Urban Vegan Kitchen

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41 Carmine St (at West Village, Manhattan), New York City, New York, USA, 10014

Affiliated with the Blossom Restaurant family, this location was established in March 2012. Features creative organic vegan cuisine and extensive wine list in a chic, intimate setting. Previously named Blossom on Carmine. Open Mon-Wed 11:00am-11:00pm, Thu-Fri 11:00am-11:30pm, Sat 10:00am-11:30pm, Sun 10:00am-10:30pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, International, Organic, Beer/Wine, Fusion

42 Reviews

First Review by Jayness33

Absolutely delicious and fantastic service - Edit

Food, service, music and ambiance were just great!!

This is a must visit place while in NYC!

PS: Don’t forget to add mozzarella to your burger!

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A great burger. - Edit

I have had the burger with cheese, avocado and fries. It was absolutely delicious.

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It was alright... - Edit

I think I may have oversold this place to myself before I even got here. I saw some food photos amd it looked great and although the food wasn't bad it wasnt incredible either. Let's put it this way the price point doesn't support the quality or taste. Honestly, I almost couldn't believe I decided to pay those prices but again I oversold myself and then had to pay the bill and die a little on the inside. Both hubby and I had the Ckn& Waffles and Pancake bites. They looked so good when they got there but were a little too dough heavy for me. "Chicken" wasn't bad but a little dry and waffle with slightly doughy as well, wanna know what stole the show the fricken Kale on top of the waffles, oh lord baby Jesus I could have eaten a whole tub of that and been completely content. It was really good and the seasoning was deelish but again not 22 good,know what I mean? We went close to dinner and decided not to eat from that menu since that dish was on the brunch menu also.

Pros: staff was nice

Cons: the price! needs to be reduced...bad

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Made-over Beautiful place into grunge pricey vegan? - Edit

Sad because the location has some amazing food like “faux egg” hollandaise but the owner in my opinion has no idea how to provide a menu to draw vegan People and vegan friendly in. The menu is to limited and I don’t like the “grunge makeover. I can’t recommend this place despite the awesome intentions. Hurts to give vegan place thumbs down but it hurts to spend so much $ including 20 percent tip because staff deserves good tip even if menu very limited and some how off.

This make over thumbs down accept for large animal photos. I suggest make some lower price point choices, work on menu options — and go back to original decor.

13 dollar sundae thumbs down. Coconut whip cream — leave out “whip cream” dessert ? You could not pay me $13 to eat it. I wish I could get $65 “lunch” back

Staff nice food is good but... this place pre make-over delicious.

Pros: nice staff, location , bathrooms

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Standard vegan fare - Edit

Ok but their are better options

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Delighted! - Edit

Great cocktails, music, and the food was on point! The Chick ‘un Waffles were perfectly sweet and savory! Definitely coming back to this place when we visit NYC again. 👌🏽
-Houston, Texas

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INCREDIBLE!!!! - Edit

It was the perfect place, great food, great location, and the BEST SERVER!!! I totally recommend - perfect ❤️

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Delicious Food and Refreshingly Great Service - Edit

I ordered the chicken and waffles after my server had recommended it to me and it was absolutely delicious and quite filling. The “chicken” was perfectly crispy, which I believe is hard to find for vegan chicken. Likewise, my server was fantastic and wonderfully attentive and kind. The atmosphere is really cool as well, for the restaurant has a hip urban feel and has two floors. Clean as well. My one and only complaint is the price. For chicken and waffles it cost $22, which prevented me from trying other menu items. This may be the one thing that limits my visits here. Regardless, I strongly recommend to dine here!

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Liked it better when it was Blossom - Edit

We ordered the Brussels and elote for apps. I really liked the elote but it needed fresh lime and more salt, mayo, spice, and mayo and cheese on it. It was almost there, just not quite. The Brussels were a waste, not very crispy and nothing flavorful about them at all. For dinner we had the tacos which were good but definitely needed a salsa or sauce, ended up asking for hot sauce. The other entree was the seitan and gravy. That was good but it kind of tasted like a Salisbury steak frozen dinner... in a good way. The potatoes were bland and nothing remarkable about them. Over all the meal was good I left happy but there were things just missed. If they went a little further with some aspects of the dish it would have been perfect. Also all the plates were mismatched and seemed cheap. Plating made it seem like a cheaper restaurant, along with the ambience. Tons of framed pictures of rappers, r&b, reggae music artists. Weird selection of music loudly played. The ambience and playing and service did not reflect the price of the bill, it seemed high. The server was nice but was not attentive and sat there for a while before we even got a drink order in. I liked it better when it was Blossom, that being said if they lowered their pricing and changed their plates and had better service and tightened up on their dishes I would come back because the meal was still good.

Pros: Food was tasty, almost there

Cons: Unattentive service, Cheap plates/poor plating of food, Dishes just weren’t quite there

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horrible service - Edit

Ate there at about 3pm on a weekday. The place was empty, with my party of 2 and one other single diner the only patrons. There were three staff members on the floor. (Server?busser?host? I never figured out who did what job.). But they were all so busy chatting behind the bar the entire time that we had to wave frantically every time we wanted something. Even then they weren’t in any hurry to come over to see what we needed.

I totally forgive wait staff when they are too busy to give good service. But it sucks when the service is bad because the restaurant is really slow and the wait staff is just goofing off.

The Blossom on the upper west side has better, though not great, service.

Too bad because I like the food.

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Hit & Miss - Edit

Nice mood. On the pricey side. Pizza good. Chickpeas good. The rest is average to good but does not justify the price.
Second time I go there.

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Great date night meal! - Edit

I enjoyed the Chick-UN and waffles, but I think my husband's Seitan and gravy was much better. I guess I prefer savory over sweet. Another reason to come back again.

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I absolutely adore this place. - Edit

This is my go-to place for dinner out with friends. The wait staff is always incredible, and the place has nice personality. I love the Mac and cheese, the chicken and waffles, and the BLT. Great place to order a bunch of stuff and share with friends.

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Great service and tasty food - Edit

Wandered in for a late lunch, so they were pretty quiet.
Ordered a Po Boy and a Bloody Mary, both of which arrived pretty quick and tasted great.
I must confess it was my first po boy ever, but I was impressed.

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It's ok - Edit

The waitstaff were fantastic. Everything else was simply ok. Luke warm brussel sprouts and a UVK burger with soggy fries. Maybe i ordered the wrong dishes? also, the music is really loud. loud enough that i kept my ear buds in to block out some of the noise.

Pros: waitstaff

Cons: high cost for mediocre food , loud music

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decent - Edit

Interior is better than the food. We waited really long for the food, and it was pretty blant.
Wouldn't go here again

Pros: You get food

Cons: expensive for blant food

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Sometimes amazing, other times not - Edit

I have been 4 times in the past 3 months. The first 3 times were spectacular, each time we went for dinner. The latest time I was so excited to take a friend for lunch, and the food was really quite awful. I honestly don't remember what we had at this point, but it was a great disappointment. The service was good, staff has always been friendly and enthusiastic about e food. I will try again, maybe it was an off day. I had also hoped to get their cauliflower pizza, which was great, but they didn't have it the day we went for lunch. I have a feeling they do certain things well, but not everything, and you have to choose carefully.

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Amazing - Edit

Chickun n waffles? Mocktails? Makes for a Great vibe on a Sunday brunch.

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Wow - amazing vegan soul food - Edit

The ambience is modern and cosy. The staff were very helpful, relaxed and friendly. So nice not having to worry about if it is vegan or vegetarian (the whole menu is vegan) We ordered Mexican corn, brussel sprouts, Mac and cheese with shitake bacon for starters.
Vegan remoulade and Parmesan on the Mexican corn was much tastier than the dairy versions. The mac and cheese was top notch, and shitake bacon awesome compliment. The brussel sprouts were perfection and complimented the Mac and cheese well. For entre we had Seitan with gravy and mashed potatoes,unchiken waffles, and Mexican lasagne. All were delicious, but if I pick favorites it is the unchiken waffles. Desert was dreamy pecan pie with whipped cream and salted caramel ice cream.

Really awesome restaurant, must check it out if you are a vegan foodie.

Pros: 100% vegan menu, Delicious!

Cons: Maybe too small for large parties without reservat

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Cool vegan comfort food - Edit

The upstairs is for groups, romance, vegan revolutionary speeches and student coups but the downstairs is reserved for film, listening to music and chill. The manager said she may organize food and video/film events with a theme based on the eclectic drink menu which includes references to David Lynch, Patsy Cline and more - very funny. My favorite dishes were the soups and the double taco crunch. Staff is wonderful. Thank you Pamela for this and other great NYC vegan venues.

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disappointing - Edit

Great location and very nice waiter but unfortunately the food was disappointing. Definitely overpriced.

Pros: good service , nice location

Cons: overpriced, not very tasty, small portions

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late night gem - Edit

Brilliant, creative meals. I had the "chick'un and waffles" and my partner had the special- seared seitan, red wine gravy, green beans with almonds, potato mash. The waffles were perfect! Thick, lightly sweet, crispy outside and soft inside doughy deliciousness. They came with lovely sautéed kale, individual pieces of breaded seitan and a mayo style sauce. The service was incredibly friendly, and the atmosphere felt very special. Best of all, they serve food until 11.30pm! A perfect treat between theatre and dancing.

Pros: serve food til late, creative, fancy

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Loved it! - Edit

Stayed in the neighbourhood for a month and went back time and time again: Great food, pleasent service and cozy atmosphere. The people on the staff were really attentive to all our questions and the food was constantly great. Highly recommended!

Pros: Excellent food, Friendly staff

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Lovely dinner - Edit

My husband and I found this place on Apple Maps (surprise, it worked!) and had a lovely dinner. He had the Chick-Un Avocado Ranch Salad and I had the Lasagna with brown rice noodles. Both delicious but the salad stole the show. The crispy fried seitan and the ranch dressing were phenomenal. We finished with a chocolate salted caramel sundae and are fat and happy ☺️

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Yay Vegan! - Edit

I was in NYC for 2 weeks and made the rounds. Enjoyed Hush Puppies, love that you are vegan. I was disappointed as the service was just okay and did not seem at all invested in being vegan, was just a server serving food,

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Great menu and place but... - Edit

I love the menu, traditional vegan cuisine, but the meat has no taste... the flavor are a bit too light, it needs spices and a little bit more cooking involved I believe. My opinion of course. I have been there twice, the dishes are great but as I said... lacking flavor and taste

Pros: ambiance, location

Cons: taste

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best vegan brunch! - Edit

one of my favorites! everything is delicious and the staff is sooo nice and accommodating. love their brunch offerings, as well as the kale Caesar, and the ravioli. have plenty of gluten-free options.

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