Champs Diner

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 109 reviews )
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197 Meserole St, Brooklyn, New York, USA, 11206

Vegan bakery and diner making a range of sweets like vegan donuts, croissants, cookies, cupcakes, scones, and brownies with gluten-free and sugar-free options. Serves vegan diner food. Est. 2010 as Champs Family Bakery on Ainslie St and moved here in 2014. Open Mon-Sun 9:00am-12:00am.

Categories: Vegan, American, Take-out, Bakery

109 Reviews

First Review by andreacarioca

DELICIOUS (but pricey) - Edit

I was in NYC visiting family for a while as I live abroad. I recently became vegan in Nov. 2017 so one of my friends was showing me different places. Champs was simply... the champ (I know that was terrible, I'm not sorry). I ordered the biscuits with sausage and gravy and it was so unhealthy and salty and delicious... without the death! MY friend had a seitan steak that was smothered with the same yummy gravy. I took a Philly Cheesesteak to go. My only regret is that I didn't get a shake!

Pros: Amazing vegan comfort food

Cons: Pricey!

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Simply the best - Edit

Amazing, huge menu of diner classics - ALL vegan! The food was delicious and the portions huge. I've been here 3 times and can recommend the pancakes, the burrito and the waffles. Even the coffee is good which is not always the case in a diner. Yes it's small and gets very crowded but the service is great (in my experience) and it's worth waiting for a table and just enjoying the food and the atmosphere.

Pros: delicious food, huge menu

Cons: seating is very tight, can get crowded

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Good Diner Food, Cramped Space - Edit

The food was good here, although I found it rather expensive for common dishes such as enchiladas. I was glad that I ordered take out because it's TINY in here. There was a huge line of people waiting to be seated and I found one of the servers rather rude when he told several of the customers to wait outside. It was snowing rather heavily and it was pretty cold. I probably won't be returning.

Pros: Tasty dishes, Extensive menu, Cute vibe

Cons: VERY cramped, Rude/impatient servers, Expensive

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everythings delicious - Edit

Been here so many times. One of my fave places. Super good food and so many options!!!

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Amazing!!!!! - Edit

The best spot ever for vegan comfort food!! I was visiting from Ohio & was blown away by this place! I tried the nachos, Nashville hot chicken & a root beer float...perfection!!! Will definitely be back!

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mozzarella sticks are a must - Edit

Incredible vegan junk food!
Mozzarella sticks, croquet madame, hippie hash, buffalo chicken sandwich, Philly cheesesteak, and fried chicken and waffles and biscuits are all the BEST goods on the menu!

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My Fav - Edit

I love love love love Champs.. I haven't had a nasty meal yet. The food is amazing and taste even better then the non-vegan version. The only complaint I have is that they're always packed (so I gotta wait lol). Over all, Champs get a solid 5 stars from me.

Pros: All vegan!

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Amazing at everything! - Edit

This place is vegan heaven!! The food is amazing, so many choices. The service is quick and all the workers are friendly and helpful! The atmosphere is cozy and visually appealing! I would come here all the time if I lived close by! AMAZING TATER TOTS AND COFFEE AND PANCAKES!

Pros: Lots of options, Everything Taste good, Comfortable atmosphere

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Pretty good! - Edit

I had the BBQ seitan burger! It was delicious and the fries were also great. Nothing to complain about! I wish they had wifi lol

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Favorite - Edit

I've been vegan for almost 3 years and Champs has been my go to place to bring non-vegan family and friends.

Pros: Typical Diner Options Veganized, Nice and accommodating staff, PANCAKES!

Cons: Small spot, no reservations

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best Vegan fast Food Restaurant - Edit

Everything Is absolutely delicious, amazing Vegan menue

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it was okay - Edit

So the staff was not friendly to my mother and I, food was ok, but did not taste any different from what I have had before. The place was just okay to me.

Pros: Apple pie milk shake was tasty...

Cons: small establishment , long wait, staff seemed not interested

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Always worth the wait - Edit

Every time I’ve been here, the food has blown me away! Must mention that the macdaddy bowl has my heart.

Pros: vegan diner, non-typical menu items, sweet wait-staff

Cons: sometimes long wait

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decent food. nice atmosphere - Edit

So I went to Champs on a cold NY winter day and the place was packed. I was seated quickly which is a plus and customer service was pretty good. The menu had a pretty large selection so I went off the breakfast menu and ordered the cappuccino, loaded hashbrowns and strawberry doughnut. The cappuccino and doughnut was good but the hashbrowns were just ok. It didn’t taste bad but it wasn’t amazing either. I think this spot is good if you want the diner experience without having to stress over locating vegan items on the menu. Will I go back? Probably not because there are so many vegan options in NY.

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Eh - Edit

Was super disappointed in this place. We came over to Brooklyn just for this experience, and it was so incredibly disappointing. Staff weren't very friendly, food was underwhelming (not flavorful and just felt like stuff I could do at home much better)-I know most people love this place, and I SO wanted to, but I definitely won't be back.

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SOOO GOOD! - Edit

We were staying in Times Square but when we saw the menu for Champs Diner we just knew we had to splurge on taking a Lyft out there to try it - and it was SO WORTH IT! Even though we were there for a late breakfast, we couldn't pass up mozzarella sticks because that's one of those dishes that we've both missed in the years we've been vegan - and they were AMAZING. They use Violife cheese which is coconut based and it was crazy good! We ate two and kept the other two for later - and when we ate them late at night, the cheese STILL pulled apart in a stretchy kind of way! Our minds were blown. The chicken and waffles was awesome, the tofu scramble was a bit boring (would be nice with some veggies like mushrooms and onions and peppers) - but still good. My fiance got the Croque Madame and loved it. If you love naughty vegan food, go here immediately with an empty stomach!!

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Awesome Place - Edit

I love Champs Diner, it’s a hidden gem in BK. The staff is nice and friendly and everything I’ve tried has been amazing. I’ve even brought non vegans and they have enjoyed it. Don’t leave without trying the Seitan Asada Fries as an appetizer. Coffee and Cappuccino are amazing.

Tip: There’s always a wait so get there early.

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Diner food for all - Edit

Okay so sadly no pics cause i got it delivered and doesn’t look so nice. But food was awesome! Chocolate shake was so good and gave me all the feels. The SAG sammy was to die for. I felt like I was actually eating an sausage egg and cheese. I added hollandaise, I advise you do the same. Got the mozzarella sticks because I heard so many good things and they are probably one of my most missed non vegan foods. They were good, not sure what cheese they use but i wish they were better. My bf got the biscuits and gravy. That was good as well but I would have ordered something else before that. I had a dilemma this morning trying to decide what to eat. It was almost painful trying to decide. When I’m back I’m brooklyn I’m going here again to try something else I was eyeballing.

Pros: Reminiscent diner food

Cons: Expensive , Take out isn’t as nice as dine in, expected though

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big menu and amazing food!! - Edit

I love this diner and all the food it has to offer. Ate breakfast here twice so far and it’s been delicious, even my non-vegan friend absolutely loved the “hashbrown hangovers”. Super nice and polite staff and can’t wait to eat here again!

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so much choice - Edit

This place is the ultimate place for vegan comfort food - an all American diner offering massive portions of vegan goodness!! I was so full when I left I thought I may cry!! The buffalo tempeh wings are amazing, hash browns and Reuben sandwich all good too! Would love to go back and try more. Quite expensive but worth a visit if you're in NYC!

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Great service and short wait - Edit

Considering how small the space is and how many people were there the wait was relatively short. Tons of options as well

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Nice vibe and good food - Edit

I liked Champs - the staff were nice and it felt like the kind of diner you see in films. They had vegan versions of lots of classics, and I had the vegetable hash which was delicious. I also got a milkshake which was pretty good but not the best I've had.

I got mozerella sticks too but didn't like them as much as ones I've had elsewhere - it was also a small portion for the price. I really recommend the hash though!

Pros: Staff and atmosphere, Food

Cons: Price, Portion size for certain dishes

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Just great - Edit

The milk shakes alone make Champs Diner worth a five star rating.

Pros: Everything!

Cons: You need to visit them quite a lot to eat through

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Pancakes to die for! - Edit

I ordered online the night before for a birthday cake pancakes delivery to eat for breakfast the next morning however they ran out of what I ordered and so cancelled my order which really upset me to be honest. But I was so desperate for those pancakes I ended up going to the restaurant myself!! It took about an hour too but I was so desperate for the pancakes - in the end, I got a tall stack of cookie dough pancakes. I couldnt even eat all of them because there were just so many of them!! They were so filling but so good, with cookie dough bites and chocolate chips embedded in them as well as decorating the plate. There were syrup on the table, ready for my pancakes, and stickers decorating the walls and windows about veganism which made me feel at home.

Pros: amazing food, filling, big portions, great decoration

Cons: problems with ordering, ran out of food, i dont have an endless belly volume

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aoooo gooooood - Edit

Everything was amazing.

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OMGGG - Edit

What an awesome place!!!!!

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the food is so good - Edit

I wish I was closer by so I could come here every day! I could eat a million of the mozzarella sticks ❤️

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