Soy Cheese & Watercress Vegan Wontons w/ mango sauce

I’ve been searching for places in New York City with flavorful vegan dishes. I came across a place called Dao Palate on 7th Avenue in Brooklyn and took my younger sister here since she’s never had vegan food before.
Dao Palate has a tranquil, romantic, dimmed-light setting when you enter the restaurant. The menu consists of appetizers, entrees, smoothies, Chinese herbal teas, freshly squeeze juices, sake and vegan desserts. I decided to get the Soy Cheese & Watercress Vegan Wontons w/ mango sauce appetizer. When I say DELECTABLE, I mean it!
Dao Palate Wontons
This was so amazing; I’ve never had anything like this before and I instantaneously fell in LOVE with this dish. It was cheesy and filled with my one of my favorite greens, watercress. The mango sauce was clearly made with LOVE. It wasn’t overly sweet or overpoweringly sour. It was a perfect mixture and every time I come here this is the first thing I order. Next, I ordered my entree and prior to this I received a delicious miso soup in a small Chinese bowl with a white miso soup spoon.
Afterwards, I received a vegetable pad Thai and my sister ordered spicy glass noodles with shrimp. On another occasion I did order the black pepper seitan w/ Chinese broccoli and brown rice. This was absolutely delicious and if you decide to come here, get this dish. I wasn’t crazy about the brown rice but the rest of the food was great.
Black Pepper Seitan w/Chinese Broccoli & Brown Rice
Pot stickers Peep Soho

I got to try Peep in SoHo for the first time that has mirror covered walls, ceilings, and double mirrored bathrooms….So no one can see you in the restroom but you can see everyone the whole time. Either that’s weird to you, or exciting but the place is known for it, hence the peep part.  This place is sexy and it comes off as fun and chic with lots of accents of pink. The after work crowd on a Friday was slow and appreciated and I could see this being a smooth first date.

Peep Soho menu

Peep has $5 Mojito’s during happy hour and they’re a nice big size with great taste. I started with the pot stickers which were consistent, with good texture and good flavor. THEN, I was feeling all healthy and adventurous so I ordered the Mock Duck. I seriously don’t know what I was thinking. Apparently, Mock Duck is made from a wheat gluten and it’s a vegetarian meal. I was afraid, I’m not going to lie. The duck was drowned in soy sauce and it was good. Yes, it was good. It had a chewy texture to it, that had me skeptical but in the end, it was a really good meal. I enjoyed it with brown rice and peppers.

Peep Soho menu

The best part of the meal was the dessert. I got to try the Apple Fritters with Fried ice cream which taste like Funnel Cake. The outside had a fried dough taste, warm and tough, and the ice cream inside was vanilla, and much colder.

Peep Soho menu

I encourage you to “peep” into this spot.