Candle Café West

18 Feb

Oh Candle Café… as soon as I stepped out of the place, I was looking at my schedule trying to figure out when I can come back again!

Name: Candle Café West

Description: An organic and vegan restaurant.

Web Site: http://www.candlecafe.com/west/index.html

Address: 2427 Broadway, New York, NY 10024 (btwn 89th and 90th)

Phone: (212) 769-8900

Sanitary Inspection Grade: A

Vegetarian Rating: StarStarStarStarStar

Meat lover Rating: StarStarStarStarStar

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Candles Nachos

Chili-grilled seitan, tapioca cheese, tomatoes, chili, guacamole, salsa, tofu sour cream, romaine lettuce and corn chips

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Cajun Seitan Sandwich

Cajun crusted seitan, arugula, caramelized onions and avocado served on grilled focaccia with ancho chili aioli and mixed field greens with cherry tomatoes

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Southern Plate

Barbequed seitan, macaroni & cheese, chili, sautéed greens and corn bread


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Passion Fruit Smoothie

Passion fruit, orange, grapefruit, chia seeds and agave

Candle Café West is an vegan restaurant with a focus on being fresh, organic, and delicious with exceptional service. It joins the category of “from farm to table” food services and has out done itself. Not only is the food amazing, it also has a great eco friendly bar and dessert menu that perfectly complimented the meal.

Let’s start with the service, the staff at Candle was excellent! Everyone was friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and borderline psychic. Water glasses were filled, plates taken away, everything done just right. The food, oh what can I say, it was perfect! Not only were the seitan (fake meat made from wheat) in my Cajun Seitan Sandwich done perfectly with texture and taste, the over all meal was simply amazing. The food was so good I couldn’t careless that it wasn’t real meat that I was eating. Unfortunately, the same thing happens every time I have great food, no room left for dessert!!! I had my eyes on the Black and White Empanadas (Filled with chocolate rice pudding, served with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce) which sounds amazing! Let’s just say, I definitely plan on going back to Candle soon.

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