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Teany is a vegetarian cafe on the Lower East Side owned by Moby, the bald animal rights activist-slash-electronica musician. Carnivores, please keep reading. Yes, all the pastries are vegan, and yes, most people there sported leggings as pants—but no, Teany isn't pretentious in the least and, more importantly, the food is quite good. The big draw at this small cafe is the menu of 98 teas. From oolongs to assams, each tea comes to your table brewing loose leaf in its own perfectly portioned teapot.
What to eat with your spot of tea? There is a full menu of soups, salads, pastries, and tea sandwiches, including some fun snacks like English Heinz beans on toast with farmhouse cheddar. I like the Edamame Hummus Sandwich ($7) on whole grain bread. The edamame hummus is the star, a nice bright take on the original chickpea version. The hummus is topped with a sizable portion of sprouts which add a nice crunch and clean flavor. Thin slices of cucumber play homage to traditional tea sandwiches, and the bread was particularly soft and nutty. The sandwich comes with a side salad and, along with a pot of tea, makes a nice light lunch. Try the Organic Precious Eyebrow ($6.50)—it's a Chinese green tea that tastes like plums.
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