New York City is known around the world for its excellent culinary scene. What I didn’t know is that restaurants are VERY accommodating when it comes to allergies, intolerances, and preferences. I am not vegan; but my severe dairy intolerance makes eating vegan the safest option when I go out. Below you will find my favorite vegan restaurants in NYC!
Candle 79 is hands down one of the best vegan restaurants in NYC. The inventive dishes combine traditional meals with a veggie based twist and they are to die for! They serve the “Beyond Burger” and some Seitan dishes; as well as hand cut pasta, creative veggie entrees and unbelievable deserts. Seriously.. you have to check this place out!
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Our Recommendations: Live Zucchini Enchiladas, Kale Cesar Salad, The Double Cheese Burger, Breadcrumb- Crusted Cauliflower, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Bliss.
A New York based company serving organic burgers and beer. They have a ton of awesome burgers to choose from including 4 different vegan options! On top of that; you’ve got numerous bun or a lettuce wrap options. A side order of fries and a vegan milkshake are a must!
Our Recommendations: Guadalupe, Farmstead Burger, Beyond Burger, sweet fries, and the Mint Chocolate Cookies n Cream Shake!
The thought of going to NYC and not being able to have pizza? Terrible! Luckily for us Paulie Gee`s has a whole page of vegan pizza options and the are PHENOMENAL! Seriously.. I have never had vegan pizza that didn’t taste like vegan pizza until Paulie Gee`s. They also have a ton of great regular pizzas so you will have no problems convincing your not-so-vegan friends to join. There is always a line out the door but trust me; this place is worth the wait.
Our Recommendations: Vegan Regina, In Ricotta Da Vegan, Vegan Daniela Spinaci and Van Leeuwen Artisan Vegan Ice Cream for desert!
This delicious vegan menu features locally-sourced ingredients made 100% in house daily. Try everything from yummy brunch to salads, burgers, sandwiches, nachos, and soup! The restaurant itself is adorable and you can head over to sweets by Chloe for desert!
Our Recommendations: Spicy Thai Salad, Fenway Nachos, Pesto Meatballs, and the Guac Burger.
A desert shop so drool-worthy you wouldn’t even know its vegan! Make sure to stop in for cookies, cupcakes and other sweets baked fresh every morning.. you can thank me later!
Our Recommendations: Vegan Cinnamon Roll, Banana Walnut Bread, and Chocolate Chip Cookies!
An adorable little doughnut shop with a ton of flavors to try! The Doughnut Plant is home to the worlds first creme brulee and guess what.. they have vegan options! There are two locations in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn for all your doughnut needs.
Our Recommendations: Vegan Banana Doughnut, Vegan Chocolate Doughnut