A Vegan Feast at Peacefood Cafe – Upper West Side, NYC

I can not believe I haven’t blogged about Peacefood yet. It is one of our go-to spots in the neighborhood and can always be counted on for delicious vegan fare at relatively cheap prices. The desserts are particularly amazing, and we have been known to order only desserts to be delivered. One time the hostess asked “are you high?” after hearing our particularly large dessert order. A valid question, I suppose, but untrue. In any case, Peacefood is about as hippy vegan as it gets. And that’s what I love about it. Don’t feel like putting a bra on before going to lunch? No problem. Want to sit and chat for a really long time? Also no problem. It’s a laid-back cafe that embodies everything you would imagine about vegans. It’s perfect.

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I was grabbing lunch here recently with my dear friend Paula who was visiting from her new home in DC. We ended up ordering a million things. Paula said it was because she was starving. I didn’t object, because being able to order anything off the menu is a simple pleasure in life I don’t get to experience all that often. It’s a win win.

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We started with the pan-seared shanghai dumplings which I was surprised I hadn’t tried before. They were simply delicious. They weren’t too chewy, not mushy, they were, in fact, the perfect dumpling. Complete with a tasty dipping sauce, I’ll definitely be ordering these more regularly.

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I ordered the french horn mushroom panini which is one of my favorites. The mushrooms are accompanied by pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, and artichoke aioli. All those flavors mixed together all warm and toasty just get to me every time.

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Paula went with the roasted potato pizza and added avocado. The pizzas are another one of my favorites – crispy crusts and full of fresh toppings you really can’t go wrong with any of them. We also added a side of Japanese pumpkin, because it’s just delicious too. I mentioned this was a feast right?

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And since no trip to Peacefood is complete without sampling from the dessert menu, I added a grasshopper cookie – a mint gooey creme in between two chocolate chocolate chip cookies. It was absolutely divine. As always.

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Peacefood is always one of my favorites – but I actually don’t eat in there often. They don’t have a liquor license and I tend to like a glass of wine with dinner. The delivery is equally awesome, as is the takeout. And if you’re eating there, be sure to be patient. It is a hippy joint – the service isn’t the same as you’ll get at a fancy restaurant. But as long as you know what you’re getting into from the outset, you’ll enjoy. I always do.

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5 responses to “A Vegan Feast at Peacefood Cafe – Upper West Side, NYC

  1. Mmmm! I have been to NYC twice, I was veggie back then but not eating vegan and not as passionate about food. Wish I could rewind the clock and eat in a different amazing vegan place each night, so many options!
    I’ll just have to go back again to visit! πŸ˜‰
    Rowena

  2. Pingback: Magic Cookies {carrot, oat, coconut & chocolate chips} | Girl Eats Greens·

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