Vegan restaurant opened Jan 2021 by the owners of Kaya's Kitchen also in Jersey. Focus is on organic ingredient. Offers menu with international influences. Choices range from soups and salads to burritos and sandwiches. Open Mon-Thu 10:00am-8:00pm, Fri-Sat 10:00am-9:00pm, Sun 10:00am-8:00pm.

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49 Reviews

First Review by MaxBlack


Points +96

28 Nov 2023

Great food

The tiramisu was outstanding.

The crab cake was fine

Pros: Tiramisu



Points +20

06 Nov 2023

Good food and great wait staff

All three of us were really pleased with our meals... even the omnivore in the group. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The service was quick.


Points +56

19 Oct 2023

Something for Everyone

I love coming here. Great selection and occasional grandslam meals- always good. My son always enjoys coming to the Record Exchange-possibly the best record store in the country, and this cafe gem is right around the corner.


Points +18

12 Oct 2023


Pleasant staff. Short wait times. Consistently good food.

Pros: Philly cheesesteak. , Vegan Treats…check delivery days!


Points +342

10 Oct 2023

Good to have a 100% vegan place in the area

I had the Buffalo Soldier wrap - the tempeh was very salty, I was super hungry but struggled to finish and drank a ton of water afterwards. Speaking of water, they have free water pitchers in the back, I hadn’t noticed and bought bottled water. Expensive, NYC-like prices. I’ll stop by again next time I’m in the area to try more things, maybe I’ll be more impressed. Ample seating and a restroom available.

Updated from previous review on 2023-10-10

Pros: Spacious , Large menu, All vegan!

Cons: Staff wasn’t the friendliest , Expensive , Salty


Points +74

08 Oct 2023

Perfect casual spot - excellent food sweet service!

Super happy with our lunch choices: 1 breakfast burrito and 1 Planted Platter - which we kept passing back and forth to share - both had scrambled tofu and they were so satisfying it was hard to decide which was best!

The desserts all looked fabulous- we opted for the Death by Chocolate layer cake which did not disappoint. Sweet hearted staff let us have a huge slice that seemed like it was 1 1/2 servings- plenty to take home!

We returned after walking around Princeton for 2 Chefs Hot Bowls for takeout for dinner - the Rain Tree with peanut satay tempeh and the Palm Tree with Jamaican jerk tofu. Again we shared and couldn’t stop swapping - and there is plenty left over for a snack or lunch.

The atmosphere was friendly and casual. We had to wait a bit for a table for lunch - we arrived smack in the middle of prime Sunday brunch time around 1:30pm - but didn’t have to wait long. There were 2 pitchers of water set out for self service- one with cucumber - a nice touch. I’m a bit of a tea snob so I wish there were more tea options - at least one green tea would be nice - and a few sparkling waters would be nice as well..

This is a casual spot but the minimal table service was really friendly and the environment was pleasant. We’re looking forward to returning to try the extensive menu - including many tempting looking desserts. Princeton has needed this kind of spot - we’re happy to support it!

Pros: Extensive menu, Wonderful dessert options , Friendly and unpretentious


Points +107

22 Aug 2023

Great local vegan spot

Visited Princeton for a week and ate here almost everyday. Food is great. Decent amount of gluten free options. They sell vegan treats desserts which makes me so happy. Loved the Buffalo cauliflower, onion rings and the southwestern salad.

Updated from previous review on 2023-08-22


Points +141

20 Aug 2023

Very good food and desserts

Really liked the buffalo/cauliflower wings. The burrata tacos were alright. Loved the glutenfree and vegan cannoli. Lots of gf options for both food and pastries 👏

Sarah P

Points +8486

18 Apr 2023

Solid vegan place

Great menu, excellent quality and service. I’d eat here all the time if I lived nearby. The rice bowls were huge, filling and delicious. I wish I could have tried everything.

Pros: Fantastic menu- something for everyone, Great quality, Great vibe and service


Points +144

17 Apr 2023

I can't stop thinking about their kale Cesar

This place is always good. Even my non-vegan friends like it. Their kale Cesar salad makes me so emotional. I have no idea why it's so good, but it is SO seriously good. My only complaint is that it's a $14 salad, which is entirely worth it, but ya know, kind of a lot of money for a salad. If I win the lottery, I'll probably spend most of my earnings on daily kale Cesars.

Their tacos are great, the bowls are awesome, the falafel sandwich is a favorite at my office, and the ever-changing dessert case is absolutely out of this world. I'd recommend ordering from Snack Pass with your friends to get a little discount. Totally worth it every time though.

I will say the vibe is very casual inside. You order at the counter which is nice, and chill, but I wouldn't say it's an ideal date night kinda place. Just go for the delicious, creative, bountiful vegan food and desserts.

Updated from previous review on 2023-04-17

Pros: Incredible food, amazing selection , dessert case of dreams

Cons: It's a wee-bit expensive but it's worth it


Points +73

08 Apr 2023

Yummy chicken Sammy

I really couldn’t tell you much about the other stuff on the menu because I just keep ordering the chicken sandwich. It’s so good.
If you get there on a day that they just got in their desserts from the bakery buy a slice of every flavor of cheesecake.
Are they already in little boxes in the case? Skip dessert till next time.


Points +289

13 Mar 2023

Great Quick Bite, Excellent Desserts!

We went for a late bite, just before closing, wonderful & helpful staff, many, many sandwich options. The desserts were particularly impressive and delicious.

Pros: Many sandwich & pizza options, Many amazing desserts, Great staff

Cons: No entrée options, not really a dinner place


Points +688

08 Mar 2023

Cute spot

Large menu, all vegan, they carry Maine Root soda which is always a good thing! The staff was super nice. Lots of desserts.

Pros: All vegan, Reasonable prices


Points +1177

25 Jan 2023

Good food!

First time. Will come back for sure!

Pros: Service, Many options

Cons: No alcohol


Points +344

02 Jan 2023


So many great vegan options! Fantastic stop on our trip back


Points +444

14 Dec 2022

Great food!

Pretty authentic, the wraps were really good. As a long term vegan I don’t know how it stands up- but the buffalo taste is very reminiscent of the times before

Pros: Great food , Variety!!, Great service

Cons: Slightly pricey


Points +85

14 Nov 2022

Solid if not spectacular

We used to be extremely regular patrons of planted plate. As odd as it sounds, Princeton lacks many vegan options. When this opened we were beyond thrilled. They have a lot of options and they are all quite good. That said, we have had better vegan food (of similar nature) and it leans less on the ultra healthy vegan and more towards the comfort vegan type food. We stopped ordering as much because we felt it just wasn’t super healthy for us. We did really enjoy it and when there are no other options in town it is a great option. We just don’t crave for it enough to be the regulars we were when it opened. Absolutely worth a try and if you are in Princeton you won’t find many full meal complete Vegan options (for example Arlee’s is great but it’s not the same type of place).

Pros: Only real show in town , Lots of options

Cons: Not as healthy as I’d like , Inconsistent ordering process


Points +192

08 Nov 2022

Good food done well

This is quality food made with classic homestyle prep. Flavorful and balanced. Store is clean and well laid out.

Pros: Lots of options, Homestyle prep, Good service

Cons: Can get busy at meal time, Limited in-store seating


Points +324

05 Sep 2022

If Hoagie Haven Went Vegan

Princeton really needed a good vegan place after Zen Palate left years ago. This is perfect. We went here for the second time this weekend, and it was even better than the first! The place was hopping and the woman at the counter was handling the crowd so well. We enjoyed the Philly, gyro, and the kids vegan nuggets (Beyond). The French fries were especially good. We also split a strawberry cheesecake from Vegan Treats that was amazing. Don't be afraid of the crowd, they keep things moving and the food is worth waiting for.

Pros: excellent staff, fast service, all vegan


Points +62

05 Sep 2022

Tasty & Fast

Really great! Despite them being busy, food came out in less than 10 minutes. Lots of different sides & plant-based burger buns!!


Points +457

18 Aug 2022

It really did hit the spot

It was my second time here and I wasn’t disappointed. My burrito was really good, my daughter enjoyed the hippie sandwich, and my friend the sloppy joe with delicious sweet potato fries. So convenient, right in the middle of Princeton.


Points +40

22 Jul 2022

Would give 10/10 if possible

Everything we had was delicious. I had the V.G.T. And hazelnut cheesecake. Both were filling and fantastic. My husband (non-vegan) had the cheesesteak and absolutely loved it.

Pros: All Vegan, Well Priced


Points +188

13 Jul 2022

Hit the spot! So many options!

Stopped here for lunch after a tour of Princeton w my daughter. She had the Hippie on a pretzel rolls w fries and I have the Buffalo wrap w sweet potato fries. So good!

Pros: Great selection of choices , Large portions, Indoor seating

Cons: Nearly $50 for 2 lunches, including drinks & tip, Could use more drink options maybe


Points +28

04 Jul 2022

Best vegan cheesesteak ever

This is like best vegan cheesesteak I’ve ever tasted. Is was seasoned perfect and the bread was so soft. They give way more than enough food . For your money and it also come with fries


Points +130

27 Jun 2022

Variety of options

Good lunch spot in Princeton! lots of flavor options for sandwiches, apps, bowls, etc. The buffalo cauliflower was my favorite, the chik’n sandwiches felt like like could’ve used a bit more of their respective sauces. Fries were excellent though!

Pros: Lots of variety

Cons: Service somewhat slow


Points +75

21 Jun 2022

So much yum

It was so delicious I didn’t even take one picture. Had the kale Caesar salad, rain curry bowl, the picnic special, onion rings, ribs, and the orange cake. Y’all it was so good. Well seasoned, quick service, very friendly and knowledgeable staff. I wish they were closer because I would go there all the time. Do not miss this gem.

Pros: Fresh ingredients , Big Menu, Quick service


Points +241

15 May 2022

Excellent food, tons of options!

I love walking into an all vegan restaurant where you not only have options galore, but it’s delicious!!

Pros: Tons of awesome vegan selections , ALL vegan!, Delicious

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