Published by Katherine Sullivan.

In New York City, vegan options are plentiful. If you’re wondering what the must-try vegan hot spots are in the Big Apple, take a look at a few of our favorites:

Avant Garden

For somewhere a bit swankier, try Avant Garden. Aside from having an adorable name, the East Village restaurant offers vegan fine dining at its best. Click here to make reservations.

Beyond Sushi

If it’s sushi that you’re after, head to a Beyond Sushi restaurant (the all-vegan eatery has five NYC locations). Our favorite menu items include the “Smokey Tom” dumpling, the “Chic Pea” roll, and the “Nutty Buddy” rice paper wrap.

Blossom Restaurant

With locations in Chelsea and the Upper West Side, Blossom Restaurant is an ideal choice for any vegan (or nonvegan). Stop in for lunch, brunch, dinner, dessert, beer, or wine—and don’t worry: It’s all vegan all the time!

Caravan of Dreams

If you’re in the East Village, Caravan of Dreams is a must-try. Choose from dine-in, takeout, or delivery—just be sure that you try the mouthwateringly delicious portobello mushroom burger:

Champs Diner

Brooklyn’s favorite all-vegan diner is a must-try. The menu features classic American comfort food—think Mac N Cheese, Mozzarella Sticks, Chik’n & Waffles, Breakfast Enchiladas, pancakes, French toast, shakes, and sundaes—and it’s all vegan.

Dun-Well Donuts

Don’t panic—whether you’re in Manhattan or Brooklyn, you’re not far from a Dun-Well Donuts. And whether you’re ordering a Mac & Cheese Doughnut, a Horchatta Latte, or a Fireball Whiskey Ice Cream, rest assured—it’s all vegan.

Marty’s V Burger

In search of reasonably priced, delicious burgers and fries? Marty’s V Burger has you covered. Visit the restaurant, or order on Grubhub.

May Wah

If you need to do a little food shopping in NYC, head to May Wah. This quaint Asian-themed market is your one-stop shop for vegan groceries in the city.

Modern Love

If “swanky vegan comfort food” sounds like your cup of tea, head over to Brooklyn and check out Modern Love. Menu options include Braised Purple Potatoes, a Mushroom Brie Burger, Pesto Burrata Gnocchi, and Banana Cappuccino Cheesecake With Sour Cream Frosting. Are you drooling yet?

Nap York

Whether you’re a local or a tourist, New York City can be a bit overwhelming at times. So take a load off at Nap York—an oasis for those looking to nap, eat, focus, or even do some yoga. Nap York’s sleep pods feature vegan leather, while its café offers many vegan options, including smoothies, overnight oats, chia seed pudding, muffins, salads, and wraps.

Peacefood Cafe

According to the all-vegan eatery, it’s “named after the simple idea that peace begins on your plate,” and we couldn’t agree more. Whether you’re craving sweet or savory, this kitchen and bakery, with locations on the Upper West Side and Union Square, is sure to satisfy. Click here to check out the menu.

P.S. Kitchen

Did someone say, “Beyond Burger”? That’s right—Midtown Manhattan’s P.S. Kitchen offers the PS Burger, made with a Beyond Meat patty, plant-based Thousand Island dressing, and homemade queso.

Red Bamboo

The food at Red Bamboo is as delicious as it is beautiful. The Greenwich Village eatery offers “vegan global cuisine,” including Cajun Fried Shrimp, a Chicken Gyro, a Philly Cheese Steak, Chicken Parmesan, Garlic Fried Rice, and more. Click here to order online.

Seasoned Vegan

Craving late-night comfort foods? Seasoned Vegan has you covered. Choose from a Pizza Quesadilla, Stuffed Avocado, Lemon Crusted “Chicken” Nuggets, a Harlem Chopped “Cheeseburger,” and more. If you’re visiting New York, don’t miss out on your chance to visit Harlem’s first all-vegan restaurant.


The menu at Terri offers delicious diner foods with a healthy vegan flare. Try the Chickpea Tuna Melt, the Philly Cheesesteak, the Breakfast Slam, or one of the many smoothies. Visit a location in Chelsea, the Financial District, or Midtown East.

Urban Vegan Kitchen

Interested in some “[s]emi-sophisticated comfort food” that’s 100 percent vegan? Look no further than Urban Vegan Kitchen. Located in the West Village, it offers brunch, dinner, cocktails, and desserts—all vegan and all delicious. Visit the website to make a reservation, or order delivery using UberEatsDoorDash, or Grubhub.


If you’re looking for somewhere fast, easy, and delicious, check out VLife NYC. The small eatery offers yummy burgers, sandwiches, smoothies, and more. It’s perfect for a vegan lunch on the go.

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