When I was in college, my best friend Leona worked at this restaurant, Angelica’s Kitchen in New York City. At the time, I thought it sounded like the ultimate job–a vegan, semi-high end restaurant in NYC. I wanted to eat there so badly but as a poor college student, I just didn’t have enough money to splurge on it. Instead, Leona bought all the makings for Japanese hot pot and we took it back to her Chinatown apartment and ate in.
This trip, I had planned to be vegan for the weekend and quickly put Angelica’s Kitchen on my must-eat places for the trip.
My sister was impressed. Since we were staying in Midtown, we had had a hard time finding good food to eat that wasn’t an expensive restaurant or a Chipotle, Starbucks or Jamba Juice.
We were happy for some wholesome foods—vegan nonetheless.
I can’t even remember what we ordered–some sort of potato fritatta with assorted roasted vegetables with a side salad, sea vegetables and roasted cauliflower. I really wish I could remember–it was quite tasty.
We also ordered the lentil/walnut pate with rice crackers (photo at the top). This is something I need to try to make at home.
The dessert menu looked great too–but I knew I wanted to save myself for some non-vegan treats across the street at the Momofuku Milk Bar.
Where: Angelica’s Kitchen
300 East 12th Street, NYC
Hours: 10:30 am-11:30pm
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