In 1984, health food advocate Bart Potenza founded Candle Cafe® in a location previously occupied by a landmark health food store and juice bar. The owners of that famous institution had followed a nightly ritual of lighting candles to bless their establishment. Bart decided to honor that tradition in creating Candle Cafe’s name.
Almost 30 years later, Candle Cafe is a legend in New York City as a restaurant built around healthy, delicious gourmet vegan/vegetarian food and a commitment to a healthier planet. It’s a favorite among locals, visitors, and celebrities, who have made it the top-rated vegan/vegetarian restaurant in New York.
Now, with Candle CafeTM frozen vegan meals, you can enjoy gourmet, certified organic or all-natural vegan entrées at home. In Food We Trust®.