Peacefood Cafe


Upper West Side

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  • Seitan panino; Photographs: Jolie Ruben

  • Coconut cream pie

Seitan panino; Photographs: Jolie Ruben

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Venue details

  • Address:

    Peacefood Cafe 460 Amsterdam Ave
    Upper West Side
    New York

  • Cross Street:

    at 82nd St

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  • Opening hours:

    Daily 9:30am–10pm

  • Transport:

    Subway: 1 to 79th St; B, C to 81st St–Museum of Natural History

  • Price:

    Average main course: $9. AmEx, Disc, MC, V

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    1. Peacefood Cafe
      • 460 Amsterdam Ave
        Upper West Side
        New York
      • 212-362-2266
      • 40.785278,-73.977012

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The worst service I've ever received in NYC! The food was mediocre, but the service was deplorable! I will never come back here ever and I'm telling all my vegan friends to steer clear of the place. My UWS neighborhood doesn't need this lazy, lackluster, whatevs, Brooklyn hipster attitude. NOT WORTH THE MONEY!

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                  Abominable service-eat something before you go there

We totally agree with WP's review below.                                                                                            Zero stars for Peace Food Cafe. Peacefood? This place is anything but peaceful or enjoyable.   If you want to be served the food you ordered in under 90 minutes or even 45 minutes, do not go to Peacefood Cafe. (see below)    If you don't mind waiting this long and also being completely unattended with not even some bread or any morsel to tide you over for the duration, then go for it!                                                                           We have tried this place several times and it has consistently horrible service .Chaotic and shockingly-long waits for food especially at peak times and abominable customer service/relations.                                                                                                                                   I don't know how they stay in business. Maybe because there are too few Kosher Vegetarian spots to give them incentive to improve.                                                                                                            Blossom and Candle Cafe are far better choices, for sure and you  will enjoy a much better experience in every way Generally, the food at Peacefood has been good but definitely not good enough to make it worth enduring this insanity.                                                                                                                                     Peacefood Cafe's dinner hours confound them entirely. It seems multitasking is overwhelming to the kitchen and to the wait staff, and yet, they seem quite satisfied with that being the status quo, consistentl.                                                                                                                                              Each time I've been there, except at breakfast once, these same conditions prevailed.                             Our final try (3/31/14) at Peacefood Cafe was THE worst restaurant experience ever..really, ever!                                                                                                                                               After waiting 70 minutes, only one of our three simple entrees arrived BUT then it was promptly taken away again to clear up the "mixup" .. 10 minutes later they returned it but still no other entrees  "It will be ready shortly."    We asked repeatedly for the manager but that request was completely ignored.                                                                                                                          I finally left still not having received my order after waiting AN HOUR and a HALF and then being insulted and reprimanded by the waiter for good measure.(!)   That was enough for me.I would have walked out sooner if we weren't there together for a birthday dinner.                                                                                                                                             To top it off, here was their "fix" for what they called "the mixup" :  At 90 minutes into the wait, after providing only one of us three with our food, they "benevolently" offered to not charge us for the other two entrees if we needed to leave before it was ready since we had to get to a movie starting in 20 minutes for which we had tickets(!!!!)There are no acceptable excuses for this eatery's consistently bad-service,and "customers be damned " attitude.  TIP:If it's actually worth it to you to have their food, it would be better to call in an order for takeout as I tried once. BUT still be prepared to wait endlessly and double check everything 


Amazing food! everything is very fresh and the menu changes often. The deserts here are also out of this world. I go here with my non vegan friends/family and everyone has loved it. They are very popular so it will be crowded..