While Kate’s joint contemplates adding meat, vegan specialist Blossom is thriving: owner Ronen Seri opened his Blossom Cafe in the Village this week. Like Cafe Blossom uptown, this one is dim and romantic, with refined fare to match. Think trumpet mushroom "scallops" with onion jam, seitan marsala, and a host of creamy dairy-free desserts — see full lunch and dinner menus below. Somewhere, Miayim Bialik is kvelling.
Cafe Blossom, 41 Carmine St., nr. Bedford St.; 646-438-9939
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