Fast food

Casual vegan restaurant offering a large selection of fast food including burgers, chicken biscuit, Philly cheesesteak and a selection of salads and poke bowls. Black owned. Previously known as Urban Vegan. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-8:00pm.

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37 Reviews

First Review by JulesZara


Points +39

28 Sep 2023

So tasty!

Very good food. I took the sweet potato burger. Awesome

Pros: Food, Options

Cons: No so cozy



Points +318

03 Sep 2023

Delicious vegan fast food

The burgers and sandwiches offered here are delicious! Usually most vegan burgers disappoint me, but in this place the flavour is just perfect, they understand how to combine the ingredients in the best way.

Pros: Tasty food, Friendly service


Points +108

23 Aug 2023

Great food, long waits

Food is tasty and reasonably priced. Great Options in the Newark area.

Both times i went I waited for over 20 minutes for my food.

Pros: Good comfort food, Options , Affordable

Cons: Long waits


Points +279

14 Jul 2023

Mighty Mighty brick howls for soulful crew kitchen in EWR!

Definitely can give lots of howls for this very original vegan soul kitchen in Newark. Many lonely vegan travelers can rest assured that their prayers were answered when the cool soul kitchen Brick City angel chefs met to bring this heavenly mix of fast casual Southern soul menu of favorites like vegan Chicken, biscuit buns, gravy, black eyed peas, Cookies, ice tea & lots more to fruition. Looking forward to a return trip to this mothership flagship & more locations!

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-14

Pros: Vegan Chicken, lettuce, tomato& Bun size biscuits, Black eyed peas with hint of cumin gravy train, Friendly staff & cozy upscale fast casual vibes

Cons: Parking is a little tricky , Only one location. , Not officially EWR crew meals or food option yet


Points +67

13 Jul 2023

Straight delicious

I got the Philadelphia cheesesteak...it was incredible. I lived in Philly for 17 years and actually made cheesesteaks this is delicious.

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-12


Points +47

01 Jul 2023

Amazing food!

Absolutely amazing food!! Great variety with everything made to order (excellent service) and a super cute atmosphere. We were just passing through Newark and are so glad we chose to stop here! We tried a wide variety including bowls, burgers, biscuits and the cookies - everything was fantastic!


Points +21

16 Jun 2023

even my autistic brother enjoyed it

I came here with my partner and my brother who is autistic and due to this is very particular about his food. At first he was hesitant but the employees were super accommodating and helped him order something that he was confortable with (california burger without the lettuce) and he ended up ordering another one he liked it so much!! my partner and I ordered the black eyed pea burger and the sweet potato burger with a side of the slaw, both were delicious. between the great customer service and the delicious food, we will def be back again :)

Pros: nice vibe, reasonable prices, friendly staff


Points +140

13 May 2023

Perhaps the best vegan cheese steak I have ever had...

So, I had the vegan cheesesteak. It was delicious. Perhaps the only one that may have been better was the cheese steak at Blackbird's in Philly (they don't exist anymore). The sweet potato fries were good as was the coconut/lime smoothy. The chocolate chip macadamia nut cookie was soft and delicious.

My family had the bbq pulled 'pork' on a biscuit and the 'chicken' sandwich, both of them enjoyed the sandwich. Again, I was told the bbq pork may have been the best she had.

I am not happy that I usually am nowhere near Newark, since I don't live anywhere near there. However, I may have to go up there one more time when I have to go pick up my daughter at the airport.

Pros: Great tasting food, prices are fair

Cons: Not big enough to dine in, parking is tough to find


Points +375

05 May 2023

Friendly/helpful staff, tasteful food

So happy I was able to spot by this delicious vegan spot! The wait staff was friendly. Try the biscuits or the chickpeas!! Delicious

Pros: Quick service , Food is tasteful , Food is fresh

Cons: It’d be cool to have more seating options


Points +196

04 May 2023

So fresh and so clean!

Great friendly service, fresh ass foods. Got a power bowl and spicy chicken sandwich for my Newark flight back to Oregon

Pros: Flavor, Freshness, Service

Cons: No alcohol so wouldn’t come for a beer dinner


Points +77

21 Apr 2023

Great food and biscuits to die for

OMG haven't eaten biscuits in years and these are better then any I remember. Big portion sizes and great friendly and knowledgeable staff about their food. Be sure to go if you ever visit the prudential center in Newark. Right around the block. You won't be disappointed

Pros: Reasonably priced, Biscuits to die for even for non vegans, Great options for everyone

Cons: Location can be questionable for some.


Points +20

26 Mar 2023

Brick City Vegan - give them a try!

Today we had a feast at Brick City Vegan!! Formerly known as Urban Vegan, this Newark- based fast-casual restaurant recently rebranded with a new name and updated menu. They have a variety of burgers including a housemade chickpea burger and housemade black eyed pea burger in addition to beyond meat. They also offer bowls with unique ingredients that you can’t get everywhere like bbq pulled oats, stewed black eyed peas, and black rice.

Everything we had was super delicious, fresh, and made with clean ingredients. Pictured are a bowl with chickpeas, black rice, quinoa and veggies (probably my favorite thing), a black eyed pea burger, a California burger 🍔 with a Beyond Meat patty in it, biscuits, salad, and a chocolate chip cookie. I also had a lovely hibiscus tea 🌺 and Chris had a banana-strawberry smoothie.
The staff was gracious and we really enjoyed our visit. So happy to have this spot in downtown Newark!

Pros: Fresh clean ingredients , Great location , Unique dishes

Cons: Not many tables for dining in


Points +263

31 Jan 2023

Tasty and friendly

I was delighted to find a vegan restaurant in Newark adjacent to the courts.
The food was very good, in the fast food vein. I would like to see a few more healthy, soul food options besides black eyed peas. A nice salad would be a welcome addition. The staff was very friendly. I’ll be back. #Veganuary

Pros: Tasty food , Nice staff, Quick service

Cons: Only 3 tables inside , No salad offered


Points +74

18 Jan 2023

Good soul food

Tasted great! The location is small but clean.


Points +52

16 Jan 2023

Fast service, food is great.

It’s a great spot, the food is delicious. Great for days when I want to eat lunch. #Veganuary

Pros: A variety of types of vegan food. , Fast service, great for lunch, I am looking forward to teturning

Cons: Parking


Points +60

09 Dec 2022

Excellent local spot

The pulled BBQ biscuit is absolutely incredible! Chicken sandwich is just a perfect easy lunch, tons of flavor and the consistency of the vegan chicken is some of the best I've had.

And their Cole slaw. Man...I could eat BUCKETS! And I'm picky with cole slaw and there's is some of the best!

Pros: Affordable, Quick, Tasty


Points +252

02 Dec 2022

Good burgers!

Great food and great people. The coleslaw was some of the best I’ve had.


Points +500

25 Nov 2022

Biscuits are to die for

I’ve been here twice. The title says it all. Definitely a priority to visit this place any time I’m in the area


Points +1107

05 Nov 2022

Memorable great vegan food

Totally amazing food-but the first thing that strikes you is how considerate and helpful they are.
We got two bowls, one of them with chickpea and black rice, and the other one with the barbecue oats, which doesn’t sound like it would be good, but it is totally delicious. How they create such a meaty texture from oats is beyond me, but the barbecue is delicious. I also got one of the biscuits and I swear that is the best biscuit I’ve ever had in my entire life: Soft and moist and flavorful, we were only passing through New Jersey, but it is something I will crave for the rest of my life.
And one last thing, I was really touched because the guy behind the counter, who took my order, came out to give me my bag to go. I gave him a five dollar bill as a tip, and I noticed that he turned to the kitchen showed it to them and put it in the mutual tip jar. Seriously good vibes and good food here.

Updated from previous review on 2022-11-05


Points +279

05 Nov 2022

Amazing vegan food.

Love it. I’ve been here many times and the food is always great. I’ve also brought here several non-vegan friends and they liked it. One friend is very carnivorous and had the black eyed peas burger and said “this is very good”. So that says something lol.

Updated from previous review on 2022-11-05

Pros: 100% vegan.

Cons: They’re always out of sweet potato fries lol.


Points +130

10 Oct 2022

Great comfort food

They have great baked goods from breads to biscuits and cookies!

Pros: Hits the spot in terms of comfort food, Great variety

Cons: Spice on salad was a bit stale, Sweet potato fries a bit overdone


Points +344

18 Sep 2022

Hits the spot

Stopped in here on the way to Penn Station. Great vegan fast food. Greasy Burgers and sandwiches. Can create your own powerbowl for a somewhat healthier option. Overall well worth the visit if in the area.


Points +42

28 Aug 2022

Wicked tasty

Got the beyond chez burger w/ sweet potato fries tons of great flavor from the burger and the fries perfectly soft and just enough crunch


Points +81

11 Aug 2022

Wonderful Vegan Restaurant

Had the best experience at this restaurant. The food was all super fresh and the staff were the nicest people! They have a variety of options and work with a lot of different substitutions etc. There is street parking right in front of the restaurant which is super convenient.


Points +13

Mostly Veg
02 Jul 2022

Yummy!!! The philly cheese steak is very delish!!

Nice place, great food, excellent customer service!!

Pros: Vegan options

Cons: None


Points +453

19 Jun 2022

Good chicken sandwich

Driving through the area so hungry, I checked Happy Cow and found Urban Vegan was nearby! On the way there I knew after looking at the menu online I wanted the chicken sandwich or the chicken biscuit, they both sounded yummy I couldn't decide. When I asked the staff there they said the sandwich was a customer favorite so went for it and it was delicious, I chose the yum yum sauce because I couldn't resist the name and it was good but I bet the spicy remoulade would've been great, I think I'd have preferred a bit more of a kick. Paid the extra $2.00 to upgrade from the side salad to the sweet potato fries and they were perfect! My partner got the black-eyed pea burger and wanted it without cheese but it came with cheese anyway so he scraped it off, he upgraded to the side of plantains and said both were good. I'm not a fan of the 'mushy' patty so I didn't try it myself (or the plantains.) Would recommend for a fast food fix.

Pros: Friendly, helpful staff, Food came out fast and fresh, Convenient on street parking


Points +18

05 Jun 2022


Chicken sandwich is tremendous.

Pros: Great

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