A couple weeks ago I was scanning through PageSix.com and saw that Michael Richards had been spotted dining at some new vegan restaurant on the Upper West Side. Then, a few days later, I was at a super swanky green party and after I passed on the hors devours (we vegans just assume) a friend said, “Dude, you can totally eat those, some new vegan restaurant on the Upper West Side is catering.” Well basically, I took all this as a sign from God and decided to pay this “new vegan restaurant on the Upper West Side”, also known as Café Blossom, a visit.
Working for Ecorazzi has a few perks (see also: free meals, interview with celebs, industry parties) and so I used some of my eco-power (it’s solar of course) and sat down with Craig Cochran, general manager of Café Blossom. Craig told me that not only is his restaurant totally vegan and also kosher, but they uphold some super green standards. For instance, all the take-out containers are corn based and 100% bio-degradable or made from post-consumer waste. The soap in the bathroom is organic and earth-friendly, as are all the cleaning products. Let’s also not forget they’re vegan and that the U.N has said, “raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gases than all the cars and trucks in the world combined.”
Rumor has it, that celebrities such as Kevin Bacon, Conan O’Brien and Matt Dillon have all been seen doing a little tofu-munching at Cafe Blossom… and I can definitely see why. The food was scrumptious and the atmosphere divine! I started with a Black Eyed Pea Cake that could make the most carnivorous soul drool, and worked my way to a Soy Bacon Cheeseburger with chipotle aioli. Craig also told me that coming soon Cafe Blossom will officially rock vegan soft serve “ice-cream”. HALLELUJAH!
So that’s it folks! The service was awesome, the food was delicious and the place was absolutely beautiful. If you live in New York, or just find yourself stopping by, I highly recommend you check out Cafe Blossom and see what all the fuss is about. Oh yeah, and tell them Ecorazzi sent you!