Avant Garden

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Haute vegan cuisine is the main event at Avant Garden, a forward-thinking East Village café owned by Ravi DeRossi (Death & Co., Mayahuel, Amor y Amargo). The whitewashed brick storefront is decorated with artful tree branches and offers comfortable seating that faces a team of chefs composing gorgeous plates of vegetables and grains. The menu is divided into three categories: toast with stimulating toppings, cold dishes and half a dozen hot main courses. The plant-based preparations are well-seasoned and dispel preconceptions that meatless food is bland. Highlights include kale panzanella, carrot-harissa toast and potato cannelloni with pine nut ricotta and merguez-spiced eggplant on a bed of arugula pesto. The drink selection includes artisanal beers and natural wines.

130 E. 7th St.
Manhattan, NY 10009
  (646) 922-7948
  Hours: Sun.–Thurs., 5pm–10:45pm; Fri.–Sat., 5pm–11:45pm


Cuisine
Dietary Needs
Vegetarian/Vegan
Miscellaneous
Reservations Accepted
Payment Types
Credit Cards Accepted
Price
$$$
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