Vegan & Vegetarian Friendly Restaurant

It’s not always easy for a Vegan nor Vegetarian to find a dining spot. Slap on a carnivore dining companion and you’ve asked for the impossible. Or have you?

Teany is a quaint cafe and tea house on the Lower Eastside, that serves up fare that is friendly to all. I recently stopped in on a chilly rainy day looking for some belly warming food that was good and healthy and of course, a cup of tea.

You’re first handed a small silver binder that lists 98 varieties of teas. Jasmine Green Tea is my tea of choice (I think #34). Don’t drink tea? No worries, they serve coffee too. Then the food menu. I decide to go with scrambled eggs with brie and spinach and a side salad.

Shortly, my server brings me a pot a steaming green tea. I pour myself a cup and let out a sigh..AAhhhhh. I whip out my phone to check in on foursquare and come to see they’re offering a special. “I found sunshine on a cloudy day.” Then my meal comes. Looking good.

My eggs were like a light and airy souffle filled with fresh spinach and brie with mesclun greens on the side that were lightly dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette. Don’t forget 2 slices of whole grain bread. I take my first bite – creamy, cheesy and TASTY. Exactly what the doctor ordered. For all you Vegans out there,  you can substitute tofu on any egg dish. I actually requested that on mine but the server forgot. 🙁

Besides tasty sandwiches, salads, breakfast and brunch, they offer a full array of sweet treats too. Vegan options as well.

So if you find yourself on the Lower Eastside and are looking for a quaint cafe to grab a bite and a pot of tea, visit Teany. It’s the little cafe that could. If you’re lucky, you may spot Moby.


Happiness, $25 and under.

P.S. With the special I found on foursquare…my meal cost $5. YIPPEE!!!


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A fierce love of food and twin careers in real estate and fashion taught Rose to look for the hottest item and the hottest deal. Perfect attributes for creating When friends and clients needed a great meal at a great price, she could rattle off restaurant names the way a sports nut ticks off batting averages—but with a lot more home runs. Now it’s all at Cheapeats, where you’ll find “Happiness, $25 and under.”


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