Restaurant Review: Zen Vegetarian House | Brooklyn, NY

Chicken Nuggets

Curry Chicken

Teriyaki Chicken

After the Brooklyn Flea, we headed over to Zen Vegetarian House for lunch before working our way to the Brooklyn Museum. Both of us were starving (shaved ice is not exactly a filling breakfast!), so we were quite happy to finally sit down at Zen, a vegan Chinese place in the Prospect Park area of Brooklyn. Despite being in an unlikely area for a vegan eatery, Zen was doing a brisk business during the late afternoon and fortunately for us, they were still running their lunch specials. $6 for a hearty meal? Yes, thank you!

Zen is more for take-out, but there are about four tables inside. The women working were very sweet and there was a real neighborhood-y vibe. Simple and clean. Not date night material, but comfortable and unpretentious.

We started off with the chicken nuggets, which everyone on Yelp raved about, but we were quite disappointed to see that they were the same as the crispy soul chicken at Veg Paradise in New York. Regardless, their rosemary bread crumb coating was hot, crispy and tasty, but we were expecting more of a McNugget treatment. Anyway, no fault of theirs, more of the Yelp reviewers.

For our $6 lunch plate, I ordered the teriyaki chicken and he ordered the curry chicken. Both were freshly made, hot and filling and came with an "egg" roll and rice. We thoroughly enjoyed both. Classic, simple Chinese take-out style. And you seriously cannot beat the price.

We would both come back if in the neighborhood. I wish they had a locale in Manhattan since we don't make it out to Brooklyn very often. If you're visiting Prospect Park, check them out--they are about 5 or 6 blocks away.

Zen Vegetarian House
773 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11226

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