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Lan Cafe

342 E. 6th St., New York, NY 10003 40.726941 -73.987533
nr. First Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-228-8325 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Asian: Southeast, Health Food, Vegetarian/Vegan, Vietnamese
  • Price Range: $

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Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.; F, G at 15th St.-Prospect Park



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

Grand St. to 14th St., Ave. C to Broadway


This venue is closed.

To thank Buddha after her mother recovered from illness, restaurateur Lan Nguyen swore to never eat or serve meat again. But it’s health-conscious diners who should feel truly grateful for her anomalous Little Bombay restaurant. All the vegan, Vietnamese-accented dishes here are priced under $10, from curries in sizzling skillets to spicy grilled seitan to a tofu-lightened pho and cooked to order, without MSG. With Nguyen’s extended family in the kitchen and her husband working the tiny dining room, Lan Café feels like a living room; the simple décor of houseplants, beaded curtains, and flower photos just make it cozier. Expect to wait on weekend nights, when lingering crowds can spill onto the sidewalk. Strong Vietnamese iced coffee with condensed milk makes a bracing finish to the main course, but the dessert is unimpressive. There’s usually just one offering, a sugary, banana-flavored mung-bean cake that arrives at the table shrink-wrapped.

Recommended Dishes

Vietnamese pho, $9.95; curry string bean with seitan, $9.95; stewed eggplant with tofu, $9.95