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45 Eighth Ave. (W. Fourth St.) Send to Phone
College town-like veggie-friendly sandwich and salad joint in the West Village.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily

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: This veggie café seems like it was picked up in a West Coast college town and dropped into a former hardware store on Eighth Avenue in the West Village. It’s not only because of the large-portioned meat-free salads and sandwiches on offer, but because of the ambience too: the work of local artists on the walls, bookshelves full of literature, free Wi-Fi and scattered newspapers all make for a decidedly collegiate feel. And even though the Rueben gets the tempeh treatment and the “chicken” potpie wrap doesn’t actually include chicken, carnivores shouldn’t be scared off: the curried cauliflower wrap---loaded with chick peas, brown rice and spiced mango chutney---might make you a believer, too. Large salads and overstuffed veggie (and vegan) sandwiches also stand out on a menu that’s scrawled on a large chalkboard above the counter.
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