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Posted by NYCdiner on 01/14/2007
There are many places with a fixed price brunch, but this one is definitely one of the best. I had the polenta (which came with perfectly seasoned veggies and chili) and my brother had the pancakes (with tempeh). Both were delicious. The perfect combination of protein and carbs, and so flavorful. Each meal also came with a great salad, coffee and choice of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice or sangria. The atmosphere was also perfect- very cozy, and there was a little jazz trio playing. Highly recommended!
Posted by richie b on 09/14/2006
I've been a vegan since '84 and have eaten at countless vegetarian restaurants throughout the country and the world. This one isn't even among the best in the borough of Manhattan. Simply put, the food is bland and overpriced.
Posted by Vegan Chiclets on 09/12/2006
Great food, kind and funky service, and the kind of atmosphere where people just linger, without the hot breath of the manager looking to turn over the table. And its great value - every time I go, I end up with enough food for the next day. Its a huge and ever changing menu, and I've never had a dish that wasn't delish. The miso soup is a great starter (after all those little Japanese spots, I never realized how good it could be), the Sea Vegetable salad is awesome, as was the roast polenta. My dining companion loves the grilled banana for dessert - a testimonial to simplicity. The tea selection is also yummy.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/08/2006
I ate there this past friday and thought the food and service was great. I had the sea vegetable salad with balsamic shiitake dressing, and the hummus/pesto zattar. Today i felt like repeating the order and went to pick it up. What a waste of time and money! I also had to wait for about 10 more minutes because the very girl that i'd placed the order with on the phone neglected to tell the chef that i wanted no olive oil on it, so he had to make another one while i waited. No problem. When i get back to my office, i was so disappointed! The salad was very small for its price, most of the lettuce had brown on it, and there was far too much raw garlic on it. Plus, the dressing was not what i ordered. Such a let down after a nice experience on Friday. Will never order takeout or delivery again.
Posted by zorgclyde on 06/28/2006
I went with some friends after someone recommended it. We were not disappointed. Our waitress was very friendly without being obtrusive, and the service fast and efficient. I ordered a Caravan feast, but requested a soup instead of salad. The butternut soup was decent, but I really love the grilled polenta. The serving size was huge and food was good, though the veggies need some extra sauce. My friends ordered something from live foods, the best of which being the cold thai soup. The Italian meatball dish has these really tasty balls that taste like a better fresher version of falafel, but i should say that dish isn't for the very hungry. Overall, we had a good time. The food is good, the vegetables are very fresh, and the service impeccable.
Posted by Burnsey on 03/29/2006
A recent visit to Manhattan found me staying near Caravan of Dreams. After my first meal, I returned two more times, and must say, I was thrilled to be able to eat as well as I did, be treated like family, and not totally bust my wallet open each time I walked in to eat. A great experience, especially for those who care about the food they consume. i recommend it highly, and i have been in the food business a long time to know what a well run restaurant looks like.
Posted by KublaKhan on 01/15/2006
I'd lived around the corner for about a year. A vegetarian friend was over (i've been a vegetarian since '88) so we went with two other people. Nobody liked their food BUT everybody liked what I ordered, from a shake to a salad appetizer to my main course (and sorry, i forget what i ordered!) This was the most delicious food I've ever had in any restaurant even when I wasn't a vegetarian. My God. I think about the meal constantly. I haven't gone back because it wound up being expensive and I just can't afford it. Some of the other people had dishes with seaweed (which really is an aquired taste - not mine) so maybe that's why they weren't as thrilled with their meals. Atmosphere was nice but sit in the front, not the rear of the joint where they put 'us' - the lound ones. You'll feel like you're at the kid's table at Thanksgiving dinner. I wish I could remember what I ordered.