- Pukk71 1 Avenue, New York City, New York StatePukk has some of my favorite Thai food in the city! I often invite friends to dine here, without letting them know it's vegetarian, and they've never complained about the lack of meat. Anything with ... read morethe faux-duck, a chewy yet well-textured protein is fantastic, and the wide range of noodle dishes with a variety of sauces keep me returning. The pad thai is fantastic- packing more vegetables than your average dish, and the lack of fish sauce isn't even noticeable in this flavorful creation.
- Dirt Candy430 East 9th Street, New York, NYDirt Candy aims to make veggies the star of the show and that they do. With a seasonally rotating menu, you'll always find new creations inspired by local finds at the farmers market. A simple menu ... read moreitem like "carrot" can include all types of carrot preparations, with sauces and sides you never thought to pair. The tiny eatery is popular among foodies, so reservations are recommended.
Fine dining and vegetarianism often clash, but Kajitsu creates a completely vegetarian high-end Japanese menu that has even the biggest meat eaters waiting weeks for reservations. The pre-fix is a ... read moreworthwhile splurge, but visit during lunch if you want to save a bit of money. Soba noodles are fantastic here, and each veggie creation has a masterfully plated presentation that looks more like artwork than a meal.
- Vegetarian Dimsum House24 Pell St, New York, NYGoing for Dim Sum in Chinatown can be daunting for those with dietary restrictions: so many options, so many chances to accidentally consume something with meat. Vegetarian Dim Sum house is a ... read morevegetable-only restaurant, so you know that whatever you choose, even if its "jellyfish" or "shark fin" has actually derived from plants. The restaurant is fun to go to with a group, you can order endless small plates!
- Red Bamboo140 W 4th St, New York, NY 10012Red Bamboo is a strange but delicious place. The lower level vegetarian restaurant packs a diverse crowd on the weekends, with people willing to wait upwards of an hour for some faux-meatballs or a ... read morevegan chicken curry. The menu consists of Asian food, Asian fusion dishes, as well as classic American plates served without the meat. The scent of the restaurant itself is almost as tasty as the food, and with plenty of options, you won't be disappointed.
- The MasalaWala179 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002, United StatesThough not 100% vegetarian, the vegetarian menu at this South Asian restaurant offers plenty of delightful veggie dishes that will have you coming back to try even more veggies. Everything is fresh ... read moreand flavorful; curries are perfectly spicy without burning your mouth and the veggies are seasoned and cooked ideally: not mushy or overcooked.
- Foodswings295 Grand Street, NYEating vegan isn't always about the fake meat: but sometimes it's fun to indulge in a little make believe. Foodswings' vegan soul food is completely awesome and a little bit healthier than the real ... read morething. Choose from 5 flavors of fried "chicken" drumsticks complete with a wooden "bone" to eat off of. Have a side of vegan mac and cheese or mashed potatoes with gravy. Slurp it down with a soy milkshake and you may even forget you're in a vegan eatery in the first place.
- Café Blossom466 Columbus Ave, New York, NYThis is just one of Blossom's outposts in Manhattan. Serving fresh, seasonal vegetarian food, Cafe Blossom is the place to go for a refreshing, intimate dinner. My favorite foods here are those that ... read moreare considered traditionally unhealthy: burgers and fries. Everything is cooked with care and dedication, and little details like organic ketchup or an organic beer pairing truly make the meal.
- Ramen Kuboya536 East 5th Street #2, Manhattan, New York StateThough not a complete vegetarian destination, Kuboya's vegetarian ramen is some of the best I've had. Their broth is rich and full of umami flavor, brought on by mushrooms, miso and seaweed. The ... read morenoodles are curly, and offer that awesome bouncy slurpable quality that only the best-made ramen has. An idea destination for those who insist on a meaty meal, there are also plenty of meat and seafood options available here.
- Wild Ginger212 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NYThis area of Williamsburg is full of restaurants, but Wild Ginger stands out with its veggie menu. Come in for a steaming hot bowl of veggies, protein, and homemade sauces, and leave comforted and ... read moresatisfied. $8 lunch specials are definitely a perk, and plenty of meal-sized salads are also available all day. With no menu item over $15, everything at Wild Ginger is affordable and tasty!
- 'Snice150 Sullivan Street, New York, NYSnice has several outposts in NYC and Brooklyn, but I find myself most comfortable on Sullivan street. Half working crowd, half friends or couples enjoying some vegan bits, the casual sandwich shop ... read morehas a great mix of customers to go with their food. The crunchy sesame "chicken" wrap is awesome and definitely what I crave on hungry working days. Housemade salads rotate daily and are full of fresh and flavorful ingredients.
- Chennai Garden129 East 27th St # A, New York, NY 10016-8959, United StatesKosher and Vegetarian, Chennai Garden is usually full of families eager to indulge in the extensive menu of Indian food. The $7.95 all you can eat or carry-out lunch option is my favorite-- you can ... read morenever have too many veggies! I love all the classic dishes here prepared strictly vegetarian, or some of the other veggie creations that cannot be found elsewhere.
- Franchia Teahouse & Restaurant12 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016Two words: Kale Dumplings. Two more words: steamed or fried. So good. The fresh Korean and Asian food at the adorable restaurant is fantastic. Go for teatime and enjoy a mid-day break of vegan tapas ... read moreand sushi. Or sit down for a meal here and indulge in a creative menu such as vegetarian lobster ramen or tofu steak topped with luscious shiitake mushrooms. 8 vegan versions of Bibimbap are available. The $32 three-course pre-fixe is a fantastic and delicious deal.
- May Wah Vegetarian Market213 Hester Street, New York, NYShopping here is always so much fun! In addition to the menu of prepared foods available at the counter, the small aisles of dried goods and the large freezers offer endless interesting vegetarian ... read moregroceries. So many types of vegetarian ramen are available, and plenty of varieties of faux meat are just waiting to be tried. Pick up a vegan oyster sauce and use it on your vegan shrimp noodles!
- Table Verte127 East 7th Street, New York, NYThis vegetarian French bistro is small and intimate, delicious and authentic, unique and definitely a central part of the downtown culinary landscape. Table Verte, which translates to Green Table, ... read moreoffers a seasonal menu of vegetarian riffs on Classic French dishes, such as a baked gnocchi or a terrine of eggplant.
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