West Village: The team behind popular vegan fast casual mini-chain Blossom du Jour is opening Urban Vegan Kitchen today, a restaurant and lounge on Carmine Street. Owner Pamela Elizabeth founded the first Blossom du Jour in 2010 (her other concept Blossom was founded in 2005), offering vegan versions of meat-centric dishes like a cheeseburger, Philly cheesesteak, and a sloppy joe. Urban Vegan Kitchen is Elizabeth’s higher-end project and will serve dishes like kale lasagna, a vegetable green curry, and chickpea hush puppiesStatus: Certified Open; 43 Carmine Street, 646-438-9939

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