I actually went to the Organic Grill two Fridays ago and haven’t gotten the chance to write about it yet - whoops! I’m trying to be really good about writing my mini reviews as they come, but honestly the Organic Grill wasn’t too exciting which is why I’ve been putting it off.
I drank a couple of IPAs - they were sadly out of Eel River - the name had something to do with Napa? If anyone could shed light on this, would be very much appreciated…it was an interesting brew.
I got the tofu masala and to be honest, it was only mediocre. The tofu could’ve been more crisp and the dish was overall a bit watery. The veggies weren’t super fresh, and the rice was hella dry - to the point where I wasn’t even that interested in it. Maybe I just had had too much for lunch that day (sweet potato and avocado sushi + salad lunch special from Taste of Tokyo mmm) but I had no interest in this food besides the cauliflower. I wish there had been more cauliflower. It just wasn’t as good as I was hoping.
Also side note, guys - what is the point of paying for a girl on a date if you’ve no intentions to call her again? This is just pointless to me, I’m a Yankee girl and totally happy to pay for myself. And I really don’t like going out with non-vegans, isn’t that awful? At least, I’ve never met an omni guy that’s been super cool/interested in/about veganism. (I hate dating and am contemplating spinsterdom.)
The atmosphere in Organic Grill was small, quaint and cute, there was plenty to look around at, and the East Village location is always a plus so you can go to a cool bar after. So, not my favourite, but not awful. I’d like to try one of their tofu omelets for brunch sometime, though. I think it’d be fun to go with friends but I wouldn’t take a date here again.
The Organic Grill is located at 123 1st Avenue, between 7th St and St. Mark’s Place.
You can take the 6 train to Astor Place, or better yet, walk another few blocks and go to Caravan of Dreams instead.