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263 E 10th St, New York City, NY 10009-4813
+1 646-654-1823
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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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 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 18 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
Reviewed 12 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 25 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
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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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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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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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