After numerous visits to Veggie Heaven in New City (191 S. Main St.) I must admit that I am smitten. It is SOOO difficult to find great tasting meatless chow that is healthy, yet this restaurant achieved success with almost every dish I have sampled. Only healthy vegetable oils are used with very little salt. A friend with a peanut allergy has no trouble eating here. Many, many mock chicken, beef and fish dishes. I have found that most of the mock meats taste better that the real thing. There are lunch specials for $5.95 and $6.95 M-Sat which include soup (or spring roll) and rice. The soups have not been that tasty however but I haven´t tried them all. I am told that there is also a branch of this restaurant in Teaneck NJ.
On the lunch menu I especially enjoyed Paradise Chicken and Chicken with Garlic sauce. Since some of the lunch portions can be a little small (it varies with what you order), I also get a Peking noodle appetizer which is absolutely terrific. When I come for dinner I have a hard time getting past "Glorious Sensation", a pan fried soy chicken dish with vegetables. The mock meats are prepared in house and are made different ways depending on the entree.
Honestly, if I lived anywhere in Rockland I would be eating here almost every day! As it is, I´m routinely driving over the Tappen Zee bridge from southern Westchester once a week. The only other vegetarian restaurant I know of that´s this good in the greater NY area is Buddha Bodhi at 5 Mott St. in Chinatown (and another branch at 42-96 Main St, Flushing). Buddha Bodhi concentrates on Hong Kong cuisine and Veggie Heaven emphasizes Taiwanese cooking Both restaurants are gems!
318 N Main St, Spring Valley, NY 10977
Main St Cafe
6 N Main St, New City, NY 10956