I really dislike writing a bad review. These restaurants are run by good people and support ideals that many are against. At the same time, I don’t want anyone to get sick because I was untruthful or negligent. Warning: this is not a good review.
P.S. Kitchen is located in midtown Manhattan. Just west of Times Square, but not quite in Hell’s Kitchen. It’s an area of town desperate for good vegan food. On top of being all vegan and in a good location, all proceeds are given back to animal rights causes like animal sanctuaries. We were excited to try the food and support causes we care about.
The space is cute. Open and clean with some whimsy.
We had a reservation and were led upstairs away from the noisier bar downstairs. It took 15 minutes from walking into the restaurant till a server came and spoke with us. We already needed more water by this time. Then, the server wanted to just take our order, not share any helpful information. So I sweetly asked, since this is my personality. I’m so glad I did because his explanation of the specials completely changed my order!
Food came in reasonable amounts of time. We started with Crispy Artichoke that comes with two dipping sauces.
The edible flowers are a pretty addition and the small plate is tasty.
For dinner, I ordered the Shepard’s Pie from the specials and hubby ordered the P.S. Burger. He is on the perpetual search for his favorite vegan burger.
Hubby liked this burger so much that he started dreaming up taste tests with unsuspecting meat eaters and having them pick this burger as their favorite from a lineup. It was fun. My Pie was also yummy. The potatoes creamy and buttery with the filling a nice blend of veggies and seitan. Not over spicy as Shepard’s Pie can be.
We had to ask for more water again, but the flavors encouraged us onward. The Strawberry Shortcake was ordered next.
A very nice almond flavor and not too sweet. It was yummers.
Oddly, the lights in the room got darker and darker. I’m not sure why. I think it’s important to keep the lights bright enough for people to read the menu without driving everyone around them crazy from phone flashlights.
I was excited to give P.S. Kitchen a decent review. The service was not great, but the food was yummers. That is until hubby spent the night running to the bathroom. Yikes. P.S. Kitchen gets one out of five vegan cupcakes. I do not recommend risking getting sick. Bummer.