Jolo’s Kitchen

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Mac & Cheese, “Beef” with Veggies and Greens

I went to Jolo’s Kitchen, and all-vegan restaurant in New Rochelle, back in January with one of my friends. I hadn’t been to New Rochelle yet, so it was a little tricky to find, but that’s only because I don’t know the area. Parking is street only.

The restaurant is very cute! The food is served cafeteria style, with a couple of different types of “beef” (seitan), veggie dishes and sides. The mac & cheese wasn’t out, but they had some out back. I almost always choose a vegan mac & cheese when it’s available at a restaurant!

The food was okay, and the staff was really nice. My friend also ordered a smoothie, and since they made more than what would fit in the cup, they gave me the extra to try (blueberry and banana- yum!). They also had a small selection of desserts.

To the best of my knowledge, this is one of only two all-vegan restaurants in Westchester County, so I’m very glad for its existence. I think I might go back, if I were looking for a place to eat with a friend somewhere in the area, but it probably wouldn’t be my first choice.

I really, really wanted to like this place more than I did. The staff was so nice! The food wasn’t bad, and if I lived in New Rochelle, I might be more likely to go back. In fact, if I lived in New Rochelle, I would definitely go back. JL of JL Goes Vegan gave it a much better review– so it may be worth another look!

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2 Responses to Jolo’s Kitchen

  1. Nice to see another review of Jolo’s! I have to say, I can understand your review. I eat there pretty often now and sometimes a dish works for me and sometimes it doesn’t. Just last night I picked up dinner, on the way home from the airport. I got the “fish” (seitan) and cabbage. It was very good. My (omnivore) husband had the black beans and quinoa and said it was delicious. We split a Callaloo pie and a Ackee pie — delish!

    But, like I said, a few weeks ago I got some greens and seitan “duck” and it was….meh. I love the vibe, adore the staff, and enjoy having a vegan joint just a few miles from home so I keep returning 🙂

  2. jodie says:

    I did really like the place, and maybe if I go back, I should try some different stuff. I suspect it’s a restaurant that deserves a second chance- it’s just a pain to get to from where I’m coming, though it really is only a few miles. Why oh why are there no all-vegan restaurants in White Plains? 🙂

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