Shuttered 3 Months, Cafe Petisco to Return as Vegan Restaurant?

Last modified August 6, 2019 at 6:44 am

For Cafe Petisco, the collapsed wall in the basement coincided with a Department of Health inspection that ultimately led to its closure. Three months later, the mediterranean restaurant looks to be going vegan. Public records show that Cafe Petisco was ordered shut after an inspection on March 29 yielded 43 violation points for “evidence of live mice” […]

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‘Rawsome Treats’ Vegan Dessert Shop Opens on Orchard Street

Posted April 5, 2018 at 5:05 am

Sweet-toothed vegans have one more place to sate their appetite on the Lower East Side. Months after news broke of its Orchard Street arrival – teaser signage had been in play since January – Rawsome Treats is now serving. Watt Sriboonruang, who moonlights as a Muay Thai amateur fighter, started the small business on the […]

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Muay Thai Fighter to Open Vegan Bakeshop ‘Rawsome Treats’ on Orchard Street

Posted January 17, 2018 at 5:08 am

With SHUT Skateboards gone more four months, it’s time for the next tenant in line at 158 Orchard Street. Teaser signage now advertises the imminent arrival of a new raw, vegan dessert shop called Rawsome Treats. Watt Sriboonruang, who moonlights as a Muay Thai amateur fighter, started the small business on the Lower East Side […]

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Vegan Mexican Joint ‘JaJaJa’ Opens Friday on East Broadway

Posted April 18, 2017 at 5:02 am

The light board has been affixed to the facade of 162 East Broadway for months. Now, it’s lit up with the greeting, “Hola Chinatown! We see you.” This is how the plant-based newcomer JaJaJa is announcing itself to the Chinatown neighborhood it invaded. It opens to the public on Friday. JaJaJa (Plantas Mexicana) is a vegan […]

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Looking Inside ‘JaJaJa,’ the Vegan Mexican Restaurant at 162 East Broadway

Posted April 13, 2017 at 5:05 am

Hold onto your sombreros, JaJaJa is on the proverbial precipice of opening at 162 East Broadway. JaJaJa (Plantas Mexicana) is a vegan Mexican restaurant helmed by Gelso & Grand proprietor Nima Garos and partner Koorosh Bakhtiar. The concept has been in the works for more than a year, and evolved along the way. For one, […]

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MooShoes Returns with New Orchard Street Shop and Vegan Grocery

Posted September 14, 2016 at 5:00 am

As promised, the nine-year-old vegan footwear shop, MooShoes, returned to the fray yesterday afternoon. The souped-up reboot is unrecognizable from its former setup. “We’ve got a new look but we’re the same on the inside,” reads the triumphant Instagram post. It’s more than that, though. The new version of cruelty-free MooShoes was carved from 78 […]

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When MooShoes Reopens, it’ll be with an All-Vegan Grocery Next Door

Posted August 23, 2016 at 5:00 am

Nine years after dropping anchor at 78 Orchard Street, MooShoes is currently undergoing a massive renovation. When the beloved vegan shoe store reopens, though, it’ll be a departure from what you remember. Something new altogether. The proverbial pivot. Passing by the store, it’s quite clear that the space is now bisected. Two separate business units. […]

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The Vegan Street Fair is Coming to the East Village (Eventually)

Posted February 1, 2016 at 5:12 am

​Listen up, vegans. A food festival just for you is coming to the Lower East Side. The Vegan Street Fair. Patience, though, as it probably won’t happen until next fall. And not a done deal, at that. After just one year in Los Angels, organizers Ken and Jessica Schoech hope to up the ante this […]

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Tiengarden Vegan Spot Reopens on Allen and is Unrecognizable

Posted May 6, 2013 at 6:10 am

The casual eatery that was Tiengarden has undergone a complete transformation. You won’t recognize it.

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Little Lad’s Cafe Now Open on Delancey

Posted October 7, 2011 at 6:28 am

Neighborhood vegans, the wait is over. It’s all systems go at Little Lad’s Cafe. Details after the jump!

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