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The Organic Grill, East Village

The Organic Grill, East Village

For Valentine’s Day, John and I stayed home. Does that make us an old married couple? Hah! Avoid the brutal cold, avoid the hassle of getting a V-Day reservation, avoid the (sometimes) overpriced holiday menus. We did, however, bundle up and venture out to East Village the next day for brunch at The Organic Grill.

The Organic Grill reminds me a lot of Sacred Chow in West Village, which happens to be one of our favorite vegetarian spots. One major upside is that the chairs and tables are not absurdly small despite how cozy it is. I’m in love with their chalkboard artwork!

The Organic Grill, East Village

John loves his IPAs, and I knew that he would get Wolaver’s the moment I saw it on the menu. They were out of prosecco, but recommended a sparkling rose as an alternative. It was a bright pink and quite tasty.

Wolaver's IPA Beer, The Organic Grill

John ordered the Seitan Sauerkraut Sandwich ($14.99?) special. Comes with home fries, a cole slaw, and pickles. I tasted a little of the seitan, and it had a great texture!

Seitan Sauerkraut Sandwich, The Organic Grill

Indecisive me had a tough time deciding between The Indecisive Special, Hangover Helper, and Sausage Breakfast Sandwich. I eventually settled on the Sausage Breakfast Sandwich ($10.99), which had homemade vegan sausage, jalapeno mayo, sauteed kale, avocado, and scrambled tofu. I really like that The Organic Grill gives you the option of eggs or tofu for all their scramble entrees.

The Organic Grill, East Village

I’ve been trying to get John to warm up to tempeh, so we got a side of tempeh bacon. I was hoping the tempeh would come in thinner slices, so it would be slightly crispier and more bacon-like, but I still really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, the tempeh wasn’t for John.

Tempeh Bacon, The Organic Grill

With all this protein, I was stuffed! The homemade vegan sausage had excellent texture and flavor. I wish there was a little more jalapeno mayo as the bread was quite dry. Under seasoned scrambled tofu is no fun at all, so I was very pleased at how well seasoned the tofu was. Home fries were tasty, but a few of the small pieces were slightly overdone. All in all, a good casual, vegetarian place that I’m sure we will be visiting again soon!

Sausage Breakfast Sandwich, The Organic Grill

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  • Reply
    Jessica Deng
    March 3, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Looks like an interesting place to try! The chalkboard artwork looks great.

    • Reply
      wazwu
      March 4, 2015 at 9:04 am

      Good food in a cozy setting! Next time, I’ll have to go for dinner. Really want to try the sliders! :)

  • Reply
    Mrs C
    March 4, 2015 at 3:24 am

    We love tempeh! I would normally have it sent to us from Malaysia and freeze it. But nothing beats the fresh one. I have so many things to try next trip to NYC!

    • Reply
      wazwu
      March 4, 2015 at 9:05 am

      I’m surprised you have to get it all the way from Malaysia. Yes, NYC always has too many things to try! Give me a shout if you ever need recommendations. :)

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    Delicious Peace of Mind
    March 4, 2015 at 9:33 am

    What is there not to like about tempeh? We even ate it raw, just marinated in shoyu :) Since I like simple, cozy meals and setting, the photos me drool over my keybord *d’oh!* I would just add a huge bowl of some fresh salad, ’cause I can’t get enough of fresh veggies :)

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      wazwu
      March 4, 2015 at 9:44 am

      It’s so good, but John is a little weirded out by the texture. Not smooth and uniform like tofu, and tempeh also has its own unique flavor. My favorite way to enjoy tempeh is in sandwiches with avocado and veggies! Yum yum yum.

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