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263 E 10th St, New York City, NY 10009-4813
+1 646-654-1823
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
263 E 10th St, New York City, NY 10009-4813
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very, very, very delicious!!! Both raw and cooked food are amazing! The cafe is small and cozy. Will come again here for sure!

Thank oljakas
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

The food at Quintessence is delicious. It has flavour it has style. Its even very good for you. We get the cause. No nasties anywhere. We get the community. We appreciate the links this restaurant has to its community BUT we are still paying for...More

Thank MyKitchenStories
Reviewed 13 May 2016

The day was cold and rainy, and we were on a little bit of a time crunch. This small café was absolutely the proper answer, with an incredible variety of foods available and drinks to serve the delight of anyone! The staff was so attentive,...More

Thank Jonathan Bryce S
Reviewed 12 May 2016

I always want to like raw food more than I end up liking it. To be fair, I went here a few years ago with my sister (whose vegan) when we had a Groupon, so maybe it's changed since then. We had such a poor...More

Thank Jackie_R_7289
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

The food here is good, very tasty vegan with a nice variety and gluten free options. I felt it was maybe a bit pricy. The service was spotless and I would definitely go back. A place great to expand on some ideas of things you...More

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Nice raw vegan spot! A bit pricey but everything we have tried has been good and everyone I have brought there has liked it. Surprisingly not busy and easy to get a table on the weekend for brunch. Their cashew spread that is in a...More

Thank Foxtrotx
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

The lady serving me was extremely helpful (she didn't rush me at all) and informed me of what dishes she could have for me in five minutes or less. I ended up having the 'All American Burger with BBQ Sauce' which is described in the...More

Thank katedowdy
Reviewed 29 November 2015

We stop at Quintessence at least once during our stays in New York and have never been disappointed. In fact, it reminds us just how good vegetarian food can be! The green soup (raw made with kale, cucumber, celery and lemon juice and avocado) is...More

1  Thank diane071
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

The cream 'cheese' and tomato bagel was delicious. The avocado florentine was also quite nice. Probably wouldn't order the cashew cappuccino again (and I do like cashew cappuccinos) but that was the only thing that wasn't perfect. Our waitress was very efficient and graciously answered...More

Thank katedowdy
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

I went here to have brunch with a friend, we had the most delicious and healthy meal, staff is really nice and make sure you understand everything about the plates they serve. AMAZING, definitely coming back

Thank Estefania D
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There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village,
which offers plenty of unique small businesses
catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the
old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 263 E 10th St, New York City, NY 10009-4813
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 646-654-1823
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