Delight and buckwheat
20 Christopher St (in West Village, Manhattan), New York, New York
This innovative restaurant focuses on French dishes. The idea came after the owner visited France and discovered how difficult it was to find vegan food, as everything contained eggs or cream. At Delice & Sarrasin, you will find many traditional French dishes with a vegan twist, such as foie gras, coq au vin and veal bourguignon, as well as crepes.
12 E 32nd St (in Midtown East, Manhattan), New York, New York
HanGawi is a popular choice for vegans in New York as it is a traditional Korean restaurant experience. You will be asked to remove your shoes at the door and sit on the floor before choosing a menu inspired by the mountains and the diet of the ancient Koreans. Expect to enjoy vegan meatballs, tofu crock pots, tofu, and traditional teas. HanGawi also has a more casual sister restaurant, the Franchia Vegan Cafe, where you can enjoy vegetable sushi and a variety of noodle dishes.
Chelsea: 60 W 23rd St (in Chelsea, Manhattan), New York, New York
Financial District: 100 Maiden Ln (entrance on Pearl Street) (in the Financial District)
Midtown East: 685 3rd Ave, Manhattan (at E 43rd St)
Cuisine: Fast food
Terri is a vegan fast food restaurant that became so popular that there are now three locations throughout New York. You’ll find sandwiches, wraps, baked goods, juices, and smoothies. Terri is known for a vegan take on classic steak sandwiches like buffalo chicken and bacon and cheddar ranch.
00 + Co
65 2nd Ave (in the East Village, Manhattan), New York, New York
00 + Co opened in February 2016 as a vegan pizzeria. Organic pizza is prepared in a traditional wood-fired oven and can be accompanied with a variety of small plates, ice cream, and organic wine. There is also outdoor seating so you can dine outside in the summer months.
187 9th Ave (in Midtown / Chelsea, Manhattan), New York, New York, USA, 10011
Cuisine: Fine dinner
In Chelsea, you will find this unique restaurant that only serves vegan food. You can expect to find pumpkin gnocchi, black-eyed pea cake, and porcini-crusted seitan steak as some of the gourmet dishes on the menu. On the weekends, you can enjoy a classic New York-style brunch.
77 Mulberry St (in Chinatown, Manhattan), New York
If you are looking to enjoy traditional Chinese dim sum and other dishes, Buddha Bodai is the place to go. Try the meatballs and baby bok choy and you can eat or take out. Some people say that vegans can have a hard time eating in Chinatown if they don’t speak Chinese, but this is no longer the case thanks to Buddha Bodai and his variable menu.
62 W 56th S (at Midtown West, Manhattan), New York City, New York, USA
With locations in Midtown West and Union Square, Beyond Sushi is a great option if you need a quick takeout. You can choose from soy or nori paper rolls, and add a salad if you’re still hungry. You can accompany your meal with a freshly squeezed juice.
185 Bleecker St, New York, New York, USA, 10012
60 W 22nd St (Flatiron), New York, New York
By Chloe’s flagship location can be found on Bleecker Street near Washington Square Park. It is one of the most famous vegan restaurants in New York offering burgers, fries, mac n cheese, and baked goods. Next door, there’s a Sweets By Chloe Bakery where you’ll find vegan muffins, ice cream, and other treats.
125 E 39th St (in Murray Hill, Manhattan), New York, New York, USA, 10016
Focusing on Shojin cuisine, Kajitsu has a traditional Japanese atmosphere, with food inspired by the diet of a Zen monk. It is recommended that you visit for dinner, not lunch, as the menu is more varied.
126 E 28th St (in Kips Bay, Manhattan), New York, New York
May is a celebrity chef, known for her original recipes in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. May Kaidee’s New York branch is her first restaurant in the US You’ll find many different menu options with gluten-free alternatives available. May also teaches cooking classes and you can purchase her cookbook to try and recreate her unique recipes at home.
NY Dosas (food cart)
Washington Square Park (at the corner of W 4th and Sullivan St), New York
This vegan food cart focuses on making traditional Indian dosas. The chef will ask you how spicy your food is like before preparing it, making it ideal for both spice fans and less fanatics alike. The food cart is an ideal place to sit in the sun and people watch while enjoying your meal.
Caravan of dreams
405 E 6th St (at Avenue A, East Village, Manhattan), New York
Cuisine: Raw / Organic Food
This East Village restaurant has many raw dishes available, as well as cooked dishes like paella and burritos. The dessert menu is extensive with homemade Nutella.
102 St Marks Pl, New York
Dun-Well Donuts is small, but it doesn’t compromise on quality. You can choose from a variety of different vegan donuts, ice cream and ice cream, as well as Italian lemonade and soda. There is also a flagship bakery in Brooklyn if you are out of that way and feel like a bite to eat.
If this list hasn’t made you hungry, come back and read it again! Vegan food in New York is easy to find and there is almost no choice.