Angelica Kitchen

Angelica Kitchen

The Angelica Kitchen is an institution.  It has been in existence since 1976.  You can’t say that about too many places in NYC; at least not on the restaurant scene.  And since it is vegetarian, they have been practicing sustainability and seasonal ingredients the entire time.  Imagine that. As far as atmosphere goes, eh, there really isn’t any. So we have an institution with no atmosphere. The bigger challenge is the vegetarian part.  I, like … Continue reading

Souen Soho

Souen Soho

It’s hard to say how many hundred times I have passed this lovely little place. Souen Soho has prime real estate, a sunny space, and it is a macrobiotic vegetarian restaurant. Ah, no wonder I passed! I am always looking for a place with cocktails :). On this freezing day I sat in the window and peeled off the layers down to my t-shirt. I got sunburn on my chest while enjoying my extremely fresh … Continue reading

Gobo

We aren’t usually big vegetarian restaurant fans. I prefer vegetables to ‘fake meat’ proteins. However, in this instance they had some very interesting proteins that were well prepared and tasted good. The majority of their dishes are prepared with one of the below 5 proteins: konnyaku – pressed Japanese root vegetable flour with a crisp chewy texture nori – thin sheets of dry, roasted sea vegetables with a nutty flavor rich in Vitamin A seitan … Continue reading