Below are just a few of the many mentions, reviews and spotlight Caravan of Dreams as obtained through the years from the press.
New York Times top pick "Nachos made with fresh organic blue core chips, spicy salsa and black beans, are wonderful, better that at most Mexican restaurants. And hummus is rich, moist and flavorful, served with warm triangles of flat bread." - Eric Ashimov, The New York Times From the article "$25 and under"
Commendable vegan-kosher interpretations of ethnic foods, with many raw-food options, in a rustic, slightly dreamy, setting. The kitchen has a knack for making simple flavors work in unexpected ways. There are Mexican dishes, and salads are huge, and range from standard greens to sea vegetables to tropical fruits and nuts.
-- Simon Spelling, New York Magazine
Great Date and one of "New York's Best Vegetarian/ Vegan Restaurants." "At vegan mecca Caravan of Dreams, artful raw-food plates like the Lover's Salad will satisfy Food, Inc. lovers. Creamy hummus is made from almonds, and the Raw Cacao Fudge Bar is as decadent as it sounds." -- Time Out NY, "Great Dates, Dec 3-9 2003
Best Brunch for Health Nuts "Imagine healthy but tasty makeovers of classic brunch favorites, and you've covered the menu at this East Village jewel." -- NY Post "Best Brunch Spot in New York
There's a reason why ... "Caravan of Dreams is such a favorite of our group and restaurant reviewers. The food is not only 100% vegan, and 100% organic, but in a world of increasingly processed vegan options, they seem to really care about pushing the frontier in nutritional innovation as well as taste. They have numerous live dishes, and WHOLE ingredients! - Vegetarian/ Vegan Lovers Meetup Group
"Top 10 Vegan Meatballs in America." -- PETA
Top Ten New York Vegetarian restaurants "This retro establishment fulfills all of your veggie -- and tofu-- dreams. Highly recommended is the peanut butter-fudge shake. Tasty vegan delights -- and they're kosher too." -- GAYOT
Caravan of Dreams is definitely the perfect name for this East Village vegan restaurant; anyone who eschews meat and animal products (and even those who don't) will have so much to choose from, they'll think they ARE in a dream, filled with healthy, delicious apps, juices, smoothies, mains and desserts. Read full article >>
"My home away from home." -- David LaChapelle