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The Butcher’s Daughter

581 Hudson St. (11th & Bank Sts.) Send to Phone
All-day café serving veggie-based food, smoothies, brunch and wine.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily

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The Butcher’s Daughter, New York, NY

The Butcher’s Daughter Restaurant Review

About the restaurant: The Butcher’s Daughter is an all vegetarian and mostly vegan café and restaurant with three locations in Manhattan, one in Venice Beach, Calif., and a food truck in LA. The Hudson Street spot in the West Village is open and airy, with plenty of green plants, blonde wood, white-washed exposed brick and a cheerful vibe.

Likes: Bright décor; salads; juices; mimosas.
Dislikes: Uncomfortable bar stool; can get very crowded; avocado toast.

Food & Drinks: Chef Joya Carlton has a way of making plant-based food feel decadent. Take the Bucher’s Daughter’s breakfast sandwich, with a cooked egg, cashew cheese, kale and tomato jam on an English muffin. It’s sweet, savory and satisfying. In a city full of avocado toast, the curry-scented one here is a bit skimpy. Instead, order a watermelon ricotta salad, crunchy with sunflower seeds and cashews. A Rueben with black pepper “pastrami,” red cabbage kraut and melted Gouda is almost as good as the real deal. Wash it down with a cold-pressed juice like the Goddess of Green, a concoction of kale, cucumber, green apple, fennel, pineapple, thyme and blue green algae or strong Vittoria Organic Drip Coffee. Don’t leave without tasting the raw chocolate mousse with vanilla cream and a fragrant chai bourbon sauce. There’s a small wine and beer list, and a cucumber, kale and green apple mimosa feels like a virtuous way to enjoy some morning bubbly.
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