Urban Vegan Kitchen (a.k.a. Blossom on Carmine)

4.5
452 reviews
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$30 and under
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Vegetarian / Vegan
Blossom on Carmine is now Urban Vegan Kitchen a new vegan restaurant.
Semi-sophisticated comfort food.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Monday – Wednesday 11:00am – 11:00pm
Thursday & Friday 11:00am –11:30pm
Saturday 10:00am – 11:30pm
Sunday 10:00am – 10:30pm
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Phone number
(646) 438-9939
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Timothy Pakron @mississippivegan
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between Bleecker and Bedford
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Public transit
1 2 Houston St. 0.2 mi
A B C D E F M W 4 St. 0.2 mi
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Special events & promotions
THURSDAY, JUNE 29 from 4:00 PM – 11:30 PM

@bigapplevegan & @theroadsidevegan's 'Soul'-stice BBQ & Benefit for the Beagle Freedom Project. Co-hosted by @tattedvegan & @sabrinasith. Special Prix-Fixe menu - $55/per person.

Desserts by @cocoavnyc. Libations by @lalavonriot
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 452 People Are Saying
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Vegan go to homey but vegetarian - proves vegan food doesn’t have to some weird raw small plate thing

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D
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was salty. My veggie burger was dry and burnt. I asked for a moscow mule with tequila instead of vodka and what they gave me tasted like sour mix and tequila.

There are many other vegan places that have flavorful food without adding tons of salt. Will not be returning.

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KF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, music, and overall ambiance! Would definitely recommend to vegans and non-vegans.

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AL
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Jazzy little place in the heart of the village with terrific vegetarian food great service and decent prices. Highly recommended.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was a little slow ,but friendly and the food was great ! Would come here again

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

You don’t need to be vegan to enjoy this food, it really is tasty and delicious!

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RP
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious chik-un waffles! Great place for vegan brunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing! The staff is great and super friendly, the food was just perfect

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was amazing, tons of creative, tasty vegan/vegetarian options. Service was a bit slow, but the server was quite pleasant. Wasn't super crowded, we sat in the downstairs area and it was quite comfortable. Would definitely recommend.

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W
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegan spot. Friendly staff. Awesome food and good music.

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TB
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I absolutely love this place and I love the all-vegan menu even more! However, after I had the "shrimp" po boy I left the restaurant feeling very bleh. Perhaps it was because of how fried the "shrimp" was, but my date got the same way and didn't feel so well after either...

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OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Prepare for a long wait for your food. Seems like kitchen is perpetually understaffed.

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Z
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Was truly surprised by the dramatic change in look, from when it was Blossom on Carmine (did not consider going back after eating there a few years ago), and the great improvement in the food...terrific!!! Tasty, a bit heavy on salt, decent sized entrees, but overall impressive!

Would suggest they invest in an outside winter-enclosed removable entrance since on a cold day when that door opens, the wind and cold air hit anyone seated on the main floor...cools down your feet and food at the same time! Also to lower down the volume of music, so people can have a conversation.

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CD
New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and awesome food! It is a bit pricey for an out-of-towner but it was delicious! I would recommend going with a group and sharing everything - more bang and variety for your buck!

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KR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great service, friendly staff, and very cool vibe. We made a reservation but had to wait a little bit which was fine because we were able to hang out at the bar. We had the hush puppies to start which were incredible. My husband had the tacos as his entree and it was a very nice portion of food and he loved the dish. I had the lasagna and it was probably the best I’ve ever had. This place is great for non-vegans who are looking to try out something different as well as those who maintain a vegan lifestyle. We finished off the evening with the salted peanut butter ice cream which tasted even better than dairy. We left totally satisfied, will definitely be going back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met up with a friend for lunch. Great food, cool vibe! Definitely be back here for sure

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LR
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

I normally love this place so I was extremely surprised by the poor service this past Sunday. I’m not sure if this is the usual for the brunch visits as I’ve only visited here in the evenings, but the service was slow, our table was not serviced regularly (i.e. no water, no clearing of the table, no drink refills) and our waiter was MIA most of the visit. Our waiter, although pleasant, seemed to be preoccupied with another large party downstairs. They may have been short staffed but I’m not certain. I don’t know who dropped the ball, but disappointingly, I must admit the service was awful. This is difficult for me to say as I cherish this place. Being that it was my birthday and I had reservations made it a souring experience. I sure hope they do better. I’d hate to have to put it on my “Been there done that” list.

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J
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will definitely be returning to UVK next time
I'm in NYC. The vibe of this place was gently powerful w photos of some of the greatest musicians ever and wall writings that left you awakened. The FOOD was fabulous ( scrambled tofu sautéed kale potatoes shiitake bacon and fennel sausage Delicious!! Go if you have he chance- you'll be grateful you did!

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k
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, cocktails, service and dj!!! If all vegan food was like this, I could happily be a vegan!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The food wasn’t good and the service took a long time. They also didn’t say that the different flavor mimosa would be additional cost than the regular.

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EH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Thanksgiving dinner was a delight. Mac and cheese was the best I’ve had since going vegan 20 years ago.

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the thanksgiving special, and it was delicious. A shining example of how good vegan food can be.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

I highly recommend the butternut squash soup and the roasted red beets for their flavor profiles. I also enjoyed the coconut ice cream. I gave everything else away. I do not recommend the Thanksgiving prix fixe. ($65. Not worth it.) This is not a gourmet tasting menu or a typical traditional holiday feast. The portions were quite small. I left hungry. We grabbed a quick bite at Peacefood for our lunch prior to the dinner. We should’ve done their sit-down Peacefood Thanksgiving for lunch!
I wish we had booked a vegan Michelin star place for dinner instead of Urban Vegan Kitchen. Someone in my group was saddened there were no sweet potatoes, which has been at every Thanksgiving dinner I’ve attended. I was disappointed there was no green bean casserole, a traditional staple in the U.S. There was no mushroom gravy on the table. We were surprised. All in all, we’re accustomed to eating far more vegetables at meals.

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KS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. We went for Thanksgiving. Really good options!
Normally go for Brunch which is awesome ! The Po Boy & chicken and Waffles are a must.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

As someone who isn't a vegan the food was absolutely delicious.

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M
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst french toast I've ever had, pretty sure it was made of rubber. They forgot the side of fruit that comes with it, so when I reminded the server he came back with a pathetic plate of just two small strawberries. Seitan and waffles is overpriced and undersized, especially for mediocre waffles. The only positive part of the dining experience was the mac n cheese, which was delicious but not worth the trip. Overall, bad experience and would not go again or recommend.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Ambiance and setting was awesome

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OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great, service was slow

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great!! Service was good just a bit slow but super friendly.

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PJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Overall a good place. The food was good and filing but some things could have used some more flavor/spices.

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good first experience! Good music (not live) playing!

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EM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant. The food was so delicious, staff were so friendly with quick service, the vibe of the space - the music, the decor, the lightning.... the whole package. I wish I lived in New York - I’d be a regular!

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DY
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heat dinner! Varied menu. I had the green curry and the hot wings. Wow! The brownie dessert and mud pie were amazing! Definitely would go back

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LO
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This place is great for a nice vegetarian meal with a bar/restaurant ambiance. All the food was delicious.

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k
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner at this well-established vegan eatery, which I just visited for the first time. Not only was the food outstanding, so , too, was the ambiance and the service. Really incredible dining experience on all fronts, and I'll be back for more!

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RC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit and I had the “chicken” and waffles which was absolutely delicious.

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K
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing. The jackfruit quesadilla and butternut squash ravioli were my favorite dishes from the meal. The drinks were fun. The only thing that was annoying was the wait. We put in a reservation for 8pm and got there at about 8:03pm and were told that the table wasn’t ready yet. No big deal, thought it would be about a 10min wait. The restaurant is very small so we waited outside and told the hostess where we would be. It was 8:24pm no update and we were beginning to get cold from waiting outside. I asked the hostess what was going on and she said she was waiting for a table to finish up. She then tried to seat a 3 person party at a two person table in the middle of the walkway between the hostess stand, door and walkway to get into the restaurant. I told her that would not work and she found a different table. The hostess was very nice but could pay a little more attention to detail. Overall it was a good experience.

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Urban Vegan Kitchen is an epic choice for vegans and non-vegans alike! We looooved the Caesar salad with the buffalo seitan (swap for the regular) and the jackfruit quesadillas. Great vibe and incredible service. Definitely will go back!

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D
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Went here for my 25th birthday and had a good experience. The Hush puppies are bomb!

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CK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meals were delicious, the staff was across-the-board friendly and knowledgeable, the ambiance was laid-back and welcoming, and the price was more than fair given the overall quality of the evening. Neither of us are vegan, but we both adored this restaurant.

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