Seva at Westgate
along the sidewalk, and the fun-house ticket booth by the front door, next to the mysterious staircase down to an unrelated comedy club.
That last part is all history. The rent rose too high, and Seva moved to the far west side (the comedy club has moved too, to Fourth Ave.). In place of the old, maze-like interior is a single long room, modern and minimal in design, with a window wall of parking-lot frontage at Westgate shopping center. "Plenty of free parking" is the selling point now, and easy barrier-free access for those aging boomers and others. At least the iconic stained glass windows came along for the ride, now cleverly backlit for an illusion of daylight.
The menu has barely changed. It's still large, diverse, and healthy, but rich. Eggs and dairy are in the mix, except in menu items labeled V for vegan, or, by request, those with an asterisk denoting "may be ordered vegan" (on those items, any dairy is swapped out for soy, almond, or other products). Gluten-free options abound as well.