Veganized

  • Vegan Vegan
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9 Spring St, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, 08901

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. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-9:30pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Organic, Take-out, Fusion

47 Reviews

First Review by saraswatidasi

Great food, pricy. Service is lacking - Edit

The food was great and I was enjoying my $18.00 burger, until I was asked to move to another table. To make room for other patrons. I understood the need. Now, for price I was paying he should offered something complimentary for asking me to be inconvenienced. He did not.

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Great Food, Poor Service, NEEDS TRAINING - Edit

My bff lives near this place so whenever I visit this was suppose be out vegan spot. However
1. The first time we came here I was very pleasantly surprised and happily cleaned my plate. Naturally I returned a second time.
2. This time it took almost 90 minutes for our order to be taken. Guests who arrived after us were seated, placed their orders, and began receiving food before anyone came to us. The person who finally came to us had actually been standing around and cleaning tables instead of assisting us. My bff complained and we did receive a discount on our meal. Nonetheless there is opportunity for training here. She could’ve very well placed our order, and checked on when it was ready in between cleaning tables and serving others.
3. The third and last time we came here, we were prepared to wait and ready to order as much as we wanted. Instead our appetizer had hair in it. I totally understand that we made this discovery toward the end of the plate and had therefore eaten most of the appetizer. Here’s where we had a problem:
We informed the waiter about the hair. He took the proof to the kitchen and said he would be back to follow up after speaking with the manager. No one came back. We called the waiter to ask about it and he then pointed a woman who identified herself as the stand-in manager. This woman said to me “yeah I’m sorry about that but there’s nothing I can do - it happens. You ate the food so I can’t take it off the bill.” “IT HAPPENS”????? I cared less about the bill. But that is not an appropriate response period. As we were leaving, the stand-in manager then stated that she was able to remove the item from the bill and then explained that she doesn’t know what to do in her managers absence. THIS IS A FLAG FOR NEEDED TRAINING.

As delicious as the food is, my bff and I will not be returning without new management and training implemented. My bff has been introducing many health conscious people to this place - a recommendation she has now rescinded.

Pros: great food, various options

Cons: staff needs training, untimely service, hygienic practices are not properly enforced

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amazing - Edit

Everything I have ever had here has been amazing. I’ve taken my meat eating boyfriend and family here several times and they loved it as well. Highly recommend

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definitely a winner! - Edit

I had the marinated oyster mushrooms, and I can’t stop thinking about them!! Amazing!! I also indulged in the tempeh Reuben and crispy fries. Delicious!!! I will be back!

Pros: super friendly staff, organic food, menu variety

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Delish! - Edit

Tried it for the first time this weekend and was really impressed. Everything we ordered was really flavorful. Will definitely be going back!

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Tasty Vegan Treat - Edit

Unique and flavorful vegan creations so satisfying even hardened carnivores envy it,s and it's so hipster. Great food in a peaceful yet lively atmosphere. Dine-in and take-out. Love to try something new every time I go!

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If you haven't been here you should go! - Edit

One of our favorite vegan restaurants in the area (45 minutes from home but not many other options closer). Everything we have tried so far is fabulous. I love the mash n' gravy.

Pros: many menu options to choose from, staff are polite and welcoming

Cons: parking

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The Best of the Best! - Edit

Creative, healthy options, and it's all made in house. Outstanding service and presentation. There are two mushroom appetizers, both equal in superb quality and taste. Entrees, soups, sandwiches, and salads, all created with the elusive WOW factor, found only in a few vegan eateries. Ron, the owner/chef, is a vegan food wizard..He can craft a dish that I guarantee no one's ever thought of.

Pros: Cozy, comfortable, creative

Cons: none

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Nails it every time - Edit

This place never fails. I've eaten here thrice so far and my boyfriend and I always get something new each time. They never fail to amaze. I recommend getting one of everything, you won't regret it!

Pros: Sweet potato wedges!

Cons: Very expensive, Long wait

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Second visit was disappointing - Edit

Our Morrocan spice mushroom appetizer was tasty, but texture was disappointing -- stringy and slimy.

Service was brusque. Soda bottle was served without an opener. When dishes were cleared to a bin in the back, they were dropped in noisily, with extra loud clattering.

Service was slow. It took 45 minutes to get our meal.

Pros: Mostly good food., Wonderful decorations

Cons: Stringy, slimy Moroccan spice mushroom appetizer, Brusque and slow service, Noisy clanging dishes that were being cleared

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beyond awesome - Edit

This is my favorite restaurant in New Jersey I absolutely love it. There are some things I can recommend because I go there a lot I live and work nearby. If you like mushrooms the off the grill appetizer it's to die for. For the main entrees my favorites are the mash and gravy. The burger with sweet fries and make sure you get the sauce. The jerk seitan. And the Mexican. The flatbreads are a little bit lighter and for the sandwiches I love the crusted Curry. You can't go wrong with any of the desserts and make sure you order coffee because it's some of the best coffee I've had. There's seating upstairs it can get noisy when the tables get full but the decor is really cute and the owner put a lot of love into this place. I honestly can't recommend it enough and I'm always stumped by people who may leave a negative review and then admit that they ordered something that they normally don't like so they didn't like it. LOL. I give this five golden stars.

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Dissapointing - Edit

For being one of the few veg restaurants around middlesex county, I was disappointed with the meal I ordered. I got one of their sandwiches with smoked tofu and sweet potato fries/wedges on the side. The smoked tofu was awful and tasted like wood, but that is also a personal preference and also my fault because I've never liked smoked food. However the sweet potato was also cut too thick, and not truly cooked well. They hit the mark on what I consider a pretty easy dish to master. I'm willing to go back and try more - but definitely won't be ordering the same food I did initially! It was also quite pricey.

Pros: location, quick delivery

Cons: expensive, not tasty

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definitely check it out! - Edit

Cute decor and feel. Very relaxed. Food was delicious and good portion size. Staff very friendly.
Had Jerk BBQ and my husband had Mex-i-can. Both very good. Desserts were delicious too

Pros: Lots of choices, friendly

Cons: a little expensive

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Meh. - Edit

The seating area is fairly small and it's noisy, but it was clean and had a lot of character. We ordered two entrees- ( crusted tempeh and bbq seitan) For the portion sizes, I felt it was extremely overpriced. My husband had the tempeh dish($18) and the portion of tempeh was about the size of a matchbox, stacked atop potatoes,a few slices of carrots, mushroom gravy and 5 string beans. My order was the bbq ($18) - the seitan was 2 slices (normal portion) bean/cauli mash, and a ton of the gravy that seemed out of place. My biggest gripe was that I had a total of 4 sauteed green beans. Pretty stingy for the cost. The flavor of everything was fine, but nothing amazing. I don't think it will warrant a return trip.

Cons: too expensive

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Great place - Edit

Nice place, delicious food and very wide selection of vegan food. A bit too pricy though, but BYOB so at the end of a day the bill is cheaper than typical restaurant

Pros: everything is vegan

Cons: a bit too expensive

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Looooove them!!! - Edit

I was vegan for a while, now I'm mostly vegetarian, but I still go here every chance I get. I love this place. My sister and brother, who are carnivores, love this place. I think the hot dignity dog and mackin cheese are my favorite dishes. I also like the peanut butter pie dessert. Sometimes they get a little crowded upstairs, but if you catch them when it's not as busy it's a very fun atmosphere. They are always very friendly and have great customer service.

Pros: great food , great service , fun atmosphere

Cons: difficult location for pickup (hard to park) , sometimes too crowded

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The burger! - Edit

OMG that burger! It's the first time ever that I did not miss not even a tiny bit a carnivore burger. Don't expect a complex fancy burger. It's uncomplicated and delicious, just taste great. Do add the extra cashew cheese for the full experience.

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Just absolutely delish food and great people! - Edit

I am in town for work and I always use Happy Cow to find places. Sooooo glad they partnered with them and want to take them home with me because the food is absolutely delicious!!! Everything is fresh tasting and the seasonings are spot on! I had the lentil mushroom burger with the cashew cheese and salad. And I had the appetizer of mushrooms and I can't wait to take the hubby when he comes up to visit me.

Pros: Organic, vegan with gluten free options. Everythin

Cons: Not really anything they can fix...but parking suc

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A "must go" if in the area - Edit

We ate here for the first time last year and made it a point to stop back when in town visiting family recently. We've had the deluxe burger, hot dog, soup of the day (creamy sweet potato on this visit). Entrees are well prepared using whole foods and good portions. Presentation is excellent. So many choices you want to order more than one entree. Pricey though, so be prepared to spend. But we love supporting this little vegan slice of heaven. Cozy upstairs eating area, very friendly service. Side street parking can be tough but to be expected in Jersey. We'll be back!

Pros: Great menu and food, Friendly service

Cons: Pricey, Wish they had other cheese sauce options

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Exceptional food options and Staff - Edit

We had the mushroom appetizer, burger, Mac and cheese, med polenta and Reuben. Everything was exceptional. Third visit in two years and they keep upping their game.

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Tasty and Beautifully Presented - Edit

Saved me on a recent business trip to New Brunswick.

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My Favorite Vegan Restaurant - Edit

I live quite far from Veganized (Long Island) and yet have made it a point to get there many times in the last year. The food is incredible. The vegan mac and cheese is amazing and the lentil burger is perhaps the best I've had. I am always impressed with how friendly the wait staff is and the owner has always been on premises and is great to talk to as well. I do wish they had more selections, especially for my picky 6 year old. If we time it right, he can get pancakes that are great! I highly recommend this place.

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Great Food! - Edit

This is one of our favorite Vegan restaurants. The food and service are great. Some of our favorites are the Rawzagna, the grilled oyster mushrooms, and the Beetle Rawvioli. We eat here any time we are in New Brunswick.

Cons: none!

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Favorite New Restaurant - Edit

This place is one of the best vegan spots I've been to, including Philly and NYC. My wife and I have tried about 10 menu items and every one of them was well cooked and flavorful.

The staff is very friendly and you can tell that the servers and chefs are all passionate about their restaurant. It's clean and in a good location, but it may take a few minutes to park.

The best praise I can give is that we went three times in less than three weeks.



Updated from previous review on 2016-12-27

Pros: Delicious food, Menu items that are hard to find, Incredibly friendly staff

Cons: None

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Very expensive but good food - Edit

$16 for a burger and $2 extra for cheese making it $18 for a burger! I mean this place is expensive !!
I also felt that they put too much oil in their food.
But I liked the taste overall.

Pros: Tasty food, Good variety

Cons: Very expensive, Food is a bit too oily

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Overall very nice - Edit

Seating area is a little cramped but it's a city so what can you expect? I liked the atmosphere here. The food was very good and well presented, but most items on the menu contain mushrooms and neither I nor my partner like mushrooms. So I'm sure the food would be fantastic for someone who does! Overall a nice place but not for us.

Pros: good food

Cons: but mushroomy

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Great food, but... - Edit

My family really likes the food here, especially the Mackin Cheeze and desserts. Service is friendly, if a tad slow. But the parking in downtown New Brunswick is near impossible. Veganized is also pricey for casual dining. And the biggest drawback for us is the creepy old-time circus pictures all over the restaurant. Sepia-toned contortionists, clowns, and Siamese twins, oh my. Creeeeeepy.

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