A Bronx Treasure
Posted on 02 / 23 / 2009
This place is a treasure if you live in the Bronx (not Riverdale). Yes, it's small. The place is mostly a market for grocery staples and they carry things I can't find in my usual health food market. They offer fresh food with a new menu daily. Their menu tells you their mission statement about their "vegan standard." They use only fresh organic ingredients, no salt or MSG, and never any tap water or pre-packaged spice mixes. They really believe in purity because "you are what you eat."
Today we had a vegetable patty and a soy patty. They were delicious. We got the lunch special which we didn't think was overpriced at all considering the quality of their ingredients and you get your choice of two entree proteins and 3 side dishes. We got veggie stew and curried tofu (so gooood) with sides of rice and peas, steamed kale and potato salad.
On other days they offer other vegan specialities, most with a Caribbean flair. They also serve breakfast and dessert. The people who work there are friendly and polite. The place was crowded on a Saturday afternoon but the line moved fast and smoothly.
Given that it's near impossible to find vegetarian/vegan food in the Bronx (heck, you can barely find any healthy food in the Bronx), we are so happy to find this place. It's going to be a regular for us.
Excellent Food, Friendly Staff, Good Value
Small, Only Take out