Jolo's Kitchen

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 24 reviews )
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412 North Ave, New Rochelle, New York, USA, 10801

Westchester County vegan food restaurant est. since 2008. Offers diner style sandwiches, vegan Caribbean and Ital dishes plus juices, soups, and desserts. Casual vibe with art-filled walls decor. Open Mon-Fri 11:30am-8:00pm, Sat-Sun 1:00pm-8:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Organic, Buffet, Fast food, Juice bar, Take-out, Caribbean, Catering, Ital

24 Reviews

First Review by MO_vegan

Excellent vegan whole food - Edit

Excellent vegan food and nice service. Highly recommend them.

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Great Vegan Food - Edit

I recommend to come early when they first put the food out, that's when they display the best stuff! The vegan meatballs there are the best meatballs I've ever had, try them if you ever get the chance!

Pros: Many selections, Friendly staff

Cons: Best food is served early, Smoothies are hit or miss

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A MUST visit for everyone. - Edit

The owner of this place is always so kind everytime I go there. The food is always phenomenal. I always buy food here when I pass by New Rochelle. A place

Pros: Amazing food.

Cons: None

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Earthy Vegan - Edit

Just went there this weekend. The decoration is rootsy, like you're in Jamaica. They have counter seating and some tables. They have food laid out buffet style with about 8 items to choose from. They also have a menu with other items. Very good food with a hearty earthy taste, as if it was macrobiotic. We ordered the salad as well and it had the most amazing tomato. I haven't had a homegrown tomato in years so I was in heaven! I assume they can't have that year round, so go in the summer and you might get lucky with one of those tomatoes. The staff was friendly. It does not have parking so you have to park in the streets nearby or if you're lucky and find a metered parking spot right under the bridge which is right across from the restaurant.

Updated from previous review on 2017-08-01

Pros: Good food, Friendly staff

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Amazing food - Edit

Very tasty and fresh vegan food. Can't get much better than this. Very friendly owner as well.

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loved it!! - Edit

Just went for the first time and I loved it!! The food was so good and the vibe is really relaxed. I lot of people who seemed to be regulars came in and the owner was so kind. I loved it.

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such a great artsy restaurant!! - Edit

The music, the people & lastly the Food!!! It's A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! No wonder I always see young kids in there HAVE YOU HAD THEIR CHKN NUGGETS!!!? It's ridiculous & delicious it should win an award!! Everything in the menu is delicious. It's such a great spot - yoga classes right next to them and a meditation spot a few steps to the right. Perfect location. Thank you guys you are all fantastic!!!

This was meant for the 49 Lawton location but I'm sure they are awesome as well.

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Great food - Edit

Nice customer service and great food. It was a bit of a drive for me but I like finding new places that offer vegan food. It is not expensive.

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Good stuff - Edit

Good tasting Caribbean vegan food from a steam table. Nothing out of the ordinary but tasty. If I'm in the area and looking for a good quick lunch I stop in.

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Yummy! - Edit

Jolo's kitchen is a very good casual-dining establishment. I had the 4 choices plate ($12) with a smoothie I designed myself ($6). They had a vegan fish option and a vegan ribs option; the ribs were seitan. I also had the cooked kale, a side of portobello mushrooms, and sweet potatoes. YUM! And very filling. The clientele was also very diverse, and folks were going in and of the entire time I was there -- it's a great sign when folks from all backgrounds come to a vegan joint! This is a great spot to come by if you are in the area!

Pros: Healthy food, Large portions, Fair prices

Cons: Hard to find parking

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Our Westchester Go To Vegan spot - Edit

You've got to Jolo because you YOLO! Vegan food with a Caribbean flair. I've been to Jolo's countless times and have always ordered from their hot bar- never even opened a menu! So I can only attest to the hot food section- always slammin'! Variety, fresh, relatively quick! Great juice options too. Patties are delicious- usually get the lentil or callalou (spelling?) and there's usually a dessert option too. If you don't see it out, still ask- it might be refrigerated! Excited for Jolo's that they are opening a second location!

Pros: All vegan all the time, Hearty options , Good vibe

Cons: Limited and not most comfortable seating, Slow service, okay if one on one, Neighborhood isn't the best

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Ital magic - Edit

Fantastic little Ital spot in New Rochelle. Everything I've had here is hearty and delicious. I especially like the wide variety of patties and the daily rotations of veggies and proteins.

Pros: Ital food, Patties

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Cruelty-Free Diamond in the rough - Edit

Friendliest people that you will ever meet in your life. You HAVE to try the vegan cheesecake, it's phenomenal. What they do with grains and vegetables is truly amazing, their meat alternatives even taste better than the real thing.

Pros: What they do with food is magic, daily variety, amazing staff

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Great food! - Edit

The food at Jolo's tastes like a home cooked meal. I recommend the Mac and cheese and ribs both were delicious! The dining area is small and quaint but the service was very friendly and everything is made fresh to order. The perfect spot to go for a casual lunch or dinner!

Pros: fresh food , fresh juice, friendly service

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So great! Love this gem! - Edit

I visited this place with my vegan sister and we had some terrific food! The reggae background music adds to the warm and welcoming vibe you get here. Chef Jolo was very friendly and helpful.

We especially loved the vegan mac & cheeze, samosa, and vegan raw cheesecake, but really everything was delicious and fresh.

We will both definitely go back and often!

Pros: Great food , Reasonable prices, Friendly staff

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Vegan Food Cooked With Love - Edit

I love this place! I live an hour away, but for me it's worth the trip. This food goes beyond delicious. I feel like I'm eating something my mother would make for me.

My favorites are the patties, the veggie ribs and the curry stew. Everything is so flavorful that I have to remind myself I'm eating vegan food. The owner is very gracious and so is everyone else who works here.

I highly recommend this restaurant! It's my comfort food for the soul. :-)

Pros: Flavorful good sized portions, Nice Variety, Reasonably priced

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Our Favorite Restaurant - Edit

Jolo's has become our favorite restaurant. We never look at a menu. We sit down and let Jolo decide what to present to us. This has always been pure delight. Dinner usually consists of a salad, several dishes selected by Jolo, a smoothie, Jolo's beet ginger tea, and we take home some baked goods. This place is not just for the vegans but for anyone who enjoys well prepared food and friendly staff.
Updated from previous review on Sunday April 28, 2013

We continue to be regulars at Jolo's. The food is always a delight. We always take home an additional meal or two. I can't say enough good things about this place. It is like being an honored guest in someone's home.

Pros: Jolo, Honest, Tania, Chemesch, The Food

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Local Hidden Gem - Edit

Large portions for very reasonable prices. Friendly service. Many gluten-free options. Nice selection of cooked greens, whole grains, starchy vegetables, fresh squeezed juices and smoothies. They have rice and almond milk for people who are allergic to soy or just want something different. Some ingredients are organic (not all), and the organic things aren't labelled, so you have to ask about each item. I wish they would forget the fake meat and focus more on whole foods! The main item on the menu is a big plate where you get several large scoops of whichever dishes you want. So if you're not into fake meat, you can skip that and just get more veggies or rice or quinoa. Jolo's is great, but it's crazy that it's the ONLY vegan restaurant in this neighborhood!!!

Pros: Big portions, Very reasonable prices, Gluten-free options

Cons: Not 100% organic, Too much fake meat

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Amazing! - Edit

My daughter, boyfriend & I tried it out for our first time last weekend. I recently became vegan and this was my first time going to a vegan spot. I told Jolo I was new to it and to suprise me with a dish of his choice. He gave me a hot dish of 5 amazing hot meals! Ny favorite was the chili :) Jolo was very welcoming & kind and his employee was as well! We also bought smoothies which were outstanding! Great customer service, amazing food, affordable and for the service alone I would come back and recommend to everyone!! Great experience :) Can't wait to go back!!! Thanks Jolo!

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Excellent Vegan Fare - Edit

Limited menu, but everything is awesome. I had the macaroni and cheese with a spicy red juice. Very large portions and the prices are reasonable. The staff is very friendly and welcoming -- I'll be going back!

Pros: Excellent Food, Friendly Staff

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Perfection on a Plate - Edit

We ate here three times last week when business brought us to the area for two days. We ordered the largest sampler plate each time (which let us choose 5 items each), and everything was delicious. We especially loved the ginger chicken, the kale salad, the barbecue chicken legs, the mac n cheese, and the spinach dish. Everything was flavorful, and though we ate a lot of food it didn't leave us with a heavy feeling--just a feeling of balance and satisfaction. We also tried the fruit smoothies, which were perfect. The owners were kind and welcoming, and we enjoyed the music and the ambience of the place. Wish we lived nearby! (FYI this restaurant is within walking distance of the Radisson hotel--very convenient for travelers.)

Pros: Terrific food, Friendly ambience, Lovely staff

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Fantastic - Edit

Our visit was so lovely. We had a sampling plate of everything in the buffet. It was real food. Real good. Huge portions. So tasty. It's a little off the beaten path but certainly worth the trip. Best bet are the vegetable dishes, though the analog meats are good, the vegetables were outstanding.

Pros: Inexpensive, Delicious, Unexpected

Cons: ..., ..., ...

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Loved it - Edit

The food here is homestyle Jamaican (Rasta). Very reasonably priced. Nice atmosphere. Not to mention delicious. Will definitely return for more.

Pros: Delicious, Price, Friendly

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Good vegan food, friendly staff - Edit

I had a sandwich and fries with a fresh juice, and got a piece of vegan carrot cake to go. Everything was very good, the staff was helpful and friendly and the music was nice.

Pros: Vegan, Fresh juice, menu variety

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