The Cinnamon Snail

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2 Pennsylvania Plaza, Pennsy Local Food Hall, New York City, New York, USA, 10121

Vegan food truck turned brick and mortar, now a counter in Pennsy Food Hall in Midtown Manhattan, since 2015. Offers sandwiches, burgers, and vegan doughnuts. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm.

Category: Vegan, American, Fast food, Take-out, Bakery, Fusion

Reviews (54)

First Review by Yvette Rigby

very yummy burgers - Edit

we went there twice for burgers and a beer. really really good burgers. price is high but i think its normal for this area. directly at madison square garden. all thumbs up! 👍🏻

Pros: well located, nice outdoor seatings

Cons: high prices

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Blew Me Away! - Edit

Wowza! I had heard great things about the Cinnamon Snail, but even my high expectations had underestimated the deliciousness! The flavor packed food is prepared quickly but with quality ingredients and I really can't begin to explain how great it tastes. The Thanksgiving Sandoo was possibly the best meal I ate within 6 days of eating vegan food across NYC!!! (So messy though!)

I brought non-vegans here and they loved it, too!

Updated from previous review on 2017-05-21

Pros: Amazing, amazing food!, Fast, Great setting inside the Pennsy

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Disappointed - Edit

I HATE to leave a bad review on this place as I ogle at every photo they post on Facebook and have been DYING to try their food. But I feel the pictures are better than the result... I got the thanksgiving sandoo and the beastmode delux and both were disappointing. The sandoo was mostly baguette and very little filling and was very messy. The beastmode' seitan filling was mush, very soft. The jalapeño Mac and cheese was flavorless and the coconut bacon was very sweet and reminiscent of almond joy coconut. I hate to leave this review because I really respect what they do and am glad they are doing well and exsposing vegan food. I just feel that I've had much better at Terri, vlife, and others. Their donuts are on point though.

Pros: Fast, Easy access

Cons: Not as good as looks, Food seems mushy

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great food in great location - Edit

This place is a real gem if in NYC. A massive selection of burgers and other options plus a wide range of cakes and pastries including vegan donuts!! Had the peanut butter and strawberry jelly one plus a burger in a pretzel bun topped with vegan mac and cheese - all delicious!!

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vegan street food ! - Edit

Nice service
I really liked the sage burger (HAS MACARONI AND CHEESE IN IT :O )
I definitely recommend it

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AMAZING DONUTS - Edit

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place!!!!! All of their donuts were incredible, but the strawberry and the fig ones were my absolute favorite! I went right before they closed, and they gave me 6 free donuts!!!! Such nice people and awesome food! I hope to try the rest of their menu!

Pros: YUM, Staff, Donuts, duh

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Best burger I had in NYC - Edit

Quick service. Nice and helpful staff. The smoked sage saitan burger is the best burger I had in New York

Pros: Good food, Helpful staff, Quick service

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I could eat here EVERY DAY! - Edit

The cinnamon snail has delicious vegan "street food" creations and they always have something new on special. No matter how many times I eat here I never regret it. The seitan burger is made so well and all of their ingredients are so flavorful and delicious. My absolute favorite is the BEASTMODE BURGER or the Sage Burger on their incredible pretzel buns. You really cannot go wrong with anything you order. The "cinnamon snails" and the donut creations are always unique and so yummy! I highly recommend this any day and it is easy to grab and go!

Pros: Delicious Creations, Reasonably Priced , Fun donuts and desserts!

Cons: Sometimes they run out!

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One of my faves - Edit

This is one of my favourite places to visit when I go to NYC. I've been to both the FT and the Pennsy and I can't get enough. I'm always telling friends to stop by.

Updated from previous review on 2017-04-11

Pros: You can go with non vegan and they will enjoy., Food and dessert.

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YUM - Edit

One of my absolute favorite vegan restaurants in the city. The beast mode burger is amazing!

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Do not miss! - Edit

Amazing food! Housemade kimchi is spicy and delicious. Bakery case is a vegan dream.

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Great vegan fast food! - Edit

Cinnamon Snail is perfect when you want something fast, savory, and flavorful. Their sandwiches are ginormous, usually a bit spicy, but always creative and good! Also known for their donuts, you cannot leave Snail without trying the Creme Brulee donut! I'm also a huge fan of their cake donuts... for some reason vegans chefs usually can't seem to make a good cake donut, but Snail's are delicious! Definitely a must try when in NYC.

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Love, love. It - Edit

I love this place and the food is delicious. Love the Teriyaki sandwich and the Hulk Hogan brownie is to die for.

Pros: Great food - fast, Incredible desserts

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FINALLY - Edit

A dream come true: great vegan lunch near Penn Station.

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I literally have dreams of their food truck - Edit

True story: I have actually dreamt that I entered some contest for a band to perform nearby because the deal came with their food truck, and in the dream, I won the contest, and the band came to talk to me and I was like, you're in the way of the food truck.
Their donuts are the best.
Their savory food is good, too.
But really, their donuts.

Pros: Donuts, Donuts, Savory food

Cons: I have dreams about them and I live far away

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Beastmode! - Edit

First time eating at Cinnamon Snail. I take the train in and out of Penn Station frequently and am going to make this a go-to spot for a quick bite when time is short. The cashier recommended the Beastmode Burger Deluxe: ancho chili seitan burger grilled in maple hickory bbq sauce with jalapeno mac n cheese, arugula, smoked chili coconut bacon, and chipotle mayo on a grilled pretzel bun. It was very flavorful -- spicy but not too spicy. Next time I try the sweets. When I was there mid-day there was no line and seats to be found. A good, quick place for vegan food.

Pros: right across from Penn Station, quick service , Pennsy has clean bathrooms

Cons: smelly lobster counter right next to it, Poor lobsters

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Donuts! - Edit

The cinnamon snail is very well located in Madison Square Garden. They offer amazing vegan donuts and a few burgers. I took the Deluxe one. It was good but I expected more: the steak was a bit dry and the burger is relatively small. I liked it but it was not my favorite in NYC. I hope they will develop more burgers and keep doing their tasty donuts. The staff is friendly and the service is quick. You should try it at least once!

Pros: vegan donuts, decent burgers, friendly staff, perfectly located

Cons: limited burger choice, steaks are a bit dry

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Can't go wrong at cinnamon snail. - Edit

I had the beast mode burger, and was not disappointed. Cinnamon snail has some of the best vegan doughnuts I've ever tried. I kept coming back for the doughnuts alone, location is perfect right next to Madison Square Garden.

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enjoyed - Edit

great location next to madison square gardens. we had red curry grilled tofu burger and tortilla wrap with korean bbq seitan and kale. was lovely. finished with two donuts (choc and raspberry)

Pros: all vegan and great location next to madison squar

Cons: little expensive and could have more drink options

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Donuts!! ? - Edit

Made this a stop a point in my travel itinerary! I was not disappointed. The donuts and the cinnamon snail was amazing!!!

Updated from previous review on 2016-10-27

Pros: Amazing!!

Cons: Open during certain hours.

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amazing vegan junk food - Edit

I visited here twice and it was amazing! My friend and I tried various burgers/sandwiches and both tried different baked goods and had nothing but good things to say. Will definitely visit here again and again and again

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Fantastic! - Edit

We unfortunately only had time for a quick snack, so we grabbed a seitan tart and two donuts. Wow! Everything was delicious, and the tart was especially memorable - flaky crust, savory filling, creamy cashew cheese. Will definitely go out of my way to eat here again next time I'm in NYC.

Pros: Deliciuous, Nice variety of menu items, Savory and sweet treats

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amazing - Edit

Very good burgers and dougnuts. Watch out if you don't like spicy food though, one of their burger is.

Cons:

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Vegan at the Pennsy - Edit

The cinnamon snail is one of several resturants and bars that share dining space inside the Pennsy which is the food court area of Penn Station in NYC.

Cons:
Not a complaint or con really, but I would like a spiciness chart or some indicator so we can order a mild dish easily.
When we have gone most of the food/meals have been on the spicier sounding side as a whole dish on the consistent (I think it's actually per season): they really love flavorful spicy foods. But if you can't do spicy you are left with the baked goods- a few of which are usually savory and most of which are sweet. I am sure there are middle of the road treats (ask). I love spicy but can't do it for medical reasons.
The "cinnamon snail" is the only treat we really haven't enjoyed as much (dry). :(

Pros:
The sweets are really great, though we have found they lean on the sweeter side (we like, others may not).
It's all vegan.
The staff are really nice.
Even when the lines are long the service is really fast typically because they make the goodies ahead of time.
Prices aren't bad for NYC or even most vegan bakeries.

Other:
Last time we were there they had a 10$ minimum for credit card purchases which is pretty standard.
Their meal menu and sweets menu are somewhat different every time we have been, we go every few months so they are likely seasonal or similar.

The dining area/Pennsy-food court area:
Is fairly spacious, offers several different types of seating from small raised tables for 4 or less, to a large table lower to the ground, to the bar (likely requires purchase from the bar itself which isn't vegan) in the corner with bar stools and a counter.
There is also some outdoor seating for Pennsy customers.
The court opens fairly late in the morning, and is one of the few things I dislike about this place. The other is if you are squeamish- a seafood resturant and a dedicated meat resturant share the dining space right as you enter or leave the area.
Convenience if you are traveling via Penn station, it's on the ground level so it isn't far at all to travel.
It is accessible to wheelchairs and also has a (small) nicer bathroom (then in the train station itself) on the floor above it just for customers of the Pennsy resturants via elevator and escalator, tucked around the corner.
It's been very clean every time we have been.
The atmosphere is nice- not too bright or dark, there's some natural light from windows and glass doors.
Not too loud, but there are TVs and talking patron

Pros: Really tasty sweet treats for fair prices, Nice staff and facilities, Convenient location and easy to find

Cons: The "cinnamon snail" treat could have been better, Sometimes there are flies in the food court, Would like a dish that wasn't too spicy always

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Yay Vegan! - Edit

Love that you are holding your own in the Pennsy!!
I only had bakery items as had eaten earlier, but the 3 items I purchased were very good. Thank you!!!! For Being Vegan. #saveeverythinggovegan

Pros: Service

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amazing - Edit

this place is great. i have only been to it once but it was busy. they are very popular, but my wait was not long at all. the food is so good. i need to come here more often!

Updated from previous review on 2016-09-20

Pros: yummy food, great service, convenient

Cons: is in a "food court, seafood stand next door

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Transport to Vegan Mouth Heaven, via Snail - Edit

Short, fast line, AMAZING risen donuts (had the pumpkin pie and chocolate peanutbutter), and the Beastmode Burger. Wish the burger were a bit bigger for $11+, but delicious enough to make me buy again. I would be happily fat living in NYC by this place!!

Pros: fast service, best risen donuts ever, midrange pri

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