Tag Archives: Kips Bay

A Vegetarian Exploration of Kips Bay

The Manhattan neighborhood of Kips Bay holds some unexpected NYC gems, from the island’s last unpaved street (Broadway Alley from 26th to 27th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues) to the monumental brutalist architecure of Kips Bay Plaza (1st and 2nd Avenues from 30th to 33rd Streets). Kips Bay also holds an important place in […]
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Restaurant Review: Zen Kitchen Express

Zen Kitchen Express 34 Lexington Avenue (between 23rd Street and 24th Street) Kips Bay, Manhattan 212-979-7778 Vegiboys Rating (2.5/4) Zen Kitchen Express on Lexington Avenue stands as a sort of aftershadow of the late Zen Burger (the vegan fast food chain which disappeared from the city in 2009). The restaurant’s interior is sparsely decorated, but […]
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Restaurant Review: Vatan

Vatan 409 3rd Avenue (between 28th Street and 29th Street) Kips Bay, Manhattan 212-689-5666 Vegiboys Rating (3.5/4) We had never been to Vatan, and really had no expectations as we arrived for dinner. In retrospect though, its physical separation from the culinary heart of Little India is actually quite appropriate (being located on 3rd Avenue […]
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Restaurant Review: Chennai Garden

Chennai Garden 129 East 27th Street (between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue) Kips Bay, Manhattan 212-689-1999 Vegiboys Rating (3/4) With the highest concentration of vegetarian restaurants in the city, the Little India section of Kips Bay provides an overwhelming sea of dining choices. Distinguishing between them is not an easy undertaking; menus have nearly identical […]
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Restaurant Review: Saravanaa Bhavan

Saravanaa Bhavan 81 Lexington Avenue (at 26th Street) Kips Bay, Manhattan 212-679-0204 413 Amsterdam Avenue (between 79th Street and 80th Street) Upper West Side, Manhattan 212-721-7755 Vegiboys Rating (2.5/4) Saravanaa Bhavan is an Indian chain with a global presence, with outlets in the Mideast, UK, Asia, and North America. New York City’s branch is a […]
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Restaurant Review: Tiffin Wallah

Tiffin Wallah 127 East 28th Street (between Lexington Avenue and Park Avenue) Kips Bay, Manhattan 212-685-7301 Vegiboys Rating (3/4) Our quest to visit every one of the city’s vegetarian restaurants has us returning to the neighborhood of Little India regularly, with today’s review going to the adorable Tiffin Wallah. They’re located on 28th street off […]
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Restaurant Review: Pongal

Pongal 110 Lexington Avenue (between 27th Street and 28th Street) Kips Bay, Manhattan 212-696-9458 Vegiboys Rating (3/4) Having now visited three of the Lexington Avenue Little India restaurants as part of the Vegiboys project (Bhojan and Madras Mahal being the other two), it’s been fascinating to see the same retail space (always about a 20 […]
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Restaurant Review: Bhojan

Bhojan 102 Lexington Avenue (between 27th Street and 28th Street) Kips Bay, Manhattan 212-213-9615 Vegiboys Rating (3/4) As yet another addition to our collection of visited vegetarian restaurants with an underlying religious foundation, Bhojan is part of the Kips Bay vegi-Indian epicenter. Swami Saraswati, the late spiritual leader to whom the restaurant pays homage, appears […]
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Restaurant Review: Madras Mahal

Madras Mahal 104 Lexington Avenue (between 27th Street and 28th Street) Kips Bay, Manhattan 212-684-4010 Vegiboys Rating (2/4) Kips Bay is Manhattan’s Little India, and within a single block of the neighborhood exists an epic-center for vegetarian cuisine. No fewer than 7 vegetarian restaurants (not to mention countless vegi-friendly venues) can be found within yards […]
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