It has been two years since M.O.B has been established in New York and they even have a location in Paris too. The Aouizerat has given a lot of importance to the decor to match his ideologies. They have a set of mismatched chairs with a row of mismatched antique ceiling lamps. On one side they have exposed bricks with hunting trophies except that it has vegetables and fruits on it—essentially he tried making Vegan food fun and entertaining for the people. For example, “Mr. Avocado, 2009-2010, died for guacamole,” or “Miss Banana, June 2008-August 2008, died for banana bread. With communal tables, arcade table, wall art in the form of the American flag and some soul full jazz, pop music, this place has a lot to offer.
We tried a couple of dishes on the menu including the their signature dish, the "M.O.B" flat bread which comes on top of an aluminum plate designed in the shape of the Brooklyn bridge.
The Avant-Garde pizza is topped with fresh and all organic vegetables. The Iron Man is topped with roasted mushroom, sautéed Kale, and for a sharper taste horseradish aioli and parsley. The Margarita has herbed cashew cheese, roasted tomatoes and pesto, making for a garden-esque twist on a traditional favorite.
We also enjoyed variety of soups, salads and delicious veggie burgers made from fresh mushrooms. The M.O.B burger deluxe is mushroom burger on a baked sweet potato roll with charred onions, smoked eggplant and a secret sauce. It comes with a choice of salad and yucca fries.
Our verdict—delicious. M.O.B even offer free Kale chips to all the customers, what could be better? This tactic is not only innovative but also was greatly appreciated by the customers. For deserts we had the lemon cheesecake, the M.O.B brownie and chocolate hazelnut, which was the perfect way to end the meal. If you’re a vegan or a vegetarian, you SHOULD visit this place and for the meat eaters, you still shouldn't miss out on these unforgettable burgers!
Minji Kim, Taina Manigat, Omari Saxby