Vegetables are the antizombie, rising out of the ground to demand we devour their artichoke hearts and cauliflower brains. Hunt down some new green friends with today's Groupon to The V-Spot in Brooklyn. Choose between the following options:
For $19, you get a vegan meal for two (up to a $54 value). The meal includes:
- Two appetizers (up to an $11 value each)
- Two entrees (up to a $16 value each)
For $35, you get a vegan meal for four (up to a $108 value). The meal includes:
- Four appetizers (up to an $11 value each)
- Four Entrees (up to a $16 value each)
For this Groupon, diners may select only from the following dishes off of the menu:
- Appetizers: Nachos, buffalo chicken, empanadas, nori rolls
- Entrees: Bandeja paisa, quinoa curry kale, sesame tofu, lasagna
At The V-Spot, owner Daniel Carabaño crafts a vegan dining experience to tempt the picky palates of any diets with healthy, vibrant dishes whipped up with a hint of Latin flare. Tables of two, parties of four, or murders of crows can begin the harvest by gathering in the sleek dining area or on the outdoor patio for a plate of plantain or corn-chip nachos laden with fresh guacamole and "meat" sauce or soy "chicken." Get in touch with your produce roots with empanadas packed with potato, carrot, and onion before adding the classic spice of variety with the Columbian combo plate of bandeja paisa, a mixer of sautéed seitan, vegan chorizo, brown rice, black beans, plantain and arepa con queso. Sensitive diners who lack tolerance for tempestuous gluten can indulge in the sesame tofu on a plate date with quinoa, and those who live in a live-and-let-gluten world can quiet rumors of belly grievances with a helping of whole-wheat lasagna packed with Daiya mozzarella and chaperoned by a side salad or garlic bread.
The V-Spot is temporarily closed for renovations, and will reopen on March 6.
It's nearly impossible for anything in New York City to be one-of-a-kind, yet The V-Spot just may have accomplished that feat with a menu that is all at once Latin, kosher, and vegan. Though seemingly random, the combination of culinary styles was a natural choice for founder Alex Carabano: he's a vegetarian of Colombian descent who was born and raised among Brooklyn's heavily Jewish population.
The menu stays meat-free through an artful balance of veggies, tofu, and seitan, blending them in dishes such as a chipotle wrap with seitan, avocado, and vegan cheeses. The empanadas are quite popular, including one with tofu scramble and tempeh bacon, as are buffalo "chicken" wings that garnered a nod from the New York Times. Traditional seasonings such as authentic Mexican salsa, seitan, and adobo are made from scratch in-house, lending flavor to cholesterol-free dishes that can be enjoyed amid the dining room's exposed brick, on the warm-weather patio, or, if you're a magician, inside a top hat.
I think the food it delicious, and I am not even vegan. I am however gluten-free, and their sensitivity to this issue has always kept me going back.xtmazz, Citysearch, 6/22/10
Been going here for a while and love the tastiness of the vegan foodWill C., Yelp, 9/10/11
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Excellent food and service Very reasonable cost-great value Will definitely go back Very nice neighborhood as well”
“Great option for quality, delicious food!”
“Good food, good service, a wonderful meal. We will return.”
156 5th Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11215