Posted in veggie | venues on February 12, 2013

Whole Earth Vegan Bakery

Back in 2007 we were worried that Whole Earth Vegan Bakery on St. Marks was facing eviction, but the East Village landmark survived, for almost another six years at least. We were bummed to just read the following on EV Grieve:

Whole Earth Bakery and Kitchen, which had been at 130 St. Mark's Place since 1991 (34 years in business total), closed for good on Dec. 29, as we first reported.

Aside from rising rents, business had been down... and, of course, Sandy didn't help matters.

Yesterday, a worker at the store told Bill the libertarian anarchist that the space will become an Italian restaurant.

The bakery and Kate's Joint in the same year.

Oh, but speaking of Italian restaurants and East Village vegan establishments, I highly recommend you check out the vegan menu at John's on East 12th Street! (right next door to Angelica Kitchen which is also a great place to go.)

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Comments (23)

Where is this 'East' Village you speak of?

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 9:37 AM

How far from Williamsburg is it?

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 9:41 AM

this place sucked tho. I'd rather have curlys back,

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 9:41 AM

That's a lot of vegan sausage being handled in that place. Glory hole closing...

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 9:47 AM

John's kind of sucked the last time I was there.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 9:48 AM

John sucked who?

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 9:55 AM

This place was the best. Sorry to see it go. :(

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 10:06 AM

Vegan business aren't very sustainable. Very high costs to produce food that comes out tasting bland. I look forward to the new Italian restaurant's capicola!

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 10:20 AM

This place was not good. No loss here.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 10:25 AM

Italian food, really? YUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 11:59 AM

^
and Italian food is sustainable???

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 12:11 PM

I can' wait to head there and grab a veal...........mmmmmmmmm, baby cows!

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 12:47 PM

maybe it will be vegan italian

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 1:02 PM

A real cool neighborhood place that was, and Peter was such a nice guy.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 2:17 PM

eat a meatball

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 3:19 PM

Didn't like this place so I am not surprised at all that it's shutting it's doors.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 3:34 PM

I don't know how they lasted as long as they did.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 3:46 PM

Place had the best food. A quick vegan $5.00 sandwich to go!

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 6:22 PM

dear mr obama.

please declare war on italy.

love, vegan

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 12:23 AM

whole earth bakery put on some killer shows.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 12:15 PM

Wow, that sucks. Guess no one wants a Vegan bakery but me. Boo...

Posted by Stick E Rice | February 13, 2013 5:18 PM

I want to become a vegan. Eat only plants.

Posted by mike | June 23, 2013 3:33 PM

I've had those before in an Italian shop in Williamsburg. They're good.

Posted by Corwin | September 16, 2014 3:29 PM

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