The Butcher’s Daughter, with locations in Nolita, the West Village, and Williamsburg, is a bright and cheery plant-based cafe, juice bar, and vegetable slaughterhouse. They treat their fruits and veggies like a butcher would meat–chopping and carving them into delicious food.
I visited the Nolita location, a hip spot south of NYU. Celia, a friendly waitress, greeted me with a welcome that would make every restaurant owner proud. Her energy matched the restaurant’s vibe and provided an enjoyable experience from start to finish.
Celia recommended the gluten-free Vegan Reuben Sandwich. Loaded with plant-based meat and cheese, I’m confident it ranks among the best sandwiches I’ve ever eaten. I don’t recall chewing. I play a game with friends when I eat something delicious during which I estimate how much of it I could eat before passing out. The trick to the game is not to exaggerate and get as close as possible to the actual number. If people doubt the number, you have to consider adjusting or defending it. I confidently stated I could comfortably eat five of these sandwiches in one sitting and have no regrets.
The Butcher’s Daughter isn’t 100% vegan (a few dishes include egg or cheese options to lure in people from all stripes), but it’s the perfect place to take people on the fence and they don’t sell the remains of tortured animals. It’s worth a visit for their homemade meats, and the menu has something for everyone. Maybe you’ll even eat five sandwiches.