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Franchia Vegan Cafe

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Midtown
Asian, Korean, Vegetarian, Vegan
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12 Park Avenue, between 34th and 35th Streets, New York City, NY 10016
(212) 213-1001
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 80
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  • 6
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious

I was surprised and confused when I got my first bite. I thought at first I was eating real meat... But then my mind reminded me I was in a vegan restaurant. Good job guys! Really delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I was surprised and confused when I got my first bite. I thought at first I was eating real meat... But then my mind reminded me I was in a vegan restaurant. Good job guys! Really delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My wife & I came for dinner after a long day of travel. My wife is vegan and was pleased with the offerings. The food was very tasty - a bit on the pricey side, though. A very nice spot for a relaxing dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very Zen atmosphere. Seating is on three levels and the ceiling is a work of art. Food is excellent as is the service. I frequent Franchia. Cake is moist and delicious. I am only disappointed that they took the Green Tea Cake off the menu. It was replaced by a blueberry one; also delicious.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

First off, I'm a vegetarian, so I've eaten in my fair share of vegan restaurants. We sat down for lunch this week, and two dirty plates were placed in front of us. I asked for new plates, and we got two "new" plates. These also had food stuck to them and clearly weren't clean. Ugh. The food was average at... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Small restaurant, I've tried the eggplant curry and Penang curry noodles. Food is tasty. Was disappointed with the dessert. I've ordered the blue berry coconut cake which I thought was dry and too sweet. There was very little blueberry in the cake itself....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Whether you're vegan or not, there's something on the menu for you. I had a tea (they brought more water on request), kimchi dumplings (excellent), and pad thai (more "saucy" than I prefer, but good). If I stay in the neighborhood again, I'd definitely come back and try something else.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

i (a vegan high schooler) went to this restaurant for dinner with my mom (who normally eats meat/fish/etc.) before a broadway performance in june. i normally try to avoid korean food because it tends to contain a lot of meat/animal products, but this place was phenomenal. i had the kale and brown rice noodles in black bean sauce, and my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Tasty Asian fusion food, with an incredible choice on the menu. The fish/meat substitutes are extremely well done (chicken, shrimp, crab, spicy tuna and lobster!!!). It was nice to enjoy the great Asian dishes without having to think twice at what kind of stuff is inside. Service and atmosphere were prefect. Prices were really reasonable and offered excellent value for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It was just a delightful experience. The food was delicious with subtle flavors and beautiful presentation. The only draw back is it's pricey but for special occasions, it's well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This was our stand out meal on our recent trip to New York. Fantastic food in a calming environment. I've tasted Bibimbaps before but the vegetarian ‘Duck’ Bibimbap I had was on another level.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Park Avenue, between 34th and 35th Streets, New York City, NY 10016
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 213-1001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Asian, Korean, Vegetarian, Vegan
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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