Mon-Fri, 7:30am-8:30pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-4pm
1, 2, 3 at Chambers St.; A, C at Chambers St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Park Place to Canal St., Broadway to North End
This health-driven prepared-foods café in Tribeca is in an unfortunate location: right around the corner from Whole Foods. While it's certainly hard to compete with the grocery giant, Mulberry & Vine's bright atmosphere and edited selection of local, seasonal, organic foods make it more appealing than its neighbor for takeout lunch or dinner. Inside, you'll find neon yellow chairs, colorful artwork, and chalkboards with useful information about the health benefits of various ingredients. It's an inviting atmosphere, but you'll still probably want to take your meal to go. With this in mind, food is sold by the plate: Three cold side dishes cost $12 total, two cold and one hot are $13, and individual sides cost $4.50 (cold) and $5.50 (hot). It's a bit steep for lunch, but actually quite a good deal for dinner—especially when you can choose from sides like turkey meatballs, vegetarian enchiladas, and kale with pickled onions and chia seeds. The Southwest quinoa with corn, avocado, chipotle, and cumin seeds is one of Mulberry & Vine’s best sellers, and it's clear why: It's spicy, creamy, and yet still healthy. The roasted cauliflower, which comes with a housemade green Sriracha sauce, is also a good pick. Sauces are actually what makes many of Mulberry & Vine's dishes go from simple to satiating. Roasted eggplant tastes fine as is, but it’s much better when dunked in the accompanying yogurt sauce. Use whichever vegetables are in season to guide your decisions: Bland tofu sliders are one of the eatery's few misses. And on your way out, make sure to pick up some snacks and juices for the road. Mulberry & Vine makes its own iced teas and smoothies (the strawberry-mango-yogurt one is fantastic) and brings in juices from LuliTonix, gluten-free baked goods from Tu-Lu's, and coffee from Laughing Man, as well as locally sourced chocolates, beef jerky, granola bars, and kale chips.Note
Delivery is for dinner service only.