Delice & Sarrasin
20 Christopher St (at West Village, Manhattan), New York City, New York
This innovative restaurant focuses on French dishes. The idea came about 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’ll find many traditional French dishes with a vegan twist such as foie gras, coq au vin and beef bourguignon as well as crepes.
12 E 32nd St (at Midtown East, Manhattan), New York City, New York
HanGawi is a popular choice for vegans in New York, as it is a traditional Korean restaurant experience. You’ll be asked to remove your shoes at the door and sit on the floor before choosing from a menu inspired by the mountains and the diet of Ancient Koreans. Expect to enjoy vegan dumplings, tofu clay pots, bean curd 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 (at Chelsea, Manhattan), New York City, New York
Financial District: 100 Maiden Ln (entrance on Pearl Street) (at 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 NYC. You’ll find sandwiches, wraps, baked goods, juices and smoothies. Terri is well-known for a vegan take on classic meat sandwiches such as buffalo chicken, and bacon cheddar ranch.
00 + Co
65 2nd Ave (at East Village, Manhattan), New York City, New York
00 + Co opened in February 2016 as a vegan pizza joint. The organic pizza is prepared in a traditional wood burning oven and you can accompany it with a variety of small plates, ice cream and organic wine. There is also outdoor seating so you can dine al fresco in the summer months.
187 9th Ave (at Midtown/Chelsea, Manhattan), New York City, New York, USA, 10011
Cuisine: Fine dining
In Chelsea, you will find this upscale restaurant serving only vegan food. You can expect to find pumpkin gnocchi, black eyed pea cake and porcini crusted seitan fillet as some of the gourmet dishes on the menu. At weekends, you can enjoy a classic NYC-style brunch.
77 Mulberry St (at Chinatown, Manhattan), New York City
If you’re looking to enjoy traditional Chinese dim sum and other dishes, Buddha Bodai is the place to go. Try the dumplings and the baby bok choy and you can eat in or take away. Some people say that vegans can struggle to eat in Chinatown if they don’t speak Chinese, but this isn’t the case any more thanks to Buddha Bodai and its 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 takeaway. You can choose from soy bean paper rolls or nori, and add a side salad if you’re still hungry. You can accompany your meal with a fresh juice.
185 Bleecker St, New York City, New York, USA, 10012
60 W 22nd St (Flatiron), New York City, New York
The flagship location of By Chloe can be found on Bleecker Street, just near Washington Square Park. It is one of the most famous vegan restaurants in New York offering burgers, fries, mac and cheese and baked goods. Next door, there is a Sweets By Chloe bakery where you will find vegan cupcakes, ice cream and other treats.
125 E 39th St (at Murray Hill, Manhattan), New York City, New York, USA, 10016
Focusing on Shojin cuisine, Kajitsu has a traditional Japanese vibe, with the food taking inspiration from a Zen monk’s diet. It’s recommended that you visit for dinner, not lunch, as the menu is more varied.
126 E 28th St (at Kips Bay, Manhattan), New York City, New York
May is a famous chef, well-known for her original recipes in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. The NYC branch of May Kaidee is her first US restaurant. You will find plenty of different menu options with gluten-free alternatives available. May also runs cooking classes and you can buy her cookbook to try and recreate her unique recipes at home.
NY Dosas (food cart)
Washington Square Park (at corner of W 4th & Sullivan St), New York City
This vegan food cart focuses on making traditional Indian dosas. The chef will ask you how spicy you like your food before he makes it, so it is ideal for both spice fans and those less keen. The food cart makes an ideal spot to sit in the sun and people watch whilst you enjoy your food.
Caravan of Dreams
405 E 6th St (at Avenue A, East Village, Manhattan), New York City
Cuisine: Raw/organic food
This restaurant in the East Village has plenty of raw dishes available as well as cooked offerings such as paella and burritos. The dessert menu is extensive with Nutella made in-house.
102 St Marks Pl, New York City
Cuisine: Sweet treats
Dun-Well Doughnuts is small, but it doesn’t compromise on quality. You can choose from a variety of different vegan doughnuts, ice cream and sundaes as well as Italian lemonade and soda. There is a flagship bakery in Brooklyn too if you’re out that way and get a craving for a treat.
If this list hasn’t made you hungry, go back and read it again! Vegan food in NYC is easy to find, and you are almost spoilt for choice.