Yellow Magnolia Cafe in Brooklyn - Vegetarian and Vegan
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Yellow Magnolia Café is a restaurant that offers modern, vegetable-focused cuisine in a one-of-a-kind setting nestled within the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s iconic landscape.
Named after the remarkable flower developed by Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Yellow Magnolia Café is a celebration of its urban garden setting. All cuisine is crafted with seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms and purveyors—an ethos in keeping with the Garden’s longstanding interest in sustainable practices—and menus inspired by Brooklyn’s artisanal food movement. Designed by David Rockwell, the café is bright and airy and overlooks the Garden’s Lily Pool Terrace.
Local chef Rob Newton, whose other Brooklyn restaurants have been praised for their fresh and creative menus, alongside chef de cuisine Morgan Jarrett, have developed the café’s seasonal, market-driven menus, with a focus on local vegetables, grains, and sustainably sourced meats and fish. Most of the menu is vegetable focused, with select meat and fish options available, as well as healthy children’s menu items.
The restaurant offers both vegan and gluten free selections.