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Posted by RGC on 02/19/2009
In a word- amazing. You have to wonder how much oil is in the food to make it taste this good. Their curried dishes are really good, especially the ones with meat substitutes. The everyday special for $6 is a great deal and their juices are delicious, though fairly pricey, ($3.50-5.50)
Posted by HarlemFoodieGal on 09/30/2008
I decided to try this place b/c I go to their partner restaurants on 135th and 166th, which I love. The food is good. Their soy meats are unbelieveable, which they have in common with their partner restaurants, but the sides are a bit lack-luster. The collard greens were relatively lacking in flavor and the chickpeas were undercooked. Plus, the service is not good at all. The woman behind the counter seemed annoyed when I asked her what the various dishes were, even though they were not labeled and there were no signs so aside from guessing I don't know how I would be expected to know. The carrot cake was inedible.
Posted by Kerneta on 07/07/2008
I am from Antigua( caribbean). I visit New York every year, and stay in Queens. As often as I can, I venture ti Harlem just to sample the great tasting, unique, nutritous food from theUptown Juice Bar. The memories of the place stays with me until I visit New York a year later. I wish I had a restaurant close to me that serves food of variety such as this one. Can`t say how much I love it.
Posted by Asilkwah on 05/01/2008
The food is by far the best I've had in a long while. I use to be strickly vegetarian, now eating fish, chicken, and turkey but if I lived closer to Harlem I would surely reconsider being a full veggie again! The food seems to actually melt in your mouth, with great flavor. I will continue to take the hike from Brooklyn to Harlem.
Posted by ny_teacher on 07/13/2007
I've been going to the Uptown Juice Bar since I moved to NY in 2000. Love the food and the people - the Trini owners are cool, and I've met some amazing, righteous people there. Aside from the daily offerings on the hot bar (love the pumpkin, faux chicken wings, ), the soups are GREAT, as are the veggie wraps, veggie burgers, fish cakes, and the patties and muffins in the glass case. And, of course, there are the juices. Everything from wheat grass to green juice to fruits and sea moss...the smoothies make a great snack too. The seating area is a little cramped, but there is cool artwork by Sir Shadow all over the walls. Can't recommend this place enough. It is and always has been my favorite veggie restaurant in New York.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/23/2007
I was surprised to see this place in Harlem right around the corner from me, but I find that it's pretty good. They have big portions...so my one meal actually turned out to be two meals worth of food. I am glad to see that this place is well-trafficked by the locals.
Posted by moyesii on 02/14/2007
All 100% vegan to boot. The barbecue soy drumsticks are by far the best mock meat I've ever tasted. There is an overwhelming variety of menu options -- ethnic and American staples, including yummy chickpeas, collard greens, curried potatoes, brown rice, stuffed peppers, many styles of mock meats -- which makes it hard to choose. But since all of the entrees are wholesome and tasty, you can't go wrong. And you get a whopping 4 options if you order a large plate. Also, the servings are very generous. Uptown Juice Bar will definitely fill you up, and unlike other vegetarian places that overcompensate for their meatless cuisine with fake, questionable ingredients, the food at Uptown Juice Bar doesn't make you feel queasy afterwards. But I hesitate to call it health food, because it's just real, delicious food the way it's supposed to be prepared. I think Michael Pollan would not object! And you can have your cake and eat it too! Their deserts are mouthwatering amazing! My favorite is the pineapple upside down cake, which is sweet and moist, light and fluffy. In flavor and texture alone, their deserts rival the best stuff I haven't tried their juices yet, but my goal is to keep coming back and eventually try everything on the menu. It might take me a few years!