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Franchia Vegan Cafe

12 Park Avenue, between 34th and 35th Streets, New York City, NY 10016 (Manhattan)
(212) 213-1001
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Ranked #310 of 11,610 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Korean, Vegan, Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Melbourne, Australia
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204 reviews 204 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was probably our best meal in New York City and one of the best of our trip. Enjoyed the busy atmosphere from a small nook upstairs and had the dumplings, Chicken Curry, also the Soy Beef. Quality produce used throughout to match fast and efficient service. Check it out.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It is very rare to get good vegetarian options these days.Most of the time, we have only one item on the menu but Franchia being a vegan cafe has so many options. We tried the following : Tropical Mango & Avocado Roll - Without the sauce, it was bland. But with the sauce, it was fantastic. Grilled Tofu - there... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We shared the pad thai noodles, vegetable dumplings, and spicy wontons. It was all really yummy. My friend had a glass of sangria and said it was delicious, and I had the Nirvana cocktail (ginger and soju). It was fantastic. I'd definitely recommend this place if you're looking for great vegan Asian cuisine. The space is really cute too, and... More

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Boston
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We really enjoyed this cute and pleasant fusion restaurant in midtown. The atmosphere is relaxing and the staff friendly. There is much to choose from despite the vegan edge to the menu. The spicy dishes are not too overwhelming and the wine list, while limited, is inexpensive. We enjoyed this place and would go back.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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65 reviews 65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I found this place while I was trying to scape from the city's crowded streets and restaurants, it was late around 3pm and I was starving trying to find a cozy place just to have a decent meal besides enjoying a peace meal. The food is great, service is impeccable and the restaurant is very clean. I picked the lunch... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

AMAZING ATMOSPHERE AND AMAZING FOOD. I love this place. It's one of my favorite vegan restaurants in the city.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Simply delicious food. The Peking Buns are fantastic - a must try. Great service and a nice relaxed atmosphere. A must visit for vegans and vegetarians.

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London, United Kingdom
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73 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I've been there for a lunch and the food was really good! An amazing guacamole vegan sushi and a really nice pad thai too. Service really slow and messy though but probably because it was lunch time and they were pretty busy. Anyway I waited something like half an hour for my food but everything was nice. Food really good!

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Stamford, Connecticut, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

WOW. I can't express how delicious the food was here at Franchia. I booked a reservation at the restaurant through their website, I actually had to email them to book the date. I am from just outside the city and it was our 1st time visiting here so I did not know how busy it gets. The overall atmosphere was... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is a great vegan restaurant for vegans and vegetarians, but is also the kind of place you could take your meat-eating friends who would be surprised that they'd like something labeled as vegan. Nice tea and fruit juice beverages. Lunch specials and also very plentiful lunch "boxes" - most with an entree, rice, a side spicy veg, a side... More

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