• Vegan Field Report NYC: Angelica Kitchen

    April 20th, 2011quarrygirlmore restaurants (not LA), NYC

    hey, folks! time for another field report from lindsay of Cook. Vegan. Lover. lindsay’s previous review caused quite the debate, and i just wanna say that we support her here on QG. check out her latest field report about a restaurant i’ve always wanted to hit up in NYC.

    Recently the Hubz and I finally made it to Angelica Kitchen, a restaurant that has been on my “To Try” list for years. We met up with my girlfriend Cate for lunch at noon which was perfect timing because the place filled up quickly and within 20 minutes there was a long waiting list. It took a while or us to make a decision as to what we wanted to get because there are so many really yummy sounding dishes on the menu…

    Angelica Cornbread: Rustic, whole grain slice (wheat free) $2

    To start the Hubz and I ordered the Angelica Cornbread (pictured above), a wheat free cornbread that I have heard raving reviews about on a number of blogs. Now this is not your traditionally fluffy cornbread, it is dense and filled with whole grains. It is really delicious and worth the raving about. We also ordered a side of the miso tahini spread to go with it; it was good but the cornbread would have been fine on it’s own.

    Tofu with a Chickpea Miso Sauce, Veggies, Quinoa Pilaf and an Asian Guacamole. $16

    For my main dish I decided to go with the special of the day which was tofu with a chickpea miso sauce, veggies, quinoa pilaf and an Asian guacamole. I thought that the dish was really good and I loved the Asian guacamole; then again I love anything with avocado. Although the dish was really tasty and made with high quality ingredients I have to say at $16 the dish was a little pricey for what I got but oh well it was still delicious and (almost) worth it.

    Thai Mee Up: All Raw – delicate strands of daikon radish, butternut squash & carrot dressed with Thai tahini sauce, garnished with garlic-lemon marinated kale. $7.25

    The Hubz went with the Thai Me Up entree which is An All Raw Entree – delicate strands of daikon radish, butternut squash & carrot, on a bed of garlic-lemon marinated kale, dressed with Thai tahini sauce. This dish was absolutely incredible and I am so jealous that I didn’t get it. We both really loved the noodles and the sauce but the star was the garlic-lemon marinated kale; it was incredible. This is a dish that I would recommend you order whether as the entree or the smaller appetizer version.

    Warm Roasted Vegetable Salad: A seasonal selection of roasted vegetables tossed with arugula in a balsamic vinaigrette. Garnished with garlic crostini spread with creamy hummus. $12.75

    Cate ordered the Warm Roasted Vegetable Salad A seasonal selection of roasted vegetables tossed with arugula in a balsamic vinaigrette and garnished with garlic crostini spread with creamy hummus. I only tried a small bite of one of the veggies which was really tasty so I can’t really tell you overall how the dish was but lets just say there wasn’t anything left when Cate was done. Cate also got a soy chai tea which she raved about and went back for seconds.

    Overall this has easily become one of my favorite restaurants in NYC; I think that the price can be a little high for everyday eating but it is a great spot to visit when you are in the city. I am ready to head back and try everything else on the menu.

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  • I love Angelica Kitchen! I used to live in NYC and eat there often. Your review makes me wish I could eat there again!

  • Nice review! The food looks and sounds delicious, but yes, overpriced. Still, at least Angelica’s Kitchen doesn’t appear to be nearly as overpriced as SOME restaurants: Millenium in San Francisco, for instance. Oh, and Lindsay, I really am wondering if your friend Cate is Cate Blanchett. : )

  • Gauri Radha गौरी राधा

    That looks amazing.

  • YUM, I love Angelika’s kitchen but haven’t eaten there in 10 years or so 🙁

    Try their hijiki tofu sandwich next time… it’s amazing! 🙂

  • Sorry, I meant the Marinated Tofu sandwich (Sam or I is great too!)- There’s wicked Hijiki Tofu burger @ Dojo’s, got the two mixed up there!

  • I just went to Angelica Kitchen last weekend for the first time in YEARS (like, 10), and I’m pleased to say that it is better than ever.

    As Angela mentioned, the marinated tofu sandwich is AMAZING. I kind of wish I could have one for lunch every day. Also, the lentil walnut paté = YES.

    My husband had the dragon bowl and was less than impressed (he thought it was kinda bland and not very dragon-y), but I think that’s the exception. I went with five people, and everyone else loved their meals.

  • Was the incompetent pseudo-review of Pulse Café taken down? None of the links work (including the link at the top of this also-badly-written garbage).

    I’m glad to see the trash removed, but an apology is still needed.

  • the pulse review was removed only because it was featured on another blog, and we don’t like to cross-post. no apology necessary! 🙂

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