Tao Lin: This Chimp Won’t Skimp

September 1, 2011 1:30 PM

A salad, served buffet style, and coconut chai from Bonobo's. Flickr/Dano

Bonobo’s is a raw vegan restaurant on 23rd Street on the south side of Madison Square Park. A filling lunch costs maybe $12. Bonobo’s is focused on salads which they serve to you in a buffet-style manner. They also have coconut water; cold soups; balls of sesame seeds and agave nectar; and raw vegan ice cream made of only either banana, banana and strawberry, banana and pineapple, and sometimes durian. My favorite thing to get from there is the “popeye,” I think, which is coconut water, coconut meat, and spinach blended.


Tao Lin is the author of “Richard Yates,” “Shoplifting from American Apparel” and four other books.

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