Yeah, the place is nice and the food's decent but quite pricey. It was a good brunch, but I'd not return probably.
Yeah, the place is nice and the food's decent but quite pricey. It was a good brunch, but I'd not return probably.
I absolutely love Seasoned Vegan because it stays true to its name. All the dishes I tried were so flavorful and well seasoned. It has the kind of menu that makes you think there may actually be meat in some of the things you're eating, so it's an excellent place to drag your omni friends to and show them what vegans eat. The staff is incredibly friendly. Ms. B (the owner) is almost always in the back and she is one of the nicest restaurant owners I've ever met. This is a must try!
I am truly amazed by this restaurant, they serve really tasty food inspired by classic american dishes, made vegan. Really friendly staff and quick service. I would definitely go again. Also, delicious raw cheesecake for desert
In the UK we had become used to the same handful of vegan options, so the interesting menu at Seasoned Vegan was enough to get us to trek over there straight off the plane. We were glad we did; excellent food, excellent value, excellent staff. Make sure you try this place if you haven't already. We both had the 'chicken' parmesan wrap which was absolutely delicious and we hope to try more of the menu before we leave!
Oh sweet blissful cheeseburger verisimilitude. When impure nostalgic cravings take control get thee to Harlem where texture and flavor conspire to devilishly sate the cruelest culinary impulse guilt-free! Even if your "minimal standard of decency" includes the use of animal products you owe yourself the 'cheddar cheeseburger' from the seasoned vegan. My 5 year old omnivorous son swears that he'd choose the chicken nuggets here over anything included in a happy meal (if they came with a toy). gratifying umami and saucy soul sublimate carnivorous urgency through the crawfish po'boy. Bring friends and share your entrées. I thought that I had perfected baked vegan mac&cheese. Tonight, I humbly - and with toasty comfort - concede defeat. Takes an hour for delivery to park and 117- but it is well worth the wait (and the food comes hot). Its a little above our budget for twice-a-week delivery, so we'll move some numbers around to accommodate.
When I lived in New York, I was glad to see that there was a vegan place in Harlem, where I lived at the time.
I was quite excited to go there and certainly wasn't let down: I've had different proteins there - tried the "crawfish", "chicken" nuggets, bbq ribs... All really tasty. I had mac'n'cheese and the veggie medley as side dishes the first time... and after that didn't bother trying any of the other side dishes because I would be happy eating nothing but mac'n'cheese and the veggies for the rest of my life. LOVED it. I took a couple of my friends (not all vegans) there and they loved it, too!
The only thing I wouldn't recommend are the cupcakes. Maybe I'm spoiled because I make some really mean cupcakes from scratch myself, but I just don't see how the cupcakes were worth their money. They were not bad, but very simple and very overpriced.
Service was always good and attentive. We met the chef once and she is a delight!
Not only is the food delicious at Seasoned Vegan, but the atmosphere and vibe of the place is super welcoming, and inviting. On my first visit there (shortly after they opened), the host greeted my friend and I with a big smile and a sample of one of their tasty smoothies before seating us for lunch. The waiter was equally friendly, and gave us great suggestions for what we should order (basil "crawfish" was my fave!). Then Aaron (half of the mother & son ownership team) came by and talked to us for a while. I felt like I was in his home, and that he was so excited to have us over.
I've been a couple times since and have no complaints...Oh, except that I'm sad they are no longer open for lunch on the weekday :(
Otherwise Seasoned Vegan is a welcome addition to our neighborhood. I can't wait to go back to have their po'boy again!
I had the brunch special which included their "crawfish" and grits with "cheese". It was excellent - maybe the best vegan restaurant meal I've had in the past 2 years. The flavors were slightly surprising and delicious - maybe even better, but at least equal to, the original dishes on which they were inspired. I plan to dine here on a regular basis.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Seasoned Vegan. Unfortunately we arrived shortly before their lunch break, so we advice you to check out their opening hours before going there.
We had the stuffed avocado and the cheese and chicken wrap. Both dishes tasted delicious and were prepared skilfully and lovingly, despite the approaching lunch break.
We definitely will come back when we are back in the area.
Seasoned Vegan is always great. Warm friendly atmosphere and food to die for.
Unlike many places, you can taste the love in their food. Feels like a home cooked meal every time.
I was so excited to check out Seasoned Vegan that I literally picked it out days before I got to NYC. It is a real let down.
The appetizer: chicken salad and chicken nuggets.
Chicken salad was very good: crunchy and fresh.
Chicken nuggets: above average. The server insisted we try both sauces (for an extra .50). I would be impressed if I had never had BBQ sauce in life.
I had high hopes going into the entree.
BBQ ribs with Mac and cheese and coconut yams:
This place makes me want to move to Harlem just so I can come here every day.
A little more expensive than other comparable restaurants, but the food is really good!
Definitely recommend the ribs, the mac & cheese, and the lemon-crusted chicken.
I order delivery from this place so often that I think they can tell my address by my voice.
Delicious mock meat and seafood entrees - their mock seafood is way better than the competition IMO. I also enjoy their take on vegan mac'n'cheese. And the desserts!! That salted chocolate chip pecan cookie is to die for as are all the cupcakes. Seasoned Vegan is an extremely welcome addition to the neighborhood.
They raised their prices for dinner a bit after the grand opening so it's no longer the cheapest place around, but lunch is still a great value.
My only very minor complaint is that their specials change daily so without calling or going to the restaurant it can be a little hard to know exactly what your options will be.
The mac and cheese was good (I was craving this), the lemon-crusted chicken nuggets were bland, but came with a good sauce. The masala chicken was pretty oily and not the greatest. The stuffed avocado was great though - good for getting a fix of fresh food. The desserts were amazing! The Manhattan fruit crumble was a wonderful mix of peaches and pears and the cinnamon roll cupcake was great.
My wife and I had an amazing meal at the Seasoned Vegan while on vacation in NYC. Both my wife's raw meal and my cooked one were so flavourful, the plating presentation was appealing to the eyes, and the service was great too! An added touch was having the owner, Miss Brenda come out of the kitchen and talk to each patron.
It was love at first bite!!! (Pun intended) Love the food! Love, Love, Love the staff! So gald they are in my neighborhood.
In June 2012 Season Vegan held a Kick Starter campaign and surpassed its goal of $20,000.
This past Saturday they held a jolly Grand Opening with seats filled well into the evening, music and ah-MAY-zing food.
Vegan from top to bottom, it is not just the food that is wonderful at Seasoned Vegan. The art on the walls is stunning, the staff is warm and accurate and the overall vibe made for a very pleasant meal.
My family each got different entrés and the special that night was a crispy fried "chicken." My "Crawfish" in Basil Sauce was another mock meat like none I had ever had before and I know I will order it again. We had appetizers and dessert and when our son kindly picked up the bill he said, "The prices is really reasonable!"
The food was all presented really well even though they were slammed with customers. The sides of Mac and "Cheese", veggies and starches were nicely seasoned.
The best part honestly is the staff. Pascal greeted us warmly, stopped by to check on us and fill us in on a little history of the place and challenged us to guess how many pennies it took to decorate the unique floor (I won't spoil the guessing game for you)! One of the cooks/chefs came out to see how we liked our food and we left with hugs all around. How many places can you come in a stranger and leave hugging the staff!?
Harlem is blessed with this restaurant so make the trip (subway stop close by)and you will be so glad you did.
For the full review and pics see my blog Marty's Flying Vegan Review at www.martysnycveggiereview.blogspogt.com
Life is serendipitous. Look in just the right place at just the right time and you spend the rest of your life with your soulmate. Sliding Doors and all that.
So I was bored and just looking at my iPhone Tweetdeck and I see the menu of the day scroll by. Serendipitous, right? I ask half heartedly where this feast is being served thinking there are a million places I'm NOT going to be this beautiful fall day, ready to file it away for a visit to some distant city, but the answer actually is the one place I AM going to be. (Or could easily take a little detour to). 283 West 118th Street. I'm game. You never know, in New York City, about a neighborhood. Or a particular block. You can find either a diamond in the rough or a blemish in a diamond. As you can see in the picture below this area of New York City has new Co-ops going up and still has blocks of what the quintessential NY is architecturally known for; brownstones. This isn't really Harlem but Morningside Heights. I just liked the Hiding in Harlem title. What goes with Morningside Heights? MMMmmm...?
This "restaurant" is a little subspace inside of a little space called Lee Lee's Bakery. Lee's has it's own, (non vegan) history and a tradition of baking Jewish traditional sweets like rugaluch, and it was a tad disappointing, although I'm trying to limit my sweets to between none and non existent, to not be able to sample Mr. Lee's delicious looking treats.
There is nothing indicating that a vegan establishment lives here. You just gotta know.
You have to force your eyes away from the sweets and 90 degrees to your right is a hot counter manned by Aaron, the chef/owner's son. About 10 items await your selection and there is a standup menu board at...
Aaron is dishing out the comfort on a plate. Mom was out and didn't get back before I left so I owe her a picture.
Different days have different themes and this was Soul Saturday. Others are Fish Friday and Italian Night. All vegan. I got the XXLarge plate for 15 bucks plus an extra side for 4. XXL. It sort of sounds like I'm just a fat man buying a shirt. I'd work on those names a bit.
I had a taste of the Lemon Crispy Nugget and although I could see chowing down on 6 or 20 of them with a side of fries I opted for the more sauced items. I just like to sample the work of the chef and a fried nugget turns my
It's my favorite restaurant. The food is great. They have the best imitation chicken. The macaroni and cheese is good. I like how they season the yams. I highly recommend this to anyone, regardless of whether or not they are vegetarian.
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