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Posted by nycfoodie on 04/06/2010
I've given this place a try twice now. Once at the height of lunch hour and again during the late afternoon when only about 25% of the tables were occupied. First, the food: for lunch we ordered two of the salads and an order of the chickpea fries. The salads are nothing special and terrifically overpriced. The chickpea fries were outstanding and hot. In the afternoon meal I ordered the raw entree, a "sushi" roll, that the seaweed was so chewy on I nearly gagged. The flavors in the filling were good however. The problem is the nonexistent service. If telepathy is a way to ask for a table and then order food, then this is the place for you. Walking in, it looks like there might be a lot of people working there, but perhaps they are on some sort of bliss drug as they all seem to float around and not look at any of the customers. This was both at the busy lunch hour and the slow afternoon. Same number of employees in random outfits (nothing to designate them as working there except their spaced out looks), same lack of service. -Peace, NYCFoodie
Posted by anonymous on 02/05/2010
Best sandwiches ever! I've tried the seitan panini and the mushroom panini and I can't wait to go back and try the rest of the menu. Unlike some reviews, I had absolutely no issues with the service - both times the staff were attentive and pleasant.
Posted by anonymous on 01/27/2010
We order from Peacefood often. The food is great. With that said..... We placed a delivery order and after an hour, called to see why the food hadn't arrived. They didn't offer an answer except "uh, uh, I don't know." We called back and spoke to the manager who told us that it's a risk you take when you order take out. We asked why they don't inform customers of an hour wait time for delivery. The manager stated that kitchens get backed up and these things just happen. They would offer no compensation other than further argument. Peacefood has a great menu with quality food. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for their hired managers who become belligerent when issues arise.
Posted by AshleyO on 01/13/2010
My friend and I came in from Connecticut with our babies to go to the Children's Museum of Manhattan, right around the corner from Peacefood. We brought our two whiny, hungry babies into the Cafe and we were greeted warmly, and our server could not have been nicer. Sitting right across from us was an actor who is about to be nominated for an Academy Award, and we were treated with just as much kindness and attention as his table. The vegetable plate starter was clean, crisp, and the squash (both chayote and acorn) had a depth of flavor that was simple and light. I had the seitan panin which was a slight bit salty for my taste, but the panko crust was crisp and light, and the homemade foccacia bread was substantial and perfectly toasted. I had a light, tart, and not too sweet lemon cake for dessert and brought home yummy chocolate dipped macaroons for the husband, while my friend's Blondie was just "YUM!!!". Our babies made a holy racket and left a terrible mess but everyone in the Cafe (patrons and waitstaff) was pleasant, happy, and very accommodating. I will definitely be returning next time I go to CMOM!
Posted by UWSVegetarian on 01/10/2010
Just ordered delivery from Peacefood the other night. It came very promptly! Both soups we ordered were delicious. The salad - fluffy quinoa - was a little chintzy on the quinoa and also there was no avocado (which the menu said it should have). Tasted great overall - but the quinoa/avocado shortage made it less than filling. The chickpea fries were delicious - even survived the delivery with some good crispness, however I bet they are even more delicious order in the restaurant. The bottom line - I found Peacefood to be a great new vegetarian option on the UWS. One suggestion Peacefood: please consider ditching the plastic takeout containers for the paper ones and using biodegradable cutlery.
Posted by Greeneater on 01/02/2010
I've been here several times now and tried several items on the menu. Everything was fresh and delicious. I was surprised at how filling the meals were. I could not finish the chick pea fries which were so good. I just tried the veggie tempura - yum. The soups are absolutely the best around. I haven't had better here in the City. Best of all are the pastries. Cupcakes, brownies, etc. Fast becoming my neighborhood favorite.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/19/2009
Being a vegan, I was thrilled to stumble upon this new little gem. The food is delicious and healthy vegan. I just had a cinnamin bun the other day. Amazing. The food is fresh and well-prepared. Try the chick pea fries and the curry soup. OMG. The best. The service needs some polishing but they are brand new so that will improve. Best part of all is that not one animal suffered for your meal. Isn't that enough to want to eat there!?