Review: Sacred Chow Vegan Brunch (New York)

We’re back in New York (from our Miami trip)! More on that later though. The other day Bobby and I ended up going Sacred Chow, a vegan restaurant downtown.

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Sacred Chow is organic, fair trade, sustainable, kosher, and vegan. And relatively inexpensive for what it offers. I cannot wait to go back. It’s located near NYU on Sullivan Street (between West 3rd and Bleecker). It’s right near Quantum Leap, Peanut Butter & Co., and probably a bunch of other cool places.

I was a salad girl and got the Tapa Salad ($12), which is their standard humongous salad (seasonal greens, shredded beets, shredded carrots, cucumbers) and a choice of any tapas dish. I got the honey mustard dressing, but it was just okay. I didn’t use much and instead used the dip that came with my side dish.

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For my tapas side I chose the sauteed shiitake mushrooms, which were tender, juicy, and meaty. They came with a wonderful gluten-free South Indian Dip. I used all of it (for dipping and for my salad). So good.

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Bobby got the Breakfast Sandwich ($12.75), which is a soy biscuit filled with tofu scramble (which spills out – there is so much) and tempeh bacon (actually yummy, even though I normally hate tempeh). It came with the largest side salad I have ever seen. The salad was a smaller version of mine.

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Sure enough, after finishing (!) this, Bobby says, “Wow, I’m full.” Yes sweetie, that is what happens when you eat a salad. They honestly are filling. And not in that unpleasant too-many-carbs-filling way; salads fill you up in a comforting veggie-full way.

The scramble was the best scramble either of us had ever had, so we will definitely be going back. We also couldn’t get enough of my mushrooms. Next time I think we’ll get a few tapas (grilled western tofu, bbq seitan, root vegetable latkes, marinated raw kale) or maybe go for some of the other brunch selections (biscuits and gravy, omega-3 waffle).

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Unfortunately we are currently laid up with the flu, so we are missing my coworker’s wedding. I’m getting better, but Bobby is now hitting the worst of it and is probably contagious. I’m sure it’ll be a beautiful wedding and they are so sweet. They’re honeymooning in Hawaii (just like us).

What’s your favorite vacation spot?

12 Comments on Review: Sacred Chow Vegan Brunch (New York)

  1. Heather Eats Almond Butter
    30 May, 2010 at 3:19 pm (4 years ago)

    One word: jealous. So many vegan brunch options in NYC Maggie. Enjoy them all for me – with extra tempeh bacon. Love that stuff! :)

  2. Wei-Wei
    30 May, 2010 at 7:55 pm (4 years ago)

    Yes, I’m always surprised at how filling salads are! I guess those of the male species think that salads are a ninny, airy food. Not so, obviously! :)

    Brunch looks really awesome! I love Bobby’s breakfast sandwich. It looks incredibly delicious! :D

    Wei-Wei

  3. Hayley @ Breath of Fire
    30 May, 2010 at 11:13 pm (4 years ago)

    Salads ARE filling, which is good cause I love them! Grilled portabellas surprise me with their meatiness every time. I like that that place was not only vegan, but had sangria. Always a plus :)

  4. Sagan
    31 May, 2010 at 9:17 am (4 years ago)

    Mmm, when I go to New York, I want to check that place out!

    I love scrambled tofu.

  5. sophia
    31 May, 2010 at 3:35 pm (4 years ago)

    Actually, I find that salads fill me up the…uh, gassy way. Like too much fiber or something, lol.
    Glad to hear that you’re back! I can’t wait to hear all about your Miami trip!

    Fave vacation spot? Singapore. The place I am in right now. It’s heaven!

  6. Marina
    31 May, 2010 at 8:57 pm (4 years ago)

    Yeay! So glad you liked Sacred Chow! We’ve got to go there sometime! :) I just had the tofu scramble last weekend there and it was amazing!!!

  7. Missy Maintains
    1 June, 2010 at 5:28 pm (4 years ago)

    Yum Sacred Chow brunch looks great! I’m coming when you and Marina go lol. Those mushrooms look amazing.

  8. caronae
    1 June, 2010 at 5:33 pm (4 years ago)

    Sounds like a good spot! I’ll have to check it out next time I visit PB and Co. one of the best spots everrrrr. Favorite vacation spot…hmmm….I’ve got so many more places to go! I have been to Paris twice and it never fails to impress. Also, Costa Rica and Canadian wilderness. I want to go to NZ, Australia, Hawaii and Iran!
    Hope you’re having a great week!

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