Blossom Chelsea quickly became Manhattan’s go-to eatery for vegans and non vegans alike. This resulted in the opening of its subsequent Blossom location on Columbus Ave.
The vegan lifestyle can be a challenge for even the most health-conscious person. Vegans are faced with a seemingly unending amount of restrictions that might make the diet sound unappealing at best and impossible at worst. Thankfully, Blossom was born in 2005 to invigorate the vegan diet, and its newest location on the Upper West Side is continuing the tradition of creatively bringing vegan cuisine to a fresh, new and delicious level. Founder and owner Ronen Seri says, “I’m always pushing our Blossom chefs to be creative, consistent and inventive. Blossom on Columbus is no exception – we’re bringing the Upper West Side a truly memorable experience.”
Ronen Seri is the entrepreneur behind his wildly successful Blossom. A long time Vegan, Ronen established Blossom in 2005 out of necessity. New York City lacked restaurants which provided health conscious and environmentally friendly dishes, and he wanted to offer an upscale yet welcoming eatery that also encouraged and allowed patrons to live a guilt free, balanced lifestyle.
Devoted to living a completely balanced lifestyle, Ronen wants to share his love of life through innovative, specialty dishes that are free of animal byproducts and are also kosher. Each Blossom location has its own unique menu of wonderful, creative and delicious vegan variations on well-known dishes.
Opened on October 5, 2014, Blossom on Columbus offers 2,000 square feet of a relaxed, stylish and casual dining experience for both vegan and organic food enthusiasts. Exclusive tapas such as flautas and appetizers such as zucchini napoleon make the perfect light start to any meal. From a fresh harvest kale salad and taco trio to the soy bacon cheeseburger (named one of the 7 best veggie burgers in NYC by Gothamist), diners can enjoy creative twists that will make one rethink their ideas on what it means to be vegan. Brunch-goers can indulge in a savory vegetable frittata with tempeh bacon or a sweet french toast with fresh berries, proving that vegan and brunch are not mutually exclusive.
Like its sister location in Chelsea, Blossom on Columbus serves its own plant-based menu with all dishes completely animal-free. Executive chef Ramiro Ramirez uses organic ingredients from local farms and small distribution companies to whip up his beloved dishes with Blossom as he has over the past nine years.
As co-owner Pamela Elizabeth says, “People expect vegan food to taste bland and boring. Blossom is the place to take those people to enlighten them.”
With the enormous success of Blossom NYC, Ronen continues to encourage New Yorkers to live a life which strikes a balance between health and comfort. He is always inspired to provide innovative, delicious dishes and has recently released a cookbook, bringing his blossom recipes to your kitchen. This cookbook has marked an exciting new chapter for Blossom, as Ronen has taken his famous vegan dishes from his restaurants in New York to homes nationwide.