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Franchia Vegan Cafe

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12 Park Ave, between 34th and 35th Streets, New York City, NY 10016-4307
(212) 213-1001
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although we heard good reviews about Franchia we never expected the food would be this great! Both my wife and I are vegetarian foodies and experienced some of the best dishes we've ever tried. Apart from the highly recommended food, the service was nice and the restaurant was well presented. We cannot wait to visit again!

Thank Yogi D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I ate there during our visit to NYC. It was delightful and delicious. A large variety of vegan dishes, which suits us perfectly. $$. If you arevegan you eill like the restaurant.

Thank Yoramshap
Paris, France
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Before I get to the point of my review - let me start by saying that this is an excellent restaurant. its just atypical for a vegan place and a very welcome addition let me tell you, and everything you think about when you hear "vegan" is instantly challenged from the moment you walk in. I mean everything including the... More 

Thank Hatolim
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing! It was my first meal in the city and I couldn't have asked for a better place to eat. I got the vegan lunch box special and I loved it. I wasn't super fussy of the fake shrimp, but I didn't like shrimp when I did eat meat so that's not a criticism of the restaurant or chef, it's... More 

Thank Sara P
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time I sat at Franchia I was on my own on Business and looking for a reasonable place to eat. The prices looked affordable and I like asian food. What I got was far beyond any expectations. A perfect pot of tea, an appetizer adorned with a delicate edible flower, and a delicious entree. My first thought was,... More 

Thank Hanaanrosenthal
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing!!! Bravo. Loved this restaurant took friends who are not vegan and they both said they would never guess. Service was amazing, choices were great .

Thank Eli18Brooklyn
Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am a huge fan of Franchia and always try to stop by for a meal whilst I am in NYC. On this occasion I had a great lunch there of Pad Thai and fried dumplings. The food is always tasty, and I love their kimchi. Always worth a visit. Recommended.

Thank fadryn
Brno, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for dinner. The service was great, everybody very nice, helpful and quick. The atmosphere was also very good. I like vegan food and visit some vegan restaurants from time to time. I ordered noodles, my girlfriend ordered a rice bowl. Both dishes were good and tasty. Exactly as described in the menu. The letdown was the appetizer, kimchi... More 

Thank Filip N
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Have been a vegetarian all my life, and never imagined i would be able to eat korean vegetarian food! This is a great restaurant, with a lot of great choices. Loved what i ordered. Great location, service and decor!

Thank C k
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

I have gastroparesis which means I can't eat solid food and eat only cooked puree food. Last weekend I visited NYC and went with a party of two to Franchia. I asked if they could puree food for me. The waiter said yes. I ordered a soup they had in the menu and asked to be puree. When our orders... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Sushi, Asian, Korean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Park Ave, between 34th and 35th Streets, New York City, NY 10016-4307
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 213-1001

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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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