Vegetarian & Vegan Hot Spots in NYC!Published: October 18th, 2018
New York City is home to some of the best food from around the world, so it’s no surprise there will be no shortage of vegetarian & vegan restaurants! If you’re looking for a menu that offers more than the standard veggie burger served at your local diner (but trust me there are decent ones out there!), I have the spots for you!
154 East 79th Street
Just east of Lexington Avenue
Candle 79 is a more upscale dining experience. Located on the Upper East Side the price range is what you would expect of any fine dining experience, but don’t let that sway you. It is the perfect if you’re looking for a nice romantic outing or prefer a more intimate dining experience. With two floors of dining & a menu that ranges from delicious all vegan appetizers to main courses and delicious desserts! Gluten-free goods too!
187 9th Avenue
Between 22nd street & 21st street
This upscale Vegan eatery offers an extensive wine list, and is actually a certified Kosher restaurant!! With more than just salads to choose from, you have delicious options ranging from Cashew Cream Ravioli to Lasagna, and everything in between!With 2 locations in Chelsea and the Upper West Side reservations are strongly encouraged.
111 East 7th St
Between 1st Avenue & Avenue A
Ladybird offers creative vegetarian small plates & delicious cocktails for their guests enjoyment. Small plates ranging from Roasted Sweet Potato, fried mac and cheese, to individual Fondue servings, the entire menu can also be made Gluten free. Ladybird also offers a late night menu for you night owls!
Terri NYC is another fantastic plant based food joint if you’re looking for a quick bite to eat. I recommend the Terri “meatball” sub, and the sweet potato wedges. So filling! Their menu is quite diverse with, a large selection of juices, smoothies, wraps, breakfast, salads, soups and sides! And of course dessert! Terri has three locations in NYC: 60 West 23rd Street, 100 Maiden Lane, & 685 3rd Avenue.
Blossom Du Jour is the place to go to if you’re looking for a quick 100% vegan meal! My personal faves are The Midtown Melt, and The Skyscraper. They have a wide variety of sandwiches, wraps, breakfast options, which are served all day and they also offer numerous gluten free items! In addition, Blosson Du Jour offers fresh juices, smoothies, and desserts! It’s is honestly way more than what anyone would expect from a vegan “fast food” spot! There are 5 locations throughout Manhattan: 259 West 23rd Street, 617 9th Avenue, 15 East 13th Street, 165 Amsterdam Avenue, 449 Amsterdam Avenue