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Zen Palate

34 Union Sq. East, New York, NY 10003 40.735901 -73.989437
at 16th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-614-9345 Send to Phone

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

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    10 out of 10


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Nearby Subway Stops

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



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • BYOB
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • BYOB


Not Accepted


This venue is closed.

Zen Palate is for when you’re feeling virtuous: The vegetarian fare is tasty and relentlessly healthy. There’s no bar—just tea, juices and soymilk for kicks. Particularly at the Union Square branch, the scene tends to be young and student-heavy, especially since the bounty here comes cheap. Much of the menu has familiar Asian staples such as noodle soup, spring rolls and steamed vegetables; some corners are hardcore veggie, (faux “ham” with low-cal conjex—whatever that is), or just plain strange (moo-shu Mexican style?). Whether you go out on a limb or not, it’s a reliable bet for simply prepared, tasty food.

Recommended Dishes

Sweet yam fries, $3.95; eggplant zentastic, $9.50