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Vegetarian's Paradise 2

144 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012 40.731449 -74.000529
nr. Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-260-7130 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Health Food, Thai, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    8 out of 10


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Sun-Thu, noon-11pm; Fri-Sat, noon-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • Beer and Wine Only


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

Houston St. to 14th St., Lafayette St. to Hudson St.


Tucked below the fire escape of a brownstone near Washington Square Park, VP2 is blessed with a built-in clientele: cash-strapped, scruffy NYU undergraduates in jeans as narrow as the restaurant’s interior. But with ultra-reasonable prices and health-conscious twists on Chinese and Thai favorites, VP2’s well worthy of a pilgrimage for any student of vegetarianism. The tofu is light and creamy, and soy protein, wheat gluten, and sucanat are coaxed into a generally convincing array of mock meat and fish items. Skeptical carnivores will find it hard to resist the trademarked house special, crispy soul chicken: hunks of moist soy “chicken” breaded with rosemary, oregano, and basil. The low-ceilinged white room would be as bland as the doughy (if greaseless) scallion pancakes if not for a row of Rothko-esque canvases of metallic and earth-toned blocks.

Recommended Dishes

Crispy soul chicken, $12.95; lo mein with ginger and scallion, $7.95; satay tofu, $6.95