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Vegan Fast-Food Joint Blossom Du Jour Opening on Amsterdam Ave.

By Emily Frost | May 29, 2014 2:07pm | Updated on May 30, 2014 4:41pm
 Blossom Du Jour will open in the space formerly occupied by Area Kids. 
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UPPER WEST SIDE — A new vegan fast-food spot is coming to Amsterdam Avenue at the end of June, the owner said.

Blossom Du Jour, part of a mini-chain of vegan restaurants and cafes owned by Pamela Blackwell, will soon open at 449 Amsterdam Ave., between West 81st and 82nd streets. 

The space formerly housed the children's toy and clothing store Area Kids. The lease on the 400-square-foot space was brokered by Rafe Evans of Walker Malloy and Company.

The 15-seat spot will serve vegan food and drinks to go, and will include a large vegan and gluten-free baked goods selection, Blackwell said.

The lunch spot will serve vegan sandwiches, wraps, salads, shakes, pressed juices and vegetable sides in addition to its array of sweets. Its newest location sits less than a block from the juice store Organic Avenue and the vegan restaurant Peacefood Cafe. 

It will be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m on Sunday.

"We’re very, very excited. Everything that we offer at our bakery we’ll have at our [new] Amsterdam Avenue location," Blackwell explained.

Blossom's serves cakes, cookies, pies, bars, biscotti and pies, among other goodies. 

Blackwell said she's also optimistic she will soon reopen Café Blossom, the seven-year-old full-service vegan restaurant on Columbus Avenue between West 82 and West 83rd streets. The restaurant closed in early May "due to building management issues beyond our control," according to a message on its Facebook page.

"We are in negotiation with another space that’s just a couple blocks away," said Blackwell, adding she was hopeful they could reopen in a new address on Columbus Avenue by the end of July.