The hardest part of eating vegetarian is explaining to the family that the flamingo tongues at the Saturnalia banquet still count as meat. Today’s Groupon serves up healthy vegan and vegetarian fare for eaters of all persuasions: for $25, you get $50 worth of food and drink at Soy Café, located in Manhattan's West Village. This Groupon will get you a gift card to Soy Café, allowing you to carry the balance over for as many visits as the $50 value will allow. This deal is available for redemption beginning on May 27.
Soy Café tosses a lifesaver of veggie-friendly fare to diners drowning in the community pool of carnivore-catering cuisine. Breakfast is served all day, allowing you to satisfy your craving for organic oatmeal ($6), egg whites with avocado and soy cream cheese ($6), or a mozzarella, basil, and roasted-pepper omelette ($10), even as the afternoon sun looks on in helio-disbelief between puffs of his cumulo-cigarette. Sail seas of soup with the vegan-friendly three-lentil chili ($6), served with multigrain toast, or deforest the summer avocado salad ($11) with your mouth-mulcher. Soy Café also offers cold sandwiches ($8) with tofu and hummus, as well as salmon, turkey, tuna, and chicken variations for non-vegetarians. Paninis and wheat-free crêpes ($10) also offer omnivorous options for all ilks of eaters. Silence the cries of your sweet tooth with Soy Café's vegan sweets, including its acclaimed almond brittle ($4.50).
Soy Café brews up certified fair-trade organic coffee, with beans delivered weekly from the café's Queens-based roaster. Enjoy drip coffee ($2), a cappuccino ($4), or a macchiato ($2.50), or opt for the all-organic green-tea latte ($4), made with unsweetened soymilk. Other Soy Café specialties include soy soother drinks ($3)—steamed soymilk in a number of flavors—and blended-ice soyafrost drinks ($4.50). Soy Café also offers free WiFi that uses certified fair-trade radio waves made of grinded-down bananas. Get your Groupon and visit Soy Café for made-to-order meat-free meals.
- Turkey, tuna, and curried-chicken salad insinuate their way into the menu, so carnivores won’t feel left out. – Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld, New York
Past management left some online reviewers unsatisfied (the cafe is now under new management); Soy still has four stars from Citysearchers and four from Yelpers, as well as recommendations from 77 percent of Urbanspooners:
- This is a great little cafe with tasty food, a comfortable vibe, and friendly, unobtrusive service. I can see myself sitting and typing away an afternoon here. As for the food, I'm not a vegetarian, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and deliciousness of the selections. – oktoke, Citysearch
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