Delice & Sarrasin is a 100% vegan French restaurant offering a range of authentic French dishes, including savory crepes (galettes) & vegan sweet crepes, located in the heart of the West Village. And they offer delivery via Postmates in case you’re local and wanna eat vegan french in your jammies (who doesn’t, right?).
A little background… My grandfather was a proud Frenchman so my Father has some very strong ideas about French cuisine. When I told him I’d gone vegan he had a lot of the classic retorts about protein and such but his main concern centered around whether or not the food could actually taste good. When I went back home to NJ for a visit we decided to head to NYC for the day. Around dinnertime, I started checking the Happy Cow app and lo and behold we were walking distance from this gem I’d never heard of: Delice & Sarrasin.
Let me just say, even as a proud vegan I was highly skeptical. Some cuisines lend themselves more naturally to veganism, Mediterranean, for example, but French with its heavy cream sauces, buttery pastries and love of all things decadent is not one of them. However, my compliments to the chef, because everything we had was astoundingly delicious and I’m counting down the days till I get to drag other people I know to this restaurant.
We started with a baked brie appetizer. Warm, creamy, aka basically amazeballs dish with tiny baked potatoes and delightfully crispy bread.
I followed that with French Onion Soup. VEGAN FRENCH ONION SOUP! The texture of the cheese was perfect and melty. I considered drinking directly from the bowl.
I decided on the Coquilles St. Jacques for my entree. They had a slight springiness to them just like real scallops and a deliciously delicate flavor.
My Dad opted for the Beouf Bourguignon which he pronounced slightly off texture wise but very flavorful and surprisingly realistic.
Despite being stuffed to the gills we were both too curious to pass on dessert. Enter this shimmering angel of a dish replete with crunchy, spicy gingerbread crumbles, decadent salted caramel, and whipped cream. *swoon*
All in all, I loved everything about this place – even the alarmingly small tables because it felt like a bistro – and I would definitely recommend you stop by if you’re in the area. Let me know in the comments if you’ve visited this restaurant!