Posted May 4, 2022 2:52 PM by West Side Rag
Ayurvedic coffee, the long-running Indian restaurant on Amsterdam Avenue between 94 and 95, offering a set vegetarian menu that changes daily, is closing May 4.
“The number one [reason for closing] it’s that we’ve been here for over 25 years and we want to do something new,” said Guru, the co-owner. “Maybe we’ll open another place with a different concept.” He had no details to share about the new restaurant, but said it would also serve vegetarian food and be located in the same neighborhood. It will take the next few months to plan the new restaurant, despite the challenges of the business. “Rent, supplies, labor, it’s so high now,” he said.
Ayurveda Cafe’s menu follows 5,000-year-old Indian wellness practices, a tradition that incorporates six tastes into every meal: “sweet, sour, salty, bitter, astringent, and pungent.”
The restaurant has a loyal clientele. Guru said that when he posted the announcement on Facebook, the response was almost immediate. “In a few days, nearly 1,500 people [have reacted],” he said. “They are very sad that we are closing.” Tipster Chelsea and her husband Damien were Ayurveda regulars: “We shared many good memories there, including our second appointment, our wedding rehearsal, our daughter’s first restaurant and a weekly family dinner with our now 6 year old daughter. daughter! Guru and all the lovely and caring staff we have come to know over the years will be missed.” (Thanks also to Jonas for the tip.)
Green Park Deli & Pizza out of 79and The street between Columbus and Amsterdam has reopened after a month-long renovation. “Everything is new,” said Singh Pravinder, the owner. The space is very bright and is lined with a deli counter on one side and a refrigerated section on the other. They serve pizza, sandwiches, snacks, smoothies, convenience store items, and a great selection of cold drinks.
lululemonworkout clothes company specializing in stretch clothing for yoga and running, is now open at the corner of 70and and Columbus. Their hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. Space was once an Athleta. (Thanks to Mindi for the tip.)
Song Pastrya dessert bar and cafe with ornate pastries, sets up shop at the corner of 70and and Broadway. It describes itself as a “combination of classic European cafe and French bakery ambiance”. the menu includes a variety of croissants, éclairs, pies and macaroons, as well as brunches and sandwiches. Chanson opened its first store near Madison Square Park in 2016 and has a second store in Tribeca. The space was once a T-Mobile store.