Restaurant Spotlight: Angelica Kitchen
Restaurant Spotlight: Angelica Kitchen

Perhaps you are a vegan or perhaps you simply enjoy eating meals that are good for you made from organically grown ingredients. Regardless, Angelica Kitchen serves up delicious, fresh, healthy fare that you surely will enjoy. 

This casual restaurant, which first opened in 1976, is located at 300 East 12th Street in the East Village. They are open daily for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. and offers the perfect spot to catch up with friends, have a low key meal with your family, or have a no pressure date. 

The menu is large and has a great variety of options. Start your meal with a tasty starter, like walnut and lentil pate, a curried cashew spread with crudites, red cabbage sauerkraut, or rolled vegetable sushi. Sourdough bread with a ginger carrot spread or a miso tahini spread is also a perfect selection for snacking on before your meal arrives. For your entree, opt for a mixed sprout salad, an avocado and kimchee salad, three bean chili, thai coconut and lemongrass curry, or a tempeh ruben sandwich. With so many options, you are sure to find something that catches your eye. Daily specials are also offered. 

Non-alcoholic beverages, such as the hibiscus cooler, chilled apple cider, green tea, or fresh juice made to order, are perfect for washing down your meal. Alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, and cider are also available. You may also opt to bring your own wine for a $15 corkage fee. 

Responsible business practices and sustainable agriculture are the backbones of Angelica Kitchen. The menu is prepared from ingredients bought from local farmers, suppliers, and food artisans, ensuring the ingredients are as fresh as possible. Another key goal of sustaining good working relationships with local food providers is to keep the items on the menu at an affordable price for the customers. 

It's very important to Angelica Kitchen to participate in sustainable practices. For instance, renewable sources of energy is used to filter water, as well as a high end backwash carbon system. This restaurant also actively composts to reduce waste. 

Reservations are not taken at Angelica Kitchen. Make note that there is a $15 minimum per check and guests are asked to refrain from using their phones while in the restaurant. Gift certificates are also available and make a wonderful gift. 

You do not want to miss out on the mouthwatering food at Angelica Kitchen. Proximity to great restaurants is one of the perks of living in apartments near the East Village. Make plans to go today with your friends or family for a healthy meal that tastes great!