12/19/08

5 star rating, and it's kosha!

Ashley G.
New York, NY
5 star rating
12/8/2008

Yo, I stopped by Sacred Chow after work to pick up a salad. The interior is cozy and I liked the lil water fall thingy. I ordered the beet, carrot, apple salad wih dijon dressing. It was very yummy ! I also ordered the ginger peanut noodles. I really liked the little candied ginger mixed with the peanut butter flavor. Very filing but in that good healthy way. I will def. be eating at Sacred Chow again.
p.s. and it's kosha!

12/17/08

hardcore?

hardcore?
great!
sacred chow/100% hardcore
100% low carbon code
100% ethically kosher
100% heart healing
100% eco-vegan
eat on target!

11/27/08

END of the WORLD

Post subject: Re: Best NYU restaurants and bars.

for those of you around NYU, if you are vegetarian or enjoy vegetarian food, go to SACRED CHOW on sullivan street. chow subs are the END of the WORLD. i'm serious-- the meatball sub with vegan mozzarella, to die for. to die.

Posted by gannak: Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:55 pm

better everytime

awesome veggie food

Sacred Chow gets better everytime I go. They have interesting vegetarian dishes, normally leaning towards the spicy side, so if you don’t like that you may not enjoy it but everything I've ever tried here was really well made, so give it a try if you haven’t been there yet.

danimatian Oct 26, 09:25AM PDT 1 cheer

11/17/08

from NYU students to Lubavitchers from Brooklyn, it's a great scene.

Matt B.
New York, NY
4 star rating
11/16/2008
Usually the words "Kosher" and "Health Food" don't excite me, most definitely not together in the same sentence, the first word being synonymous with bubbe and the latter with flavorless bleh. Sacred Chow, though, surely did surpass all the expectations I had for it. It's tucked away on a nice block and is quite discreet. The interior has a bohemian feel to it, with an old red brick wall, a sparse amount of tables, minimal noise, and the right amount of lighting all make it a good date place. The "meatball" hero was delicious, and the hummus of the day had some great flavor. My vegan friend had some kind of grilled tofu which she raved about, complementing me on finding the place. I don't want to leave out the sweet deal beer selection, complete with Magic Hat brews, a significant plus. The wines weren't kosher though, even though I'm told this is to change soon (if it hasn't already). What I liked the most however about this spot is the mix of people dining here, a nice mix of people from all over the spectrum, from NYU students to Lubavitchers from Brooklyn, it's a great scene.
Sacred Chow: Wub

sacred chow/hardcore

there is no other PRACTICAL way 2 be but 2 be hardcore about life. sacred chow is hardcore. living a low carbon code is hardcore. it is hardcore (not hard!) work 2 use less carbon, and we do. being eco-vegan (vee-gun) brings us even closer 2 the low-carbon life. we sing as elvis sang, "dont be cruel", and by not being so, we continuously find ethical solutions that heal ecological and economical cruelty. by eating an all plant-based diet, change is immediate. just. like. that. SLAM, BAM!
even more so, purchasing food grown from organic sun-based systems is as hardcore low carbon as we can get; and, by consuming fair trade work products, we r hardcore about preventing sweatshops, child labor, and human rights violations. we're also ethically kosher, a hardcore standard that is deep rooted in ancient jewish law, the protocols of time, a land of milk and honey, a divine respect 4 our creator, and our fellow beings, w/ a distribution of fair wages through safe, healthy and cruelty-free work communities. truly hardcore!
we r hardcore about r bodies 2. we eat superlative foods and baked goods w/o wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, or any derivatives that may contain gluten. of course it's especially delicious 4 us w/ celiac disease, but gluten free foods, grains and flours r also economical and ecological hardcore powerhouses 4 the planet 2. we cook heart healing food - fats, carbs and proteins - from high-quality plant-based foods; no cholesterol or fake sugars, low-sodium, low-oil, low-glycemic. hardcore here is really hardcore low-carbon. the food is never, ever high-carbon fried, just low-temp, low-carbon steamed, griddled, tossed, roasted, or baked. that's being real hardcore 4 mother earth, father time, and 4 our little sweet hearts.
sacred chow/hardcore

11/10/08

New logo!


What do you guys think of the new logo? Here is the old one, for reference. We switched things up. We're hoping it works for y'all as much as it does for us. :)

Consumer Satisfaction, Excellent

Executive Summary on:
Sacred Chow
Ahead of most of the competition, Sacred Chow in New York City has a high level of awareness and an average level of customer loyalty. "tastiest food", "great service", "by far the best vegan brunch" are some of the common sentiments frequent diners have to say about the restaurant. Buzz on Sacred Chow has been consistent and its online community presence is competitive. Customer satisfaction has been consistent over the past six months. Learn more...

Sacred Chow's Overall Score [measuring satisfaction & loyalty] - 73
Sacred Chow's Buzz Score [measuring awareness & frequency of reviews] - 83
Ingredient Scores:

Consumer Satisfaction, How satisfied are consumers with Sacred Chow? Excellent

Consumer Loyalty, How loyal are Sacred Chow's customers? Average

Consumer Awareness, How aware of Sacred Chow are consumers? Excellent

Frequency of Reviews, How frequently is Sacred Chow being reviewed by consumers? Very good

11/5/08

the most firm and luscious tofu ever

3
Nov
sacred chow in nyc
by miss anthrope
NYC, restaurants (not LA)
recently i took a little tasting tour of new york city, what’s considered to be by many the best vegan-friendly place in the usa, right up there with portland. i had a whole list of neat restaurants i wanted to try, and couldn’t even begin to fit them all in. i mean, check out happycow or supervegan, there are just sooooo many. over the next few posts, i’ll be bringing you several installments of quarrygirl eats nyc, and tell you about all our cool (and not so cool) dining experiences.
of all the well-reviewed eateries, one place i knew i absolutely had to check out, was sacred chow. it came with a very high recommendation from the folks at vegan-la, and was said to serve the best breakfast ever. unfortunately, i went on a friday just before noon without realizing that they only offer breakfast/brunch on the weekends. it all turned out for the best though, because the lunch was out of this world. i’m sure i missed out by not trying their brunch, but hey, it just gives me another reason to return to nyc!

weekday special bowl: sliced western tofu, soba noodles, tahini, greens and broccoli
although sacred chow wasn’t serving up the weekend brunch when my husband and i visited, they did have a weekday special bowl that was customizable. they had different proteins, carbs and vegetables to choose from all served up in a pipin’ hot little package for i think around 8 bucks. we opted for the western tofu on soba with a mixture of collard greens and broccoli. it was absolutely delicious.
the entire bowl was filled with succulent vegetables and the most firm and luscious tofu ever, all slathered in the creamiest of tahini sauces. the waiter even brought us and entire bottle of squeezy hot sauce, which we used to drench everything in the bowl. the soba noodles were cooked just right, and there weren’t too many of them…which was great. so many times in restaurants, bowls come almost filled to the top with carbs, with a pitiful amount of protein and vegetables that look more like a garnish. not this sucker. it was freakin’ filled right up with the good stuff and the noodles were almost an afterthought. just enough to swirl around and soak up the yummy sauce, without being overwhelming.
the best thing about this bowl though, was definitely the western tofu. i’m talking huge firm slices that had a completely different texture than the tofu i’m used to. i don’t know how sacred chow made such a simple dish so mouth-watering. hearty long strips of protein grilled on each side and bursting with flavor. if you are ever in manhattan, you gotta try this.
next up, we decided to share a hero sandwich, also made with western tofu. mmmMMMMMmmm. just as good as the bowl, for sure.

grilled western tofu hero: thickly sliced western tofu, dill soy-mayonnaise, mixed greens served on a toasted french baguette with chow slaw, pickle, and casein-free mozzarella
the photograph doesn’t really do this sandwich justice at all. there was so much thick and tasty tofu inside, and some of the best vegan cheese i’ve ever tasted. not to mention the insane dill mayo, this sammy was off the hook! crusty bread, creamy sauce, melty cheese and spongey yet crispy tofu made for the yummiest combo ever. and the chow slaw was incredible as well. i think it was cabbage mixed up with a mystery concoction of curry powder, vegenaise, and other savory flavors. this hero is one of my favorite sandwiches ever. seriously, the same irresistible tofu from the bowl above took on a completely new life in this dish. it would be hard for me to return to sacred chow and order something else. it so hit the spot.
on top of all the great food, sacred chow also has a very sweet and inviting atmosphere. oh yeah, and TAP BEER! not to mention tapas, tons of wine, and a huge selection of baked goods, including cupcakes, bars and brownies. that’s right, there really is nothing not to like about this place. if i lived in nyc, i’d be hitting up sacred chow AT LEAST once a week. seriously, we need more joints like this in los angeles.

groovy sacred chow interior
so while i’m bummed that i didn’t get to try anything off of the huge appetizing brunch menu, i’m glad i got to try some of the awesome lunch items at sacred chow. eating there was one of the highlights of my trip, and knowing i missed out on brunch just means i HAVE to return.
so remember this place when you are in new york city, and make it your mission to eat here.
sacred chow vegan bistro -
tapas, wine and beer on tap
227 sullivan streetnyc, ny 10012
(212)337-0863

10/27/08

a cool-minded fairness

what r we being ask to do by voting 4 an obama presidency?

we r being asked 2 see the many different ways of life that wake up in our america. obama's hertory is our history: diverse ethnicity's, skin colors, religions - r all american from all over the world. he is us, we r him. he speaks from experiences we all connect 2 b/c it is our history 2; and we will harness a cool-minded fairness, 2gether, that will create a riot of innovation 4 all creation.

vote 2 make a difference!

10/19/08

dear celiacers

Hi Sacred Chow! My name is Lauren and I was recently diagnosed with Celiacs Disease. I LOVE to bake and am having some difficulty finding ways to cook delicious gluten free items. I saw on your website that you offer classes on baking gluten free and I would LOVE to come and learn a thing or two. Please let me know when they are offered or if not then if I could maybe stop by the restaurant and get some tips from someone that works at your store. Keep me posted!
Thanks so much!

dear celiacers,

we can converse by e-mails and make the kitchen easy 4 u.

get in touch w us, here @ the chow blogspot, and we'll make it happen.


10/15/08

100% hardcore


the above is a written review in the ny times about candle 79, a vegan reataurant in nyc. it is a one star review. but there's an online audio that is very, very flattering about candle 79. and truly when u watch and listen 2 the slide show, 79 shines, as it should.

but it's clear that the reviewer thought 2 & 2 equaled a three dollar bill. he jests and jokes about plant-based food, like when he states a vegan reuben should be called a benjamin b/c it's not made from corned beef, even though the original version was reportedly made with ham by a man, not a cow, named reuben. sacred chow is also certified-kosher, maybe we should call chow's reuben, a reuven-shlomo? humour aside, would the reviewer use this sleight if the protein was turkey instead of corned beef? of course not! animal protein is the king of all proteins 2 the consuming mind. we all rely on the chain of life routine 2 calm our savage souls. which is why many of us refer 2 plant proteins as "fake meat", 2 mimic familiar blood names that help associate texture. so we hunt even when we're eating "fake meat", sinking our teeth deep into the flesh of a "3-dollar" veggie "burger or sausage".

the audio states: hardcore carnivores wouldnt tolerate candle 79's lack of animal protein, or any other vegan restaurants. i disagree! just knowing how necessary & important a low-carbon protein diet is 4 our survival changes everything. here, we get 2 use our intellect which is a tad smarter than our inner-beast. so we come 2-gether as a food culture that consumes a diverse texturality of proteins. and as we spin, we solve the most serious conversation of our day, healing mother earth. not only consuming delicious food 4 thought, but creating a sacred act of g-d. and by balancing this sacred consumption, w/ plant-based chow, we increase the health, wealth and safety potentialities 2 life's movement. just like that. just like that. so clink a good glass of wine or gluten-free beer, and give a great, great cheer!
eat 2 tip the balance!

sacred chow, 100% hardcore
100% ethically kosher*
100% low carbon code
100% heart healing
100% vegan
*international kosher council

10/9/08

Angelica Kitchen

09/24/2008
Overall disappointing experience.I haven't eaten at Angelica Kitchen in years, because I feel that other vegan/organic places have opened up that are much better than this old standby (where you still have to wait for at least a half hour for a table and I can't imagine doing so in the cold weather, as there is no waiting area in the restaurant itself). I decided to give it another try last night (take out) and wow, I'll probably never go back.THE. WORST. VEGETARIAN. CAESAR. SALAD. EVER. For $8.50 you get a chinese take out container with romaine, tiny tasteless croutons, and at least they put the dressing separate so that it doesn't make the lettuce wilt but...a balsamic vinegarette on Caesar salad? No way! Maybe it was a mistake? I still don't get what warrants an 8.50 price tag for the salad. Get thee to Sacred Chow for the best veg. Caesar you'll ever have. Joi B. Brooklyn, NY

What the heck is Shul Food?

Hm.

Good question.

It's what happens when talented, creative people get together, and let the ideas ... flow, as it were.

Shul, in Yiddish, means House of Worship, in German, means school. That's our idea: we're worshipping and studying the universe, the beauty of creation, and our ability to influence it in a positive way. Good? Good. Now laugh, darnnit. It's supposed to be a joke. Hahahahahahaha.

Hahaha.

Haha.

OK, so maybe not THAT funny. But admit it: you did pause for a moment, and wonder what we're on.

We're on love.

:)

their faces frozen

when...Mr. McCain...was asked by a reporter...this spring whether American aid should finance contraceptives to fight AIDS in Africa, he initially said, “I haven’t thought about it,” and later added, “You’ve stumped me.”
Retrograde decisions on reproductive health are reached in conference rooms in Washington, but...this is...how they play out in African villages. A young woman lies in a hut, bleeding to death or swollen by infection, as untrained midwives offer her water or herbs. Her husband and children wait anxiously outside the hut, their faces frozen and perspiring as her groans weaken.
When she dies, her body is bundled in an old blanket and buried in a shallow hole, with brush piled on top to keep wild animals away. Her children sob and shriek and in the ensuing months they often endure neglect and are far more likely to die of hunger or disease.
In some parts of Africa, a woman now has a 1-in-10 risk of dying in childbirth. The idea that...mr. mccain's lack of concern...and...U.S. policy may increase that toll is infuriating...and disgusting.
By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
Published: October 8, 2008

10/8/08

- pleasing u asap!

Posted by Anonymous on 10/04/2008 Disappointing
I am a vegetarian and have eaten in pretty much every veg. Restaurant in NYC. This (sacred chow) has to be on the bottom of the list. Food just didn't taste good. We ordered the tapas platter with mushrooms, root vegetable pancake, and Hummus. Mushrooms were extra chewy, pancakes were ok at best, Hummus had an unpleasant flavor. We also ordered pickles which were good and I got a Soup and Sandwich - they were out of orange seitan so i ordered black olive seitan - consistency and flavor way off soup was ok. Waitress was very helpful but overall dining experience was disappointing, would not return here.

dear anonymous,
i truly appreciate the blogs, they keep us on our toes. so thank you! for sure, i am disappointed. but i know that this blog, and other food blogs, like menu pages, help us, in the food industry, 2 perfect our goal in serving u more perfectly. here @ sacred chow, as we grow, we also teach new-comers @ sacred chow how 2 master certain food techniques. the olive seitan is a physically challenging food to construct. it takes time to conceptualize. but yes, the texture was different, maybe not perfect, but still interesting 4 the palate. the real interesting part is that i knew the texture was not on target, and u picked up on that. that's amazing! the same goes 4 the mushrooms. chewy they were, but i still found the texture appealing. recently however, we have been experimenting w these extra, tremendous shiitake mushrooms, and they need alot more coddling 2 to make them less chewy, which u picked up on. since that time, i have adjusted the cooking time and seasoning up on these meaty mushrooms, slow-stewing them in the oven makes them just right. what a great palate u have! i love, really love, the roasted black olive seitan. so, i will be extra-vigilant in making sure our new-comers r coddled by me into understanding the process perfectly. the other items r more or less subjective, including the pickles which some folks find 2 spicy. i am glad u liked the pickles though. i do 2, especially w a piece of the olive seitan wedged between 2 pieces of pickled daikon. we've been pickling green tomatoes lately 2. one person detests the daikon. he always says: "NO DAIKON W MY KOREAN CUTLETS." we say, no prob!
the soups and hummus change every day, and the latkes w/ date butter, most folks are mad about them.
i do understand, as some folks would say, maybe even u, that u cant please everyone, and we all have off days, even periods of time.
anyway dear anonymous, return 2 sacred chow, and eat a delicious lunch, brunch or dinner on us. i look forward 2 - pleasing u asap!
much love,
sacred chow

10/6/08

4 vegan food I will gladly walk over 2 Kelly Quad.

Hello,
Just yesterday I was emailing Campus Dining, requesting more vegan and vegetarian options in the Administration Building Dining cart, upstairs from my office. And then today I noticed that Sacred Chow is being brought to Stony Brook. I'm thrilled! 4 vegan food I will gladly walk over 2 Kelly Quad. We are severely lacking vegan dining in the nearby area, especially on campus. I work here, and knowing the variety of students that we have on campus I know I can't be the only vegan. I lack my own cooking skills, so it's tough to bring in my own food, other than peanut butter and banana sandwiches.
I just wanted to say Thank you and I hope that your relationship with Stony Brook University is a long, happy and successful one! Can't wait to try your food!
Lisa
Lisa Piquette
Undergraduate International Admissions
Stonybrook University

Stony Brook Campus

scroll down and check out the major brands listed below the announcement for sacred chow, @ http://www.campusdining.org/
aint that something!
It reads, and i paraphrase a tad:
You are invited to come taste some new foods we are now offering across Stony Brook Campus. They are produced by a company called Sacred Chow & the meals...are... 100%...Shabbos kosher...,Organic & Vegan. If you are interested in tasting some of these yummy cuisines, please click here for more information.

10/5/08

this a very good place for Celiacs.

Sacred Chow - A Gluten Free Restaurant in New York
By Kyle Eslick on September 28th, 2008 Filed Under Restaurant Menus Tag(s): , ,

Sacred Chow is a Village Vegan place that uses natural and healthy ingredients to create and re-create some amazing food. Much of the menu is naturally gluten free, and the menu notes any items that are not or can not be made gluten free, making this a very good place for Celiacs.
If you live or are in the New York City area and like to visit Sacred Chow, here is their address:
Sacred Chow 227 Sullivan St New York, NY 10012 United States (212) 337 0863
You should be able to find any other information you need on the official Sacred Chow website.

Power Chefs

NEW - Power Chefs 5-DVD Set!
Eating right is one of the most important things we can do for our health. But while everyone wants to live longer and be healthier, very few people know how they can change their diet to do so. In this five DVD set, Gary Null, Ph.D, goes into the restaurants and kitchens of the country’s leading healthy chefs and has them show you how you can make healthy, delicious, gourmet meals right in your own kitchen.
Learn from Power Chefs such as:
• Raw Chef Dan from Quintessence, who will teach you the importance of eating raw, vibrant, living foods.
• Steven Wu from Zen Palate, who will show you how just how quickly vegan Chinese food can be made.
• Tony Arricani from Café Viva, who will show you how to make a healthy vegan pizza.
• Vinicio Peñate from San Francisco’s leading raw food restaurant, Café Gratitude.
• Cliff Preefer from Sacred Chow, who will teach you how eating right can help not only your own health, but the health of the entire planet.
• Mia Rongstad, who will show you how you can make some of your favorite unhealthy childhood dishes into healthy vegan dishes in Gary’s own kitchen.
• And More!With over 75 recipes, this set will give you all the information you need to switch your (or your family’s) unhealthy diet to a healthy one, while still enjoying delicious, gourmet, surprisingly inexpensive, and easy to make meals.
5 DVD set - Approx 10 hrs

shabbos kosher

NYC Jewish Veg*ns Special Rosh Hashanah Dinner Party at Sacred Chow!
Friday, October 3, 2008 at 7:00PM

Pre-Fix Menu:
*Fresh Apples and Pears with brown rice syrup for a sweet and fruitful year
*Sweet Danish Rosh Hashanah Challah g.f, o.k
*Hearty roots, black eyed pea stew g.f, o.k
*Glazed Slow Roasted whole Carrots with Raisins (think tzimmis) g.f. or Ceasar salad, cubed vegetable croutons, both g.f, o.k
*Savory leek risotto on Stuffed mushrooms g.f, & prepared o.k
*Dessert or Drink (choice of one dessert or one drink) Chocolate Jelly Roll with fresh Pomegranate Seeds or Macaroon with Jam g.f, o.k, s.f OR 1 glass of sangria or espresso or peppermint tea.
All for $35 includes tax and tip
g.f.= 100% gluten free
o.k. = 100% shabbos kosher*(pre-prepared room temp, pre-heated soups, water, espresso, tea, coffee)
s.f = sugar free
B.T.W.: For Rosh Hashanah, and every shabbos, you can request a shabbos kosher pre-prepared Friday dinner or brunch, to stay or go, if you call and pre-pay.

After everyone has arrived, we will light the Shabbat candles (yes, even though sunset is scheduled earlier :) ), then have evening Kiddush, Ha-Motzi, and then a quick blessing for eating tree fruits.
See the full event details, including location, at http://vegetarian.meetup.com/440/calendar/8721390/i3/cl.

they're really good about picky eaters

Eating on the cheap in NYC next week?
So my friend and I will be coming up mid-week next week, and we're on a bit of a budget. Other complications are that I'm a vegetarian and my doctor has ordered a low-fat diet. My friend will eat just about anything. Any tips? Thanks!

JadeIguana Oct 05, 2008 08:08AM

Sacred Chow.. it's a tiny vegan place in the village that has sandwiches, salads, soups, and 'tapas.' They don't fry anything, and they're really good about picky eaters. so if you tell them no oil... you're not getting any oil.

let's make DEM get the job done! VOTE BIG!

why do so many of us identify w/ W. and sarah palin?
still 20% 4 W.!
it is not b/c we hold either one of them in the highest intellectual esteem.
we dont.
it's that they seem so typically ordinary.
they fit right in 2 the simple everyday.
simple, everyday is fine, but not on the global stage.
we all see the perversely gross ineffectiveness that has been wrecked upon the world, under pub leadership.
let's make DEM get the job done!
VOTE BIG!
take action, and make change happen!
and believe in the extraordinary.

9/29/08

Dr. Pachuari* and friends,


Dr. Pachuari* and friends,
Each week, we eat about 20 meals. When that is the case, one of those meals would be about 5% of our diet.
What if we in the US, and even worldwide, made one of these meals even greener?
Eating vegetarian if we're omnivores, vegan if we're vegetarian and raw if we're vegan.
And what if we chose to do this weekly? Let's set the data reports aside and begin to find out how great would the benefits be!
As World Veg*n Awareness Month begins Wednesday, I encourage you in joining friends to schedule and share greener than usual meals.
I ask this favor on behalf of You, your health, our planet and our connectedness.
And I appreciate your listening to this request, and hearing my message.
To encourage us in this habit, I'll blog about it weekly or more: http://vegand.net/blog/5_favor/
Feel free to comment on your adventures, sharing, nouveau cooking, and all the rest.
Peace and progress,
Demetrius Bagley
Organizer, NYC Vegan EatUP
*redgreenandblue.org/2008/09/08/uns-top-climate-scientist-urges-people-to-combat-climate-change-by-eating-less-meat/

9/25/08

ergo, either is mccain!

Polls Shows McCain Still Favored on Foreign Policy.
there's no time 2 be tepid.
8 years of such ineptitude! i mean really, a choice of a v.p. whose foreign policy experience doesnt extend beyond the north pole? how can any of us see this as good judgment on foreign policy? we'd always be just a heart-beat away from the 1st day. a heart-beat away! think of gov. palin answering that phone call @ 3 in the morning in 112 days, & counting, from 2-day. think of W when he was told about 9/11 in that florida classroom. he looked frozen solid, and that was w his well-connected political background. now let's reflect forward 2 her 1st day being on jan 20, 2009. talk about being between a rock, iraq, but not barack, and a hard place. bad, bad foreign policy judgment! we deserve a person w considerable reach. nothing personal gov. palin, u seem great, but ur not ready! ergo, either is mccain!

9/24/08

think, pray, & vote big!

i love the person's promise in last piece, and then it was perfect. it is the perfect example of simply believing in something that is really beautiful, like think coffee, and knowing that this ideology will somehow transcend all possible barriers. by just placing the idea out into thought, voice or writing, our collective desire pulls, twists and turns, and moves into being, a new reality falls into place. something perfect. this collectivism, which, we, u and me, send out in a prayer 2 our maker, is placed into a sort of cosmic mailbox. it's not just my desire, but a collective overload swirling and twirling through the great orb 2 our maker's ear. and suddenly, w love united in perfect form, we bring that beauty up to perfection. and it is perfect!my thought buds will never stop believing in goodness, true love & sacred chow.
share, believe in love, and send this collective prayer, over and over, and over again, to our maker's ear.
and suddenly powers shift and change, a thunderstorm cleansing our "old ways". we, u and me, w our maker's ear, change the power w our higher power. let's make it an unmistakable, landslide vote. think, pray, & vote big!

9/23/08

and then it was perfect!

Monday, September 11, 2006
think!
veganity. new york. cupcakes.
yes. i am going to say here that think coffeehouse on mercer (between 3rd and 4th) is my favorite coffee shop ever. i was in love with them right from the start, because they put soymilk right there on the bar, and because all of their coffee (that's right, ALL of it) is fair trade organic, and because the milk that they do use is local and organic. and then i found out that they donate 25% of profits to local community action. and then it got really good. because they started carrying some food from sacred chow, one of my very favorite vegan restaurants in new york. i'd been saying from the first visit that it would be perfect if it just had vegan foodstuffs... and then they did! and then it was perfect! they get brownies and cupcakes (the ones with rainbow sprinkles on top!) and also the tofu spa salad and the peanut noodles sometimes. and they have vegan sandwiches of various compositions sometimes. so yes, when i saw my first sacred chow cupcake there, i knew it was love, pure and true. hopefully it will last.

9/22/08

Anyway, Sacred Chow turned out to be awesome.

September 10, 2008
My Dad’s visit
On Sunday we went to New York and walked through the city. Of course we took the opportunity to try out a new vegetarian restaurant. Bil wanted to go to Hummus Place for a falafel and I wanted to go to Sacred Chow. I guess Juan and Bil went into Hummus Place and asked for a falafel and was told “No falafel!” How can a place called Hummus Place run out of falafel? I know that Bil was really looking forward to trying it out, but I found them to be rude and would rather not give them my hard earned money. Anyway, Sacred Chow turned out to be awesome. It was crowded so we couldn’t all sit down inside and eat. But that was ok. We took our food to go and ate outside at a nearby park. At first I ordered the Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich. I helped Bil order something since he looked a little lost while reading over the menu. I suggested the Philly Peppersteak Hero which he loved. My food didn’t exactly look so good. Maybe it was because my Dad took one look at my food and made a face that led me to believe he was disgusted. Tofu does that to some people, like my Dad. Or maybe it had turned upside-down on our way to the park, because it looked messy. I’m not sure. All I know is that I was turned off. Bil let me try his and I liked it a lot. So Juan went back and got me the same thing I ordered for Bil. This time around I kept my back turned to my Dad so that his faces didn’t bother me. The sandwich and home fries were delicious. The guy that took our order was very friendly. I’ll definitely go back.

make a collective effort

can we make a collective effort to change the world? and actually do it? yes, yes, yes!
let's change the world! yes, u and me. we can do it! we can. i know it. u know it 2. not alone, but u and me 2-gether, as one, knowing we r making the difference. let's do it b/c we can. not tomorrow, 2-day. now, get up and get over 2 sacred chow and let's make our move 2-gether, building mutual respect and freedom, to love, to breath and live in clean world, to work hard, to be joyous, to care for each other.

9/19/08

vote 4 dem!

join us @ sacred chow. let's not waste another second building "bridges 2 nowhere." come, eat, and create strategies 4 building life, business & government, a community w less violence, less carbon, & less nitrogen. we, you & me, can build the most extraordinary america.
obama-biden, mccain-palin? the dems & the pubs both get big, big question marks. but mccain-palin is 100% responsible 4 the bridge 2 nowhere. an enormous misappropriation of our government's time and energy, contracting so much 4 nowhere 4 so few.
8 years of republican party earmarks, disaster after disaster. porky, porky, porky bridges 2 nowhere privileges. the party's leadership has been awful. they dont deserve the next chance. 8 years that lacked success, adios, no more access.
the next chance goes 2 the dems. let's give dem our great support, we'll need it, & together, perhaps the ordinary will b extraordinary.
make our votes a majority vote that gives the current party in power the proverbial kick-in-the-pants. dont let ur vote stand between barack and a hard place. get rid of the mess. vote a new majority into power, and let's hold dem accountable every 2 years. make dem work 4 the power we r giving dem. change the party power! vote 4 dem!
no 1 person, family or ethnic group is so important that they deserve 2 possess such a ridiculous supply of consumption while so many of us r starving and homeless. no 1, no way.
vote!
change the power.

PULL THE CORD!

u, most sensitive thing,
fellow human being,
spin ur spells of love and friendship into the deep blue;
w a less judgmental narrative, will them, into the wind.
in this molecular stew, everything is reality, & everyone is ordinary & extraordinary. we come forth from the same combustion: part solar storm, part magnetic field, part gravity, part aurora. yes, colors galore, different shapes & sizes & pure energy. we, you & me, can make less violence & less poison. we owe it 2 creation. let's do it, less smoking, less raucous eating & drinking, less degradation of carbon & nitrogen. right this minute.
focus on consuming less, right now. hey, pull one plug out of the wall.
i just did it & i have to say: wow! i pulled one cell phone cord out of the wall, & cut our carbon flow. this little, simple act affects us all. here the axiom is true, every pulled out cord helps assure our survival.
ah!
there's so many cords, so we will do it together. let's share the responsibility. now! pull out a light cord, or any cord. PULL THE CORD!
lead, communicate by example. sacred chow, an honorable, delicious and respectful 1.

9/17/08

sweet blood pudding cake

she told me how important it was 4 me 2 b pro-life, in between delicate bites of her ostrich burger w/ melted gruyere and organic ketchup. ostrich is leaner and better for the environment, she said.
i sipped a sambuca double espresso.
i was remembering, from when we were kids, the little lamb her family owned. and then 1 night, she was dinner. when she was a child, she had learned how 2 slaughter sheep and chickens and drain their blood. i was squeamish about it, but it didnt stop me from watching. i mentioned the memory, she said, it was soothing for her, an art passed down from generation 2 generation.
i suddenly could taste her grandma's sweet blood pudding cake. when i was a child, it never occurred 2 me that the cake was made from fresh blood & sugar. i always thought, yippee, her grandma made her delicious pudding cake again.

9/4/08

Must try the Sundae

Posted by Justin on 09/03/2008 Must try the Sundae
I shared the sundae, at Sacred Chow, with my girlfriend recently and she (vegan) and I (omnivore) loved it. The chocolate sauce, blueberry sauce, and peanuts went together perfectly.

9/2/08

the vegan-est city on earth

Vegan Walking Tour
September 1, 2008
The travel issue, includes a vegan walking tour of NYC by Rich Bebenroth, full of commentary and recommendations for making the most of a single vegan day in New York. The instructions included going with a friend and ordering less than one thing at each eating establishment so as to sample the most food. The following places (and other highlights that don’t have websites; buy the magazine) are all within a square mile section of the vegan-est city on earth:
Babycakes: a vegan, gluten-free cupcake bakery.
Lower East Side Tenement Museum: featuring an interesting gift shop.
Economy Candy: Bloom’s kosher candy is vegan.
Toys in Babeland: adult toys, not for viewing at work.
TeaNY: vegetarian tea house.
Moo Shoes: aforementioned cute vegan shoes.
Bluestockings: radical bookstore and vegan, fair trade café.
Tiengarden: vegan Chinese.
Yonah Schimmel’s Knish Bakery: mostly vegan. See Wikipedia for Knishes.
Kate’s Joint: vegan greasy diner and bar. Appears not to have a website besides MySpace.
Life Café: as seen in Rent.
Crif Dogs: again with the MySpace. Hotdog place that makes vegan hotdogs.
Whole Earth Bakery: all vegan, online reviews complain of it being too healthy.
A row of vintage toy shops!
Atlas Café and Bakery: to quote supervegan.com, “The vegan soft serve ice cream… and the vegan crêpes also make this a popular destination.”. I can believe it.
May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Food: mock meat emporium, if you were needing one. Vegetarian Kidney? (”No”).
Vegetarian Dim Sum House: more veg Chinese.
Peanut Butter & Co: link is to their “White Chocolate Wonderful” peanut butter, which is SO AMERICAN and somehow vegan.
Sacred Chow: kosher-vegan bistro. Just downloaded their menu in PDF and can’t get past the weekend brunch menu, it all sounds amazing. Advice from the vegan eating tour: “Try to save room for a brownie sundae.” Okay.
the Dosa Man in Washington Square Park: street vendor of dosas.
Red Bamboo: they mark the things on their menu that aren’t vegan. Lots of fake meat, but lots of vegetables too.
I may need to start dieting tomorrow to save space for all the desserts.

the menu is all hippy and cool.

Day 52 [NYC] Yummy Munch Crunch

NEW YORK, the capital of the world, the crossroads of the universe, is also the mecca of all sorts of cuisines. New York is so packed with food, it is named after a wonderful fruit, the Big Apple (that's a joke, in case you do not get it). I definitely gained quite a few pounds during my stay here, and you cannot blame me because there are so much to eat and taste. I am a vegetarian and I am already spoiled for choices, imagine if I'm not? One of the interesting places I dined in is the Sacred Chow near the Washington Park. This vegan bistro is so cute, the logo is a meditating cow, and the menu is all hippy and cool. The place offers healthy delicious food with no meats, and mostly gluten free. Their specialties are small tapas appetizers that you can order in multiples to make up a meal. I ordered three of them, the hummus of the day, grilled western tofu and tofu spa salad. My favorite would be the hummus, partly because I loved its crunchy crostinis. They also have all kinds of lactose free desserts and organic beer if you want. If you think New York is unhealthy fast food nation, think again. It might be crowded with all sorts of fast food stores, but there are healthy options too.
To tell you the truth, I don't mind gaining some weight for trying all this fantastic food. Good food does not come easily, you'll have to cherish what you have when you have it.
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8/31/08

tel aviv, eilat, ramallah, aqaba!

Hi Cliff,


How are you? It was very nice finally to meet the chef of our favorite restaurant, Sacred Chow.We would love to come and volunteer in your kitchen and to learn how to cook vegan food.We are free during the weekends.The reason we want to learn is first because we want to know how to cook good vegan food (in Israel there isn't the same variety as New York), and so that maybe in the future we will open a place in Israel. We understand that this is a non-conventional idea, and we will understand if it doesn't fit.


Thanks,


Moran and Yossi


all great business ideas are non-conventional! let's bring sacred chow to the middle east! tel aviv, eilat, ramallah, aqaba!


see, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGIGYwiRw2w , low-carbon living fits in everywhere!


and, why not dubai!

weekly shabbat dinner

Judah Sarna wrote:

Cliff,
My apologies for not responding earlier. We were away in Israel for two months and are moving, so things are kind of hectic. It seems to me that one of the major issues was being open on shabbos. The idea of doing a weekly shabbat dinner, this is something we can explore some more on a semi-regular basis. So to address the question directly - the first step would certainly be for the restaurant to be closed on shabbat, with the exception of pre-ordered and pre-cooked meals. Is that an option you would consider, even if it would not compensate for your lost Friday night and Saturday daytime revenue? Yehuda Rabbi Yehuda Sarna University Chaplain Educator, Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus The Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Jewish Life at NYU 212-998-4118 rabbi.sarna@nyu.edu ----- Original Message ----- From: sacred chow Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 7:49 pm Subject: To: rabbi.sarna@nyu.edu
hello reb sarna,
i hope that this e-mail finds that you and your family are well. i wanted you to know that I was truly looking forward to working with you on making sacred chow 100% observant kosher on shabbos. i was certain you had understood that by the end of august, sacred chow would be 100% observant. i view this the only way for sacred chow to be 100% kosher. as such, sacred chow would be observant and educating both observant and non-observant patrons by creating a low-carbon shabbos, no electrical transactions or cooking, w/ blessings, prayer, storytelling to further instill insight and hope. short of OU certification, as zev is our rabbi, and closing, let me know what we can do together to make this an example for the generations, and a sacred space for the observant jewish community every day, and especially on shabbos. my sincere best to you, cliff preefer, sacred chow
hola judah! what a beautiful spelling and sound! please see sacredchow.blogspot.com. especially, the sabbath menu. shabbat shalom la'cha! sincerely, baruch, my hebrew name

gluten-free vegan

Jennifer Parrucci wrote:

Hi,
As a gluten-free vegan, I love Sacred Chow and eat there often. I was thinking about stopping in for brunch sometime, but I see that there a no markings of whether or not brunch items contain gluten (unlike the rest of the menu). Could you tell me which items would be safe for me to eat?
Thanks Jennifer
Hi Jennifer,
We are so glad that you eat at Sacred Chow! And thanks for inquiring about brunch. We will be updating our online menu soon so that it reads with gluten-free choices that are identifiable. For your edification, the frittata, tempeh hash and tofu scramble are gluten-free. You can get the biscuit sandwich or biscuits and gravy without the biscuit, which is made from wheat, by ordering either of these two items without the biscuit or with a toasted corn tortilla. If you should have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us at anytime. You can trust that your meal is safe to eat, and that there is absolutely no hidden gluten. Enjoy!
Sincerely, Edward

quietly bless yourself

there are minutes when most of us just dont feel as though we can make it 2 the next second. but we do! and that is everything! u do! yes u do! so quietly bless yourself, and those around u. easy does it, come, into the sweet eternity.

8/29/08

ahh, the sabbath menu!

calling, calling, calling the observant: fulfill the mitzvah of tzedakah!



sacred chow requests your presence to fulfill the mitzvah of tzedakah.



a sabbath menu, low-carbon from sundown 2 sundown. here, now @ sacred chow, an energy slow-down filled with prayer, music, comfort, kindness, hope and sacred chow. come heal creation.



fulfill the mitzvah of tzedakah, light the sabbath candle.




the mitzvah of tzedakah illuminates the darkness and helps guide us safely along the path of life, away from its dangerous pitfalls, instilling calm and a sense of safety. this energy radiates outward w/ less carbon and more peace. ahh, the sabbath menu!





find your way to sacred chow, and fulfill the mitzvah of tzedakah .

8/18/08

a spot at the table

Someone asked me why Sacred Chow became a 100% vegan, Plant-based centric, Observant-kosher place with Organic food, Low-glycemic food, Low-sodium food, Heart-healthy food, Sustainable and Gluten free food. If this were about the money, I could say that Preefer was trying to hit every niche market. But honestly? If it were just about the money, we'd all be having mansions. Not our plan.

Everyone deserves a place at the table. Regardless of your needs, wants, or ideals, you need to have a spot at the table, where you can peacefully break bread with your sisters and brothers. Everyone needs to feel comfortable at the place. That's what we're all about. We want to provide a place where everyone is welcome. Please, come in. Join us. Be a part of the place.

8/12/08

and the leaf fairy made yummy granola.

here's a story from huxley.

i know of a tiny vegetarian dinosaur that lives in the dark, dark forest. he became friends w a leaf fairy who lived in the forest too. the dinosaur and the leaf fairy were the only two of their kind left on earth, which is why they lived in the dark, dark forest. they are almost impossible to find! one day, in the darkness of my dad's closet, which is filled w pillows and blankets, the tiny dinosaur appeared and pulled me through the wall. it was really dark, and this is what he told me: i am always hungry but boy am i lucky! and dont worry i wont eat u! w that out of the way, he told me about his friend the leaf fairy who was a great cook and created the most delicious dew-bark milk. (yes, i got the recipe dad!) he continued, we're best friends, and share everything, and eat wonderful meals of sweet, crispy leaves, crunchy sticks w/ dew-bark milk. he said, one day they were talking, walking and flying in a new part of the dark, dark forest and stumbled upon a really shiny black and white skunk who lived in the forest too. he told me that the air smelled of skunk perfume, which smelled good, and that, the skunk lived in a part of the dark, dark forest that was filled with berries and nuts. because he was shiny, the sun and the moon would bounce off his fur and give so much light to the forest. the dinosaur and the leaf fairy were amazed w/ his gift, and this made the shiny skunk reflect even more light. and this made colorful, sweet smelling flowers grow. so they all decided to live together. and the leaf fairy made yummy granola.

8/8/08

take a look inside sacred chow!



take a look at these tantalizing photos of sacred chow. makes me want to go to chow and eat right now. ahh, my feet feel the chill of the bed's cold sheets. divine! i aint going no where!

8/7/08

NYC Vegan EatUp September Lunch/Brunch


Welcome, New York Vegans!


Meetup topics
Vegan, Vegetarian
Founded
October 8, 2002
Membership dues
$0.50 per event

Our next Meetup NYC Vegan EatUp September Lunch/Brunch
Sep 6, 2008, Sat 12:00 PM
Where? Sacred Chow
Who’s coming?
20 Yes / 0 Maybe
(no spots left)
Want to attend? check for cancellations.

It's time we made a return trip to Sacred Chow - 227 Sullivan St bt W. 3rd & Bleecker.
*Please look for familiar faces from the Yes RSVP photos to find our table.
*When joining the table, please introduce yourself to your immediate neighbors, and the whole table if you can. No pop quizzes on names, fyi. Read more
More details about this Meetup…

packs a powerful punch

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 Take Five Pierce

Take Five: Vividly Vegan

A hub for sustainably cultivated, locally grown, and organic foods, it is no surprise that the New York restaurant scene, already world-renown for its increasing environmental and health consciousness, is such a major haven for vegans and anyone who enjoys fresh, green cuisine. Here at Gobbl it is our mission to provide our readers with access to the highest quality food at reasonable prices (not to mention ultra-slick ambiences and interesting clientèle). Therefore, we present to you our green-thumbed guide to the best vegan restaurants in New York City. Whether you are a vegan or not, these restaurants are definitely worth the trip!

Blossom
Voted the best vegan restaurant in NYC in 2008 by Time Out New York, this vegan mainstay serves up beautifully presented dishes ranging from a succulent seitan scallopini to a portobello mushroom stuffed in a cashew-tahini sauce. Head to their Upper Westside location, Blossom Cafe, for a chance to enjoy their quiet ambience, smooth yellow lighting, and exquisite diner-top dining. Don’t forget to try the mouthwatering vegan Philly cheesesteak and sample their daily selection of freshly-baked desserts.
Blossom, 187 9th Ave. (Between 21st & 22nd Sts.)
Blossom Cafe, 466 Columbus Ave. (Between 82nd and 83rd Sts.)

Angelica Kitchen
This East Village gem bases its name off of the Angelica blossom rumored to have holistic health benefits. Angelica Kitchen strives to further the plant’s healing tradition by directly eliminating the middleman in all of its food procurement practices to ensure that it nurtures deep roots in local farm communities. Angelica brings you the freshest organic ingredients while inside the restaurant still sustaining the rural farming ambience that it supports.
Angelica Kitchen, 300 E. 12th St. (Between 1st & 2nd Aves.)

Sacred Chow
A comfy and casual vegan bistro in the West Village, Sacred Chow may be easy to overlook at first glance but packs a powerful punch with its artsy decor and beautiful waitstaff. It’s perfect for a weekend lunch with friends or to catch your breath after an outing in nearby Washington Square Park. Don’t miss out on their seitan heroes or freshly squeezed fruit juices either.
Sacred Chow,227 Sullivan St. (Between Bleecker & W. 3rd St.)

Pure Food and Wine
This Irving Place hotspot considers itself the real deal when it comes to organic and sustainable dining. All the food here has never been heated above 118 degrees Fahrenheit, which qualifies it as an exclusively raw food restaurant. Be sure to check out their extensive organic wine list, quite like the one at Counter’s organic wine bar to pair with your creatively raw concoctions.
Pure Food and Wine, 54 Irving Pl. (Between 17th & 18th Sts.)

Candle 79
The Upper East Side boasts the finest in vegan dining, Candle 79, a bit pricier than its counterparts but more luxurious and sophisticated. Try one of their farmers’ market entrees such as the sesame crusted tofu, the seitan timbale (served with a black bean sauce and chipotle coulis), or even the tuscan lasagna. For a more low-key outing head to Candle Cafe (the original locale) and try a blended fruit smoothie or take out from their catering menu.
Candle 79, 154 E. 79th St. (Between Lexington & 3rd Aves.)
Candle Cafe, 1307 3rd Ave. (Between 74th & 75th Sts.)

8/6/08

Writing this is making me hungry.

Dan F. says... ( on 07/13/08 )
Sacred Chow is the sort of place where whenever I am there, I wish I lived a bit closer to it so I could go there all the time. It has a very casual ambience and is a comfortable place to hang out. The part of the menu that I tend to favor at Sacred Chow is the tapas section, which is somewhat unusual for a vegan restaurant. They divide that section into protein and carbohydrates and the selections within each are widely varied and eclectic ethnically. I tend to favor the pate selection, especially their hummus of the day which has always been good. Noodle dishes are also often good and I've experimented occasionally with different kinds of tofu and other plant proteins they have in different sauces. I've yet to be disappointed.I still haven't ordered an entree myself, which generally consist of submarine sandwiches. A friend ordered the meatball sub and gave it a good review. I have been there for brunch however, and I do wish that happened on days other than the weekend. The brunch plates are very colorful and in particular I enjoy the biscuits and gravy, which is completely vegan, and a dish that is not easy to come by in New York. In fact to my knowledge, this is one of the only places that has it. You can order the biscuits on the side by the way even when it's not brunch. Lastly it's worth mentioning that the restaurant is entirely vegan, but they are alcohol-friendly which is an unusual combination and means they have a happy hour that can be enjoyed with vegan tapas. Not too many places in New York provide that kind of atmosphere. Writing this is making me hungry.

8/5/08

Metro NYC Environmental September Meetup

Join the Metro NYC Environmental Meetup w/ The NYC Social Justice Movie & Dinner Meetup for http://movies.meetup.com/489/calendar/8407005/. Movie: "Flow: For Love of Water" at Angelika Film Center, Saturday, September 13 at 12:00pm.

If you missed the premiere in February at Walter Reade Theater's Green Screens series, now's your chance to see this amazing documentary.

After the movie, we'll head to Sacred Chow (227 Sullivan St btwn W 3rd & Bleecker) to discuss the film over a low-carbon lunch/brunch.

hux said, yup!

huxley asked me to "google" him a map of where mt. everest stands. so we went to the "top of the world", and we found a 360 degree panoramic pictorial of mt. everest that was taken from the top of mt. everest: twisting and turning into a never ending rocky, snowy boundlessness. not a town in sight!

hux commented that it reminded him of the neverending story, so we sang the song. well, mostly hummed it, and then "googled" the song, and sang along w/ a bit more memory and recall.

then we went back to mt. everest, the site spoke of the many folks who have tried to climb to the top, which lead to many, many questions from hux as to how we, he, i, or any of us for that matter, could possibly get to the top. we spoke about deathly freezing cold air, loneliness, fear, pain, darkness, breathing difficulties, hunger, fatigue, utter strength, knowledge, patience, teamwork, perseverance and the truth that comes from never, ever giving up despite fierce, howling winds that told many of the successful climbers to turn back.

he asked me if i ever wanted to climb mt. everest. we then "googled" the definition of boundlessness, and it stated, n : the quality of being infinite; without bound or limit [syn: infiniteness, infinitude, unboundedness, limitlessness] i told him that bringing sacred chow into being, for me, felt very much like the descriptivism we had used to detail the issues confronted during a climb up mt. everest, making it to "the top of the world" is not an easy task. i said that a dream and sheer determination, w/ a bit of caution, the right moves and a little luck, brings to life a sense of boundlessness. he then stated, in a strong, proud voice, dad, i want to be the first korean-jewish president of the united states of america, and a doctor and a baker too! i promised him that with his power and energy, his intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual might, he would bring his sense of boundlessness to the world. i said triumph feels great. hux said, yup!



8/3/08

personal geeky things

Thursday, 3 July 2008 work in progress This blog was made, mainly, because Apryl and I thought that the idea of doing a joint blog over the summer would be a rad way to document our summers apart, and because of my lack of technological knowledge and pure laziness. I did not have a personal blog so had to create one for that plan to take effect. Then the idea of using this personal blog as a documentation of my own summer for family/friends to read about seemed easier than sending numerous emails. So here is this blog! On the 23.06.08, I flew to New York where I did tourist things such as Times Square, which was hit the first night. I went with the only other English girl that was on the same flight with me, and we're doing the "bunac" 'thing' together, so it felt right. The next day and next tourist spot was spent meeting up with other "bunac" folks, a canadian girl and her brother. We went to the zoo to see the polar bears in central park. It didn't really feel like a zoo, technically it only houses about 6 animals but still polar bears and red pandas are pretty sweet. The night was spent doing personal geeky things alone such as spending too much money in generation records and eating amazing vegan food at sacred chow, all in the Greenwich Village which is a visual delight for so many reasons.

8/1/08

black olive seitan hero...was spectacular.

Posted Sat. Jul 26th, 2008 Pierce S.
Sacred Chow again. This place is a must if you are a vegan. I am increasingly getting excited by the food at vegan joints. This time I had a black olive seitan hero, and it was spectacular. Also, don't miss out on their great fruit juice!

7/29/08

nachas

New York State Kosher Restaurants
Sacred Chow. 337-0863. 227 Sullivan Street (W. 3rd & Bleecker). Vegan. Rabbi Zev Schwarcz Int’l Kosher Council.
i love the rolling guttural sound of the word, nachas.
nach·as (näkh′əs)
noun
pleasurable pride, esp. in another's achievements
Etymology: Yiddish nakhes <>
Nachas: (rhymes with "loch S") pride, joy, pleasure, gratification felt at the accomplishments of loved ones such as children and grandchildren. "Oi! That boychik (little boy) is so smart! Three years old and already he can read! He gives me such nachas!" Nachas makes you kvell.

fear not our vegetable-plant proteins

(an e-mail sent to sacredchow@aol.com)
Subject: Many thanks
07-29-08
Dear Cousin Cliff:
I am a little slow on the uptake these days. That comes from becoming officially old (60). But many thanks for your generosity when we visited your restaurant. While I am afraid I will never be a vegan, I did find the food interesting and enjoyed some of the dishes. Sacred Chow is really very comfortable and enjoyable. Hopefully we'll see you again soon.
Best regards. Cousin John
/caliph's response/
dear john,
sounds like u had a great time! and it was good to see u, meet a new cousin, see judy, and your son. all cousins of mine. the women were very serious about their eating experience, while u and your son were in giggles. also, a good thing. i am glad u found sacred chow interesting. sacred chow is an important food movement, a collective vow . and u can come and enjoy sacred chow any time you'd like. you'll see the mood changes with the hours. add this to your blessed 60 years of life:"i, cousin john, am a part of bringing about enormous change for the health of the earth and human species, and onto our sons, and the generations." now that's an old, slow, officially 60's kind of thing to be proud of! each decade we r called on to be stronger, a leader. come lead the way cousin john, come lead the way!
yours, caliph
/chow's response/
fear not our vegetable-plant proteins for we can step on them and crush them into the dirt with our feet. while w/ our larger flesh proteins, we'll need our guns, arrows, hooks and knives, or simply our brute strength to choke them to death. ah, but u r 60 "officially" old and slow. so just use some dental floss to get the grizzle out while you egest, and read this article on the actress, estelle parsons, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/29/theater/29estelle.html?ref=arts, she's "officially" 80/1. place article/laptop on your knees, so u can s l o w l y do 3 things at once.
p.s. here's a 4th thing u can do, think: vegan is a cleaner, greener fiber, adding effulgence to the blood, spirit, body, mind and our collective sewage system. it's low carbon living man! now that's generosity!
best regards 2,
sacred chow

7/24/08

carnivores enjoy it also!

mmmm....sooo gooood!!

By dobleizquierda on 07/13/2008

Sacred Chow is my favorite vegan place in the entire city, and possibly the entire country. Unlike other places that serve fake meat with steamed veggies, Chow serves complete food that tastes delicious and makes you healthily full. My favorite dish is the grilled western tofu sub and the sesame collards greens. I recommend Chow to all of my friends and even after initial hesitation, the carnivores enjoy it also!

and it was excellent!

Pierce S. on Sacred Chow (Sun. Jul 20th)

Had Sacred Chow near Washington Square Park for lunch today and it was excellent! Not a huge frequenter of vegan joints in my life, but it is always a pleasure to be able to go to one and have to eat something really healthy and really great with one of my vegan friends. I enjoyed the hummus and mixed greens hero today. The bread was hot and tasted very fresh. Likewise, the sandwich was excellently combined with a slaw, and the pickles were done well too. It all went exceedingly perfect with the Sierra Nevada that I had (not a big fan of the Rare that I was offered initially). My friend had a vegan meatball sub that looked great also, and I would probably get it next time I go. (Although, I tend to prefer the real thing.) The collard greens that we had on the side were also very nicely steamed and we ere equally flavorful. The decor in this place is really nice, understated yet artsy, and very friendly. The waitress was very friendly, not to mention darlingly cute :). If you are reading this can we have a date? I want to come back to Sacred Chow to try again some of their very fresh and reasonably priced foods. Their brunch looks phenomenal too!