CLOSED: The Seed

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 14 reviews )
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52 N Queen St, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, 17603

A worker-owned co-op. Offers fair trade tea bar with house-made kombucha on tap. Fully vegan since Sep 2016. Uses local produce. Has Wi-Fi, a radical library, and serves a community space for organizations to gather. OCT 2016 REPORTED SHUT.

Categories: Vegan, American, Organic, Take-out

14 Reviews

First Review by InkedBuddha

AWESOME!! - Edit

Great little joint in Lancaster! The food is great, the owners are great, the atmosphere is great. It's friendly and inviting. There's even an open library and lots of entertainment, support groups and discussions. Wish I lived closer!

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Thankful The Seed exists - Edit

These are a great bunch of people! Ask about their special of the month, it's always fabulous. Prices are comparable to downtown Lancaster, and their ingredients are high quality.

Pros: Options available, Solely vegetarian (i.e. no meat avail), Most options can be made vegan

Cons: Location- somewhat hidden

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Good Vegan Sandwiches - Edit

Restaurant has the feel of a college hangout, very casual. We had the tofu reuben with vegan cheese and the cuban seitan ham sandwich. Both were very good, as was the side bean soup. The cuban was perhaps a bit lightweight for a big apetite. The homemade kombucha was excellent. Vegan vanilla cupcakes and peanut butter cookies were very good. I suggest they add tempeh to their sandwich options, which can make a firmer reuben than tofu. My only criticism is they have a sign saying "no animal cruelty", but they serve chicken eggs and cows milk.

Pros: Good Sandwiches, Price, Desserts

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awesome! - Edit

I love this place! They have GF and vegan options and the dishes are very well thought of. I usually eat a meal there and buy 3 more to take home with me for the next day. It's a little hard to find cause it's inside a building so there are no signs from outside.

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A hidden gem - Edit

I stopped in The Seed on my way home from a camping trip on a Sunday afternoon. It was a bit hard to find because of it's location. But once I got inside the atmosphere was really cool and there were not many other customers in there. The food was excellent as was the service. I wish it was closer to me because I would go there again.

Pros: Cool atmosphere, Great food

Cons: Hard to find

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Too busy being cool to actually make good food.. - Edit

As a vegan who has eaten at veg-restaurants all across the country, I have to say how terribly disappointed I am with The Seed. I was excited to finally have a vegetarian restaurant in town, but this was a let down.

The menu is small and limited. I got the Cuban - which turned out to be 2 dry slabs of seitan on a white bread roll, sprayed with yellow mustard and topped with two pickle slices... Seriously? I could have made something better at home and not paid 10 dollars for it. Do something creative - don't just slap some fake meat on a piece of white bread with some chips on the side and call it a meal! This sort of behavior would get you run out of business in any major city like Philly, New York, Portland, or Chicago.


I'm giving them 2 stars, which is one star more than I would, because I like their "vibe" - it's hip, inclusive, employee-owned. But, despite its good intentions, The Seed needs to seriously reexamine their menu and culinary methods.

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love this place! - Edit

Found this place back in the spring (2013) and have been a regular ever since. The food is creative and DELICIOUS! Prices are reasonable and you know everything you eat there is fresh. There isn't one the menu that I wouldn't eat. My favorite is the "Party Girl." If you're a vegan living in the Lancaster area this the only place in town that I'm aware of that is entirely vegetarian/vegan. I recommend this place every chance I get!

Pros: Price, atmosphere (eclectic)

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Love this Place - Edit

What can I say that hasn't been said in the previous reviews?! Great food, service, atmosphere---did I mention great food??! Environmentally friendly--another BIG plus!

Pros: Vegan options galore!, Environmental minded., Great Food.

Cons: I have to drive an hour to get there!

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Radically inclusive, radically fresh - Edit

Oozing with LGBTQQIOA-supportiveness, and a nice selection of fresh veg wraps at great prices.

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Great vibe, awesome food!!! - Edit

Love the 'Seed'! Everyone was super friendly, the establishment had a very cool & earthy (yet clean!) feel and the food was just amazing!!! The prices are very fair too!
Definitely recommendable! If I'd live closer, I'd certainly visit 'The Seed' more frequently!

Pros: Very friendly , Awesome food, Great prices

Cons: A bit hard to find

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Great veggie find...yummy food - Edit

Recently located to PA from NY and have been on the hunt for local veg friendly restaurants. This place is great. Cozy with a tasty vegetarian / vegan menu. I had the Vegan Cuban sandwich, made with seitan. Quite yummy. It has been a while since I have had pork, but I didn't miss it at all in this sandwich. I also had a cup of the white bean soup. Everything was fresh and delicious. Staff is super friendly and helpful. Brought my 10 month old and 3 year old with me and my oldest son was happy to see along with the library there is a basket of kids toys for him to play with. I plan to visit regularly! For the price it can't be beat.

Pros: good value, tasty, fresh food, nice vibe

Cons: hard to find

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love it! - Edit

I love this place! Friendly relaxed atmosphere. Reasonable prices. Great food

Pros: casual atmosphere, great food, reasonable prices

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I Just Became A Regular - Edit

Very good food, awesome price! My whole meal with drink and two cookies was 11 bucks! Food was hot and delicious. Environment was clean and very chill. Staff was very nice and helpful!

Pros: Food, Price, Friendly

Cons: Hard To Find, Parking

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Excellent Menu! - Edit

I enjoyed my experience at the seed immensely! They have a nice menu with many options. The location may be a challenge to find, however it is worth it once you are inside! The environment is very laid back and the employees are very knowledgeable of their menu/ingredients. Will go back soon!

Pros: Delicious vegetarian menu, Friendly atmosphere

Cons: Challenge to find

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