My (omni!) coworkers have been raving about Souen lately, so I figured it was time to check it out for myself. With my baby cousin in tow, we arrived at a darling little spot in Soho.
Souen serves macrobioticfood. When anyone asks me what that is, I say it’s just better for you. The wikipedia definition, however, is “a dietary regimen which involves eating grains as a staple food supplemented with other foodstuffs such as local vegetables, avoiding the use of highly processed or refined foods and most animal products.” In case you are wondering.
I got a squash tofu plate, pictured above, which was sauteed tofu, squash, onion, carrot, nappa green, broccoli and snow peas in miso tahni sauce. So simple, comforting and delicious - especially served with brown rice that soaked up the rest of my sauce. Food was moderately priced and service good enough - nothing to rave about - but the people watching was divine! My cousin got the staple macrobiotic plate, which she said we superb. I heard the Union Square location is a bit better, so I’ll try going there next time!
Souen is located at 210 Sixth Ave at Prince St.