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“Heathy, delicious vegan food”
Review of Karma Road

Karma Road
Ranked #6 of 104 Restaurants in New Paltz
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We arrived around 3pm on a Monday and easily found seats. This small cafe is busy! It is an order at the counter place and they bring the dishes to you as they are ready. We chose to push together two tables at the front window. That was a bit awkward but it worked. There are about 7 tables for two and a bar that seats 4 - 5. The soups, sandwiches and smoothies for the day are listed on chalkboards above the ordering area. The desserts and deli items are visible. I found the staff quite pleasant and easy going.

All four of us were very hungry so we got 4 FlexiBowls plus a bowl of soup and two desserts to split. All of us tasted everything! The FlexiBowl is a dining option for $8.99 in which one chooses four weighed (1/4# of each) items from the deli. The most memorable of the items we tasted were: roasted potato, portabella and eggplant - yummmmmm; paella made with chick peas, spinach, cauliflower, rice and seasonings- delicious; blackened tofu - yum; tofu veggie quiche- good; roasted brussel sprouts-deelicious; 3 grain pizza- a soft rice and other grains crust topped with greens, tomato, onions, garlic and vegan cheese- not impressed; garlicky greens- average; and burger of the moment - nice.

We devoured the deli items then the soup even though we were stuffed. It was either a squash or carrot soup. They had given us generous samples of the soup when we were at the counter ordering and we couldn't pass it up. After finishing the main meal a couple of us perused the dessert case. We did "force" dessert upon ourselves! The OMG Chocolate cake was excellent as was the Krispy Brown Rice bar. Neither was too sweet and 1/4 of each one was just the right amount.

I found the food to be excellent in flavor and made from high quality ingredients. It was very nice not to have to ask about the ingredients. I think anyone who is accustomed to a variety of dietary options will appreciate this cafe- whether they are vegan or not!

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seth b, Owner at Karma Road, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Hey, Wildflower!
Thank you thank you thank you!
You're very kind to take the time to write this for our customers.
We hope to serve you again before long.
(Did I say "thank you!"?)
Stay well,
S

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Will DEF be here again! Delicious food, friendly staff and great selections!! Its always great to find quality vegan food, and this place is it!

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Thank HawaiianSun123
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seth b, Owner at Karma Road, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thank you, HawaiianSun!
We DEF look forward to your next visit!
Stay well!
S

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We order take out frequently. The falafel wrap, the Kalecado salad, and the cole slaw are our favorites. Soups are always satisfying. Helpful team provides 5-15 minute food service unless very crowded. A rare gem of a deli-restaurant!

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seth b, Owner at Karma Road, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

We really appreciate your thoughtful review, and are glad to hear that you're a regular.
Thank you!
Stay well,
S

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Very casual, but very healthy vegan/vegetarian food, right in the middle of town. The blackened tofu and roasted brussel sprouts are my favorites.

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seth b, Owner at Karma Road, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thank you very much, Laura!

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

If you aren't a health food person who is knowledgeable about some of the offerings, I suggest you stick to the soup and daily specials.

Some of the regular vegetarian offerings I found dry or tasteless.

The avocado kale salad has kale with avocado dressing. It's good but no avocado so a bit of a misnomer .

Service is friendly but not so knowledgeable.

Thank Ann B
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seth b, Owner at Karma Road, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Oh, Ann...I'm sorry that you found our food less than flavorful. If we ever get the pleasure of serving you again, ask to be steered to the more flavorful selections, or to condiments that will help to add flavor.
Our staff is trained to answer any questions a customer may have or to go get an answer for you. If this didn't happen, perhaps it was a server-in-training, and for that I'm sorry,
The KaleCado Salad has that name because those are indeed the two predominant ingredients, some customers ask for extra avocado and we're thrilled to oblige.
Say hey if you come in again...if I'm here I'll be happy to help you myself and we'll get you a rockin meal.
Stay well,
S

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