Cheap Eat of the Week: Seasoned Vegan

Written by Aurora Hinz, pictures by Sabine Smith

As a college student in NYC, having a cheap food connoisseur is essential. We all want to save money, but why sacrifice a good meal? We’re here to let you know that you’ve got options! From deals to discounts, we’ve got you covered.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Soul food often gets a bad rap – at least in terms of nutritional value. However, Seasoned Vegan offers classic soul food filled with zesty flavors and nutrients! While some vegan places use food that is extremely processed or rely on frying things for flavor, the Seasoned Vegan offers entrees that are not overly processed, full of fresh veggies and are completely filling – without feeling like you’re eating old fryer grease.

I ordered the po’boy which was recently featured on Buzzfeed’s “Worth It” series on vegan food. I also got a side of fries. The total for my food was $12. The fried “shrimp” on my po’boy tasted scarily similar to real shrimp and the texture was dead on. The sandwich itself was mammoth and wouldn’t even allow me to close it without eating some of the fillings first. The fries were SO addicting. They were coated in some sort of garlicky-salty-peppery magic and we could not stop eating them – even after we were already stuffed.

Sabine ordered the Harlem “chopped” cheeseburger.  Her meal totaled a whole $11. It was a little sweeter than a normal cheeseburger, but combined with the sauce, bun and greens on top, everything came together perfectly.

The one thing I wish we had tried were the desserts. We both will return soon for a full evaluation of these scrumptious options, which includes cheesecake, a salted caramel chocolate chip cookie and even a cupcake ice cream sandwich! This cheap eat was well worth the commute, and offers an incredibly unique spin on vegan food. We rate this an 8 out of 10 and can’t wait to head back uptown for another great meal.

Here are the facts:

Address: 55 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10026 (30 minute subway ride from FIT via the 2 or 3)

Vegan/Vegetarian Options – YES – The whole menu is vegan (and DELICIOUS).

Delivery Options? –  YES – they offer services from DoorDash, GrubHub, Seamless, and Chow Now.

Easy to Find? – YES, It’s located right on a corner, across from a laundromat!

Food Safety Grade – A, this place is 100% guaranteed tiptop food safe and sanitary!


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