Located in one of the neighborhoods we love the most in Manhattan, the East Village, Avant Garden is a great and tiny Vegan restaurant.
Their mission? "While it may not seem a revolutionary act to simply enjoy a meal in a restaurant, the elimination of animal flesh and animal byproducts in one's diet not only eases or eliminates an animal's suffering, it's also the most effective way an average person can ease the unmitigated environmental disaster that we as a species are collectively creating.”
The Chef, Alex Aparicio, certainly does a great job recreating the Vegan cuisine and highlighting all the flavors of the ingredients he uses in his unique open kitchen.
With extremely original creations, the menu is divided into 3: Toasts, Cold and Hot….and offers salads, a great variety of very tasty vegetables, pastas and breads. The small, but curated wine list, balances out with their super generous serving.
"We're confident that anyone who feels skeptical about Vegan cuisine will experience a major shift in their convictions after one bite at Avant Garden, and we like to think that through this act of changing hearts and minds, we're helping to make the world a little bit of a better place, one beautiful dish at a time.”
It’s surely a place to go for a different experience - from the food and ambiance, to this great lifestyle!
Location: 130 East 7th Street
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Venue