Peacefood Cafe, Greenwich Village

Vegan Cheeseburger, Peacefood Cafe

It’s been a while since my last visit to Peacefood Cafe, and I feel foolish for not paying them a visit sooner considering how convenient the downtown location is for me to get to. I’m glad Kunal, a fellow vegetarian, recently suggested Peacefood for lunch.

We both decided to order the vegan cheeseburger ($14.95). In retrospect, getting one burger to share would have been the better way to do it. These burgers were huge and should have come with some sort of warning. As soon as one of the servers saw that we had ordered burgers, she quickly brought over more napkins. Hah!

Vegan Cheeseburger, Peacefood Cafe

The menu mentions a “garden protein patty”, but the moment I tasted it, I immediately recognized it as a Gardein beefless patty. As much as I love Gardein, it was disappointing that a $15 burger didn’t have a homemade vegan patty. Thankfully, it was loaded with really good toppings: Daiya cheese, avocado, sprouts, jalapeno, lettuce, pickles, and caramelized onions.

The homemade focaccia bread was good, but the slices were too thick for a burger. We had no choice, but to take our burgers apart and eat them with a fork and knife, which isn’t a real burger experience. To be honest, this burger was a bit of a letdown.

Chickpea Fries, Peacefood Cafe

We also got an order of their chickpea fries ($9.50), which apparently has won awards. Before you balk about paying that much for fries, let me just point out that these were REALLY good. They might look dense and heavy, but are surprisingly light and have a lovely hint of Indian spices. Kunal mentioned that they reminded him of an Indian dish that his mom makes. The white sauce is a vegan caesar dipping sauce that goes nicely with the fries. I’ll definitely get an order of these all for myself next time.

P.S. You can find the recipe for these chickpea fries and caesar sauce here!


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    Mitzie Mee

    Those fries looks really, really good, but what a shame the patties weren’t homemade. I can only think of what a major let-down that would have been in a non-veggie burger joint.
    PS: I really wanted to read the post about Nish Nush, but for some reason the Safe Surf filter bans the access to that post in Dubai *lol* Please give me all the saucy details that the Dubai Internet Authorities think are too much for my eyes to see:)

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      The fries are definitely worth going back for! Mmm, wish I had some of those right now. :P

      Hahah, how strange! Can’t think of any trigger words in that blog post, lol, but maybe the Dubai Internet Authorities just don’t like falafel? I didn’t even refer to them as balls in that post, hahah.

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