by Chloe is a fast food vegan restaurant out of New York, but they recently opened a branch in the Seaport. It was founded in 2014 by ESquared Hospitality and Chloe Coscarelli, with the goal of bringing healthy food “to the masses.” I kept hearing good things, so I wanted to try it! Now I know that just because a restaurant is vegan doesn’t mean it’s healthy. But the chances are greater because it indicates there’s at least some kind of attention put into the ingredients. They say they use local ingredients, but I think that’s a new, undefined, term when it comes to food.
First off, let me tell you it’s slightly off the beaten path. The address is 107 Seaport Blvd., but it’s actually on the side of the 101 Seaport Blvd development. So after parking and walking around for 10 minutes, my friend Taylor and I walk in. It looks nice, pretty trendy. The place was probably 1/3 full, but thankfully there was no line.
I went with a pretty simple order, the guac burger and fries and a cookie. I normally wouldn’t get a cookie, but I was starving and wanted to eat it right then. You wouldn’t know it was vegan! Was way better than when I’ve tried to make vegan cookies with flax or chia gel. It was good, albeit sweet. Anyway, the fries were good, they were air-fried. Could’ve been crispier, but still not bad. The burger was very good. Black bean, quinoa and sweet potato burger with the fixings. The beet ketchup and aioli were both great. You wouldn’t know there wasn’t mayo in the aioli!
The girl that took our order was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. They took my phone number and texted me when my burger was ready, to be picked up at the counter. That was easy. I felt good after eating there, which is usually a good indicator.
All in all, it was a positive experience. I don’t know if it’s something I’d really seek out, but I know it’s a good fail-safe if I find myself hungry and in the area. It was priced well too. I want to say the burger was $11, the fries were $4. I think the cookie was $2.