Empire Wok

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 5 reviews )

159 Delaware Ave, Delmar, New York, USA, 12054

Serves meat, vegan options available. Chinese food. Offers a separate menu for vegetarian and vegan dishes that is just as large as the regular meat-based menu. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-11:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Chinese, Delivery, Take-out, Non-veg

5 Reviews

First Review by thehorsemanshead

Pretty Decent... - Edit

Regular Chinese restaurant with a separate veg. menu. Nothing fancy - typical strip mall take-out menu. We've found Empire Wok to be a bit salty - but that's expected. Used May Wah products.

Cons: Meat

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great truly vegan Chinese - Edit

great food good service they know what vegan means and an excellent selection

Pros: a multitude of vegan options

Cons: take out only

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The Best! - Edit

I really enjoy coming here when I want some "junky" food. The veggies are always very fresh and cooked well and they have a lot of different veggie meats and dishes to pick from--a whole veg menu actually!

Pros: price, flavor, menu variety

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Veggie Chinese without cross contamination - Edit

This is the only Chinese restaurant that I trust not to cross contaminate with meat/chicken/seafood. Their menu relies heavily on reproductions of standard Chinese dishes using faux or mock meats based on tofu, seitan, and wheat gluten. The spotlessly clean kitchen is divided into two sides to prevent the cross contamination that is ubiquitous in most restaurants that claim to be veg friendly. Prices are reasonable, service is quick and friendly, and the location is very convenient with parking never an issue. The only drawback is that this is pretty much take out only, as there are just a couple of small tables available to eat in, and the atmosphere for dining is non-existent.

Pros: No cross contamination, Reasonable prices, Efficient and friendly service

Cons: Poor atmosphere for eat in dining

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An Asian Vegetarian Paradise - Edit

As they say on their all vegetarian menu, which is an interesting and extensive mirror of their regular menu, it is a paradise for those of us who want the guilty pleasure of eating delicious take out Chinese food but who don't eat meat or seafood. After years of eating vegetable moo shu and stir fried broccoli, I was delighted to find Empire Wok, after it was recommended by a local friend who grew up in China. If you are a purist and don't enjoy the taste of soy meat, then don't read on, but they do an incredible job using this to make things like Vege BBQ "Pork", the best "pork" fried rice ever, Vegetable Hot & Spicy "Beef" and many more on a huge menu. The spicing is delicious and the preparation (which you watch) is fast, clean and as healthy as wok preparation can be. They use a separate wok and utensils, which I very much appreciate. Although I live quite a distance away, I try to plan my trips to Delmar when I can pick up some delicious dishes from Empire Wok that me and my vegetarian daughter can enjoy. It looks like a little hole in the wall from the outside, but definitely worth trying. I have some Vegetable "Pork" Hunan Style with "Pork" fried rice in my fridge for later, yum!

Pros: good size portions, great selection, seperate cooking preparation

Cons: few eat in options, slightly pricey

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