I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked past The Simple Kitchen while in the artsy area of Chelsea. Honestly I can’t give you a good reason as to why I’ve never stopped in, but today I changed that:) The Simple Kitchen is not entirely vegan ( VERY vegan friendly) so it is a great place to bring friends who enjoy chicken or turkey as well. The Cafe menu is made up of 100% Local and Organic ingredients. They have a large menu full of healthy food
including hot drinks, soups, breakfast foods, salads, sandwiches, entrees (like veggie curry and basil pesto pasta), numerous side dishes, baked goods, a weekend brunch menu, and a case full of prepared entrees to go ( that they make fresh when ordered for take in). This place feels like stepping into a fresh garden of delicious veggies.. To start I got the “ Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Fennel“ ($4.50) Chunks of Butternut
Squash with Fresh Fennel and Dried Cranberries. This side dish was so delicious! Some of the freshest squash I have ever eaten.. Im pretty sure they have a garden in the kitchen that they pick from right on the spot;) For my main entree I got the “Shaved Cabbage Salad” ($10.00) Broccoli, Sweet Peppers, Carrots, Mint, Peanuts, Ginger Soy Vinaigrette with Baked Tofu. This dish was unbelievable! Once again I can’t say enough how fresh the vegetables were.. This
dish is offered hot or cold ( i got hot since its chilly out). It was like a perfect stir fry of fresh veggies with soft tofu and a scrumptious dressing! Of course I couldn’t leave without tasting a couple of their enticing baked goods.. so I ordered the “ Cranberry Chocolate Ginger Scone“ ($3.25) Fresh Ginger flavor with Chocolate and Fresh Whole Cranberries Mixed in. I loved this scone.. freshly baked with huge Cranberries ( yes, fresh organic cranberries not dried!) This scone
just oozed goodness upon entering the mouth. yep oozed.. Then I was told that one bar they have their is a crowd favorite.. naturally I had to try it:) “Gluten Free Fig Bar” ($3.00) Fresh Oats with Fig smeared in between a layered bar. I can totally see why this thing is a best seller. Absolutely divine. So fresh and healthy tasting. ( figs are super good for you). This thing was spectacular. I really cannot say enough good things about this place.. It also serves as a little organic market ( coffee, some vegan ice creams, teas, granola, drinks, desserts) They really have so much healthy and fresh goodies! The staff is friendly and helpful when ordering , which is sometimes rare to find. I really enjoyed my simple delicious meal at The Simple Kitchen. If you are ever in Chelsea you must stop in and be sure to order something with lots of fresh veggies!!
Peace, Love, and Vegan Food,
361 W. 17th Street
New York NY.