VLife

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348 7th Ave, New York City, New York, USA, 10001

Est. 2014, this little shop and juice bar offers primarily takeaway with a couple seats for eating-in. Menu features veggie burgers and faux meat wraps, salads, sandwiches, bubble tea, smoothies, and fresh juices. Located two blocks away from Penn station. Open Mon-Fri 9:00am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Fast food, Juice bar, Delivery, Take-out, Kosher

45 Reviews

First Review by mcashman1984

VLife was good - Edit

The eggplant wrap was good

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I had high hopes - Edit

I wish the food was fresher, if higher quality, and overall just tasted better. I’d honestly give VLife one star is the app allowed.

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on the go! - Edit

Big flavour! Keep ur eyes out, easily missed!

Pros: filling , fresh

Cons: small venue

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Fav drop in - Edit

My go to spot every time I visit NYC, the staff is friendly, fast service, and most importantly delicious food!! I love the eggplant extraordinaire!

Updated from previous review on 2017-11-04

Cons: none

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counter service - Edit

It is a nice place and I enjoyed my happy hummus wrap and green juice but it came to just under $20.

Pros: food and juice were tasty and fresh

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excellent sliver of a place - Edit

I got a Cajun wrap to go -- fast -- the place is narrow small -- stepped out -- took a bite. Delicious.
Ate 1/2. Yum!!!!!
I need a real space to relax and a bathroom and this is not that kind of place but good food.

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Delicious & close to Penn Station - Edit

I had the avocado quesadilla with a side of BBQ sauce. It was very tasty and filling. I also had the mango smoothie which was also delicious. The next time I'm in town I will definitely be back!

Pros: 100% vegan, close to Penn Station

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Delicious take away food! - Edit

I had the avocado quesadilla...very yummy, would definitely go back.

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Not Bad - Edit

I had a carne/sweet plaintain/brown rice dish (the plantains were supposed to be green according to the menu, but the yellow ones they used added a nice sweetness). It was pretty good, but was something I'd expect to be served in a pie tin by a street vendor. I love cheap food, but not when it has an expensive price tag attached to it...this dish should have been around $7 for the quality and portion and it was around $11 . But it was pretty good. I also tried bubble tea for the first time (passion fruit). I really enjoyed it. They use plastic utensils and disposable cups for eat-in orders, with a non-disposable plate. Not very environmentally friendly (like so many vegan establishments, unfortunately), and I hope they improve that in the near future.

Pros: Good bubble tea, Good menu options

Cons: Plastic disposable dishwear

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All you need is BBQ SEITAN - Edit

.....Seriously. The best BBQ seitan ever. My husband got their crispy mushrooms and he swears it's the best he's ever had. I popped in for a quick bite while waiting for my Lyft from the train station and I couldn't get enough! I came back around to try some more food for dinner later in the day but unfortunately each of the 3 tables was full. What was disappointing was everybody was finished with their meal and were in no rush to leave so we couldn't stay to really enjoy an order. To top it off, they had run out of their BBQ seitan. Like, what? We ended up getting their fries and drum sticks to eat quickly at a nearby Starbucks before our train back home.
3 on the really good food.

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Awesome food! - Edit

Every time I stop the hardest decision I have to make is to order just one item... love everything I've ever ordered from wraps to sandwhiches to wings. Can't go wrong here!

Pros: Wings , Sandwhiches

Cons: Small space

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delicious! - Edit

I ordered a brown rice Kung pao. I found the flavours great and the serving size was great, not too big or too small. There were a couple of seats but not many. I think people must take away more often than not. The staff were nice too. Recommend.

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Nice concept and good food - Edit

This place offers many decent choices for a quick bite. I tried the cheese, avocado and steak sandwich and a quesadilla. Both were good and proposed at a fair price. I also took a piece of cake I really enjoyed. I apreciated the concept of the restaurant and will definitely go back if in the area. The place is small so it's better to take away.

Pros: good food, various choices, friendly staff

Cons: small

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Fantastic food! Try the (vegan) shrimp salad! - Edit

The shrimp and caramelised walnut salad is to die for. So tasty! Small cafe with only a few tables, but don't let that put you off - the food is great (and convenient if you have to catch a train from Penn)!

Updated from previous review on 2016-11-11

Pros: Great food

Cons: None

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Best burger I've had in NYC - Edit

I've tried several vegan burgers in NYC, and the one I tried in VLife was clearly the best (and the others were amazing too!). I clearly recommend this place, with a large choice of food.
I just tried in once but I might come (too) often!

Cons: The place is just next to my appartment... I'm gon

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Vegan fast food, pretty yummy - Edit

VLife is a small little cafe resturant with very limited seating, it is best for those doing take out.

I really enjoyed their bubble tea (thai tea flavor) and it was really sweet and flavorful, really vibrant orange (don't wear white while drinking it!)

We ordered two dishes, I don't remember the names. One was a white sauce and tofu, rice, and veggie dish. Honestly the sauce was basically vegan mayo- if that wasn't the primary ingredient I would be suprised. The veggies didn't seem to go with the dish that well(romaine lettuce and tomato slices I think, and large pieces of onion). Think of it as a deconstructed tofu veggie sandwich with a may sauce and no bread. The dish itself may not be a problem, it may just be I wasn't expecting this from what I read on the menu so keep that in mind.

The dish my mom ordered was I think teriyaki or a brown sauce with green beans and fake chicken. Really good veggie chicken and the dish was very yummy. If I go back I would order her dish or try something else. They have a pretty nice little menu so I'd be willing to go back and try something else.

The place was pretty crowded and you don't have a lot of time to decide what you want so if you think it will take a bit take a menu and try to get out of the way, the line does move pretty fast but it seemed to be pretty long. We ordered around lunch on a week day, but not prime lunch time.

I would go back here, I just would not order the dish I ordered the first time again. It really is more of a fast food small cafe style place. They got our food together very fast and we were lucky enough to get a table by the time they had it ready to go (we asked for take out).

I can't remember how eco friendly the take out dishes themselves were, they appear to be some type of plastic so if that is an issue for you- you might want to do your best to eat in.

The staff were also pretty friendly. It definately feels like it caters to a younger crowd and they do know how to cook. I think my dish was just a bit of a miss.

Proportions did seem a little small for the cost and it being fast food. Mostly I wish I had ordered more or knew how much to expect when I ordered, but for being vegan and in NYC it is probably fair priced. (I'm not from NYC so I don't actually know what is normal or not for non-vegan or vegan food).

Pros: Yummy bubble tea, Nice asian/american fast-mostly healthy food, Fast

Cons: Wish there was just a bit more food for price, Wish menu was a little more specific for sauces, Wish the veggies in rice bowl were chopped smaller

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Good food - Edit

I liked the food I had here... it was tasty. Pricey, but tasty. The leechi (sp) bubble tea was like water with tapioca pearls...not enough flavor at all. Maybe just a one time thing. I'd go back.

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great first impression - Edit

Never been here since I'm from CT, but needed a quick bite in a vegan place before a concert at MSG. This was the closest place and it was a good choice. I had the eggplant wrap and it was delicious! The mango bubble tea was also very good. Good choice for me.

Cons: very small, not many tables to eat in. but that's

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great juices and they have kombucha!! - Edit

great place in local spot

Pros: lots of food options

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Good for a quick bite - Edit

I've been to VLife a few times now and the food is pretty good and consistent. I've tried various dishes, the quesadillas being my favorite so far. As others have mentioned, this place is big on mock meat and cheeses. Also, this place is so far the only restaurant I know of that has vegan bubble tea!

Pros: Vegan bubble tea, Friendly staff

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squishy quesadilla - Edit

I went there once and had a quesadilla and a white pretzel brownie. The quesadilla was extremely squishy and a mess to eat. It had some soy protein on it that I absolutely did not like and I will steer clear of anything with soy protein at this joint on future visits. The brownie was just alright. The cream on top was way too much and I didn't find the pretzel to be too fitting taste-wise; it also made the brownie so much harder to eat. I was expecting something different, maybe with pretzel bits and white chocolate chips, but it was just a regular brownie with that decoration. The presentation of the food was not very nice, and the place was not that great to eat in. I might need to try it again though.

Pros: Fast, Good portion size

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Amazing - Edit

Hands down the best food for the price. Small, but there's room to sit. Food is exactly cooked to perfection.

Pros: amazing food , friendly staff, clean environment

Cons: tiny place

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Very nice take out - Edit

The place is REALLY small, but very friendly and welcoming, the staff know their stuff about allergies and intolerances. Nice decor, nice menu!

Pros: fast, cheap, real veggies, non gmo

Cons: uber small but who cares with take out..

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delicious - Edit

I love the fact they offer 100% vegan food and smoothies! Also they have a great variety of gluten free dishes. Vegan not always means healthy but here you get fresh cooked food that tastes super yummie!!!

Pros: Good value, delicious , vegan and gluten free option

Cons: nothing to complain about (-:

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It is what it is - Edit

My husband came here because we wanted something fairly cheap before we dropped $50 at a karaoke bar. This was the cheapest all vegan place in the area. I was not 100% sold on our meal, and most of the menu is centered around mock meats in a western style dish (burgers, sandwiches, etc) We don't mind this type of dining, but I can see why some vegans would be very disappointed. The food was okay, nothing earth shattering. The seating wasn't the greatest, better than a Chinese take out. The walls were white with bright green circles decals. There were about 3 table to seat at, but it seemed most of their business was take out. It got the job done, and I think I would come back again if we are in that area of NYC.

Pros: Cheap for NYC, Good location, Large selection

Cons: Mostly mock meats

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Good but could use more - Edit

I went to VLife twice during my trip to NYC. The menu has a lot of options and the food is good. It just was not quite enough. Both times I found myself hoping for a little something more. A little more excitement. Or a little more flavor. After eating I was left with the feeling that my meal was incomplete.

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Awesome - Edit

We were visiting New York for New Years and found this awesome little spot within walking distance to our hotel. Smoothies for breakfast twice in a row and would've been three but they closed on New Years day and we were saddened! Also tried a couple different breakfast sandwiches which we loooved! Try it!

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