photo credit: Emily Schindler

The exterior of Orchard Grocer.

Orchard Grocer


Lower East Side

$$$$Perfect For:VegansDessert

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Orchard Grocer is a vegan deli on the LES that makes some pretty great plant-based ice cream. Pair a chick’n caesar wrap with cookie dough soft serve, or follow your cobb salad sandwich with a strawberry soft serve topped with housemade magic shell. It’s the sort of spot where you could bring someone who eats meat every day and then watch their meat-loving brain shift. Keep it in mind for a quick lunch powered by plants, and always order the soft serve.

An ice cream cone from Orchard Grocer.

photo credit: Emily Schindler

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