I attended a day-long conference in Manhattan Friday. I knew I didn’t want to eat the “boxed lunch” that would be provided so I checked out Happy Cow: Compassionate Eating Guide to see what vegan options may be near by and found that Otarian was just a few blocks away.
I started following Otarian on Twitter and Facebook when they announced the opening of several NYC locations but somehow I have never had lunch there.
At noon I left the conference (after a highly entertaining keynote address from New York Times tech columnist David Pogue) to grab a quick lunch at Otarian on 8th Avenue.
I perused the menu.
Otarian offers lacto-ovo vegetarian options and vegan options (and some of the lacto-ovo options can be made vegan upon request.)
Did you know that in New York City chain restaurants are required to provide calorie information? I ordered the Indian Chutney burger and the Sweet Potato Chiplets anyway :)
The burger was delicious. Spicy and hearty.
I’m a sucker for a sweet potato
and these did not disappoint.
For $10.83 I got the burger, fries and a bottle of water.
Does $11 for fast food seem steep to you? First, it’s Manhattan! Second, it’s vegan! Third, it’s food fast, not fast food!
and worth every penny.
I will definitely eat at Otarian again.
947 Eighth Ave
New York, NY 10019
154 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
Originally posted on JL goes Vegan: Food & Fitness with a side of Kale