Soul food meets vegan! Have you ever thought about how you can make soul food in a healthy way, well let’s just say Seasoned Vegan has mastered it. I came across this restaurant after a full day of running errands, working out and running 5 miles. The last thing I want to do is to consume anything unhealthy. I booked marked this location a while ago on Yelp and decided to pay the restaurant a little visit. I must I made the right choice by coming here.
Right in the heart of Harlem, Seasoned Vegan brings a healthy food option to the neighborhood and the city. Being the food lover that I am, I had to get a three course meal (appetizer, entree, and a smoothie instead of a dessert).
Appetizer: Lemon Crusted “Chicken” Nuggets (Soy “Chicken” Nuggets Breaded and Fried). For those wondering if it’s real chicken, it’s vegan chicken that taste like the real deal. Comes in 8 pieces with the option of BBQ sauce and another sauce (didn’t get the name). Can’t go wrong with BBQ sauce. The sauce seems like a homemade BBQ sauce, which is always a good thing because anything home-made always has a good unique taste to it. The breading around the nuggets had a little crunchy taste to it, which added a different element to the dish and on the inside the chicken was well prepared, fried at the right temperature.
Entree: “Crawfish” in Garlic Basil Sauce (Burdock Root “Crawfish” in our classic garlic basil sauce – Gluten Free) with a side of mac and cheese and sweet potatoes. Now here is where the fun begins. The entree menu had options which made my life a little difficult but this was a slam dunk! The crawfish alone were mouth watering. This meal has taste, flavor, excitement and fireworks right in your mouth, meaning you might end up falling in love! The combination of the mashed/creamy sweet potatoes compliments the dish and if you LOVE mac & cheese just as much as I do, then you need to try it.
Smoothie: Powerful Soul “Mango, Spinach, Ginger, Lemon & Apple”. The name definitely matches up perfectly with this smoothie. The powerful soul will definitely touch your soul with looovvveeee each time you take a sip.
Overall my experience here at Seasoned Vegan was nothing short of amazing. I also had the pleasure of meeting Pascal and Aaron, two masterminds behind Seasoned Vegan. I must say I definitely will be back at Seasoned Vegan again to try more of their options on their menu. Seasoned Vegan is Dinner With Tayo Approved! Make sure you stop by and experience soul food in a new style. And no you don’t have to be a vegan to go, lol, I’m not a vegan myself but the quality of food here will make you a happy customer.
- Address: 55 St. Nicholas Ave, Harlem NY 10026.
- Site: Seasoned Vegan “The Food You Love, Veganized”
- Very cozy and relaxed atmosphere. Good for dates, catching up with friends, meet-ups and group outings.