New York is a city in which you can pretty much eat what you want, when you want, from where you want. But how about when it comes to dining out, both meat and dairy free in the city that never sleeps?
We take the opportunity to hone in onsome of the best vegan restaurants in NYC, where chefs like Amanda Cohen are giving vegetables back their personality, and the Michelin stars are never far behind.
Even meat lovers will be able to get behind this eclectic selection of eateries where punchy flavours and creative cooking let the ingredients do the talking. And in a city with a myriad of dining options, it's a dialogue that increasingly deserves to be heard. So, here are some of the best vegan restaurants in NYC.
Vegan Restaurants in NYC
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Celebrate veganism with chef John Fraser and James Truman at the new lively Greenwich Village Michelin starred, nix. The menu features seasonal and shareable dishes packed with flavour, like cauliflower tempura with steamed buns & house pickles and pan-seared potato gnocchi, fresh chickpeas, fava leaves, lemon.
72 University Pl, New York, NY 10003 website
Modern Love, Brooklyn
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Vegan cuisine guru, Isa Chandra Moskowitz serves Williambsburg locals with the hearty classics that got her noticed in Nebraska, think: tomato Pesto Tart flaky olive oil pastry, heirloom tomatoes, cashew brie, peach basil salad, Seitan Chimichurri Herb grilled seitan, cauliflower puree, grilled summer squash, rainbow carrots, radishes, frisée.
Modern Love317 Union Ave., Brookyln, NY 11211Website
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Vongerichten's plant-based menu boasts a number of flavourful vegan dishes like grilled donko shiitake, asparagus, spring onion, yuzukosho green goddess and half or whole roasted cauliflower with turmeric-tahini and pistachios. All come served in the large white and airy dining space.
abcv38 east 19th street new york, ny 10003website
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Celebrity chef Matthew Kenney’s Manhattan hot spot serves plant-based Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with shareable dishes, like fried artichokes and smoked hummus, served in the intimate dining room, - perfect for date night.
44 W 17th St New York, NY 10011Website
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Canadian chef Amanda Cohen serves up her vegetable cuisine at her high calibre lower east side restaurant. Here you’ll find some of the most creative and innovative plant-based dishes in town, like Korean fried broccoli, jalapeño hush puppies, and Brussels sprout tacos and no tipping!
Dirt Candy86 Allen StreetWebsite
If restaurant surroundings and are as important to you as the dairy and meat free food in front of you, check out the upscale dining at Avant Garden and tuck into dishes like scorched cauliflower and celery root with shitake veloute.
Avant Garden130 E 7th St New York, NY 10009Website
The Butcher's Daughter
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Heather Tierney’s popular and informal hang out has an extensive morning, noon, and night menus. From the ubiquitous avocado toast mashed with curry, cilantro, and mustard seeds; to retakes on sandwiches and veg pastas there are favourites for all. All washed down with shots of wheatgrass and ginger.
The Butcher's DaughterNolita 19 Kenmare Street NYC — 10012Website
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The Upscale Korean restaurant set in the heart of K-town serves up that vegetarian dishes like spicy kimchi mushroom pancakes and sweet potato noodles in a peaceful and restorative atmosphere.
Hangwai12 E 32nd St New York, NY 10016Website