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Oneness Fountain Heart - Flushing

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Oneness Fountain Heart - Flushing

FlowerPuppy | Aug 2, 2004 11:48 AM

I heard about Oneness Fountain Heart Restaurant at 157-19 72 St. in Flushing from the Chowhound Message Board and I wanted to thank you guys for introducing me to one of my new favorite restaurants. I went out there last night, and though my friend was turned off by the vaguely institutional decor we were charmed by the table set aside for Sri Chinmoy, the sweet waiters and the food! Most of the dishes contain dairy but they can make them vegan.

My friend and I started with the "Magic Mushrooms" which were very simple sliced sauteed mushrooms over baby spinach leaves which were so delicious! My friend had a cold pepper soup which we didn't realize contained dairy (he's vegan, I eat dairy), and the waiter was very sweet and apologetic about not warning us that it wasn't vegan. (It was out fault, we should have asked).

For the entree I got the Souvlaki which was unusually good mock meat, marinated and seasoned with a variety of herbs to form a nice crust. It came with a very thick and creamy tzaki and a simple greek salad of feta cubes, lettuce tomato, onion and olives. I was so impressed with the quality of the food, the olives on the salad were wonderful oil cured olives and the vegetables were very fresh. My friend got a veggie burger which game with a portobello slice and was served on a cute circular whole grain roll which seemed to have just come out of the oven. It came with a pile of shredded carrots and a red vegetable which might have been beets.

I think Oneness Fountain Heart is the Holy Grail of inexpensive vegetarian comfort food, especially now that VegCity Diner is in suspended animation. The prices are all very reasonable - appetisers are $3.99, entrees platters $7.99 - 10.99, the quality is very high, the food is delicious, the staff are sweethearts and the menu is more health oriented than the greasy spoon fare typically available.

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