The Candle Cafe was the first vegetarian restaurant I ever visited in NYC (eight years ago with my mom and cousin). On that visit, I was impressed by the elegantly presented meals, the charming atmosphere, and the friendly service. (How could I not have been wowed by the service when the cute waiter insisted we try dessert—a piece of chocolate mousse pie and a slice of cheesecake—free of charge?!)
For the same reasons I was initially drawn to the Candle’s flame, it is still a favorite eight years later. Call me a moth, but I believe that no trip to NYC is complete without a stop at the Candle.
My most favoritest (Not a word? I don’t care!) menu item at Candle is their Miso Ginger Stir Fry. One complaint with this dish was that the tofu tastes a bit flavorless, so I sub it out for tender seitan. On this past trip, quinoa also stood in for the brown rice.
My mom loved the Candle Cafe Indian Plate.
The Candle Cafe is not only a fabulous restaurant for vegetarians, it is also a safe choice in terms of locations to take a picky omnivore (safer than this place, anyway!). And if you’re lucky, you might just leave with some free dessert. 😉