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Mundo Vegan

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 21 reviews )
Contact 973-744-5503

20 Church St (at downtown), Montclair, New Jersey, USA, 07042

Open Feb 2014, a vegan cafe with focus on organic and non-gmo ingredients. Serving many classic American fare with a vegan twist, like mac n cheese, pot pie, lasagna, rice and beans. Open Tue-Sat 10:00am-4:00pm. Take out is available until 6pm.

Category: Vegan, American

Reviews (21)

First Review by lebfam

Almost perfect! - Edit

Cute place, amazing location, great service and very tasty food. I had the curry corn chowder, BBQ seitan roll w/coleslaw and the lemon quesadilla. It was all really good but didn't blow my mind. I would have liked the corn Chowder to have a lot more corn in it, it had very little. The BBQ roll was good but it was on what seemed to be a regular hot dog bun which got soggy a minute after I was given the sandwich. Otherwise the taste was great. The lemon quesadilla was more like a lemon flavored cake and it was amazing. Overall all I had a great experience and good lemonade so there were just small things I had issues with.

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Awesome Place, Friendly Service. Pricey - Edit

I had the lasagne which was really good. The veggies that came with it were perfect and I loved the plate presentation. The service was great. My boyfriend ordered massitas (I think) and it was the perfect dish for "meat lovers" better than chicken. Obviously. The chef came out to talk to us and ask us if we wanted any sauce and told us about the salt and pepper which was also organic. The server was very nice and soft spoken. All the food (and the chocolate bar) was awesome! The atmosphere was nice. But I think it would up costing 42.00 for both of our entrees and a chocolate bar. Then of course we left a tip! But I highly rev omens it if you have the cash.

Pros: Great taste!!!, Friendly Service, So healthy and so vegan

Cons: Pricey

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Will definitely be back! - Edit

I brought my non-vegan and Hispanic parents and friend for dinner and left pleasantly surprised about their reaction. They can be very hard to please when it comes to food but they left raving about their entrees (Lasagna, Black Eyes Peas Stews and Pernil). At first my dad was unsure about what to order and our waitress even brought him a sample of a dish. We were stuffed by the end of our meal but we all managed to share a local blueberry and peach pie with coconut ice cream which was absolutely delicious. To top it off, the atmosphere was perfect as we sat outside and enjoyed the live music being played down the street.

Pros: delicious and organic food , great ambience , location

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Delightful! - Edit

At the end of May, I, my wife, her brother, and his wife capped off a 2-week road trip through Canada and New England with a wonderful meal at Mundo Vegan. Portions were generous, service was superb, and the apple pie and ice cream were to live for! We enjoyed chatting with Fanny & Tracey, the energetic owners who brought this fabulous eatery to life and had the courage to include "vegan" in the name! Encouragingly, omnivores are among their best customers, proving that if the food is wholesome and delicious, diners of all stripes will keep coming back.

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Fresh, friendly and vegan--the big three! - Edit

Mundo Vegan has a spacious and bright dining room with an open kitchen, and, my friends say, lovely outdoor seating in warm weather. The menu is eclectic and Latin -influenced, including empanada appetizers, veg tamales and lemon quesadilla cake. I had veg lasagna, with sides of kale and avocado. It was a delicious , generous serving. I saw an array of luscious baked goods displayed on the kitchen counter, but will have to come back for those! The service was congenial and quick and the atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming . Mundo Vegan is located on a small street, Church St, that intersects with the main drag, Bloomfield Avenue, alongside other interesting cafés and restaurants. It's certainly worth a trip and is easy to find.

Pros: Vegan, mostly organic, Fresh and inventive , Efficient friendly service

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Very delicious but a bit pricy - Edit

We stumbled across this place on accident and thought the food was really good. We tried some things we'd never had before, and it was great to see menu items different from standard vegan restaurant fare.

The prices are a bit high, but we were satisfied overall.

Pros: All vegan, Friendly

Cons: Pricy

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One of our favorites in Montclair! - Edit

The staff and the food are amazing. I like how the menu is constantly changing up, but still keeps the best ones. It is hard to get my wife to order anything besides the lasagna, while I like to jump around a bit more and try new things. I am not really sure what the reviewers that gave this place a low rating were thinking as my experience with the flavor of the food could not be more opposite. Perhaps the food has just gotten better since they posted their reviews, because we have never been disappointed.
Updated from previous review on Thursday September 25, 2014

Pros: Great food/staff, Patio is great when weather is nice, BYOB

Cons: Slightly more expensive than others

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Delicious - Edit

Haven't had anything here I didn't like. The service is wonderful. Try the Apple Crisp desert with vanilla ice cream!! YUMMMMM

Pros: Delicious, Fresh, Courteous Staff

Cons: Small glasses (constant refills), Scattered hours

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absolutely fantastic - Edit

Has some of the best vegan food I have ever tasted! Great service. The staff was super friendly. I would recommend the mushrooms, cashew cheese platter, and the tamales. It all had such great flavor and really mixed well together. I especially liked that the food was all gluten free, non-gmo, and organic!!!! And after the meal you are treated the the friendliest chef coming out and asking you how your meal was and explaining why their gluten free non- gmo and organic. I will totally be coming back here again soon

Pros: great service , great food , friendly atmosphere

Cons: none

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superb - Edit

One vegan and three omnivores in the group and we all loved everything. The lasagna was great with no clue that it's gluten free. The César salad was great too. Really everything was great. Wonderful coffee! My experience says that anyone complaining is either being paid to or has no idea what food is supposed to taste like. Montclair is lucky to have Mundo Vegan. Go, enjoy and see for yourself.

Pros: vegan, creative receipes, delicious

Cons: limited hours, limited menu

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passedout 16 Sep 2014 - Not being paid to make any sort of review. After 19 years of veganism I think I know how food should taste, though, it's really subjective. If you don't like someone's opinion there's no need to make accusations.

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bduboff 16 Sep 2014 - ugh, u really felt responding was necessary?! well, now that I see you rated Jerusalem Pizza *** I'll stand by my comment of not knowing what good food is. Mundo Vegan is a much better restaurant than Jerusalem Pizza especially if ur interested in vegan food. peace brother!

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passedout 23 Sep 2014 - You're comparing apples and oranges here. Jerusalem Pizza is a $4 meal and is judged as such. If I'm paying $17 - $19 for a meal it will obviously be held to a different standard. Common sense, my friend.

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Nancy Cadet 10 Apr 2015 - I always check customer reviews before reserving a hotel room, trying a new restaurant, etc, and then have to discount the negative evaluations , ie. too pricey, too starchy or bland , got a rash that might be bites from bedbugs, and so on. Obviously, when you're dealing with the general public, you're encountering pre-conceived ideas (ie. prices at 1970s level, phobias & fears)and have to sort through the noise.

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Wonderful Experience! - Edit

Mundo Vegan was an amazing dining experience of healthy, organic eats that were pleasing to the palate. We were impressed by the fine and attentive service we received with a very relaxing and inviting ambiance. A must try!!

Pros: fabulously tasty, attentive staff, comfortable dining room

Cons: understandably pricy

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Great food - Edit

I visited this place only ones. Food was great and enjoyed everything.
I don't like my food too spicy so that was great change.
Call ahead they are not always opened. Menu changes periodically.

Pros: Excellent Food, Friendly stuff

Cons: Closed on Mondays

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Needs Some Work.. - Edit

I'll start with the pros. The place is well decorated and the servers are extremely nice and prompt.

Now to the cons. The food is extremely tasteless and a little confusing. We ordered two entrees, one of them was lasagna ($17). It came with a side of rice and beans as well as a side of steamed cauliflower. It seemed like a very strange move to put two carb heavy items on one plate like that. The lasagna was ok, but the sides were extremely tasteless. There no spices at all.

The other entree was some of the 'beyond meat' product seasoned and served with steamed kale as well as rice and beans. This plate was ok, but I feel even the most amateur cook would have no problem replicating this dish at home.

I left pretty disappointed in the food.

Pros: decor, service

Cons: food

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Superb Vegan! - Edit

This new Vegan restaurant is outstanding! I went there shortly after it opened, and found the service friendly, prompt, and efficient, and the food to be superb! I had a soup that was thick with tasty vegetables, and potatoes that could have been a meal in itself. I believe they call it "Southern Comfort." I also had the Ropa Vieja, which is a seitan based dish. Seitan, I have found, can be tasteless or "greasy," but this dish was GREAT! The rice and beans, while often times of little flavor was here most savory. Again, I could have made a meal just of this. There was also a vegetable dish based on kale, which was again fabulous! Desert was also wonderful! I should also mention that the restaurant was packed, and judging from the empty plates and smiling faces everyone seemed to be enjoying their selves! Bring a non vegan and they'll come away a convert! This place is a true find!

Pros: Tasty, superb food! Great use of spices!, Service prompt and efficient, Decor is warm and spacious.

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disappointed - Edit

I love the idea of this place. I was so excited to have another vegan restaurant near my home until I finally went there to eat. The staff was friendly and the place was clean but looked unfinished yet. None of that really mattered to me as much as the food did. I ordered ropa vieja that came with rice and black beans. I also had the hummus appetizer and a cup of veggie soup. The entire meal had absolutely no flavor. it was as if they boiled the beans and rice in water and then put it on my plate. The ropa vieja was so tasteless, it was as if a German cooked my spanish dish. No insult to Germans, it could be any nationality unfamiliar with spanish seasonings. I may have high expectations after eating at Blossom NYC, there food was amazing. Now I really hate to bash a new place that is doing such a great thing.. but vegan and organic does not mean without flavor… I really have to question whether or not the chef actually tasted the food. My friend ordered their cauliflower entree and was equally as disappointed in her meal. We asked the waitress to just wrap our entrees and we left. The prices were fine and the location is great. I really wish the owner or chef of this place would consider using some salt, garlic, cilantro, or any spice at all to in their dishes. We tossed our left over containers in the garbage can outside of the restaurant and happily went to the yummy veggie heaven for chinese take out. My hopes for this review are not to hurt this restaurants business but to maybe give helpful criticism to the owner/chef. If anyone has high blood pressure or high cholesterol.. I would highly recommend eating at Mundo..

Pros: friendly, clean , vegan/organic

Cons: food was very bland, food was very bland , food was very bland

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Excellent vegan food! - Edit

What a wonderful place! The atmosphere, food, service, menu -- everything about this restaurant is terrific. New Jersey is lucky to have Mundo Vegan!!

Pros: fantastic food, wonderful, thoughtful service, lovely, welcoming atmosphere & fantastic location

Cons: none. not a one.

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