Karen's On Astor

★★★☆☆

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People rave but I found this place to be overpriced and the selection limited. Too self consciously organic and pc for my taste but the bread is delicious

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People rave but I found this place to be overpriced and the selection limited. Too self consciously organic and pc for my taste but the bread is delicious

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It is unacceptable to charge someone $10 for a totally uninspired sandwich that is two pieces of cold bread slapped together with two pieces of eggplant, lettuce, and tomato. It was not grilled like I asked AND they forgot to put in the goat cheese, which is arguably the best part. I am offended. I will never go back here. Go here if you want an overpriced unappetizing sandwich that you can make yourself.

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★☆☆☆☆

It is unacceptable to charge someone $10 for a totally uninspired sandwich that is two pieces of cold bread slapped together with two pieces of eggplant, lettuce, and tomato. It was not grilled like I asked AND they forgot to put in the goat cheese, which is arguably the best part. I am offended. I will never go back here. Go here if you want an overpriced unappetizing sandwich that you can make yourself.

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I would like to start off saying that I am not a vegetarian or a vegan, I just enjoy good food. Karen's has high quality chicken, salmon and turkey offerings, but it is mostly vegetarian with organic and healthy food. I have been going there for a few years as I work around the corner and have been enjoying the black bean chili among other things.For about 2 of those 3 years I thought it contained real beef! As an Italian carnivore, I could not believe I had been fooled, even though there is a sign stating "all our soups are vegan with the exception of the chicken vegetable". My tastebuds told me it was beef so I seem to have ignored the sign subconciously.

The place is comfortable and clean. The service is quick, polite and professional despite being crowded. The food is of the highest quality and taste. You do pay a little more for the quality but that should be expected. A large black bean chili and a small house (delicious) salad will run you about $10 which I find reasonable.

I don't write a lot of reviews but I feel I owe it to Karen's because not only do I go there at least a couple times a week and appreciate the food, but on top of that I had the good fortune of meeting Karen herself. What a lady! I had to work on New Years Eve day and headed to Karen's for a cup of coffee. The streets were quiet as was Karen's. In fact, for the first time, I was the only customer. When I reached for my wallet I realized I had no cash. A woman with a beautiful english accent and a friendly tone lifted her head and said "don't worry about it. Today it is free. Have a muffin too."

I now know why I love this place! The owner is wonderful and it is evident in the restaurant she owns. I am now even more of a loyal patron than I already was.

Thank you Karen.

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★★★★★

I would like to start off saying that I am not a vegetarian or a vegan, I just enjoy good food. Karen's has high quality chicken, salmon and turkey offerings, but it is mostly vegetarian with organic and healthy food. I have been going there for a few years as I work around the corner and have been enjoying the black bean chili among other things.For about 2 of those 3 years I thought it contained real beef! As an Italian carnivore, I could not believe I had been fooled, even though there is a sign stating "all our soups are vegan with the exception of the chicken vegetable". My tastebuds told me it was beef so I seem to have ignored the sign subconciously.

The place is comfortable and clean. The service is quick, polite and professional despite being crowded. The food is of the highest quality and taste. You do pay a little more for the quality but that should be expected. A large black bean chili and a small house (delicious) salad will run you about $10 which I find reasonable.

I don't write a lot of reviews but I feel I owe it to Karen's because not only do I go there at least a couple times a week and appreciate the food, but on top of that I had the good fortune of meeting Karen herself. What a lady! I had to work on New Years Eve day and headed to Karen's for a cup of coffee. The streets were quiet as was Karen's. In fact, for the first time, I was the only customer. When I reached for my wallet I realized I had no cash. A woman with a beautiful english accent and a friendly tone lifted her head and said "don't worry about it. Today it is free. Have a muffin too."

I now know why I love this place! The owner is wonderful and it is evident in the restaurant she owns. I am now even more of a loyal patron than I already was.

Thank you Karen.

Pros: Quality everything!

Cons: Small and crowded.

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I work in the neighborhood and eat there practically everyday. The food is great, but it's simply over priced. A little pre-made wrap is 8 bucks! AND I have to go back to work and eat it at my desk because there's usually no place to sit in the restaurant. Which, however may be a good thing because stepping in there for 5 minutes will have you smelling like the place for hours!

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★★★☆☆

I work in the neighborhood and eat there practically everyday. The food is great, but it's simply over priced. A little pre-made wrap is 8 bucks! AND I have to go back to work and eat it at my desk because there's usually no place to sit in the restaurant. Which, however may be a good thing because stepping in there for 5 minutes will have you smelling like the place for hours!

Pros: Good Healthy Food

Cons: Strong food smell, over-priced

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A great place to stop for a bite on the go or to sit on your own without feeling awkward. With some bar style seats in the window and a few benchs, this is a great place to grab a healthy bite. Everything at the counter is made there and the selection is great. They have everything from fruit to baked goods to smoothies and coffees to salmon and chicken. Yummy. The atmosphere is a bit crazed, as most poeple stop there on their way to someone else, but for the conveniece, the food is great.

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★★★★☆

A great place to stop for a bite on the go or to sit on your own without feeling awkward. With some bar style seats in the window and a few benchs, this is a great place to grab a healthy bite. Everything at the counter is made there and the selection is great. They have everything from fruit to baked goods to smoothies and coffees to salmon and chicken. Yummy. The atmosphere is a bit crazed, as most poeple stop there on their way to someone else, but for the conveniece, the food is great.

Pros: good selection, healthy options, price

Cons: a bit hectic

 

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