Thursday, February 5, 2015

Review: Blossom on Columbus, New York City

Too often Vegan restaurants cater only to the down home hippy market, failing to capture the dining dollar of the wealthier ethical diner. Luckily New York City is a bustling food market with a restaurant to cater for every possible variation. Blossom own multiple restaurants in Manhattan, but the venue on Columbus is a lovely formal dining affair within stone's throw of the Central park. The wonderful food and easy distance make this the perfect stop for a post Park or Museum outing. 

By being entirely free of animal products the menu at Blossom also caters easily to the allergen market - gluten free, dairy free, wheat free, nut free and low carb options appear throughout. 

Buffalo Risotto Croquettes $10USD

Spicy risotto is breaded and fried served with vegan "blue cheese"

Heirloom Tomato Salad $14USD

A vegan rendition of a classic Caprese salad with vegan mozzarella and cashew cream. 

Mushroom Ravioli $13USD

Hand made ravioli stuffed with mushroom with a vegan butter sauce.

Southern Style Seitan Sandwich with Sweet Potato Fries $17USD

Seitan is a gluten based meat alternative which is not to my taste but was well enjoyed by my friend. Each of the Sandwiches could be served with a variety of sides 

Vegetable Lasagne Stack $20USD

As a low carb eater I always love to find pasta alternatives. This vegie stack included pasta sauce, vegan mozzarella interleaved between layers of eggplant and zucchini and topped with arugula.  

Fetuccine Alfredo $19USD

Vegan cheese and nut milks are used to prepare this animal free alfredo and served on fettucine with mushrooms, herbs and grape tomatoes.

For a group with very specific food needs this was a perfect choice, while some of the food may seem a little bland or strange to omnivores the chance to have an entire selection of Vegan dishes is rare. The restaurant is well decorated and the customer service immaculate, much recommended. 

Blossom on Columbus

507 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024
United States

Upscale Vegan formal dining

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