My Guide to Eating Vegan in New York City

by veronica

Our New York trip was fantastic. Of course I fell in love with this city with its melting pot of culture, food, people and high-vibe energy. I loved every second of my stay there and of course, there is so much food to try.

For more vegan food in NYC check out my initial wish list that I made before the trip.

Not all these places are 100% vegan as I like to explore places which feature vegan options on their menu as well.

Date updated: 25/5/2017

Pala Pizza

This place has the best pizza I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating. They have 3 or 4 vegan options on the menu and you can also have gluten-free crust. If you are in NYC you need to try this place.
Address: 198 Allen St, New York, NY 10012, USA
Phone: +1 212-614-7252


Cuban vegan food. I liked the interior and the feeling of the place. When I visited the menu was being re-done from an omnivore menu to a vegan menu and the waiter told me they were in the stages of re-developing it yet again. I was curious to try Cuban food. However, it was a bit too much-fried food for my liking on the menu. I really enjoyed the fried guacamole (!) and the kale salad with the tahini dressing and pickled cauliflower were simply divine. However, it came in fried “cups”. (Don’t know how to describe this)

Address: 95 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009, USA
Phone: +1 212-614-6818

Superiority Burger

Perfect Veronica-sized burgers. Can make vegan alternatives and many of the items on the menu are accidentally vegan. be prepared that this is a really small venue but be sure not to miss it!

Address: 430 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009, USA
Phone: +1 212-256-1192

Beyond Sushi

This sushi is just awesomeness. Try the mushroom sushi with truffle cream on top. Divine!
Several locations in NYC. View the website for specific locations.

The Butcher’s Daughter

Perfect breakfast place. Their smoothies are divine and they are not stingy with their avocados.  Do try the cashew milk cappuccino.
Several locations in NYC. View the website for specific locations.

Candle 79

Vegan fine dining. Their portions are huge and the food is good :)

Address: 154 E 79th St #3r, New York, NY 10075, USA
Phone: +1 212-537-7179


Poke bowls in Williamsburg.
Address: 209 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
Phone: +1 718-599-2425

Dun-Well Doughnuts

Awesome vegan doughnuts.
Address: 222 Montrose Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206, USA
Phone: +1 347-294-0871

The Palm Court at the Plaza

They have a vegan afternoon tea menu, ask for this upon reservation.
Address: 768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA
Phone: +1 212-546-5300

Le Pain Quotidien

This classic Belgian chain offers a nice break from the bustle of the city with its familiar interior and classical music playing gently in the background. Perfect for breakfast of course and they never disappoint with their giant cups for lattes.

Several locations in NYC. View the website for specific locations.

Just Salad

For a quick salad and when you want to stay on a clean eating path. Build your own vegan salad.

Several locations in NYC. View the website for specific locations.


A rooftop bar that I’d like to try. We went there but as I didn’t have an ID with me I was not let inside :( – I mean I got to take that as a compliment for sure at this day and age of my life. But I really want to go there. Well, next time!
Address: 230 Fifth Ave (Corner 27th), Manhattan, NY 10001, USA
Phone: +1 212-725-4300

Whynot Coffee

We went here for breakfast, it’s cheaper than most places and they do have an avocado sandwich ;)
Address: 175 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002, USA
Phone: +1 646-682-9065

Have not tried but want to next time:


Address: 535 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013, USA
Phone:+1 212-929-2920

Le Botaniste

Address: 833 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10065, USA
Phone: +1 917-262-0766

Champs Diner 

Address: 197 Meserole St, Brooklyn, NY 11206, USA
Phone: +1 718-599-2743

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