With the recent trend of vegan restaurants opening coast to coast from New York to LA, it was only a matter of time before Harlem was next on the list. Seasoned Vegan Harlem’s first full service vegan restaurant is now opened for business. Seasoned Vegan is a family business owned by mother and son, Brenda and Aaron Beener specializing in gourmet vegan food. They give typical Italian, Asian, Middle Eastern, Caribbean and American dishes a vegan, home cooked, soulful twist.
Vegan cooking has become sort of an art form for certain chefs. If the largely successful “Blossom” located on the Upper West Side is any indication of things to come, we will be seeing more and more vegan restaurants. When I first dined at Blossom with my sister who has been a vegan for 10 years, I was skeptical. After trying it I was blown away at how surprisingly flavorful and good it was.
Harlem’s Seasoned Vegan write on their website “The food you love, veganized”. Great slogan! I am anxious to try this new place out to see for myself. For those who may not be aware of what vegan food is, check out this brief write up about it: What is VEGAN. As I mentioned earlier one of my sisters is a vegan and before that was a vegetarian so I have been privileged to some pretty good homemade meals over the years. Along with plenty of gentle lecturing on why I should not eat bacon or steak, dairy etc., or any animal products for that matter. Even though I haven’t changed my ways yet, I understand and admire the vegan way and applaud it. You do not have to be a vegan to eat and enjoy vegan food. It is for everyone and I will say that you feel so healthy after having a good vegan dinner.
By the looks of Seasoned Vegans dishes and desserts I imagine they will draw a nice crowd of loyal customers as well as curious new ones. I am looking forward to visiting them for dinner very soon. We are so fortunate to have such a diverse and specialized selection of restaurants and businesses here in Harlem.
Welcome to the neighborhood Seasoned Vegan!
Seasoned Vegan MENU
55 St. Nicholas Avenue
Harlem, NY 10026
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DJ Saturdays at The Cecil in Harlem are making Saturday afternoons extra fun. Who doesn’t want a little beat with their bite! Relax and shake off the week’s worries to the beats of the World, Jazz and Soul music, spun by various DJ’s.
This Saturday March 22 DJ Stormin’ Norman will be spinning from 2- 6pm. Next Saturday March 29 DJ Center will be spinning from 2 – 6pm. Check out the DJ schedule below and enjoy great music and food and people at The Cecil in Harlem!
210 West 118th Street Harlem NY
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In a followup to our earlier post, the exciting new pizza place replacing the convenient but sometimes mediocre Pizzeria 123 is called Fuel (custom pizza•salads) and according to their website, the vintage gasoline station-themed cafe seems to be the first New York outpost of a North Carolina (and Washington DC) chain, although according to their website the originators are from New York:
The online menu seems to have quite a few pizza, sandwich, salad and wing choices. Hopefully this will be another solid and inexpensive dining choice in the neighborhood. Welcome to the neighborhood Custom Fuel Pizza.
See our previous post Word On The Street (Fuel) in Harlem
Fuel – Menu & website
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Looks like Harlem will be getting a new pizzeria in the same location on Harlem Restaurant Row where “Pizzeria 123″ was. Our source tells Harlem Condo Life that construction is underway and word on the street is that it will be called “Fuel”. Sounds good.
Now with 1 Forno (great pizza and priced well on 116th Street), Bad Horse Pizza (on the pricier side but delicious) and this new place, we will have a lot of options. As far as I’m concerned you can never have too many Pizza spots!!
Stay tuned… for more information on Custom Fuel Pizza in Harlem.
*Location: Old pizza place, on 123 rd st was Pizzeria 123. (review)
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