Cafe Blossom, Upper West Side

Pro tip: If you’re planning on visiting the Natural History Museum, make sure you go first thing in the morning. We showed up around 2pm on a Saturday… bad idea. It was packed! Oh, and make sure you’re in the mood to tolerate lots of excited children. It’s a very popular spot for families. John and I were originally planning on visiting the Global Kitchen exhibit, but once we saw how crowded the museum was, we decided just to stick to the regular exhibits. Maybe we’ll make another trip for Global Kitchen.

When our feet were tired and sore, we stopped by Blossom for an early dinner. We’ve been craving their food ever since our last visit. John insisted on getting the Southern Seitan Sandwich again, and I wanted to try some appetizers.

Black Eyed Pea Cake ($8) with yukon potatoes, red pepper coulis and chipotle aioli. Yummy. I loved the subtle spiciness from the red pepper coulis. Blossom is an organic vegan restaurant, so their aioli was free of egg yolks. You can’t even tell! Blossom - Black Eyed Pea CakeSeitan Skewers ($10) with house-made bbq sauce, onions and peppers, jicama carrot coleslaw. Huge chunks of chewy seitan in a tangy sauce. The colesaw and greens were a nice complement. Blossom - Seitan SkewersSouthern Seitan Sandwich ($14) with spiced breaded seitan, caramelized onions, avocado, chipotle aioli on rosemary focaccia. Getting sweet potato fries instead of regular french fries was an excellent decision. Amazing. They’re very generous with the caramelized onions and avocado. A little greasier than last time, but still good. Blossom - Southern Seitan SandwichBlossom is basically our new favorite restaurant. The appetizers are good, but they’re not a great deal compared to the entrees. We’ll be back! And next time, we won’t be sharing the sandwich.


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    Mitzie Mee

    I always get hungry when i’m reading your posts (and I had dinner less than 1 hour ago)…The museum looks interesting as well, -is it a moose or some kind of dinosaur on the first picture?

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      Both are correct! Some kind of prehistoric moose/dino hybrid in the dinosaur section at the museum.

      P.S. I always get hungry organizing my iphone photos and writing these posts.

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