NYC Veggie Restaurants – Curly’s Vegetarian Lunch

3 Nov

It’s funny…  I lived in NYC for almost 3 years.  I travel to NYC at least once a year, but there used to be a time where I went there on business travel almost every 2 months…  and I have never before hung out in 14th street as much as I did on this last trip.  To be honest, I do not remember ever being on Union Square.  I recognized the Subway stop, but I have always been a girl who roamed from 23th street and above…

Well… on this trip I actually got to know the area a bit, and all that walking back and forth visiting the Union Square Green market made me hungry…   so I went to eat somewhere nearby.



On 14th street between 1st and 2nd Aves you can find Curly’s Vegetarian Lunch.  It’s a very small but quaint place…  It opens for lunch and dinner.  I have read on the internet how they serve breakfast items all day long, so I actually tried to eat breakfast there the first time I went by…  Ooops!!!  It opens at 11AM.  I had to satisfy my hunger with a bagel with cream cheese… darn.

So when I came back, I was ready for lunch…  I ordered Honey Ginger lemonade, a Suna Salad sandwich with onions on a whole-wheat Hero with Curly Fries and a Crabfake, a vegetarian version of a crab cake.  Everyone raved sooooooo much about them on the internet, that I had to try them.


The staff was super helpful and very patient… I am the one who looooves to read the whole menu after I ordered to make sure I didn’t miss anything I might like.

My sandwich was excellent.  I ordered the onions and the hero bread because the original on the menu was on sliced bread.  (I have issues with mayo based sandwiches and sliced bread…they turn soggy and I do not like that.)  The fried were good too…  as good as any dinner, but better… because I know that nothing animal based was fried in the same oil, and that makes them taste soooooo much better.

The Crabfake… another story.  But I should not be one to judge.  I have never really eaten a proper crab cake to compare.  What I do know… it was good, but did not rock my world.

I would definitely recommend Curly’s to my vegetarian and even non-vegetarian friends… I am actually looking forward going back to have that breakfast I couldn’t the first time…

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