Note: I was not paid for this review. All food items were purchased by DairyFreeGina . Opinions are m own.
1413 York Avenue between 75th and 76th Street
The Green Bean Cafe is a vegan restaurant in New York City on the Upper East Side. I was immediately attracted to the cafe from the sign in the window saying it served Erin McKenna’s Bakery items . There was a nice selection of the allergy friendly baked goods and the cafe does have a large menu of vegan items. Some of the items can be made gluten-free so be sure to ask if you need to eat gluten free.
I opted for the Spicy Avocado Wrap and since the wrap was not gluten-free it was made using a gluten-free bun. The description said it included avocado, tempeh bacon, tomato , romaine lettuce, chipotle vegan mayo. I asked for the mayo on the side. The sandwich actually included all of the above and tofu and Daiya cheese. Not sue why the tofu was added but since I love tofu I did not mind especially since the sandwich was rather small and skimpy on the ingredients and the flavor overall was lacking .
Overall I would not say this is a favorite vegan cafe nor would I necessarily eat here again except maybe for the Erin McKenna baked goods. The highlight of my lunch at The Green Bean Cafe truly was the vegan gluten-free Blueberry Lemon doughnut from the Erin McKenna treats selection. The lemon flavor was intense and such a nice combination with the blueberries.
I can’t really say if the portion size of my sandwich was normal for this Cafe since I only ate here once and I’m not likely to return. The menu is extensive and there is a lot to choose from but I hope the portions are bigger. Be aware if you go to this restaurant there is no public restroom nor is there one in the vicinity of the restaurant.
The Cafe is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily specials are also available