• Whole in the Wall

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Established in 1980, the diverse menu marks which dishes are vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free. Live music sometimes. NOTE: Currently Friday and Saturday 11am-8pm, takeout or inhouse. Other days one can visit the store with vegan options by appointment. Call or text 607 722-0537. Open Fri-Sat 11:00am-8:00pm.

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10 Reviews

First Review by MrsMaggie


Points +130

02 Jun 2022

Good, but simple

The food is yummy, but don’t expect this place to be trendy. Tastes more like grandma’s cooking (which is always delicious!) rather than a restaurant



Points +43

05 Jun 2021

Fantastic food, ridiculous wait

Funky and tiny joint that has fed many famous musicians with a healthy and diverse menu and plenty of vegan choices. We arrived before 7 to an empty cafe and were asked if we had a reservation. We did not but they sat us anyway. They did turn away a couple that came afterwards and asked them to return in an hour. There was one cook and one server. We waited a significant amount of time for our food. It took us almost 2 hours from the time we walked in and we ate very quickly because we needed to get back on the road. I think most locals order takeout or plan to hang out for a long time. All that being said, the food was absolutely incredible and I really want to (plan ahead and) stop again on the way home.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , amazing food, Healthy dishes

Cons: Small portions with no included sides, obscenely long wait for food


Points +16

27 Oct 2019

Amazing vegan options

Loved the place, food was amazing, the stir fry with tofu and tempeh was incredible. Not greasy or oily. Super well balanced flavor. They also had vegan cookies, pie and icecream!!!!! Will totally come back

Pros: Several vegan options including pie and cookies!!!


Points +172

07 Apr 2019

lots of options

food was very good!! went with my non vegan friends & we all loved it:-) many options & could make almost the whole menu vegan


Points +2104

29 Sep 2018

Just ok

I had stir fried veges over brown rice and J had hummus pita.

Over-priced on both counts.

Service was really slow which was too bad because we were on a road trip and didn’t have an hour to waste.

People were very nice.

It seemed that most of not all of the people in the restaurant were vegan and I would expect that they could update their menu with more vegan entrees since it is hard to find vegan food. There are a lot of other places to go in Binghamton that have better choices.

Once again, the people were very nice and I hope they upgrade their vegan choices.

Pros: Tasty, Nice folks

Cons: Limited vegan options , Over-priced, Service was very slow;We didn’t have a lot of time


Points +92

12 Feb 2018

time to upgrade

I enjoyed this place when it was the only place in town with vegan options. However they have not upgraded their vegan options with the times. Stuck in 1980s vegan options, ie; replace cheese with tofu, replace sour cream with tofu. Don’t get me wrong the food is alright. The dessert is a must though.

Pros: had vegan options since day one

Cons: stuck on those day one options.


Points +40

31 Aug 2017

Awesome Vegan and Vegetarian Options

This restaurant has a great variety of Vegan and Vegetarian options, along with non-veg options for those who eat meat and dairy. We come up here every year to visit family, and will most definitely be back! The Whole Enchilada was spicy and delicious, and the Steamed Vegetables with Tamari Ginger sauce was perfectly complemented with tofu and tempeh.
You do not want to miss the vegan peanut butter pie!! ❤️


Points +116

08 Sep 2016

Diverse Vegan Options!

The menu has 20+ vegan options and everything is labeled well for vegan, vegan available, and gluten free. I tried the fresh miso soup and the "whole" enchilada.
The soup had raw spinach, a very flavorful broth, and fresh tofu. The enchilada was beautiful! A mountain of sprouts, fresh spinach and tomatoes topped this lovely dish. I loved the enchilada sauce and went with double black bean instead of tofu.
My next visit, I would like to try either the MidEast plate or the stir fried veggies :-) they also serve almond milk with coffee and have vegan desserts, ice cream, and cookies.


Points +34

23 Jul 2008

Cute, delicious, little place

A true "whole" in the wall, little, peaceful place. Very tasty items on the menu, great dinner platters, absolutely incredible PESTO! they are known for their pesto and ship it nationally, and for good reason! Love this place!

Pros: very Veg-friendly, Wide range of menu, Little, quiet, calm


Points +102

30 Jun 2008

Not bad.

This place is cute. Has about 5 dishes Vegan's can choose from. It's good for a quick lunch. The Dinner's are pretty good, but nothing special for the money.

Pros: Vegan Friendly , Omni can Enjoy it,

Cons: Little food for money, Not a lot of vegan deserts


24 Dec 2016

Hi MrsMaggie. Next time you come I encourage you to take another look at our menu. We actually have quite a bit more than 5 vegan options, and the menu is coded for them. In addition, there are other items that can be made vegan on request.

I am the owner, and I'm a nutritional consultant. We go to great lengths to prepare everything separately to ensure your vegan meal truly is vegan.

Our chocolate peanut butter pie is so delicious that we don't tell our non vegan customers it's vegan, because then they won't like it :) We also have a variety of vegan cookies. And we also make a vegan pesto we sell in containers.

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