Vegan dinner for two in NYC for under $15? Hells yeah!

April 7, 2010By 7 Comments

My hubby and I went to NYC for my birthday and although it was raining for the majority of our stay, it was full of delishiousness and fun times. While romping about in NYC (sans the hubs), my sis-in-law took me to a wonderful and affordable eatery called Dojo. It’s right next to NYU and this place is always hoppin’. Although this restaurant isn’t entirely vegan, they have many healthy vegan options to choose from that won’t break the bank and are sure to make your tum-tum happy.

We started off our meal with their Hummus appetizer ($3.95) which was chick peas blended with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and spices with toasted whole wheat pita bread. Damn, this was some tasty-ass hummus. What really made this simple appetizer the bomb was the freshly toasted, hot pita bread. (sorry, no photo, I got carried away and ate the damn thing)

For my entree, I decided to get the Hijiki Tofu Dinner ($4.95) which is a fried hijiki and tofu loaf-like patty (latty? poaf? loafatty?) served with brown rice and Japanese BBQ sauce and a side salad with AMAZING carrot ginger dressing. Seriously, the Japanese BBQ sauce and carrot ginger dressing were drink-worthy. Next time I go back, I’m ordering extra sauces on the side–they are to die for! The loaf-like patty was crispy on the outside and softer on the inside and it was packed with so much flavor. I could eat this dish for every meal of every day. I still can’t believe this entire dish was under $5–it was filling too!

Dojo NYC vegan food

Okay, ready for the icing on the cake? On our last day in NYC, my hubby and I decided to have one last meal at Dojo before heading to the airport. While while enjoying our scrumptious meal, we had a celebrity sighting! We saw ❤ David Duchovny ! Not only did we see him, but he made eye contact with me twice! 😉 For those of you who don’t know me personally, I’ve had a crush on David Duchovny since I was 15! This was a big deal. I tried to get my hubby to take a discreet photo with his iphone but the pics came out mega blurry… you know I’d be Duchovnying up this post like crazy if I had me some pics!

So, give Dojo a try, and if you see David Duchovny while munching on Hijiki yums, take his photo and e-mail it to me! 😉

For more info: Dojo

14 West 4th Street (corner of Mercer)

Cash only.

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  1. Lex says:

    I always see David D dining alone at NewsRoom Cafe on Robertson.

  2. quarrygirl says:

    …i think technically it would be “loafatty”

  3. quarrygirl says:

    LOFATTY!!!! genius!!!! 😉

  4. No way!! I sooo had a crush on David Duchovney when I was 14. My dad used to make fun of me and sing that “David Duchovney, why won’t you love me??” song outside of my room. 😛

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