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263 E 10th St, New York City, NY 10009-4813
+1 646-654-1823
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“pilaf” (4 reviews)
“enchiladas” (4 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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263 E 10th St, New York City, NY 10009-4813
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is raw food to the next level. Its that level that you cannot easily make yourself. This place is a real treat but only if you are looking for healthy delicious food in a peaceful environment. Looking for booze, deep fried or comfort food....look...More

Thank Pennryan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered Buddha Bowl and Enchilada but both were small portions and cold, I expected Enchilada to be warm. Well it can be my wrong choice of Menu but it was ok.

Thank Tamanna S
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Heard great things about it and Saturday was my first visit. I was thrilled with setting, service and food. My taste buds went to heaven and back, a number of times. Recommend Pesto Pizzaette , Scallion Cream Cheese Roll and Burger but with BBq sauce....More

Thank mary w
Reviewed 5 January 2018

This is one of my fave vegan spots in the city - the food is absolutely unique, whole, thoughtful, healthy, creative and most importantly, delicious! Do not skip dessert.

Thank NinaBrunello
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Mouthful of bursting flavors. We had a struggle to find a restaurant that offered raw food as and tasty options for me and my siblings, especially that the others ranged form vegan, vegetarian and meat eaters. Especially my youngest sister who prizes her self to...More

Thank Dia748
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a vegan place even for non-vegans to find superb. I would say the best vegan food in the city. The food is amazing, and the ingredients explained. Everything is worth trying, starting with the delicious soup (Green soup, specially), or wild mushroom quinoa...More

Thank EastCoastReviewer7
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We were eager to try this place after searching for vegan restaurants in NYC. The restaurant was small, bright, casual, and welcoming. The portion size was not huge but the attention to detail in the food was amazing. Every bite was perfect. I had the...More

Thank Tessa L
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

The food was so delicious and has RAW VEGAN (cooked options also) FOOD! The place itself is very tiny but has a zen atmosphere. You can trust that the food there is so fresh and clean, you can taste it. I recommend the chipotle "cheese"...More

Thank briannaconwayy
Reviewed 22 May 2017 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
East Village
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

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Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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Quintessence opened its door in 1999, it is the flag-ship of raw vegan cuisine. It is an oasis – a gourmet, dining retreat that relaxes and rejuvenates beyond belief. Our food is comprised of some of the rarest and exotic ingredients found on earth, and combine to form the elegant, innovative dishes that have been celebrated as some of the very best found in New York City. But more than just great tasting food, everything served at Quintessence is home-made, organic, vegan, mostly raw, and gluten free. We understand you seek more from your food than is offered at most restaurants, and our commitment to both flavor and health has created an unparalleled dining experience that will not only satisfy your appetite but energize, revitalize and refresh from the inside out. So join us. Take a break from the city to enjoy our spa-like environment and experience the essence of food with Quintessence.
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