flavor. The owner, Spiro, actually MAKES HIS OWN VEGAN CHALLAH BREAD and then slices it to make his vegan challah French toast. I recommend the variety that is stuffed with "sweet cream" and topped with fresh strawberries and served with vegan butter. Their waffles are great too. And your coffee-- which is delicious-- can be served with soy or almond milk!
Their burgers and sliders are homemade- not from some pre-processed plant as suggested by a previous review. I've confirmed with Spiro that he makes these by hand, individually. Their Seitan Marsala is delicious, as it their vegan Moussakka.
If you're craving dessert, there's an insanely rich vegan chocolate lava cake. Spiro makes his own vegan Cheesecake; it's light, fluffy and tastes so much like the real thing, it's erie.
I've lived in New Jersey for nearly 4 years and it took me 3 1/2 to find this place. All I can say is, it's the best kept secret in the entire NYC metropolitan area. Folks from The City take the train out on weekends to come here, and there's good reason to; It's the best vegan diner food, anywhere.
But for the fact that it's not 100% vegan, I cannot give it the 5 happy Cow rating it really deserves.
Exceptional Food, Extensive vegan menu, Delightful service