I think I used up all my good luck, (so long LOTTERY!), because we found 2 spots virtually in front of the place in about 4 minutes. It's pretty easy to spot. Dust off your word, "eclectic."
|If this facade doesn't scream "HIPPY" I don't know what does. I felt right at home.|
|The requisite Juice Bar menu.|
|I was thinking about leaving my kid on the couch and scoring a free coffee.|
|You get the feeling of looooooong when you go in. Deli counter is to the right, seating to the rear.|
The deli case is colorful and inviting but there are more non-vegan/mainstream dishes than there are vegan items.
|Colorful and inviting deli case.|
The choice was of the usual house made veggie burger and the special "sunshine" burger. I was informed that when the Sunshine burger is available it "flies" off the shelf. And I was lucky it was available. No brainer. I go with the sunshine burger, hummus instead of honey-mustard, lettuce and tomato on a vegan whole grain bun.
|Since our dining room table in NYC is piled high with "stuff" we often eat on our coffee table. This was just like being at home.|
|The deck. Also used by a local harem on the off days.|
|View towards the front.|
The falafel wrap was one of the most flavorful I have tasted. Spicy but not hot. It was smooth and creamy with a nice crispy outer layer and explodes with a burst of flavor. I just realized when writing this that the wrap comes with a honey-wheat wrap. The person who ordered this wasn't a vegan and I didn't even think about it. I did taste it but I think (hope) it was swapped out with a spinach wrap.
|Sunshine burger on grain bun.|
|I pulled it off and ate the middle of the burger.|
|I like a place with books and comfortable chairs and couches. It's an invitation to dine instead of scarf down your food in a too busy world.|
|On the way out I took a second look.|
Sunflour seeds, brown rice and grilled veggies. A char or a sear would have added a nice crispiness to the patty. Too much of a char or sear means you've burned it.
|Sure looks like every single burger was burnt. How could you not notice? It's was a shame as the burger has a good flavor.|
|I will certainly give this place another shot but I won't go out of my way to get here.|