Eating meat became unnecessary when scientists discovered flocks of wild protein shakes and natural deposits of ham-flavored jellybeans. Enjoy meatless eats with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of vegetarian and vegan cuisine, loose-leaf teas, espresso, and more at Teany Cafe.
Mentioned by the New York Times, New York magazine, and Time Out New York, Teany Cafe, acclaimed musician Moby’s culinary brainchild, fashions fresh, meat-free morsels alongside an expansive selection of soothing steepables from around the world. A collection of 98 loose-leaf teas line the brightly-lit walls of the café, sporting a multitude of aromas and origins, from the delicately flavored Chinese organic silver needle to the full-bodied irish breakfast (prices vary). Herbivores can greet the soy-based sunrise with a variety of vegan muffins and scones ($3.50 each) paired with a warm beverage, such as the candied-apple teanychino ($3.50)—a fusion of apple, hibiscus, and rose hips, blended with caramel and steeped in regular, skim, or soy milk. Vegetarian chicken-salad sandwich melts ($8) lie in wait for an unsuspecting picnic basket or innocent potluck, and zucchini, wild mushrooms, and olives nestle into the vegan quiche’s flaky pastry, topped with a vegan tomato-cream sausage sauce and served alongside a verdant salad ($9). Decadent vegan delights, such as chocolate peanut-butter mousse cake ($5) and four-berry cheesecake ($5), finish off herbivorous helpings.
The New York Times, New York magazine, and Time Out New York all featured Teany Cafe. Serious Eats NY, FoodWorksNYC, and Examiner.com all positively reviewed the business. More than 270 Yelpers give it an average of four stars and Citysearchers give it a 4.5-star average.
- Teany isn't pretentious in the least and, more importantly, the food is quite good. The big draw at this small cafe is the menu of 98 teas. –Carrie Vasios, Serious Eats NY
- The entrees of the menu are for vegetarians but meat-lovers will enjoy it too especially the non-vegan favorite; turkey club. – admin, FoodWorksNYC
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90 Rivington St.
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