Anyone who is a vegetarian knows how important it is to research restaurants before going anywhere, right? In New York you will find many incredible options, mainly because the city is super cosmopolitan and always full of news. Still, it is essential to have a list of some places to get an idea of where to go!
To help you, I made a selection of the best restaurants and cafes in the city. The list has places for all tastes – both for those who prefer junk food and for those who enjoy more refined dishes. Anyone who is vegetarian or vegan and plans to go to NY can rest assured 😉
With three units spread across New York, Candle Cafe is one of the best places in town for vegetarians. All of them have delicious and creative options. Vegans are also the concern of the brand’s chefs, so they also offer several alternatives for those who do not eat anything of animal origin.
Even non-vegetarians will love meeting some of the Candle Restaurant’s units. Lasagna, risottos, seitan piccata and many dishes based on seasonal vegetables. Everything very fresh and full of flavor.
Ladybird’s decor is one of the first things that will delight you about the restaurant. It has an architecture and decoration that unites classic and modern in an interesting and authentic way. The entire menu is vegan, so nothing on your plate will be of animal origin.
One of the favorites of the house’s customers are fondues. They have three versions of the dish: artichoke with chardonnay, mushrooms and onions, sun-dried tomatoes and basil and chocolate. The savory options are served with a delicious variety of vegetables!
If you are the type of person who likes brunch, be sure to add Butcher’s Daughter to your travel itinerary. The atmosphere of the cafe is super nice and cool, which makes the experience of eating in it even better.
All dishes in the house are plant-based, and the combinations are very innovative and eccentric. One of the hamburgers served by them, for example, is made from vegetables, black beans and cashew cheddar cheese. Other side dishes are optional, so you can make your snack even more tasty 🙂
With different menus for vegetarians and vegans, Nix has two super recognized chefs on the market: John Fraser and James Truman. The two manage to transform simple vegetables into incredible dishes, with a wonderful mix of tastes and textures.
Some of the plazas even play with the appearance of the food, such as the au poivre mushroom, in a cashew butter sauce with green and black pepper. If you order this dish, you will probably think that it is actually a fish loin, when in fact everything is vegan!
Those who enjoy Middle Eastern cuisine cannot miss Taim Falafel. They make pitas stuffed with falafel, one of the differentials of this place are the flavors of falafel, which go beyond the traditional chickpea mixture. They use eccentric spices that make all the difference. Smoothies and salads are also highly praised by those who frequent the space. It is a great option for those who do not want to eat something very heavy and that has a cooler touch 😉
ABC is part of a big NY concept store called ABC Carpet & Home. In addition to this unit, they also have the abc kitchen and the abc cocina. Each of them has a different proposal, so I chose to speak to you only about ABC.
It is ideal for all meals of the day, from breakfast to dinner. However, most of the dishes served there are very light, you know? Roasted carrots and topped with nut butter and chickpea hummus served with pita make anyone’s mouth water.
Before the garden
The environment of Avant Garden is a grace. The brick wall and the slightly more rustic elements in the decor make the restaurant even more amazing. Local chef Alex Aparicio values the natural look of all the ingredients used. Even the mushroom risotto managed to have an appearance that enhanced the appearance of the mushrooms more. I find this style of plating interesting because you can see every little thing that makes that dish something unique!
Modern Love Brooklyn
There are some restaurants that give you that feeling of being at home, right? Modern Love Brooklyn makes people feel that way. Their food has a touch of sophistication that makes all the difference, both in the preparation of the dishes as well as in the assembly of each one of them.
They also have a great selection of wines for those who like to drink something during the meal. The menu is all seasonal, so they are always using fresh, seasonal products. To give you an idea of the dishes, one of the main dishes at the place is tofu with nut crust, served with lightly grilled cauliflower, creamy cashew cheese and tomato vinaigrette.
For those who don’t give up fast food, the by CHLOE. its the Paradise. They are known for serving delicious burgers, all plant-based! One of the options is the seven-grain bread stuffed with shitake “bacon”, lettuce, tomato, avocado and aioli. Like Butcher’s Daughter, they have numerous options for those who want to have a good brunch. As the menu is huge, you can take a look at it by clicking here!
These are just some of the many options for vegetarian and vegan restaurants in the city. If you know of any amazing place that I haven’t mentioned in this list, be sure to comment on it below 😉