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

4.6
467 reviews
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$30 and under
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Vegetarian / Vegan
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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network. To see if they take reservations and have availability, you will need to call the restaurant directly or visit their website www.urbanvegankitchen.com
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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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
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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ED
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was tasty but was not told Valentine’s day was a preset menu for $75 each. Was unexpected but already had the reservation so we stayed.

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Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been in NYC for a week, this was the best meal by a mile - Really friendly staff, great vibes, tasty food. Awesome :)

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w
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The music/dj during dinner added a really nice vibe. Lighting and cozy space made for a fun night. Very friendly and attentive staff!

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent time! The music, the food and drinks AMAZING!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a really cute spot to go out and get lunch with a friend

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good! Tasty food and lots of options.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Met up with an acquaintance that likes to patron BOB’s and Urban Vegan kitchen was next on the list . Everything was good from the vegan buffalo wings to the chili fries along with the chicken salad and the chickpea hush puppies . I would definitely recommend this establishment. Good food , service and ambiance.

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HK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited from London, best vegan food we have had in a very long time!

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b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Mushroom burger was burnt but Great experience overall. Oh, Buffalo “wings” while very spicy were delicious!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BOMB. Great vegan food with plenty of flavor. Definitely love this spot, and I have to visit every time I come to the city!

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R
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Unique vegan food (really enjoyed the chicken and waffles, the tofu scramble, and the buffalo wings) with a quirky ambiance. Wait staff wasn't very attentive, so we had to wait a long time between check-ins. But overall would recommend this restaurant to any vegans/vegetarians looking for a great lunch/dinner spot.

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S
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good place. Maybe a little pricey for what you get, but overall a very good experience. I had the lasagna and it was nice. I’d like to try other stuff too.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
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 on January 12, 2019
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 1, 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
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Food is also good here, the service was poor on this particular day

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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 27, 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 15, 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 14, 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
36 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
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 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 23, 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 22, 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 22, 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 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Ambiance and setting was awesome

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