58 Ave B, New York, NY | Directions 1000940.723439 -73.982606
Sun-Thu, 10am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-1am
Neighborhoods: Alphabet City, Downtown, East Village
vegan junkfood ahoy – Even vegans crave greasy junkfood once in awhile, and this is the perfect place to get it. Kate's has a scrappy-yet-homey east village feel to it, and they just renovated the bar side of the restaurant to turn it into a real bar that's nice to hang out in. Many things on the menu are simply tofu fried and seasoned in different ways...but I love tofu, so that's ok with me. The buffalo wings with "blue cheese" sauce are insanely addictive, and even my meat-eating friends like them. The tofu cheesecake with raspberry sauce is light and creamy, and I always order a piece if I have room. My favorite entree is the Southern Fried Chicken (i.e. tofu) with mashed potatoes and gravy and garlicky sauteed greens, and I always ask for a side of spicy buffalo sauce. My friends' favorites include the shepherd's pie, the meatloaf, and the pizza burger. And if I'm hungover, Kate's Benedict and some OJ (or a screwdriver depending) is like a warm blanket for my stomach.
Great veggie burgers – This is one spot I visit frequently.
The best veggi burgers in the EV.
Friendly staff and quick service.
I highly recommend it
da bomb – The food is banging & must add that I don't know how much you can eat, but I've gotten a good fill. Affordable pricing & a good spot to small talk before diggin a bak out. Hope they get the blender fixed - the fruit/veg mix was unavailable. Seat yourself, 'cause it's easier finding a seat that way.
Vegetarianism Aint So Bad – When I choose to not eat meat, I choose Kate's. The veg reuben, the spinach and walnut salad with warm maple dressing, the enchiladas, etc.etc. And, the best gravy (veg and meat) EVER - EVER is here, which means the mashed potatoes and gravy are to die for! As is the vanilla tofu cheesecake. Now, I dont even love cheesecake in the first place, but this stuff is like crack! And for those who do, my best friend LOVES real cheesecake, and for her birthday we got her this instead cuz she loves it so much. Kate's is the real deal! Good music and beers too.
This popular low-key haven attracts East Village vegetarians for burgers and brunch. – In Short
The "vegi" burgers (and the full bar) are the main draws: ranging from the Super Veg-Burger with lettuce, tomato and Abijah's secret sauce to the McKate (two "un-beef" patties, special sauce, lettuce, dairy or nondairy cheese, etc.), with a pizza burger, chili cheese burger and a portobello mushroom burger as well. Soups, various fried apps, salads and sandwiches are also served. Come the weekend, locals pack the place for the super-sweet brunch deal.
Yum – The best vegetarian comfort food. If you are into mom's meat loaf, try it here, you will love it and you will wonder if it really is vegetarian. Then, if you have room, try their vegan cheesecake. It tastes like the real thing and with the raspberry sauce drizzled on top it is scrumptious. The best value in town is their weekend brunch. Lots to choose from, tofu, eggs, pancakes.... with a cocktail or juice and coffee for $8.95 (plus tax and tip of course)
Want to feel invisible? – I went for brunch on sunday with my friend. The food is always good...and if you are a veggie then that usually outweighs the horrible service. Honestly the wait staff used to be ok. Our waitress took our order and then NEVER came back to our table. We didn't get our drinks until the hostest passed by after 30minutes and i complained. after the people sitting next to us (came after us) were served and left, we still didn't get our food. FINALLY the waitress came with our food after an HOUR! she didn't appologize or give us anything for free. THIS is the first time i didn't TIP.
Down Home Veggie Food – Kate's Joint is comfort food for veggies. Although some entries miss the mark (go to a real Mexican restaurant for nachos) Kate's excells in making home cooked meals that are tofu-fake outs. The best I've had is the fried (un)chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy, simple and delicious.
brutally good eats – I like ALMOST everything here. I would recommend their sauteed collard greens, the southern cutlet sandwich, karen's burger, their bbq special, and the garlic fries. Their tofu scramble is dry and poorly seasoned and is only enjoyable if eaten with the vegan benedict brunch special which is great. Also their fried vegetable appetizer was soggy and gross both times I've sampled it. Awesome service and great music, even if the waitstaff makes me jealous cuz they have more tattoos than I do. A bonus was the evening when Russel Simmins kept coming inside to hassel a group of young hardcore kids while ranting about veganism.
Great place... – Kate's has wonderful bunch items which I think are fabulous (and I'm not even veggie or vegan!). The food is great and moderately priced (I love the unsausage). The service isn't perfect, but the value makes up for it ten fold...
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