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VSpot Organic

Restaurants, Vegan East Village
3 out of 5 stars
VSpot Organic

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

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Too often vegan restaurants are intimidating for outsiders (read: meat-eaters, or even cheese-eaters), or worse—just plain boring. But it doesn’t have to be this way. At its best, the successful vegan restaurant manages to make use of all the staples of the cuisine in a way that’s innovative, yet approachable. V Spot, with its Latin-inspired menu and locations in the East Village, Gramercy, and Park Slope, manages to do exactly this. 

All the food is vegan and organic, but it’s not just quinoa bowls and tofu-a-hundred-different-ways. V Spot’s riff on the Philly cheesesteak in empanada form, with zesty mayo and mozzarella (the vegan kinds, of course) paired with seitan, mushrooms, peppers and onions ($4) is worth a second order. Not a fan of seitan? Another, potato-based version is just as tasty ($4). The menu takes some creative turns and shows what a thoughtful vegan menu can do with dishes like the comforting house-made cashew ricotta cheese lasagna ($14). The Latin inspiration is present throughout with ingredients like sweet plantains, carne molida made from seitan, peppers and a variety of recurring vegan salsas. 

Wine goes best with much of the food here, and V Spot offers enough by-the-glass options to please, as well as a selection of cocktails made from soju and sake. The service staff is friendly and attentive, but most importantly, knowledgeable—able to guide even the most confused carnivore through a menu that makes a strong case for why vegan restaurants really are worth trying. 




Address: 12 St Marks Pl between 2nd & 3rd Ave.
New York
Cross street: between Second and Third Aves
Transport: Subway: F to Second Ave; L to Third Ave; 6 to Astor Pl
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7am-12am; Sat, Sun 11am-12am
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