Escape the hustle and bustle of the New York City streets and join us in a peaceful, eastern-influenced eatery serving up 100% vegan home-cooked fare.
What’s unusual about JivamukTea Café, apart from a menu of original offerings, is its location ─ on the second floor of the Jivamukti yoga studio ─ and its atmosphere: it seems that the “karma” generated from nearby yoga practitioners pervades the ambiance as well the cooking. According Happy Cow, the Healthy Eating Guide, “It's healthy food, served and prepared with love… it's a great healthy yoga atmosphere to eat in.”
Organizer David G. describes the scene at JivamukTea Café as “homey, serene and spiritual.” While gazing out of large windows and meditating on the meaning of your mantra, you can enjoy a selection of salads, sandwiches, burritos, pick-your-ingredients hot plates, unusual and yummy desserts, not to mention teas and “chakra smoothies” which come in flavors like “enlightened,” “wisdom,” and “truth.”
Start with the “raw red” or “raw green” soup, followed by one of the salads, such as the spicy tempeh salad with peanut dressing or the “Diablo” salad with grilled seitan and brown rice. Or you can create your own dish, called the “Yogi’s Choice,” by picking three items from a long list that includes rice, beans, quinoa, tofu, tempeh, seitan, millet and various vegetables. Follow your “Diablo” by one of the desserts sure to tempt your sweet tooth.
The chocolate and pumpkin “whoopee pies” sound downright decadent, if not dangerous! For those of you who like cupcakes (Paul B., that’s you!), there is an assortment including the “Red Velvet”and “Black Bottom.” According to SuperVegan, their “cupcakes rival any of the best in NYC.”
Where To Meet: The cafe is on the second floor, inside the Jivamukti Yoga School. In the cafe, look for the red "Meetup" signs on our tables.
Join us Tues. Dec. 11 to experience this “hidden jewel” of a vegan oasis.