Champs Diner

4.6
43 Reviews
$30 and under
Vegan
Indulgent vegan comfort food and decadent desserts in a cool and casual retro diner setting.
Hailed for being one of the best vegan restaurants in NYC by Gotham Magazine, Greenpointers, VegOut, PETA, Thrillist, LiveKindly, and Eater!

Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, plant-based, or just veg-curious we'd love to have ya!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 43 people are saying
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angelgirl
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Champs is usually always great but we did wait an hour for our food to come out. Everyone seated after us got their food before us, so assuming our order wasn’t put in. They seemed to be understaffed, which is sadly the reality and I can understand, but it was disappointing to wait an hour on our food and then 30 mins on the check at a place I usually love.

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OpenTable Diner
Munich
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Champs! Always delicious! Miss some of the old menu items, but Covid, so I get it. Go!!

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AdamL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reuben was spectacular. Cheesecake hit the spot. Water was refreshed consistently, without us asking. Server was very nice. Cozy place to have a warm, mellow dinner on a cold, freezing night.

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vipSteveH
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great vegan diner! Terrific service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So incredible as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here. Food is amazing and the staff is always so so nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great, service is great, and cost is awesome!

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krystlew
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and awesome vegan options I never see in other places, made it hard to choose!

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HungryVegan
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious as always! Service was alittle slow.

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Lisa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a PERFECT first experience at Champs! There with 20 friends for a wedding celebration, we were treated to great service, friendly service ( and friendly customers sharing in our joy). The diner offers plenty of delicious options for vegans and one-time vegans alike. Thank you!

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JanelK
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really impressive unique vegan cuisine and a happy vibe. Very busy when we were there so hard to get service at times but that is understandable.

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MichelleO
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Everything was great, service and ambience. However, the food I ordered was just ok. I ordered the Mac n cheese and Philly cheesesteak. Both a average. The Buffalo wings were absolutely delicious though, and the peanut butter smoothie was amazing.

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John
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply fantastic. Great food and great service. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience1

The food was good definitely worth it but we went on a slow night and could hear the kitchen staff with a personal radio singing to songs rather loudly. Food was good but the ambiance was a little off.

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Mari
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best vegan breakfast I’ve ever had. I was seriously sad to be done this delightful meal. I will take the trip to Brooklyn again to eat here.

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TaraF
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I used to go a lot then I moved to FL and haven’t been in about three years. The mozz sticks weren’t as good as I remember, the cheese was not great. The fish sandwich had no flavor and did not come hot. Seemed like it was microwaved? And to top it all off the milkshake was served w a paper straw. It’s impossible to drink a thick milkshake from a paper straw. There are non plastic alternatives that work better such as corn based ones. To get paper is just ignoring guest experience honestly

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AndrewO
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting the vegan OG diner in a long time, and it is still putting out quality vegan food.

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Pyrogenesis
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great staff, what else could you want

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TheresaM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

This place had great service and the jalapeño poppers were good but that was about it. We could hear the kitchen shouting and arguing the whole time we were there.

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gwilliam
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

While a tad pricey, this is vegan comfort/diner food at its best. I've been here many times over the years and hey just keep amping up their game.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I don't come here for the service, i come here for the food. Although even now this place has slipped further down my list. They used to have savory dishes like the biscuits but now it's like knock off pub food. It's fine just not special. I was here on Sept 12 and the service was actually horrendous and embarrassing since i chose this place for a date spot. I was a server for 9+ years in 3 different states. The service was awful and while in the past it's usually busy during brunch hours, this day there were open tables left and right of me. Multiple servers so this girl wasn't strapped for hospitality. She'd walk by our table and not look over, her counterparts didn't ever look up from what they were doing... 30+ minutes after our appetizer dropped i had to get her again to order entrees as opposed to the first time where i flagged her over for an appetizer. I used to love this place but it's gone to the pits. Food is mediocre, served on hors'd oeuvres plates. Service was never stellar but has seeming dipped below a plateau. They did adjust my reservation time for me which was a nice thing to do. Silver lining is the food is good enough and the inside ambiance has character.

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TessaRave
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Champs is so delicious! Great staff and a lively, fun atmosphere. The only downside is it's a little pricey.

Check out their Instagram to find out what specials they have!

Highly recommend the buffalo tots and milkshakes!

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Fanny
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

the food is way too expensive and not big enough portions or high enough quality to really be worth it

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PattiP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Champs is the best! Always great food and terrific staff.

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Destiny
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it here! The food was so good I had to take some home cause I knew I’d be mad at past me for not doing so. Our server was really sweet and kept coming to check on us making sure everything was ok. Coming back as soon as possible :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our waiter had great energy. Would definitely go back.

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EmilyS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best experience gong there! The philly cheese steak was better than one you would get in philly. All the food was great and making a reservation was very easy. My server was also amazing!!!!

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chello18
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. Perfect vegan restaurant when you’re really hungry! The portions are large and the food is superb. The service is also great and attentive.
We got the Mac and cheese with added broccoli and the breakfast slam. Both excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service, Viva Champs!

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StefanyJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience at champs and they brought back the Benny. My absolute favorite dish. Our server was extremely kind too! Always recommended this restaurant its the best ye yeah!

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WendyW
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly waitstaff and delicious food. Will go back again

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NiaNia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome! It's a must try. You will be pleased.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly the best vegan food i’ve ever eaten

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed myself and I will be returning soon

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blah
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

They advertise all week on instagram that they have all these specials. I have a reservation at 115pm and they open at 1pm but tell me they 'ran out' already. Then i asked for another sandwich and that one, they had none of either. The management there is bad. They do not order the right amount of food even though their sandwiches are pretty much the same non-meat substances. They also used to offer a tiny salad with each sandwich and now they charge $4 for that or fries. The place has gone downhill. Server should let people know what they are out of right away.

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NayaU
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, Champs was awesome! The food is amazing, the servers and host were wonderful!
Going to a restaurant with a 2-year-old is never easy, the tantrums and the constant moving around...not fun for anyone! But the folks at Champs were so sweet and super accommodating! it really makes all the difference! The world needs more places like Champs around!

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CandiceC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was as great as the service! The only suggestion I would make is to ensure that your entire party is on time for the reservation. 75 minutes per table and they truly enforce that rule. One of my colleagues had to get her meal to go!

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CalebJ
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Return customer to this awesome vegan restaurant

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Arden
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to see these folks wading back into indoor dining! Really appreciated the spaced tables and temperature checks. Service was excellent and super friendly, as always.

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IonaI
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, 10/10, always my go-to spot in Brooklyn. The staff is always so pleasant and friendly and the food is always incredible

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Champs Diner using the Order Online button. Champs Diner also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 599-2743.

Champs Diner is rated 4.6 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.