Juice bar

Small eatery and juice bar offering soul food buffet, smoothies and juices. Formerly Uptown Vegetarian Juice bar and moved here in 2015 from 14 E 125th St. Black-owned. Open Mon-Sun 10:00am-8:00pm.

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69 Reviews

First Review by moyesii


Points +693

10 Nov 2023

Get eggplant and jerk tofu!

Pay by the pound amazing vegan food!

Here's what we got:
-The eggplant (stew?) was the highlight--it was like fried eggplant in a sauce. So rich and flavorful--all eggplant loves must experience.
-The drummies were GREAT as always, if you are a meat eater you're gonna find it amazing how they turned a simple plant protein into a drum stick with such a high payoff.
-The collards and quinoa fried rice did their job, nothing beyond what you'd expect but very good. -And the real surprise was the jerk tofu. I'm not a big fan of jerk seasoning--usually it's too bitter for me. But this was savory and delicious, and the texture of the tofu (or was it chick'n?) had a density that made it heartier. It was very filling.

My partner and I got the big plate and shared it. I wish they had instructed us that it was pay by the pound style, but even so it came out to some $27 and offered 3 very filling meals for us.

Pros: Lots of flavorful options, Very filling

Cons: Service was strugglz



Points +220

29 Jun 2023

Great vegan soul food restaurant

Excellent selection of different dishes. I had the mac and cheese, barbecued beef, chicken, plantains, and rice and beans. All were really tasty. You can choose any items you like and are charged by the pound ($9 or $10)

A few tables inside and two outside.

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-29

Pros: Large selection , Excellent taste , Clean


Points +898

02 Jun 2023

So bomb

Go here go here go here. Go go go. So delicious and tasty and just a joy to visit. The vegan meats were so good and the fried plantains were also yummy.

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-02


Points +771

22 May 2023


Food was delicious and filling.
It is a bit pricey. The price is based on weight. If you're not getting pricey options, like veggie meat, it may not be worth it. (Still worth checking out IMO.) Average price for me was ~$14.

Pros: Taste , Quality , Options

Cons: Pricing style


Points +54

21 May 2023

Great vegan food

So many options to schools from.

Pros: Everything vegan. , Rare healthy juices not easy to find everywhere. , Smoothies and vegan snacks.

Cons: .


Points +4522

02 Apr 2023

comfort food!

picked up a „too good to go“-box that contained some soup, mashed potato, vegan stir fry chicken and vegetables. portion was HUGE - for me it was dinner for two evenings. no fancy food but delicious. mashed potato is something I usually don’t go for but I loved it!
would definitely come again!

Pros: delicious comfort food, huge portions, healthy options!


Points +28

09 Mar 2023

First time

Mostly a takeout joint, but it was delicious and so were the desserts!

Pros: All vegan menu, Options

Cons: No real seating


Points +165

30 Nov 2022

I wish I went more times

Local joint in Harlem, organic build-your-plate type (not my thing usually).
Great choice of American cakes to grab and go.
Wishing other decades of good business.

Updated from previous review on 2022-11-28

Pros: Caribbean vibe type of small eatery, Cake slices


Points +33

22 Nov 2022

Best vegan food in Harlem on the go.

My go to spot for vegan food in Harlem.

Pros: ALL vegan options., Steamed collard greens., Jerked seitan.

Cons: Relatively small in size.


Points +54

24 Oct 2022

A Vegans Dream

All the food is vegan and they have everything! True food for the soul.

Pros: Vegan , Delicious , Friendly service


Points +24

09 Jul 2022

Great value and variety

If you enjoy stick to your ribs, seasoned, satisfying, flavorful food - come here. If there’s no seating and it’s nice weather, the park is around the corner so you can eat outside. Always friendly and energetic folks here. They often have a great day-old pastry basket for 1-4$ per item. Also a juice and smoothie bar and cakes and other deserts in the back by the register. A second and third location opening soon!

Pros: All vegan. , Lots of options - savory and sweet, Good protein options


Points +34

29 May 2022

I ate at the place for 3 months straight when i first went plant based.

I loved their curry chickpeas but they stopped selling them.

Pros: Healthy vegan foods, Lots of options , Great deserts

Cons: No more curry chickpeas


Points +1665

13 Mar 2022

Great food, friendly staff, reasonable prices

For Harlem Restaurant Week, they had a deal: one meat, one starch, and one veg for $12. Everything I had was delicious -- vegan jerk chicken, chili, and rice and peas.


Points +18

07 Mar 2022

Amazing food and great fresh juices!

The selection and flavor. Everything there is remarkable


Points +20

24 Jan 2022

Great Comfort Food

Good prices & great food. Ended up going twice in one week.

Pros: Great food, Lower prices, Nice employees


Points +86

18 Dec 2021

Great food

This is a small place with great vegan options. There are only two seats, by the window, so it's more of a takeout place.
You pay per weight, and can mix different stuff. The food is great, the price is very fair. Go for it!

Pros: Great food, Great price

Cons: Mostly for takeout


Points +286

29 Nov 2021

Food is delicious! Plenty of options to choose from.

Staff is wonderful! Very patient, very helpful!

Pros: Lots of vegan options! , Everything tastes good! , Home made drinks and pastries!

Cons: Small location! , Pay attention to portions, you pay by the lb.!


Points +27

25 Nov 2021

Best vegan food in Harlem

Everything is amazingly delicious!!


Points +39

07 Oct 2021

Excellent vegan healthy and comfort food

Always a great experience. One of the best vegan place in Harlem.
The food is delicious and inexpensive. Try the Pholourie Balls, they are addictive.


Points +62

01 Aug 2021

Food is OK

The food is ok especially the Mac and cheese
The flavor is whatever
But everything else is good to go


Points +50

23 Jul 2021

I love it

Large sélection of food, the food tasted very good...

It's literally the first place I visit Everytime I'm in New York

Pros: Lots of food options and natural juices


Points +12813

24 Jun 2021

Filling and delicious

This is a small place, with lots of food. You order at a counter; mainly asking the server to fill a plastic bowl with a selection of vegan proteins, starches, and vegetables; they charge you by the weight. They also have some other things, like patties and pastries. There is some functional outdoor seating, though this place seems most suited for takeout. (For more relaxed sit down eating nearby, Jordan Pie is a better bet; for elegant dining in Harlem, Seasoned Vegan is the best choice.)
I ordered the BBQ drumsticks, sweet potato+ yams, and collard greens, plus a patty and cornbread. All was very tasty and very filling, for a reasonable price.

Pros: Good value, friendly staff, Tasty food

Cons: More for takeout than sit-down dining


Points +139

13 Jun 2021

Amazing vegan food in Harlem

I remembered hearing about this place and meant to stop by to check it out for a while. While randomly walking along with 125th, I passed it and knew I needed to try it. I was not let down. The food was amazing and there were tons of things to try. Easily the top 10 vegan food I've had in my life. I got the stir fry chicken, mashed potatoes, and collard greens All were delicious. It's weighed by the pound and the pricing isn't too bad. I got an extremely large portion for around $14, no complaints. Will defiantly be coming back.

Updated from previous review on 2021-06-13

Pros: Amazing food, Lots of things to try, Good prices

Cons: No place to sit down inside, but who cares.


Points +40

01 Jan 2021

Good Vegan Food in Harlem

Got a small bowl of vegan food which consisted of quinoa, sweet potatoes, steamed veggies, chick peas and teriyaki chick’n. Food tasted good, total price not so much. FYI: all protein options are soy based. Regardless, I will still recommend this place.

Pros: Plenty of vegan options, Juice bar on site, Desserts are available

Cons: Food priced by the pound gets expensive quick, I was charged $4.00 for a veggie patties


Points +47

14 Sep 2020

Worth a visit

I come here a lot because it’s the closest vegan place to my apartment. The food isn’t great but it’s good for the price and it’ll fill you up. My favorite stuff to get is the lo mein and soy curl stir fry.

Pros: Vegan cafeteria style buffet , Great location next to the park, Quick and friendly service

Cons: Average quality food, Lots of packaging waste


Points +58

12 Sep 2020


I was excited from the reviews of this place to go but it was nothing special and very expensive. The Mac and cheese had no cheese and was ok at most and the curry drumsticks didn’t taste like meat in any way and more like saggy bread. It tasted better in the morning though. I think the juices it was sitting in made it worse

Pros: Convenient, Quick

Cons: Expensive, Food ok


Points +230

30 Aug 2020

Good food

Visited this place on a whim while in the neighborhood. The service was extra friendly and fast. The food was delicious. I didn’t think it was anything different than any other Caribbean style vegan restaurants I’ve eaten at. Someone else on here pointed out the mac & cheese is very mustardy. Since I was expecting that flavor I didn’t mind too much and quite enjoyed it. If I would not have expected it, I might’ve been a little put off

Pros: 100% vegan

Cons: Could get pricy

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