Opened April 2015, this cafe offers a modern interpretation of vegan cuisine in a cirque aesthetic atmosphere. Everything made in-house, including cashew cheese and sweet potato buns. Serving wraps, sandwiches, entrees, and dessert. Weekend brunch. Upstairs seating available. Fair trade organic coffee. Relocated from 9 Spring St. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-9:30pm.

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120 Reviews

First Review by saraswatidasi


Points +91

23 Sep 2023

Excellent and Unique

We've been here 3-4 times, and everything we've tried had has been excellent, and they're also located in a very cool building and eclectic space. Also, friendly good service.

Note that even the comfort foods tend towards the healthier side (including their breads, housemade patties, etc.), which I personally prefer, and everything we tried has been very thoughtfully made with good quality ingredients.

The "simplicity" curry, mac 'n cheese, caesar salad, sweet potato wedges with cheese sauce, and crusted curry (as a wrap) have been our favorites so far.

I also believe that (at the time of writing this review) this is the only vegan restaurants in NB, which is a little surprising for a college town, but good to support them.

Pros: Great food, Interesting space and good service, Full bar

Cons: A little pricy (though expected given the quality)



Points +24

19 Aug 2023

great options and food !

they have a lot of good options--including raw. the fries and mushrooms were so good and everything is so fresh !


Points +20

17 Jul 2023

Great Restaurant.

I went here with my 10 yr old son, and we were both impressed with the quality and flavor of the all the food we had.

"Off the Grill", a mushroom appetizer, stood out with it's incredible flavor.

My only (micro) issue was the side for the Tempeh Kebabs. I believe it was rice with beans, that had saffron paired with sage, and for my taste, they compete with each other too much.

Overall, it is a must to visit.

Pros: Decor, Quality, Staff


Points +154

04 Jun 2023

Wow! Wonderful!

So many choices. Everything was delicious. The Off the Grill Mushrooms are so delicious. They have brunch on Sunday. The Rueben and fries are great. The Sunday special tacos were ok. I’m not a fan of corn tortillas, but my Husband is, so I just tried a bite. The insides were good and it came with a nice rice side. Great dessert menu but we were stuffed and not going home.

Pros: So many choices , Delicious , Cool place

Cons: Parking is tough, Pricey


Points +140

28 May 2023

l will be going back.

We went last night and the whole menu looked delicious. I read some of the reviews here to help figure out what to get.

We started off with the three times fried French fries. They were good, but to be honest, no better than most fries. For the price I was disappointed with the amount of fries. The ketchup was good.

We also ordered the Raw-violi. That was delicious. It was two beet medallions sandwiching a cashew ricotta and topped with a basil pesto. The plating was beautiful.

For the entree, we ordered the Mac-and-cheese. It was one of the best Mac dishes I have had. It was warm and creamy and the bowl size was the large. It was its own meal. It was topped with smoked shiitake and broccoli. The smokiness of the mushrooms was a nice touch to the dish.

The bbq seitan skewers was the second dish. It was also very good. It was also beautifully plated. It came with rice over a mash of 'something- I don't remember the specific ingredient. While I liked the dish- I think the rice and the mash needed just something else added to the flavor. The seitan was good. I would have preferred three skewers to the two skewers. The seitan pieces were alternated with cherry tomatoes, onions, and peppers.

We also ordered their Margarita pizza. It was delicious. It was topped with a cashew ricotta and basil pesto. Perfect pizza, perfect size for a personal pan pizza. Since it was our third entree, we even has a leftover slice.

We had the chocolate peanut butter torte and it was perfect. It was not overly sweet and the vanilla sauce and raspberry coulis added the perfect sweetness to the dish. We also shared the lemon cheesecake with the blueberry lavender compote along with strawberry coulis. Again, perfect combination of the not too sweet cheesecake allowing the compote and coulis to add to the sweetness.

Street parking is a little hard to find. We had to park around the corner from the restaurant. However there is a parking garage at the end of the street. I do not know what the prices are there and I don't know how quickly it fills up.

The waitstaff do a tag-team type service. We had multiple servers doing all of the usual serving jobs. They were all very nice and professional.

There is a bar on the first floor with some sit-down seating, but most of the seating is done upstairs.

While I think the food was a little pricy, it falls in line with the presentation of the food and other places I have been with an 'upscale' men

Pros: Great food, Great waitstaff, Good drinks

Cons: parking, The food is a little pricy


Points +23

12 May 2023

My Veganized experience

Everything I've ordered here has been fantastic. The Squash-it pizza, the falafel, and OMG THE CRUSTED CURRY!!!! Whenever I fly in to town I must come to Veganized my favorite restaurant in NJ.

Pros: Customer Service, Food, Atmosphere

Cons: Parking, Parking, Parking


Points +78

29 Apr 2023

Great food, great spot&ambiance

Simply, everything is to like.

Pros: Friendly, helpful staff, Great food, desserts


Points +158

06 Apr 2023

Tasty and Healthy (plus fries)

We were passing through NJ and fired up the Happy Cow app which lead us to this restaurant. What a treat! Food was fresh and super delicious. Soup of the day was absolutely amazing (we used it as a sauce for our brown rice). The flatbread with creamy cheese, sautéed onions and mushrooms was one of the most tasty things I’ve ever eaten. Oh yeah, fries were so crispy and seasoned so well (I think the ketchup was home made). Highly recommend!


Points +31

Mostly Veg
20 Feb 2023


The staff, food, and the decor of the place is amazing!! All the food and desserts I tried are delicious!!


Points +20

16 Jan 2023

wonderful !!!!!!!!!

magic. delicious beautiful !!!!!!!!!

Pros: staff is so friendly

Cons: none


Points +50

07 Oct 2022


Veganized has moved locations (a few hundred feet down the street) and added to their wonderful menu. I think this deserves an update. My original comments still stand. The restaurant is very unique. The new upstairs dining area is reminiscent of a historic hotel. There's also the option to eat outside on the balcony. Strange, obscure art still adorns the walls. The staff continues to be polite, friendly, and provides quick service. The presentation is still on-point. All of the food I've tried thus far has been nothing short of amazing. I continue to recommend the Mac and Cheese, the falafel wrap, the Caesar salad, and the triple cooked fries. A new addition to their menu and something that will likely become my usual order is their delicious Margherita pizza. The pizza has a perfect, woody char on the base and crust that impart a subtle smoky flavor. The sauce is beyond incredible. The cheese, which is created from cashews, is fluffy, creamy, and delicious. The pesto also provides additional flavors to the pie. This is perhaps the best vegan pizza I've ever experienced.

After you've enjoyed your main course, you simply must order one of their desserts. My favorite is the chocolate peanut butter torte, but they're all great picks. Whether you're following a plant-based/vegan diet or you're just looking for some excellent food: Veganized is a must-try.

Pros: Huge selection, Excellent drinks, Delicious food


Points +34

16 Sep 2022

Great food!

Everything is vegan/plant based. They have raw as well. I ordered the RAW-violi for an app and a margarita pizza and it was delicious. For dessert I ordered the raw berry shortcake for there and took the lemon cheez cake to go. Amazing desserts. One of the best vegan places I’ve been. Awesome atmosphere. There’s a bar and all. I don’t drink anymore but this place rocks.

Updated from previous review on 2022-09-16

Pros: Everything is vegan friendly


Points +24

12 Sep 2022

Amazing vegan food!

A fantastic experience from the staff to the food! Everyone was so friendly and the service was wonderful. Everything I have tried on the menu is delicious! (Especially the mackin cheese!) There is also an extensive alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink menu. I can’t wait to return and share such amazing vegan food with my friends and family.


Points +363

17 Aug 2022


I got the Mash-n-Gravy, and I shared the fries and mini mac with my partner. My food was great, I basically inhaled it and then the mac. My partner loved their fries and said they're already craving them again. We also shared a slice of carrot cake that's made us curious about trying every other dessert. Gonna make any excuse to come visit again ASAP!

Pros: Delicious food, Very friendly staff , So many options to choose from


Points +195

02 Aug 2022

Loved everything about this place

i was wowed by the restaurant itself and then the food continued to please! Décor was elegant and quirky, staff was attentive and friendly, food was delicious! We tried ~12 dishes (including 3 desserts) are were very pleased with the quality of everything, even the crunchy curry sandwich that could’ve used a little more sauce—it was excellent as was the Reuben and Philly pizza. Wasn’t a big fan of the delicata squash/corn pizza but everything ain’t for everybody—i appreciated the unique combos and awesome crust! Can’t wait to go back!

Pros: Extensive plant based menu, Wide variety of mushrooms used, Lovely presentation


Points +16

24 Jul 2022

Amazing Vegan Restaurant

Every dish is tasty and full of flavor. Friendly, passionate staff.


Points +371

18 Jun 2022

Love this place!

My wife and I love this place. The staff are super friendly and helpful and the food is great. The two best items on the menu IMO are the Mac & cheese and the mash and gravy.


Points +1184

18 Jun 2022

Excited to return

I was in a healthy mood so I got the lentil salad and added tempeh. It was fantastic! The whole menu looked great so I’ll definitely try out more things


Points +78

11 Jun 2022

Worth every Penny

Outstanding creative selections.

Pros: Great portion sizes, Gorgeous spot


Points +65

22 May 2022


Staff was so attentive and helpful. I had the lentil burger and it was excellent!


Points +52

27 Mar 2022

My go to!

Pure vegan and delicious. There are so many options, it’s always hard to make a choice.


Points +134

18 Mar 2022


Servers were very nice and the food was delicious just a little bit expensive

Pros: Tons of options, Delicious

Cons: Very very pricey


Points +57

01 Mar 2022

All vegan paradise

An awesome all plant based restaurant with cool decor.

Pros: It’s 100% plant based , Wide variety of options, Decor


Points +861

20 Feb 2022

Casual cool expensive gourmet

We had not been to NB for a while (my god all the construction and skyscrapers) and were delighted to see that this place had expanded, and with a full bar too. What a gorgeous building full of wood with a sunken classic bar, verandas, and hallways, creatively decorated and painted with lovely bathrooms too. Also retro music and no need to dress up. Lots of stairs, but if there are any mobility issues, there is seating in the front.

The food is so freaking good with raw touches, beautifully presented, in large portions. We know we are racking up a bill but cannot stop ordering things. I think all the wines are vegan too, and some are organic. I'd love to get in on their brunches. Excellent team-style service. I want that romantic table up above the dining room just once. We had the Caesar salad, roasted mushrooms, raw beet ravioli, quinoa salad, cauliflower bisque, and lemon cheese cake. We were stuffed and took things home. Great job. It is worth the money to be able to have the full restaurant experience and all vegan.

But how do the college students afford it?

Pros: large menu, raw stuff, both healthy & decadent options

Cons: big (worth it) bill, 2 bills if you get drinks, hard to park


Points +16

06 Feb 2022

Love Veganized!

Everything is terrific. We've been here 4 times and never disappointed. Fresh ingredients and creative menu. Grilled oyster mushrooms are a favorite and so delicious!

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Points +36

10 Jan 2022

Great vegan food but pricey

I love that this place exists and it’s always a treat going here. While I try to be a “healthy” vegan I usually choose the less healthy items when I come here like the mac and cheese. It’s the best mac and cheese I’ve ever had (vegan or not)!! Their portion sizes are good but not for the prices. It’s way too expensive so it’s an occasional treat for me. I also don’t like that they use way too many mushrooms on their menu and they don’t switch up their menu too often. I wish they had more healthier options besides salads and in-house smoothies. If they had some more affordable options I would come here a lot more.


Points +121

04 Dec 2021

Very nice vegan restaurant

Very nice vegan restaurant in New Brunswick's dowtown. The workers were also very nice.

Pros: The whole menu was vegan, The workers were very nice

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