Angelica Kitchen, NYC

Published April 4, 2011 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

Anytime I’m in NYC, you can bet I will be making at least one stop at Angelica Kitchen. (Read my previous review here.) It’s a fantastic macrobiotic, vegan place near Union Square, and it’s always awesome. In fact, the biggest problem I have every time I go there is NOT ordering the Sam or I sandwich, which is absolutely amazing. This time though, I was able to curb the urge and try something new, and I’m so glad that I did.

The Saturday norimaki…

Rolled vegetable sushi, served with wasabi, pickled ginger& lemon-shoyu dipping sauce (ingredients vary daily) 6 Pieces $8 / 9 Pieces $11.50

Kass wasn’t feeling so hot, so she didn’t partake in the sushi, but here is a pic of  her lovely sprout salad!

Mixed Sprout Salad… A refreshing toss of snow pea shoots, sunflower sprouts & seeds, and mint; mixed with cabbage, daikon & carrots in a cool mint vinaigrette. Adorned with toasted peanuts, onion sprouts & watercress. $8.75

Here’s the marinated tofu sandwich. I’ve had it before and it is delicious, but I still prefer the Sam or I sandwich. The picture doesn’t really do the tastiness justice.

Marinated Tofu Sandwich… Lemon herbed baked tofu layered with roasted vegetables, a smear ofparsley-almond pesto & lettuce. Served on choice of mixed grain orspelt bread. $8.75

And now onto my AWESOME selection! : D

Olé Man Seitan… Homemade seitan & roasted vegetable mix folded into a warmwhole wheat tortilla; dressed with spicy traditional mole sauce (peanuts & chocolate), & lime-jalapeño tofu sour cream;garnished with pimento. $14.50

This was incredibly good, and HUGE. The seitan had a great texture and the filling was really flavorful. It was just fantastic.

For dessert, Kass and I split one of their spelt fig newtons. It was subtly sweet and about double the size of a regular fig newton. With desserts it’s best to leave your cravings for sugar and fat laden sweets for another place. Their desserts are generally “healthy” tasting, so just expect that.

I should also mention that they don’t serve coffee or alcohol either, but it IS a BYOB place with no corking fee. So you’re more than welcome to bring whatever intoxicating libation you prefer. We didn’t, but I saw one table with what looked like a nice 6 pack of specialty beer.

Definitely check out Angelica Kitchen if you’re in the area. And try their awesome cornbread too! They have three different kinds!

Angelica Kitchen only accepts cash and is located at 300 East 12th Street, open daily from 11:30 am to 10:30 pm.

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