Red Bamboo equivalent?
Had an AMAZING meal at Red Bamboo a few nights ago - I was wondering if there's anything like it on the east side? I'm sick of vegetarian/vegan food that's been fried to death. This place was unlike anything I'd had before.
Have not tried Candle and Candle Cafe on the UES yet, but their menu seems like a few steps up from Red Bamboo in terms of price and preparation. I, too, love Red Bamboo, and have been meaning to try the Candle twins for a nice change. http://www.candlecafe.com/menu.html
Counter in the East Village has some really impressive (chick pea fries) and some really disappointing items(seitan tournados), again a bit pricier and "nicer" than Red Bamboo (candles on the tables, lovely and comfortable dining room). http://www.counternyc.com/pdfs/counte...
The closest thing to Red Bamboo in terms of price and menu that I have found is actually in Brooklyn (Foodswings in Williamsburg). Tastes like both places get their buffalo wings from the same supplier. It is a very fried menu, though.
i consider red bamboo's menu to be not-so healthy. they have a lot of soul food items on the menu, which are of course fried. having said that, i like kate's joint.