Tag Archives: East Village

Restaurant Review: Kajitsu

Kajitsu 414 East 9th Street (between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) East Village, Manhattan 212-228-4873 Vegiboys Rating (3.5/4) A restaurant’s ambition generally reaches no higher than to feed you well in a comfortable environment. Kajitsu shows what can be accomplished when a restaurant aspires to something entirely differ. Kajitsu’s dining room is clean and comfortable, […]
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Restaurant Review: Punjabi

Punjabi 114 East 1st Street (between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) East Village, Manhattan 212-533-3356 Vegiboys Rating (3/4) Punjabi is a narrow sliver of space, found half-underground on Houston Street across from the renowned Katz’s Delicatessen. As a claustrophobic hybrid of convenience store and eatery, don’t expect to find any bells and whistles in your dining […]
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A Last Call at Counter

Less a restaurant review than an early eulogy, we were sad to discover that vegetarian restaurant Counter will be closing this weekend. They had originally announced a closing back in March, but had postponed it often enough that we held out hopes that they were sticking around for the long term. Alas, it was not […]
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Restaurant Review: Dirt Candy

Dirt Candy 430 East 9th Street (between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) East Village, Manhattan 212-228-7732 Vegiboys Rating (3.5/4) Though Dirt Candy’s small East Village space rivals the size of a Manhattan studio apartment, the small, narrow dining room fails to deter the crowds; with only enough seating to manage about two dozen diners at […]
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Restaurant Review: Viva Herbal Pizzeria

Viva Herbal Pizzeria 179 2nd Avenue (between 11th Street and 12th Street) East Village, Manhattan 212-420-8801 Vegiboys Rating (2.5/4) New York City is no stranger to pizzerias, and Viva Herbal Pizzeria, located in the East Village just a short walk from Union Square, can easily be mistaken for any standard pizza joint, with the usual […]
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Restaurant Review: Caravan of Dreams

Caravan of Dreams 405 East 6th Street (between Avenue A and 1st Avenue) East Village, Manhattan 212-254-1613 Vegiboys Rating (3.5/4) Since 1991, Spanish expat Angel Moreno has been serving up seasonal, organic meals to the NYC community with his restaurant Caravan of Dreams. The restaurant’s unassuming exterior and the comfortably rustic dining room give great vibes […]
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Restaurant Review: Bhakti Café

NOTE: THIS RESTAURANT HAS CLOSED Bhatki Café 25 1st Avenue (between 1st Street and 2nd Street) East Village, Manhattan 212-253-6182 Vegiboys Rating (3/4) Within Bhakti Cafe lies an East Village oasis; a space with a mental and spiritual separation from the bustle of the surrounding neighborhood. The quiet and dignified atmosphere is reinforced with European […]
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Restaurant Review: Lan Café

Lan Café 342 East 6th Street (between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue) East Village, Manhattan 212-228-8325 Vegiboys Rating (3/4) As the sole representative of Vietnamese cuisine for the NYC vegetarian restaurant scene, Lan Café deserves consideration from any vegi-friendly visitors to the East Village. The restaurant follows the flavors and ingredients of southern Vietnamese cooking, […]
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Restaurant Review: 14 Carrots

NOTE: THIS RESTAURANT HAS REOPENED UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP. THE NAME HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM CURLY’S TO 14 CARROTS, THOUGH THEY HAVE MAINTAINED THE SAME MENU. 14 Carrots 328 East 14th Street (between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue) East Village, Manhattan 917-563-3186 Vegiboys Rating (3/4) The story of Curly’s begins as a New Hampshire diner in […]
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Restaurant Review: Hummus Place

Hummus Place 305 Amsterdam Avenue (between 74th Street and 75th Street) Upper West Side, Manhattan 212-799-3335 2608 Broadway (between 98th Street and 99th Street) Upper West Side, Manhattan 212-222-1554 71 7th Avenue South (at Bleeker Street) Greenwich Village, Manhattan 212-924-2022 109 Saint Mark’s Place (between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) East Village, Manhattan 212-529-9198 Vegiboys […]
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