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Uptown Veg

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 14 reviews )
Contact 212-987-2660

52 E 125th (at Harlem, Manhanttan), New York City, New York, USA, 10035

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. Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-10:00pm.

Category: Vegan, American, Buffet, Juice bar, Take-out, Caribbean, Jamaican

Reviews (14)

First Review by moyesii

a really good and different place in NYC - Edit

this place offers really nice food to choose from, ready made and kept warm "home style" cooking: different pastas, potatoes, sauces, faux meats etc. to have, pay by weight. food tasted really good and price is average in NYC I would say. serves listed items as well i.e burgers and fresh smoothies. had seatings and restroom inside.

Pros: different kind of food to have, a lot options, home style cooking

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Great food - Edit

Real good Caribbean Pay by the pound steam table buffet. They serve it for you but you can pick as many items as you want which is great since you are not limited to 3 or 4 choices. They also have patties and plenty of cakes and other treats.

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Small but good - Edit

Uptown Veg offers vegan food - order from the counter, pay by weight for plates with your choices. There are also wraps and burgers. We had a plate of rice, kale and soy chicken - nice, and a veggie burger wrap - substantial. We also had some tasty vegan desserts - sweet potato cake and carrot cake. The space is narrow with limited seating, but manageable.

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Great smoothies - Edit

I have just discovered this place this afternoon. It's a very small place. The staff is extremely enthusiastic about their food - I got a "freestyle" green smoothie with all the good stuff I liked. I only wanted to get something refreshing to drink, but some of my non-vegan colleagues got food there and they very much enjoyed it. I am definitely going back for the food! It looks like a healthy, not too pricey option.

Pros: fair price, open and enthusiastic staff, all vegan soulfood

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My Harlem spot - Edit

This is one of my favorite spots in Harlem, and it's a must-visit if you're a veg*n in the area. They have a bunch of hearty and delectable dishes that rotate from day to day, so come early and often to try out all of their great fare. I'm especially fond of their veggie drumsticks, stir fry, and mac and cheez.

Pros: variety, hearty

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Absolutely amazing, best in NYC - Edit

Best vegan spot in NYC.

The food is amazing, high quality, great ingredients, great prices. I can't say enough good things about this place! Super friendly, also.


Pros: All vegan food, Super delicious

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Great Value, Great Food! - Edit

The selection is really great, and the prices are reasonable. This is the only place,that I am aware of, that has vegan soul food, and Caribbean food. Since the restaurant moved to its new location, there is more room to fix your own plate, and the line moves much more smoothly. There are even a few tables if you can't wait to get where you are going to dig in. The curried "chicken legs" are to die for, as well as the cakes and ginger beer.

Pros: Great Food, Great Value, Great Selection

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a haven in harlem - Edit

this place is a life saver. I live nearby and their quality vegetarian food with great variety is my staple. Nice community here - you get to know other regulars.
Updated from previous review on Friday January 27, 2006

Pros: lots of choices, good value, nice dining room

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No complaints - Edit

The food tasted great and for the money you get a good amount even the smoothies and juices were not bad priced compared to other places. The counter service was a bit cramped but for vegan food that's a good thing to see.

Pros: price, selection

Cons: ordering space

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Cheap Eats - Edit

Stayed with a friend who lives around the block from here, so we are here like 5 times last week. The food was pretty good, like home-cooking. The "chicken legs" were good. The mac'n'cheez was really good. The veggies are really good too. The serving area is way to narrow to be safe and if you don't know to move to the back, the locals have no problem cutting you out. If you have questions, the people are usually nice, but you can't hear them over the 5' high counter.
But yea, good cheap vegan eats.
Don't bother with the pizza, it's a packaged crust with no flavor that they reheat for you.

Pros: Prices, Homestyle food, Mac n cheez

Cons: Serving area, Say no to the pizza

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shanaadise 22 Feb 2013 - the food at uptown juice bar and cafe veg isn't vegan. I saw the ingredients list. MILK, EGGS, and WHEAT (they say only soy)

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I love this place! - Edit

I am not a fan of counter service and hate standing on line....... I always prefer a menu and sit down service.........BUT....... this restaurant is the exception! Great variety, plentiful food, great prices, and the dinning area is large and comfortable. I love to go there!

Pros: excellent selection of vegan entrees, inexpensive, comfortable seating

Cons: counter service

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The place for fresh juice in Harlem - Edit

The menu features dozens and dozens of choices of smoothies and fresh squeezed juices. There is also counter service of hot and cold vegan dishes, which are quite good although portions were a bit small. Service is reasonably fast and friendly. Great prices, highly recommended.

Pros: Good prices, Amazing juice

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Best veggie food in Harlem - Edit

NYC is a great place to be vegan, but it's not always cheap. Uptown Juice Bar is one of the best vegan bargains in NYC. For about $9 you can get more food than the average person can eat in one sitting, and it's delicious. The bbq drumsticks are delicious, as are the greens and everything else I've tried.

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Some of the best food in Manhattan. Period. - Edit

All 100% vegan! The barbecue soy drumsticks are by far the best mock meat I've ever tasted. There is an overwhelming variety of menu options -- ethnic and American staples, including yummy chickpeas, collard greens, curried potatoes, brown rice, stuffed peppers, many styles of mock meats -- which makes it hard to choose. But since all of the entrees are wholesome and tasty, you can't go wrong. Also, the servings are very generous.

Uptown Juice Bar is about a 25 minute walk from Columbia campus. The place is always bustling, and the staff are friendly. The serving area is a bit narrow and can become crowded, but there is a bright and comfortable dining area in the back. Definitely worth the trip uptown!

Pros: hearty and healthy, comfort foods, excellent value

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