Siggy’s Good Food offers organic, locally sourced food with many vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Located on Elizabeth Street in Noho, Siggy’s is a short distance from busy and noisy E. Houston Street. So we entered with some trepidation when we noticed that the front windows were open to street.
Traffic noise isn’t an issue with the immediate, rarely traveled segment of Elizabeth Street that fronts the space, but with E. Houston only a half block away, we could clearly hear the siren when an ambulance screamed by. Luckily, only one siren was heard (and recorded) during our lunch visit, but that one short burst of sound appeared to raise the overall reading by at last a decibel.
Other than traffic noise, the only other intrusive element was the usual culprit. Yes, music was playing and was louder than it should have been, making the space merely tolerable when it could have been more. That the music rotation featured salsa with a brassy horn section, well, it wasn’t what we were expecting in a place that trades on its organic and locally sourced offerings.
Still, if you are looking for a cafe in Noho that features vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, Siggy’s is your place. The space is larger than it looks, with small tables in front and larger tables in a sunny back room. We arrived on the early side of lunch when the crowds were first filtering in, so the place was only half full. As a result, there was space to spread out, which isn’t easy to find in downtown Manhattan. As we were leaving, we could see that the place was getting busier. No doubt that at the height of a busy lunch service the space will be louder.
Overall, we think Siggy’s soundscape should be tolerable for lunch, though we would have been very happy if they lowered the music volume. While we aren’t certain about dinner, Siggy’s doesn’t strike us as the kind of place that people go for a long meal and copious amounts of alcohol. It will probably be fine.
Monday through Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
292 Elizabeth Street (betw. E. Houston and Bleecker Streets), New York, NY 10012