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JivamukTea Café

841 Broadway, 2nd fl., New York, NY 10003 40.734328 -73.990983
nr. 13th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-353-0214 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Health Food, Soup & Sandwich, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

Jivamuktiyoga.com

Hours

Daily, 10am-9pm

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.

Prices

$6-$15

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • WiFi

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

When you pay at the counter of this all-vegan enclave, instead of giving your name you’re assigned a Hindu deity—when your food's up, cashiers call out something like, "Vishnu, your order's ready!" But you won’t hear titters from the crowd at this earnest spot, located on the second floor of an unassuming office building. JivamukTea was opened in the winter of 2007, and it serves as an in-house cafeteria for the studio of yoga gurus David Life and Sharon Gannon—Russell Simmons, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Sting are devotees of their brand of vinyasa-style practice. Limber students pad around in stretchy pants and grab "chakra-affirming" smoothies, while others make their way through bowls of house-grown sprouts at hefty wooden communal tables. NYU students from nearby dorms camp out with thick textbooks and highlighters, nursing pots of herbal tea. Vegan poached eggs and BLTs will not fool meat eaters, but neither will they offend—the former is a crispy bread with slivers of firm tofu drizzled in flax oil and the latter is a smoky slice of tempeh slathered in creamy vegan mayo. Burritos are chewy seitan dressed up with spicy chimichurri and partnered with beans and avocado enveloped in a grilled whole-wheat tortilla, giving the whole enterprise a toasty preamble. No-dairy desserts may not be worth the calories, but perhaps after a class of strenuous downward-facing dogs you can afford the splurge.

Recommended Dishes

Tempeh tuna sandwich, $10; BLT, $12

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