Chef Chloe Coscarelli is an equal opportunist.
When it comes to juicy burgers, crispy wontons and gooey mac n’cheese, she thinks vegans can have just as much fun as their meat- and dairy-eating pals.
Coscarelli is the best-selling author of the cookbooks Chloe’s Vegan Desserts and Chloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen, and her new Greenwich Village restaurant, By Chloe, is the edible incarnation of the happy vegan spirit found in her books.
Vegans (and their friends) need not feel ostracized by fussy ingredients or banished to some strange hole-in-the-wall when they are eating at this bright and welcoming spot, complete with a grab-and-go case and a communal table.
Everything on the menu—from the classic burger ($9) with sunset pink beet ketchup to the kale cookies + cream ice cream sandwich ($5)—is about easy eating that is completely vegan, plant-based and kosher certified, all without saturated animal fats, preservatives and artificial flavors.
Get in while corn is still in season for the market side of street corn cobbettes with lemon and thyme ($2.50). An upgraded almond parmesan crumble steps in for the usual cojita cheese, but the delicious charred kernels remain.
Pro tip: By Chloe has ginormous portion sizes to match its comfort food vibe. You’d do well to order the spicy Thai salad ($11) with the peanut dressing on the side, and take home half of the apricot-sriracha glazed tempeh with quinoa and crispy wontons for later.
Folks have already been clamoring so much for more kale caesars with shitake bacon ($10) and roasted banana bourbon ice cream ($5) that the team has already announced a sophomore location in the Flatiron District, scheduled to open next spring.
185 Bleecker St.