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Don’t worry New York, while your favorite East Village vegan restaurant may have shut down temporarily, it’s only moving to a new neighborhood and will back in operation before you know it.
The Organic Grill is a popular Vegetarian/Vegan restaurant that has been operating in the East Village since 2000. The restaurant is owned by Vlad Grinberg and Executive Chef Julia Chebotar, an award-winning chef and wellness expert who made headlines when she won the first episode of Season 46 of the Food Network’s Chopped in 2020. A dedicated culinary nutritionist, Julia converted the formerly vegetarian restaurant into a full vegan restaurant in 2018, phasing out fish, eggs, and dairy cheese in favor of vegan alternatives. Now, after over 22 years of successful operation in the East Village, Chef Julia will be taking her restaurant westward, reopening the popular concept in a brand new neighborhood.
Previously operating at 123 1st Avenue in the East Village, The Organic Grill will be reopening in Greenwich Village at 133 West 3rd street. The Organic Grill will be replacing Ramen Ya, a popular casual Japanese eatery that closed down earlier last year. The move will see The Organic Grill opening up right next to the heart of NYU (Go Violets!), only a block away from the southwest corner of Washington Square Park.
The location offers a total 1,200 square feet of space, which affords Chef Julia much more space than the East Village location, and is expected to seat a total of 28 guests, with an additional standing bar in the back. The new space is also expected to eventually feature refrigerated prepare-at-home foods from their signature vegan menu, and will also be introducing some exciting new pasta dishes. The East Village location held their final meal on April Ninth, and Vlad and Julia are hoping to have their new location open as quickly as possible. For further updates on their progress, you can follow The Organic Grill on Instagram.