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Posted by AP on 04/12/2009
As a long time patron of VP2, I can fairly say that this is my favorite vegetarian food EVER. I've tried pretty much everything on the menu over the years, and the only ridiculously poor items are the seafood ones, and that's only because anything "ocean flavored" to begin with is bound to go bad. The other subpar thing on the menu is the hostess! I see someone below mentioned her, and I'll agree that her foul attitude and poor customer service has made me regret eating there before, despite otherwise fantastic service. Word to you, Mole Woman- don't mistreat your longtime paying customers and stop warding off new ones! The food is top notch!
Posted by Stacey on 02/19/2009
Based on some of the reviews I have read already, you must see the place first and understand that you are in new york! We are a crowded city and most of our restaurants are small. With that being said, eating with people is considered the best way to get to know people and in Vegetarian Paradise, one of the coziest restaurants you sit close enough to people to make a friend while out for brunch or on your first date. The food is absolutely delicious. If you go, you must try their Soul chicken, it looks like chicken but it tastes better. I am a carnivore and I actually like VP2's food better than any meat. The patrons may not be the most attentive but understand that they are working in a small space in the middle of the Village, an area of NYC that definitely never sleeps and is always busy. I usually get the mango "chicken", which if you are dining in, is served to you in a halved hollowed out mango, stuffed with onions, peppers, sliced mango and "chicken" sauteed in the sweet mango sauce.
Posted by Oscar on 02/12/2009
I was looking forward to eating here because of the reviews about the food on Yelp.com. But when my girlfriend and I came in, we were berated about leaving their door open (which stayed open since they need to fix it). Then the hostess told us to "go ahead" and take our seats in the most dismissive, commanding and rude way I've ever heard anyone say those two words. She didn't even look at us, she just gestured at the table and barked her command as she walked back to the reception booth. I couldn't believe we were spoken to like - and for no reason - so we left! The table was a two seater, between two other identical tables that were *at most* a foot away on either side. The online reviews weren't lying in stating you'd be seating REALLY close to other guests...almost like you're out dining with them. Would have liked to tried their food, but now that's never going to happen - if a place can't provide a base level of respect it is bound to lose customers. I went back in to courteously explain to the hostess why she lost our business, and she insensitively and mockingly asked me "am i hurting you?"
Posted by Anonymous on 01/29/2009
This is a fantastic restaurant - I've been here many times and everything I've had has been great. I especially love the blueberry/apple pie with vanilla ice cream, it's definitely a must at the end of the meal!
Posted by west villager on 12/12/2008
This is the best vegetarian place in the neighborhood. The owner and staff are very courteous. Price and portion are reasonable. Don't miss out this paradise!
Posted by McLovin on 08/20/2008
great food here...I ordered the sesame chicken with brown rice...a little disappointed with the "chicken"..but otherwise the sauce and vegetables made it amazing
Posted by Anonymous on 08/14/2008
I was ordering over the phone and the lady i spoke to was rude and was no help whatsoever.