Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada

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New York

Albany

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Clifton Park.)

·All Good Bakers

540 Delaware Ave., Albany, NY 12209

(518) 463-1349

Vegetarian/bakery/café. All Good Bakers is an earthy bakery and café featuring an all-vegetarian menu. They are committed to using local and responsibly-sourced ingredients that are fresh from the farm. Enjoy Artisanal Loaves and from-scratch baked goods and desserts. There is some seating outside. Cash only.

Open Wednesday through Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Open Sunday for brunch. Closed Monday and Tuesday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, soymilk
$

··Berben and Wolff's Vegan Delicatessen

227 Lark St., Albany, NY 12210

(518) 599-5306

Vegan/deli. Making all of their proteins in house, their vegan “deli” offerings include these best sellers: Seitan Pastrami Rueben, Popcorn Mushroom Po' Boy, Wing Burger and BBQ Pulled Jackfruit. The Wing Burger, which gets high marks from customers, is a chicken-style Seitan patty, breaded in panko and spices. They also offer a breakfast sandwich with Daiya cheese, faux ham, and sriracha hollandaise on a bun.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch. Closed Monday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

Bomber's Burrito Bar

258 Lark St., Albany, NY 12210

(518) 463-9636

Mexican. Bomber's offers huge vegetarian burritos, all of which can be made vegan, and a different vegan burrito special each month. All can be rolled in your choice of chili, spinach, tomato, or whole wheat tortillas. Other interesting items include a peanut butter and jelly taco, barbequed Tofu Fries (with or without cheese), and Vegan Chili Fries.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
vegan options
beer/wine/alcohol, take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX, $

El Loco Mexican Café

465 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12210

(518) 436-1855

Mexican. El Loco offers no-lard refried beans, veggie brown Mexican rice, veggie chili and soups, blue cornbread, and a host of items can be prepared vegetarian. The restaurant has a funky atmosphere, outdoor patio dining, and interesting t-shirts.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for late lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

·Healthy On Lark

274 Lark St., Albany, NY 12210

(518) 650-7755

Vegetarian/café/juice bar. Healthy on Lark serves breakfast and lunch, as well as a wide variety of smoothies, freshly squeezed juices, teas, and desserts. Breakfast is served all day including a Breakfast Burrito! Lunch items include a Vegan BLT, Hummus Wrap, and Bean & Rice Bowl. Vegan and gluten free options are available.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for late breakfast, lunch, and early dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday
Limited service
vegan options
fresh juices, espresso, take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

Little Anthony's

1095 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12205

(518) 459-5959

Italian/pizza. All pizzas can be made vegan using Daiya mozzarella or Daiya mozzarella/cheddar mix. Vegan versions of calzones are available as well.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, delivery
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

Mamoun's Falafel Restaurant

206 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210

(518) 434-3901

Middle Eastern. Mamoun's serves creative vegetarian dishes, including cooked spinach with a tahini sauce served over rice, lentils and bulgur served with salad, couscous with steamed vegetables, falafel, hummus, baba ghanouj, stuffed grape leaves, a spicy eggplant dish, and vegetarian sandwiches. Mamoun's is closed on weekdays between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, special beverages
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

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Amherst

Mighty Taco

9360 Transit Rd., Amherst, NY 14051

(716) 568-1143

5495 Sheridan Dr., Amherst, NY 14221

(716) 565-1954

3190 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, NY 14051

(716) 695-1899

Mexican. This regional fast food chain is a great solution for those looking for a quick meal. The beans that Mighty Taco uses are vegetarian. All tacos and burritos can be made without cheese upon request.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out
$

Taste of India

3093 Sheridan Dr., Amherst, NY 14226

(716) 886-4000

Indian. This restaurant offers the most authentic dishes, each prepared with a variety of spices to create a distinct and individual flavor. Their fresh ingredients are skillfully cooked to preserve a low-fat, high nutritional value and prepared for your taste from mild to medium to hot. All entrées are served with Basmati rice.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
catering

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Amityville

··Pleasant Petites

Xxx, Amityville, NY 11701

Vegan/bakery. Pleasant Petites is a wholesale bakery and offers creative vegan desserts such as Peanut Goji Berry Brownies and Red Velvet Snowballs. All the desserts are gluten free, vegan, and organic. For a list of stores that carry Pleasant Petites, see https://www.pleasantpetites.com/where-to-find To special order Pleasant Petites, see https://www.pleasantpetites.com/special-orders

vary
Take-out
vegan options
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$-$$$

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Ardsley

Thai House

466 Ashford Ave., Ardsley, NY 10502

(914) 674-6633

Thai. Many vegetarian and vegan options are offered at Thai House. Some to try include Vegetarian Wonton (stuffed with tofu & mushrooms), Vegetarian Delight (deep-fried tofu & taro root), and Vegetarian Mango Salad.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, beer, non-alcoholic beer, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$$

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Astoria

·Healthy Me

30-08 37th St., Astoria, NY 11103

Vegetarian/organic/juice bar. Healthy Me calls itself an Organic Juice Lab. Inside the cafe, you can see a colorful array of fruits and vegetables, from pineapples to carrots, which will make your juices and smoothies. They also offer an espresso bar, with delicate designs of leafs in the cream on top, and breakfast options, such as the organic yogurt and a granola bowl. As Healthy Me says, “it's not a diet, it’s not a phase, it’s a permanent lifestyle change.”

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
espresso, fresh juices, take-out
VISA/MC, $

·Jubube Tree

35-02 30th Ave., Astoria, NY 11103

(718) 545-1888

Vegetarian/Asian. This vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurant (a few items contain whey) offers dishes from China, Singapore, Malaysia, and Korea. You'll find noodle and rice-based dishes and more.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $

·Sweet Jane's Frozen Desserts

27-17 24th Ave., Astoria, NY 11102

(347) 507-0456

Vegetarian/ice cream parlor. Sweet Jane's is an artisanal ice cream shop with many vegan selections. Jane makes a wide variety of soy, almond and coconut based vegan ice creams (and fudgsicles) on the premises with flavors like Caramel Swirl, Buzz Me Up Buttercup, Bohemian Rhaspberry, Crazy Li'l Thing Called Chocolate, and more!

Open Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Monday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

·The Queens Kickshaw

40-17 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11103

(718) 777-0913

Vegetarian. The Queens Kickshaw opened with the belief that good food starts with good ingredients. This restaurant uses ingredients from local companies in order to create their delicious recipes. They offer a wide variety of dishes on their menu, many of which are vegan. Their menus do not list the vegan options, but you can email or call ahead to determine which items are vegan. Some of the options include avocado toast or shakshouka for brunch and tomato soup or a kale salad for lunch or dinner (these need some modifications to be made vegan).

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

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Bay Shore

Tula Kitchen

41 E. Main St., Bay Shore, NY 11706

(631) 539-7183

Natural foods. Tula Kitchen offers some great vegan dishes including the Tempeh Reuben Sandwich, Tofu Veggie Crab Cakes, "Stick To Your Ribs" Tempeh Teriyaki, and the Bean of the Day Burger. Grilled organic tofu can be added to salads and all of their dishes are baked not fried. Tula means balance in Sanskrit, so come to Tula Kitchen to get back in sync with your taste buds.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
catering, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$$

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Bayside

The Health Nuts

211-35 26th Ave., Bayside, NY 11360

(718) 225-8164

Natural foods store/deli/juice bar. See description under New York, NY.

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Beacon

Sukhothai Restaurant

516 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508

(866) 838-6973

Thai. Sukhothai is a Thai restaurant with some vegetarian and vegan dishes. Some of their veggie selections include Tofu Grapow (fried tofu with Thai sweet basil) and Eggplant Pad Ped. Sukhothai has a more formal atmosphere but with casual dress. The brick walls are lined with beautiful pieces of Thai artwork. The restaurant is only two blocks away from the Howland Cultural Center.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, beer/wine
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

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Binghamton

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Johnson City.)

Whole in the Wall

43 S. Washington St., Binghamton, NY 13903

(607) 722-5138

Natural foods. Whole in the Wall serves tofu, tempeh, and Middle Eastern dishes; fresh-baked breads and bagels; and soups made from scratch. Examples include miso, spicy vegetarian chili, stir-fried vegetables with tofu, tempeh, or both, tempura, and pita pockets. All non-vegetarian items are cooked separately, and the restaurant can accommodate special diets. For dessert, try a slice of pie, made with fresh fruit and a whole-wheat crust. Live music is featured on Friday and Saturday night.

Open Thursday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed on Sunday through Wednesday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, reservations recommended on weekends and for large parties, macrobiotic options, fresh juices
$$

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Brewster

Jaipore Royal India Cuisine

280 Rt. 22, Brewster, NY 10509

(914) 277-3549

Indian. Jaipore is located in an historic Victorian manor and offers more than 15 vegetarian entrées, including rice dishes, freshly baked breads, vegetable curry dishes, and more.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

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Briarcliff Manor

Mrs. Green's Natural Market

97 N. State Rd., Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

(914) 762-8100

Natural foods store. A wide range of organic vegetarian, vegan, and fat-free dishes, as well as a bakery, are available at Mrs. Green's. This location is at the corner of Route 9A and North State Road.

Open daily
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

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Bronx

··Vegan's Delight

3565 Boston Rd., Bronx, NY 10469

(718) 653-4140

Vegan. Enjoy Dal Patties, Wheat Meat Curry, Ital Stew Peas, Ginger Beer, Sorrell, and more. The are located off the next-to-last stop on the 5 train in the northern Bronx.

Open Monday through Saturday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Closed Sunday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

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Brooklyn

·24 Scoops and Plates

624 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225

(718) 282-5904

Vegetarian/ice cream parlor. You can get plenty of vegan ice cream scoops at Scoops! Also known as 24 Scoops and Plates, this ice cream parlor offers not only vegan frozen treats, but Caribbean fare, too. Try a scoop of pistachio after enjoying faux 'sausage' with beans & rice. Vegan individuals should be aware that some items contain honey, so inquire further with the staff when ordering. Cash only.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out
$

··Bar Velo

394 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

(718) 599-6895

Vegan/bar. Bar Velo is located near the Hewes Street J and M and the Broadway G. There is live music in the venue on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Try fettuccini with slow roasted tomato sauce, basil oil, olives and breadcrumbs or homemade flatbread with marinated tempeh, hummus, pickles and red slaw.

Open daily for dinner
Full service
vegan options
beer/wine/alcohol, take-out
VISA/DISC, $$-$$$

·Black Flamingo

168 Borinquen Pl., Brooklyn, NY 11211

(718) 387-3337

Vegetarian/café/bar. Enjoy Latin inspired small plates such as Oyster-Mushroom Ceviche, Bahn Mi Tacos, Wild Mushroom Quesadilla, Jackfruit Style "Crab" Cakes, Seasonal Spanish Tortilla, and more. They have several vegan options. They are open until very late in the night and have dancing at the bar downstairs.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner. Closed Monday.
vegan options
beer/wine/alcohol, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

·Bliss Café

191 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211

(718) 599-2547

Vegetarian/café. Bliss is a casual little dining spot located between N. 6th and N. 7th Streets in Williamsburg, an artistic community in Brooklyn. This mostly vegan eatery offers tasty dishes like the Tofu Club, Bliss Bowl, and Curry Supreme. Cash only.

Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, fresh juices, soymilk
$-$$

··Brooklyn Whiskers

760 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11221

(646) 598-1367

Vegan/café/bakery. Brooklyn Whiskers is a vegan retail and wholesale bakery. They offer a variety of pastries, pies, cookies, and cupcakes, as well as breakfast and sandwich options. If you are looking for a nice start to the day, stop in and try one of their rotating pastries, a tofu scramble served on a warm croissant, and coffee. If you are there in the afternoon, you can try their Balsamic Yam sandwich, which is served with cashew spread and arugula, and you can try one of their many desserts. They have a variety of gluten-free options, and even offer delivery service within New York City.

Open daily for breakfast and lunch.
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $

·Bunna Café

1084 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11237

(347) 295-2227

Vegetarian/Ethiopian. Bunna Café is focused on bringing a very traditional Ethiopian experience to its diners. You'll notice a huge focus on their coffee and Ethiopian coffee ceremony. Though many of their dishes can be ordered as an entrée, ordering as a combination is typically more popular. All of the main dishes can be ordered to share in groups of two to four. Please note that the entire menu is vegan with the exception of the honey wine. Formerly only a pop-up eatery, Bunna is now in this permanent location in Bushwick. Reservations are accepted.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino, wine/alcohol, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

··By Chloe

171 North 3rd, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Vegan. by CHLOE serves up wide variety of vegan dishes including Pancakes, Mom's Cinnamon Roll, Quinoa Hash Browns, Spicy Thai Salad, Quinoa Taco Salad, Whiskey Barbecue Burger, The Guac Burger, Air Baked French Fries, Mac n' Cheese, Avocado Pesto Pasta, vegan ice cream, cold-pressed juices, and a variety of baked goods.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
fresh juices, take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

··Champs Diner

197 Meserole St., Brooklyn, NY 11206

(718) 599-2743

Vegan/diner. Champs is a vegan twist on an all American idea. The diner serves an impressive variety of foods from delicious breakfast items such as French toast with tofu scramble to sandwiches like a Philly cheese steak made with seitan to desserts such as a warm brownie sundae.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

··Clementine Bakery

299 Greene Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238

(718) 483-8788

Vegan/bakery. All their baked goods are organic and vegan. Enjoy Danishes, Scones, Cupcakes, Brownies, and so much more. They also serve sandwiches including Tempeh Reuben, Grilled Cheese, and Tempeh Bacon with Lettuce and Avocado. They also have vegan milk shakes during the summer.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
espresso, cappuccino, take-out, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $

·Dao Plate

329 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217

(718) 638-1995

Vegetarian/Asian. Enjoy pan-Asian dishes made with fresh produce. Most items are vegan. Start with Tempura, Steamed Dumplings, various soups, and salads. Also enjoy noodle and rice-based dishes, as well as many main dishes including Tofu Teriyaki, Basil Soy Protein, Malaysian Curry Stew, Orange Seitan, and Cilantro Tofu. Also enjoy organic hot tea, vegan cheese cake, and vegan soy ice cream. They also offer lunch specials.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Full service
vegan options
beer/wine, take-out, delivery
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

··Dun-Well Doughnuts

222 Montrose Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11206

(000) 000-0000

Vegan/donuts. Dun-Well Doughnuts is an all-vegan doughnut shop! Flavors rotate but may include Death by Chocolate, Peach Cobbler, Raspberry Cheesecake, Butterfinger, Jelly Filled, and Espresso Mocha. Dun-Well is located in East Williamsburg. Cash only.

Open Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Monday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
$

·Elisa's Love Bites

10 Porter Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11237

(347) 987-4126

Vegetarian/bakery. Thiis is a vegetarian gluten-free bakery with many vegan options including chocolate chip cookies, carrot cake, mocha cake, and more.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

·Falafel Bros

711 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11217

(718) 855-8211

Vegetarian/Middle Eastern. Located on Fulton Street between St Felix street and Fort Greene place. Falafel Bros serves a variety of inspired falafel flavors and dishes. Traditional falafel sandwiches are served with your choice of sauce and salad. Or choose from the various salads and platters. Outdoor seating available.

Open daily fo rlunch and dinner.
Counter service
vegan options
fresh juices, take-out, catering, delivery
VISA/MC/DISC, $

··Four Seasons

2281 Church Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226

(718) 693-7996

Vegan/Caribbean. Four Seasons is an inexpensive vegan restaurant with delicious Caribbean offerings. Cash only.

Open daily for three meals
Counter service
take-out, fresh juices
$

·Hummus Market

361 Graham Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211

(718) 599-5600

Vegetarian/Middle Eastern. Located on the north side of the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, Hummus Market offers a wide-selection of hummus dishes served with pita. A number of “market salads” adorn the menu including Eggplant Tahini; Red Tomatoes with olives, jalapeno, garlic, feta cheese, pickled lemon sunflower seeds; and Roasted Peppers with garlic, cilantro, red onion, balsamic, scallions, goat cheese, and pine nuts. Latkes, stuffed onion, and zucchini veg cakes are also on the menu.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
beer/wine, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

·Juiceland

337 9th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215

(718) 788-1519

Vegetarian/juice bar. JuiceLand offers a seemingly endless selection of drinks -- smoothies, fresh juices, herbal tonics, and more! They have pretty much any ingredient you might want to add to your drink on their extensive beverage menu. They are completely vegetarian and offer a small selection of foods (most of which are vegan). This location is in Park Slope.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, special beverages
VISA/MC/DISC, $

··Jungle Café

996 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222

(347) 987-4981

Vegan. Located between Huron and Green Street, Jungle Cafe is a vegan restaurant with a wide-ranging menu. For an appetizer, start out your meal with some vegetable spring rolls. Follow with an entree, like their gluten-free beet burger, chili sin carne stew, or a Rainbow Raw Bowl. Accompany the dish with a fresh smoothie, and finish with a dessert, such as their seasonal vegan pie with homemade vegan whipped cream. Don’t miss happy hour, which gives a discount on their well-known buffet. Jungle Cafe also has a children’s menu.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Full service
vegan options
fresh juices, take-out, catering, delivery
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

··Little Choc Apothecary

141 Havemeyer St., Brooklyn, NY 11211

(718) 963-0420

Vegan. The first vegan crêperie in NYC, Little Choc Apothecary’s tasty offerings include a creative selection of sweet and savory crepes and homemade baked goods. Quench your thirst from the delectable liquid menu of freshly pressed juices, coffee and espresso drinks, as well as house-blended teas.Their menu is sustainable farm to table deliciousness using local, organic, and fair trade products whenever possible.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Limited service
vegan options
fresh juices, espresso, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

··Loving Hut

76 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211

(718) 388-7567

Vegan/Asian/American. Loving Hut is an international vegan restaurant chain with the slogan, "Be Veg. Go Green. Save the Planet." They offer gourmet vegan cuisine "for those making the noble transition to a plant-based diet." Although the menu varies by location, it typically includes appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, desserts, and special beverages. Both Asian and American meals are served including mock meat and vegetable dishes. Loving Hut was created with a vision that all beings could live in peace, love, and harmony with each other and the planet.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, smoothies, fresh juices, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$

·Luanne's Wild Ginger

112 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 858-3880

Vegetarian/Asian. LuAnne's Wild Ginger is an elegant and beautiful Pan-Asian restaurant whose menu is based on traditional Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Thai cuisines. Almost entirely vegan, their delicious dishes include Pad Thai, Black Pepper Seitan, Mango Soy Protein, and Yam & Taro Tempura. For dessert, the Peanut Butter Bomb is highly recommended. Wild Ginger is in the Cobble Hill/Boerum Hill area of Brooklyn, between Pacific & Dean Streets. Outdoor patio dining is available at the Brooklyn location during warm months.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, soymilk, beer/wine, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$-$$$

·Lucky Vegetarian

5101 8th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11220

(718) 871-0399

Vegetarian/Chinese. Lucky Vegetarian is located in the basement of a Buddhist temple in Brooklyn. It specializes in Buddhist cuisine, having a slogan of “Healthy and happy life, the world will be a better place with love”. Although the restaurant is fully vegetarian, it has received raving reviews by non-vegetarians. The menu includes many vegan options, such as plant-based “chicken”, “pork”, “beef”, and “fish” dishes, as well as tofu and bean curd. The restaurant also accepts reservations for special occasions.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
$$

··Mint Vegan

535 Kings Hwy., Brooklyn, NY 11223

(718) 339-0273

Vegan. Mint Vegan is located in Brooklyn between 4th St & 3rd St in Gravesend, Midwood. With seasonal menus, ingredients are fresh and the high quality of the food matches the impeccable service. Patrons can enjoy guiltless comfort food like the French Lentil-Seitan Roulade, a lentil-leek-seitan rolled in filo with quinoa pilaf, garlic swiss chard, and red and yellow pepper coulis.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
beer/wine/alcohol, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

··Modern Love Brooklyn

317 Union Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211

(929) 298-0626

Vegan. Enjoy vegan comfort food including Tempeh Stuffed Avocado, Citrus Beet Salad, Curried Fried Rice, Mac & Shews, Epic Eggplant Lasagna, Death By Chocolate Cheesecake, and Dulce De Leche Cream Pie.

Open Wednesday through Sunday for dinner. Closed Monday and Tuesday
Full service
vegan options
beer/wine, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$-$$$

·Natural Blend Juice Bar and Bakery

243 Malcolm X Blvd., Brooklyn, NY 11233

(347) 378-2440

Vegetarian/juice bar. Natural Blend offers a variety of foods and services from an espresso bar and juice bar to fresh pastries every day and a complete menu offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They serve delicious Jamaican style food in a healthy and exciting way. Try the “Ten Years Younger” juice to add a boost to your day or the cornmeal porridge to warm you up on a hot day.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
fresh juices, espresso, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

·Nature's Delite

639 4th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11232

(718) 953-2325

Vegetarian/natural foods store/juice bar. Nature's Delight is a health food store "specializing in all your vegetarian needs." They offer frozen foods, personal care items, nuts & herbs, and much more! Enjoy fresh juices from their organic juice bar.

Open daily
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

·Perelandra Juice Bar and Kitchen

175 Remsen St., Brooklyn, NY 11201

Vegetarian/juice bar/café. Perelandra Natural Food Center is a store offering a wide variety of natural and certified organic products. This center also has an organic juice bar and kitchen, which serves many options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For breakfast you can choose from coconut yogurt parfait, tofu-vegetable scramble, and more. During lunch and dinner you can select a daily soup option, rotating entrees, or a variety of sandwiches including a TLT, chickpea salad, or pesto hummus. The TLT features tempeh bacon served with lettuce, tomato, and avocado on a multigrain bread. Each day of the week the dessert menu is rotated, offering many new selections and flavors, including black bean brownies and chocolate truffles. In addition to their meals, they also offer a variety of organic juices, blends, teas, and smoothies.

Open Monday through Friday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Closed Saturday and Sunday
Take-out
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $

··Pine Box Rock Shop

12 Grattan St., Brooklyn, NY 11206

(718) 366-6311

Vegan/bar. The Pine Box Rock Shop has the distinction of being in a building that used to house a casket factory. This unique bar has all-vegan beer, wine, and liquor - they make their own vegan versions of cocktails such as Bloody Marys and Irish Creme. They also have a Waffle Brunch on Sundays in the spring and summer, featuring fresh, local farmers markets toppings. They host some live music acts and have a Trivia Night on Wednesdays. Pine Box is located steps from the Morgan Avenue L Station.

Open Monday through Friday for dinner through late night. Open Saturday and Sunday for late lunch and dinner through late night
Counter service
beer/wine/alcohol, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

·Radha Govinda

305 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, NY 11217

(718) 855-6714

Vegetarian/Indian. Radha Govinda is located inside the Hare Krishna Center. Their buffet menu changes daily so be sure to check the website. Cash only.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch. Closed Saturday and Sunday
Buffet
vegan options
catering
$

··Riverdel

820 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238

(718) 928-7702

Vegan. Riverdel is a vegan cheese lover's dream, carrying the brands you know and love, the ones you have longed to try but have not found in your grocery store, and their own house-made varieties. They also carry vegan yogurts, nut-milks, and other gourmet items such as olive oil, pasta, and fresh artisanal bread. And if all that shopping makes you hungry, you can grab a ready-made gourmet sandwich to go. The varieties change, but one thing is certain: there will be vegan cheese.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Take-out
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

··Screamer's Pizzeria

620 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222

(347) 844-9412

Vegan/pizzeria. Enjoy a wide variety of vegan pizza including Pepperoni (sauce, seitan pepperoni, and vegan cheese), Hawaiian (vegan ham, pineapple, tomato sauce, vegan cheese, and scallions), Screamer (garlic oil, vegan cheese, cremini and oyster mushrooms, parsley, and almond parmesan), plus others. They also serve vegan garlic knots and calzones.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, delivery
$

··Shangri-La Vegetarian

7400 3rd Ave.,, Brooklyn, NY 11209

(718) 836-0333

Vegan/Asian. This restaurant is located in the Bay Ridge Area of Brooklyn. Shangri-La offers Asian cuisine with a modern healthy twist. Enjoy dishes including the General Tso’s Soy Protein (Breaded medallions of sautéed soy protein with steamed broccoli in a spicy brown sauce) or Pineapple Fried Rice (Brown rice sautéed with sunflower seeds, broccoli and browned tofu topped with diced avocado) with one of their many fresh iced or hot teas. Order online for a speedy delivery.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

·Stoop Juice

443 7th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215

(718) 853-6850

Vegetarian/juice bar/café. From juices and smoothies to entrées and sweet treats, Stoop Juice offers it all, without ever compromising taste. They have a large selection of vegan and raw entrées, such as their Watermelon Gazpacho and freshly-made Tabouli. Plus they have over 15 different juices and smoothies! Nestled in the heart of Brooklyn's South Slope neighborhood at 15th Street, Stoop Juice is the place to go for authentic and sustainable vegetarian foods.

Open daily for three meals
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

··Sun In Bloom

460 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY 11217

(718) 622-4303

Vegan/organic/raw foods/juice bar. Sun In Bloom is a quaint little eatery serving an all-vegan menu of mostly organic and raw foods. Breakfast is available all day and includes Rosemary Dijon Tofu Scramble and Apple Pie Pancakes. They also feature a plethora of muffins, cupcakes, and raw cheesecakes -- all vegan, of course. Sun In Bloom makes all food, desserts, and beverages from scratch in their kosher kitchen. Don't miss their weekend brunch! The café is nestled in Park Slope, between 5th and Flatbush.

Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch
Full service
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, BYOB
VISA/MC, $$

·The Shanti Shack

85 N. 3rd St., Brooklyn, NY 11249

(347) 463-9886

Vegetarian. The menu changes daily: see http://shantishack.tumblr.com/ for updated menus. Shanti Shack is located on 3rd Street between Barry Street and Wythe Avenue.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Monday
Counter service
vegan options
fresh juices, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

··The Squeeze

196 Graham Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11206

(646) 351-6545

Vegan/raw foods/café/juice bar. This vegan establishment is located at many places throughout the city. They use organic, raw, and mostly local ingredients to make their unique, healthy food. The Squeeze offers a plethora of vegan and raw food options including Kale Quinoa Salad, a mushroom burger, and seasonal soups. From comfort food to freshly squeezed juices (their specialty), this place is sure to please the vegan in everyone. The Squeeze offers shakes as well. Don’t forget dessert!

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Counter service
vegan options
fresh juices, take-out, delivery, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

··The V-Spot

156 5th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217

(718) 622-2275

Vegan/international. The V-Spot offers an eclectic all-vegan menu of salads, soups, pastas, wraps, burgers, and entrées. Many items are gluten & wheat free or can be made so. Don't miss their weekend brunch which includes tofu scramble, whole wheat pancakes, and home fries. The V-Spot has a beautiful outdoor patio for warm weather dining.

Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
take-out, delivery, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$-$$$

··Toad Style

93 Ralph Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11221

Vegan. Located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, this vegan establishment serves dishes such as Mediterranean Kale Salad, Pizza Fries, Fried Cauliflower, a Banh Mi sandwich, BBQ Pulled Jackfruit sandwich, vegan grilled cheese, and more.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday.
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC, $

··Vegetarian Ginger

128 Montague St., 2nd Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 246-1288

Vegan/Chinese/kosher. Vegetarian Ginger is an all-vegan Chinese restaurant in Brooklyn Heights. The Sweet Citrus Soy Protein with Kale is one of their most popular entrées. Other dishes include Pineapple Soy Protein, Basil Soy Protein, Smoked Teriyaki Seitan, Grilled Soy Filet, Broccoli Soy Protein, and Broccoli Soy Seitan. They offer many teas and fresh-squeezed juices. Enjoy vegan desserts like soy ice cream in your choice of vanilla, chocolate, or peanut butter chocolate flavors. Vegetarian Ginger is located between Henry and Clinton Streets.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, delivery, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

·Vegetarian Palate

603 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238

(718) 623-8808

Vegetarian/Chinese. Known simply as VP by regular customers, Vegetarian Palate offers veggie Chinese cuisine, including spring rolls, mock meat dishes, and noodle dishes. And you may want to save room for some soy ice cream for dessert!

Open daily for lunch through late night
Full service
vegan options, take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

·Wild Ginger

182 N. 10th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211

(718) 218-8828

Vegetarian/Asian. Wild Ginger is an intimate and low-key Pan-Asian restaurant whose menu is based on traditional Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai cuisines. Almost completely vegan, their tasty dishes include Smoked Teriyaki Seitan, Sweet Citrus Soy Protein, Cilantro Tofu, and Malaysian Curry Stew. Make sure to check out their great lunch specials. And no meal would be complete without a slice of vegan chocolate cheesecake. Yum! Reservations are required on weekends. Wild Ginger is located in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, between N. 5th & N. 6th Streets.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, beer/wine, special beverages
VISA/MC, $$-$$$

·Zen Vegetarian House

773 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226

(718) 282-2255

Vegetarian/Asian Fusion. Serves a wide array of foods from scallion pancakes to mango soy “chicken” to wonton soup. They also serve highly recommended soy milkshakes and vegan cheesecakes.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, delivery
VISA/MC, $

locations

Buffalo

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Amherst, Depew, Hamburg, Lockport, Niagara Falls, Orchard Park, Tonawanda, and Williamsville.)

Amy's Place

3234 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 832-6666

Lebanese/American. Amy's Place is very veg-friendly. Both vegetarian and vegan items are noted on the menu. Enjoy Vegan French Toast, Falafel Sandwich, Veggie Chili, or Homemade Tofu Sizzle Strips. The restaurant is located in the University Heights neighborhood of Buffalo. Cash only.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
vegan options
take-out, soymilk
$

Feel Rite Deli

3912 Maple Rd., Buffalo, NY 14226

(716) 834-3385

5425 Transit Rd., Buffalo, NY 14221

(716) 636-1000

Natural foods deli. This deli, located within a natural foods store, is one of the few safe havens for vegetarians in Buffalo, NY. Try the TLT, Feel Lite Bagel, Hummus Stuff-It, or the Tofu Cheddar (soy cheddar available upon request).

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for lunch and early dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC, $

··Fry Baby Donut Co.

336 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14201

(716) 783-7837

Vegan/bakery. Fry Baby Donut Co. donuts are handmade with love. The flavors are unique and creative, including bubble gum donuts and S'mores donuts.

Open Thursday through Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Sunday throuogh Wednesday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

·Go Veggies Café

1290 Sheridan Dr., Buffalo, NY 14217

(716) 908-2778

Vegetarian/café. Go Veggies Café serves a variety of lunch fare, including six different kinds of veggie burgers. They also have a flavorful selection of vegetarian and vegan soups and curries, and most of their other menu items can be made gluten-free or dairy-free.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch. Open Saturday for dinner. Closed Sunday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC, $

·Grindhaus Café

160 Allen St., Buffalo, NY 14201

(716) 725-6300

Vegetarian/café. Grindhaus Cafe is cute and swanky. It resonates a sort of 20’s style decor equipped with hipster employees. Their coffees are made with care and it shows in every cup. Their prices are incredibly fair, too! The menu is interesting and is an item of excitement for all vegan and vegetarian Buffalo natives. The owners and employees are incredibly friendly and welcoming, making each visit special. The cafe is located on the corner of Allen St. and Park St.

Open Monday for breakfast and lunch. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Closed Wednesday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $

Merge

439 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 381-8502

Organic/natural foods. Although Merge is not completely vegetarian, it offers a wide range of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes. Items to try include Sweet Potato & Peanut Soup, Marinated Vegetable & Quinoa Salad, Chopin Hummus Wrap, Vegan Mozzarella Cheese & Tomato Panini, and their house specialty, Ambrosia's Lasagna. All vegetarian items are cooked on separate equipment. Merge also showcases local artists and musicians and offers art classes to the public.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

Mighty Taco

6888 Transit Rd., Buffalo, NY 14207

(716) 632-1072

2245 Walden Ave., Buffalo, NY 14225

(716) 681-3633

2367 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14216

(716) 871-8670

1762 Sheridan Dr., Buffalo, NY 14223

(716) 332-0324

Mexican. See description under Amherst, NY.

Pano's Restaurant

1081 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14222

(716) 886-9081

Greek. Pano's is one of Buffalo's institutions. The restaurant moved up the street from its previous location and is now able to accommodate many more customers. Pano's serves breakfast at any hour and has a vegetarian menu that features stuffed grape leaves, falafel, a white bean salad, and spinach and rice.

Open 24 hours daily
Full service
take-out, beer/wine/alcohol, outdoor seating
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

··Press Food & Juice

426 Rhode Island St., Buffalo, NY 14213

(716) 464-3695

Vegan/juice bar. Choose from fresh produce and have a juice cold-pressed especially for you or buy one of the pre-bottled juices from the refrigerator; miniature shot-style juices are also available. Press offers a variety of breakfast, lunch, and snack items, including coffee, tea, pastries, salads, wraps, and soups. Dessert items include ice-cream, smoothies, and cocoa. An open kitchen allows patrons to see the food being prepared. All ingredients are organic and all food items are vegan; many food items are prepared raw. Some gluten free options are available. Menu availability changes often, so check their Facebook page or call for a current menu.

Open dailiy for breakfast and lunch
Counter service
vegan options
fresh juices, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

Saigon Café

520 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14222

(716) 883-1252

Vietnamese/Thai. Saigon Café, located in Buffalo's trendy Elmwood district, offers some of the best cuisine that southeast Asia has to offer. The menu features a "Vegetarian Corner" with such specialties as Vegetable Rainbow, Tamarind Tofu, Basil Noodles, and Vegetable Green Curry.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, special drinks, beer/wine
VISA/MC, $$

locations

Clifton Park

Antipasto's Vegetarian Bistro & Wine Bar

1028 Rt. 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065

(518) 383-1209

Italian. This restaurant has been called "a vegetarian's delight," and with good reason. Most dishes have wheat-free pasta options and/or can be altered to suit vegan guests. The menu includes appetizers, an "always vegetarian friendly" soup of the day, salads, and vegetarian versions of classic pasta dishes. In addition to traditional toppings, you can choose items like chick peas, pine nuts, and veggie bacon, pepperoni, sausage, or meatballs for a gourmet pizza. Cash or check only; there is an ATM outside their front door.

Open daily for dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino, wine/beer, non-alcoholic beer
$$-$$$

locations

Cooperstown

Origins Café

558 Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown, NY 13326

(607) 437-2862

Café. This is a beautiful and unusual setting for a restaurant. Tables are among the nursery center's exotic plants. They shop everyday at the farmer's market and then make up their menu. Has vegan cheese for substitute in dishes. Food was excellent. We had gazpacho, quinoa salad, a sweet potato/black bean veggie burger (HUGE!), and a vegan burrito. Lavender infused lemonade to cool us off. Wonderful and serene and close to the action at Dreams Park!

Hours vary. Call ahead.
Full service
vegan options
catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

locations

Copiague

··3 Brothers Vegan Café

1038 Montauk Hwy., Copiague, NY 11726

(631) 464-4328

Vegan. Features appetizers, pastas, entrees, and wood fired pizzas including Buffalo Cauliflower, Polena Fries, Fried Mac n' Cheese Balls, Kale Caesar Salad, Baked Ziti, Manicotti, Seitan Parmesan, BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Pizza, and so much more, They make all of their cheeses such as fresh cashew mozzarella, cashew milk cheddar, cashew parmesan, macadamia feta, cashew tofu ricotta, cashew bleu cheese, and more! They also make their own desserts.

Open Wednesday through Sunday for dinner. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

locations

Depew

Mighty Taco

1435 French Rd., Depew, NY 14043

(716) 656-0721

Mexican. See description under Amherst, NY.

locations

Dewitt

Dosa Grill

4467 E Genesee St., Dewitt, NY 13214

(315) 445-5555

Indian. Dosa Grill is an Indian restaurant in Syracuse that features both Southern and Northern cuisine. Although the restaurant is not vegetarian, veggie-friendly options are available. Some vegan friendly options include dosa, vada, idli, puri, roti, vegetable pakora, chana masala, and aloo gobi masala, and eggplant masala.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for lunch
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

locations

Farmingdale

3 Brothers Pizza Café

75 Merritts Rd., Farmingdale, NY 11735

(516) 755-1100

Pizzeria. 3 Brothers Pizza Café is unlike most pizzerias as it offers two menus: a regular one and one which is fully-vegan! One of the 3 brothers that the restaurant is named for is vegan, and he felt that good vegan food was needed in Long Island. The full vegan menu includes appetizers, salads, pasta, entrées, pizza (create your own & specialty), calzones, and hoagies. Pizza toppings include Tempeh Bacon, Soy Pepperoni, Seitan Meatballs, Seitan Sausage, Grilled Eggplant, and Grilled Portobello Mushrooms. There are vegan cheeses to choose from as well. Don't miss the popular vegan brunch on the weekend; foods include Tofu Benedict, Tofu Omelet, Scrambled Tofu, Tempeh Bacon, and Seitan Sausage.

Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, beer/wine
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

locations

Fayetteville

Wegmans Market Café

6789 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville, NY 13066

(315) 446-1180

Natural foods store/café. The café inside Wegmans Market is quite spectacular. Feast on pasta, Chinese dishes, pizza, and more.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Counter service
vegan options, take-out, catering, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

locations

Flushing

·Dosa Hutt

4563 Bowne St., Flushing, NY 11355

(718) 961-5897

Vegetarian/Indian. This affordable establishment offers masala dosas, traditional breads, and other South Indian foods.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC, $

·New Bodai Vegetarian

5908 Main St., Flushing, NY 11355

(718) 939-1188

Vegetarian/Chinese/kosher. New Bodai Vegetarian is a unique dining experience. All food preparation is monitored by rabbis and prepared in accordance with Jewish law. Patrons may wish to try the Braised Bean Curd Roll with Shiitake Mushroom, Sliced Dry Pressed Bean Curd with Black Pepper Sauce, or the Crispy Shredded Shiitake Mushroom & Broccoli with Brown Sauce. Only one meal on the menu is made with eggs.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options, take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC, $$

Queens Health Emporium

159-01 Horace Harding Expy., Flushing, NY 11365

(718) 358-6500

Natural foods store. This natural foods store offers a variety of hot and cold items, many using organic vegetables. The menu is veggie except for tuna salad. Entrées are available for take-out, and upstairs seating is also offered.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for brunch
Limited service
take-out, fresh juices
VISA/MC, $-$$

·The Oneness Fountain Heart Restaurant

157-19 72nd Ave., Flushing, NY 11367

(718) 591-3663

Vegetarian. Eclectic menu with unusual items, such as Duck Surprise (vegetarian duck with butter-braised broccoli, served with royal rice and pineapple sauce) and Portobello Mellow (grilled portobello mushrooms, red peppers, fresh spinach, and mozzarella in a spinach wrap). The menu also includes a soup-of-the-day, appetizers, salads, and desserts.

Open Thursday through Tuesday for lunch and dinner. Closed Wednesday
Full service
fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino
$$

·Vege Eats

4546 162nd St., Flushing, NY 11358

(718) 353-5090

Vegetarian. Vege Eats is a vegetarian specialty food store that is mostly vegan. They feature an extensive selection of mock meats including what you would expect - ham, beef, chicken - to unusual items like mutton, duck, abalone, squid, and lobster. Nearly every meat alternative comes in multiple flavors. They also sell tofu, vege balls, and other frozen & dry products.

Open Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday
Take-out
vegan options
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$$

locations

Forest Hills

··Heartbeet Eatery

100-05 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills, NY 11375

(718) 374-3129

Vegan/kosher. This Kosher eatery strives to use organic ingredients whenever possible. They also have a kids menu. Heartbeet offers various pastas as well as creative chef specialties like the Heartbeet Wrap and the Ciabetta Chorizo.

Open Sunday through Thursday for lunch and dinner. Closed Saturday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

locations

Garden City

Akbar

2 South St., Garden City, NY 11530

(516) 357-8300

Indian. Akbar has a good vegetarian selection with at least four vegan entrées; three others have some dairy. Outdoor seating is available. Akbar is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Reservations are accepted.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC, $$

·Maoz Vegetarian

Roosevelt Field Mall, 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City, NY 11530

(516) 747-7576

Vegetarian/fast food. Maoz is a mostly vegan restaurant. Each meal is served with chips and juice. One of the most highly recommended items on the menu is the falafel. The restaurant originated in Holland and is vegetarian for ethical reasons.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC, $

locations

Glen Cove

Rising Tide Natural Market

42 Forest Ave., Glen Cove, NY 11542

(516) 676-7895

Natural foods store. This take-out only market makes a huge variety of vegan salads and sandwiches, including Lemon Seitan, Tofu Teriyaki, barbecue tempeh, and vegetarian chili.

Open daily for three meals
Take-out
vegan options
catering, fresh juices
VISA/MC, $

locations

Glen Oaks

·Hillside Dosa Hutt

258-15 Hillside Ave., Glen Oaks, NY 11004

(718) 414-4780

Vegetarian/Indian. This venue offers 36 different kinds of dosas, a crispy crepe made from fermented batter. The Pondicherry dosa gets high marks for its crisp wrapper, shredded vegetables, and spiciness. The adventuresome can try the upma dosa, filled with spiced cream of wheat (a late breakfast?). They also offer a number of Uthappam, which is more like a pancake with the ingredients baked right into the batter. Sides of 7 different kinds of rice dishes are also available. Appetizers like vada (fritters) or samosa can kick off your meal.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $

locations

Greenpoint

··Screamer's Pizza

620 Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint, NY 11222

(347) 844-9412

Vegan/pizzeria. Enjoy vegan pizza and calzones! Cheese is made from tapioca and coconut oil and the sausage from seitan and spices. Pizza varieties include Margherita, Hawaiian, and Supreme with DIY slice toppings like almond ricotta, caramelized onion, broccoli rabe, seitan sausage, avocado and kale pesto, with options to go Calzone or Sicilian Style. The house-named, “Screamer,” features garlic oil, cheese, cremini and oyster mushrooms, and homemade almond parmesan. This pizzeria is a partner of Philadelphia's Blackbird Pizza.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
$

locations

Hamburg

Mighty Taco

5999 S. Park Ave., Hamburg, NY 14075

(716) 649-8177

Mexican. See description under Amherst, NY.

locations

Hartsdale

·Masala Kraft Café

206 E. Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale, NY 10530

(914) 722-4300

Vegetarian/Indian. Masala Kraft Café is an all-vegetarian restaurant featuring authentic Indian cuisine in a contemporary setting. The chefs create gourmet dishes from a colorful array of spices and herbs. Try menu items like Masala Dosa, Chana Bhatura, and Samosas. Make sure to ask about the Daily Special.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, special beverages
VISA/MC, $

locations

Hewlett

Little Fu's

1739 Peninsula Blvd., Hewlett, NY 11557

(516) 295-2888

Chinese/Japanese. Little Fu's offers healthy Chinese and Japanese cuisine with a tremendous selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes. Enjoy creative tofu and gluten dishes, vegetable or noodle entrées, delicious soups, brown rice, plus much more. Little Fu's is located in a shopping center where Valley Stream, Lynbrook, and Hewlett meet.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

locations

Hicksville

·Chennai Dosas

128 Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801

(516) 681-5151

Vegetarian/Indian. Chennai Dosas offers South Indian vegetarian cuisine. Prices are very reasonable and the daily lunch buffet is not to be missed. The restaurant is closed on weekdays between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$

·House of Dosas

416 S. Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801

(516) 938-7517

Vegetarian/Indian. House of Dosas offers an all-vegetarian menu of authentic South Indian cuisine. Enjoy large portions for very reasonable prices.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, special beverages
VISA/MC, $$

·Saravanaa Bhavan

Delco Plaza, 285 S. Broadway, Hicksville, NY 11801

(516) 261-7755

Vegetarian/Indian. See description under New York entry.

locations

Hudson

Mexican Radio

537 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534

(518) 828-7770

Mexican. Mexican Radio offers upscale dining in a casual and eclectic setting with an emphasis on local ingredients. The menu notes which items are veggie and vegan friendly and there are many. Tortilla fillings include carmelized plantains, grilled portobello mushrooms, tofu, seitan, soy cheese, and vegan crema. Both the black beans and pinto beans are vegetarian. The friendly staff is very knowledgeable and accommodating so feel free to ask them if you have any questions about the menu. Delivery is available at the Manhattan location.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner through late night service. Open Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, soymilk, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$-$$$

·Park Falafel & Pizza

11 N. 7th St., Hudson, NY 12534

(518) 828-5500

Vegetarian/Middle Eastern/pizza/kosher. Park Falafel & Pizza provides an alternative to the ordinary fast food choices. Their affordable menu is completely vegetarian with food prepared daily using natural and fresh ingredients. PFP offers kosher food, halal food, and vegan selections. The restaurant does not have or use a microwave for preparation of any of their dishes, all baking is done on the premises, and they blend spices that date back to biblical times and places. PFP is located in the center of Hudson's historic shopping and arts district.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

locations

Huntington

Ariana Restaurant

255 Main St., Huntington, NY 11743

(631) 421-2933

Afghan. They have a separate vegan menu with dishes such as Vegetarian Kechri, Curry Gardens, and Vegan Steak. You also can choose from a vegan soup and salad to go with your meal.

Open Monday and Wednesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for dinner. Closed Tuesday.
Full service
vegan options
wine, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$-$$$

locations

Ithaca

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Freeville and Trumansburg.)

Aladdin's Natural Eatery

100 Dryden Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 273-5000

Mediterranean. Aladdin's Natural Eatery offers great soups, sandwiches, pasta dishes, salads, and more.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, beer/wine
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

Collegetown Bagels

329 Pine Tree Rd., East Hill Plaza, Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 273-1036

Triphammer Mall, N. Triphammer Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 257-2255

400 N. Meadow St., Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 273-4975

415 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 273-0982

203 N. Aurora St., Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 273-2848

Express! Drive-Thru, 209 S. Meadow St., Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 273-3984

Café/bakery. The sandwiches are made with everything from portobello mushrooms to seitan to avocado. They also offer bagels with Tofutti cream "cheese."

Open daily for three meals
Limited service
vegan options
VISA/MC/DISC, $

Ithaca Bakery

400 N. Meadow St., Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 273-7110

Café/bakery. This bakery is located on Rt. 13 in the historic west end of Ithaca. Besides breads and pastries, they have a selection of vegetarian sandwiches, including the Cayuga Croissant (with avocado, tomato, mushrooms, sprouts, and parsley-garlic dressing), Michigan Hollow (marinated portobello with roasted red peppers and dressing on multi-grain), and Varna Vegan (lemon teriyaki seitan on oatmeal wheat bread with fresh spinach, tomato, and balsamic vinaigrette).

Open daily for three meals
Limited service
vegan options
espresso/cappuccino, take-out, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $

Moosewood Restaurant

DeWitt Building, 215 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 273-9610

Natural foods. Moosewood is a cooperatively owned and managed restaurant with a menu that changes daily, rotating through the hundreds of dishes featured in the restaurant's cookbooks.The menu offers gourmet and natural foods cuisine with ethnic specialties on Sunday nights and features homemade desserts, Bully Hill 100% New York State Grape Juice, and Yuengling beer, ale, and porter. There is a friendly ambiance, and seasonal outdoor terrace dining is available.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, wine/beer
VISA/MC, $$

··Star Truck

118 W. Green St., Ithaca, NY 14850

Vegan/food truck. Enjoy vegan food from this food truck including a wide variety of burgers, hot dogs, tacos, nachos, mac n' cheese, and more.

Open Wednesday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Closed Saturday through Tuesday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC, $

··Ten Forward Café

115 East State St. 2nd Floor, Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 273-8239

Vegan/coffeehouse/café. The cafe serves sandwiches, coffee, and baked goods. They are located above Autumn Leaves store.

Open Monday through Saturday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Closed Sunday
Counter service
vegan options
espresso, cappuccino, take-out
$

Viva Taqueria

101 N. Aurora St., Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 277-1752

Mexican. Viva Taqueria is a California-style eatery -- a place to get fast, delicious Mexican food at inexpensive prices. All food is vegetarian except the meats and Caesar dressing. All vegetarian items can be made vegan by omitting cheese and sour cream. Ingredients are locally-sourced when possible. Vegan burrito fillings include calabacitas (zucchini, corn, lima beans, onions); organic Ithaca Tofu in tomato vinaigrette; and, of course, beans (three kinds) and rice. The Tofu Quesadilla (without cheese) and Tofu Mole Burrito are recommended.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC, $-$$

Waffle Frolic

146 E. State St., Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 319-0999

American. Waffle Frolic has plenty of vegan and gluten free options. There is a waffle bar featuring both sweet and savory waffles. If you don’t feel like getting breakfast, Waffle Frolic also serves veggie sandwiches, burgers, and hot dogs.

Open daily for breakfast and lunch
Counter service
vegan options
espresso, cappucino, take-out, delivery
VISA/MC/DISC, $

locations

Jackson Heights

·Samudra Vegeterian Restaurant and Chaat House

75-18 37th Ave, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

(718) 255-1757

Vegetarian/Indian. Samudra Vegeterian Restaurant and Chaat House offers authentic vegetarian Indian dishes, many of which are vegan. Start with the Mulligatawny Soup with spicy lentils and beans or the rich samosas with potatoes and peas. For entrees, try Aloo Gobi, a potato and cauliflower dish with ginger, garlic, and onion sauce.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

locations

Jamaica

·Annam Brahma

8443 164th St., Jamaica, NY 11432

(718) 523-2600

Vegetarian/Indian. Annam Brahma, inspired by the spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy, is a completely vegetarian restaurant. Although primarily Indian, cuisines from all over the world are also offered. Make sure to try their all-you-can-eat international smorgasbord on Sundays. They also have an extensive selection of specialty beverages. Cash only.

Open Thursday through Tuesday for lunch and dinner. Open Wednesday for lunch
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, special beverages
$-$$

·Smile of the Beyond

8614 Parsons Blvd., Ste. A, Jamaica, NY 11432

(718) 739-7453

Vegetarian/diner. Unlike a typical diner, where the only options for vegetarians and vegans are fruit or toast, Smile of the Beyond is all-vegetarian! Breakfast includes pancakes and meat substitutes like soy bacon and soy sausage. If you are in more of a lunch mood, try one of their sandwiches, salads, or soups. Located just up the hill from the Parsons Boulevard 'F' train stop, it's hard to believe this vegetarian diner started out as an ice cream parlor. Cash only.

Open Monday through Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Sunday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, soymilk, smoothies
$-$$

locations

Johnson City

Health Beat Natural Foods & Deli

214 Main St., Johnson City, NY 13790

(607) 797-1001

Natural foods store/deli. This deli is located in the back of a natural foods store. Both hot entrées and cold dishes are available.

Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Sunday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC, $

locations

Kew Gardens

Thyme Natural Market & Café

8122 Lefferts Blvd., Kew Gardens, NY 11415

(718) 847-0535

Natural foods store/café/juice bar. Both an organic market and café, Thyme offers pre-made and made-to-order sandwiches and wraps, as well as fresh coffee and bakery items. Their full case of prepared foods features many vegetarian and vegan selections. All café items are handmade on the premises by a trained natural foods chef and are mostly vegetarian/vegan.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Counter service
vegan options, take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

locations

Kingston

·Outdated Café

314 Wall Str., Kingston, NY 12401

(845) 331-0030

Vegetarian/café. Outdated is a combination cafe and antique shop. All items in the cafe are for sale, including furniture and artwork. Outdated serves creative variations of breakfast foods, including a Vegan Breakfast Sandwich with maple smoked tempeh and the WTF Waffle made with challah soaked in coconut milk and lime. The lunch menu includes a Tempeh Reuben sandwich and a Spicy Taco complete with tofu, kimchi, avocado, and spicy sauce.

Open daily for breakfast and lunch
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

locations

Larchmont

Harry's Burritos

94 Chatsworth Ave., Larchmont, NY 10538

(914) 833-2222

Mexican. Harry's Burritos serves Cal-Mex-style cuisine in a kitschy '50s atmosphere. Their food contains no preservatives, lard, MSG, trans fats, or animal rennet. Substitutions include vegan soy cheese, tofu sour cream, brown rice, and whole wheat tortillas. Weekday lunch specials are offered.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Mrs. Green's Natural Market

2460 Boston Post Rd., Larchmont, NY 10538

(914) 834-6667

Natural foods store. See description under Briarcliff Manor, NY.

locations

Laurelton

·Health Conscious Natural Foods

23122 Merrick Blvd., Laurelton, NY 11413

(718) 712-7740

Vegetarian/natural foods store. Health Conscious Natural Foods has a small but tasty menu featuring a variety of organic salads, soy & veggie patties, and vegetarian sushi. They also offer a large selection of organic vegan juices ranging from the "Iron Man" wheat grass drink to the "Rasta Blend" mango & apple drink.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Closed Sunday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

locations

Levittown

That Pizza Place In Levittown

303 Wantagh Ave., Levittown, NY 11756

(516) 731-4500

Pizzeria. That Pizza Place has many vegan options. They serve vegan pizza, calzones, and rolls. Most menu items can be veganized. A popular dish is the vegan buffalo chicken calzone.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, delivery
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

locations

Lockport

Mighty Taco

5691 S. Transit Rd., Lockport, NY 14094

(716) 434-8211

Mexican. See description under Amherst, NY.

locations

Long Beach

Bob's Natural Foods

104 W. Park Ave., Long Beach, NY 11561

(516) 889-8955

Natural foods/café/juice bar. Bob’s Natural Foods is a grocery that offers natural and organic produce, body care and more. Included is a juice bar and café, which offer several vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Their food items include grilled tofu wraps, organic black bean soup, and an array of smoothie flavors such as creamsicle, berry bonanza, and amazing acai.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and early dinner. Open Sunday for brunch.
Counter service
vegan options
fresh juices, smoothies, take-out
$-$$

locations

Massapequa

Organic Corner

37 Broadway, Massapequa, NY 11758

(516) 798-5670

Café/juice bar. Organic Corner offers vegan, raw, and gluten free meal options. They feature Kombucha on tap. Customers have the option to order from the menu or build your own acai bowls. The menu changes weekly, so be sure to check Organic Corner’s website for the current menu.

Open daily for breakfast and late lunch
Counter service
vegan options
fresh juices, take-out, catering, delivery
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

locations

Millerton

Golden Wok

2 Main St., Millerton, NY 12546

(518) 789-9236

Chinese/Japanese. Located next to the well-known Harney & Sons tea store, this restaurant offers both Chinese and Japanese dishes. Options for vegans include Agedashi Tofu and vegetable rolls.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

Manna Dew Café

54 Main St., Millerton, NY 12546

(518) 789-3570

Natural foods deli. Manna Dew offers daily specials, which include curry tofu, steamed brown rice, and vegetables with peanut sauce.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Counter service
vegan options, take-out, catering, fresh juices, soymilk
VISA/MC, $-$$

locations

Montauk

··Montauk Juice Factory

12 S Etna St., Montauk, NY 11954

(631) 668-8286

Vegan/juice bar. Montauk Juice Factory features a variety of raw juices. All of their juices are made from organic produce and are cold pressed. They have a number of initiatives to support local farmers and businesses.

Open daily for three meals.
Counter service
vegan options
fresh juices, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $

Naturally Good Foods & Café

779 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954

(631) 668-9030

Natural foods store/café. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available at this café, where you'll also find a deli case, take-out, fresh baked goods daily, and fruit smoothies, along with a natural foods store.

Open daily for brekfast, lulnch, and early dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
AMEX, $

locations

Mt. Kisco

Mrs. Green's Natural Market

666 Lexington Ave., Mt. Kisco, NY 10549

(914) 242-9292

Natural foods store. See description under Briarcliff Manor, NY.

locations

New Hartford

The Phoenician Restaurant

623 French Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413

(315) 733-2709

Middle Eastern/Lebanese. Vegetarian platters include falafel, fattoush, tabbouleh, and other Middle Eastern items.

Open Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday
Full service
take-out, wine/beer
VISA/MC, $

locations

New Hyde Park

·Madras Woodlands

1627 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park, NY 11040

(516) 326-8900

Vegetarian/Indian/Kosher. Madras Woodlands is a South Indian vegetarian restaurant with an extensive menu and reasonable prices. House Specialties include Channa Batura, Spring Dosai, and Masala Iddly. Make sure to stop in for their unlimited lunch buffet on weekends. Madras Woodlands is Kosher certified. Please note that the restaurant is closed between lunch and dinner on weekdays so call ahead for hours.

Open Wednesday through Monday for lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

locations

New Paltz

··Karma Road

11 Main St., New Paltz, NY 12561

(845) 255-1099

Vegan/café/deli/organic. Karma Road is a bright and cheery all-vegan spot in the heart of downtown New Paltz. Environmental sustainability is integral here as they create, "food for an inspired planet." Because they utilize organic, local, and seasonal ingredients, their menu is always changing based on availability. Past offerings include Persian Lentil Soup, Tomato Chowder, Falafel Wrap, and Baked Tempeh Reuben. An extensive number of menu items are gluten-free. Their deli case offers an amazing selection of grab-n-go items and their organic fresh-squeezed juices and smoothies are very popular. Desserts are made with spelt and brown rice flour or no flour at all and include muffins, pies, and cakes.

Open daily for three meals
Limited service
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, special beverages
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

Main Street Bistro

59 Main St., New Paltz, NY 12561

(845) 255-7766

Natural foods. Main Street Bistro offers veggie burgers, stir frys, chili, burritos, quesadillas, a BLT with Fakin' Bacon, and a wide variety of tofu dishes. Breakfast is available all day; try the Tofu Scramble. Their own in-house bakery makes many tempting sweets including vegan desserts. Main Street Bistro is located in the heart of downtown New Paltz, not too far from Minnewaska State Park.

Open daily for breakfast and lunch
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, special beverages, beer/wine
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

Mexican Kitchen

15½ North Front St., New Paltz, NY 12561

(845) 256-5070

Mexican. Looking for a fun place to eat with family or friends? Mexican Kitchen is a great place to go that offers a variety of dishes for vegetarians and vegans. The vegetarian options are marked on the menu and vegan cheese and sour cream are available alternatives for your meals. Choose from vegetable burritos, tostados, bean tacos, and quesadillas, or stop by for a vegetarian breakfast.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $

The Bakery

13 A N. Front St., New Paltz, NY 12561

(845) 255-8840

Bakery/café. The Bakery offers not just baked goods but sandwiches, soups, and salads. They are very veg-friendly. Menu items include Vegan Black Bean Chili, Hummus Wraps, Vegetarian Reuben Wraps, Garden Burgers, Black Bean Burgers, and Vegetarian Fat-Free Ham. As for sweets, The Bakery serves the usual muffins, scones, and cinnamon buns, but also unique pastry items like Apricot Linzer Tart and Espresso Fudge Torte. Enjoy the outdoor café with children's play area and gardens.

Open daily for three meals
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

locations

New Rochelle

··Jolo's Kitchen

412 North Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10801

(914) 355-2527

49 Lawton St., New Rochelle, NY 10801

(914) 336-2626

Vegan/Jamaican/juice bar. Jolo's Kitchen serves all-vegan Ital food in a warm, comfortable environment. Delicious menu items include Ginger "Chicken" & Broccoli, Veggie Ribz, "Fish" Stew, Smoked "Duck," and Jerk Tofu Patties. Jolo's also features a juice bar where you can create your own juice or smoothie. .

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Limited service
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

locations

New York

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see New York City.)

··00 & Co.

65 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10003

(212) 777-1608

Vegan/pizzeria. 00 & Co is a plant-based pizzeria opened by Matthew Kenney. It offers a wide variety of pizzas that are served with nut cheeses (almond, cashew, and more!). These include pizzas with smoked oyster mushrooms, caramelized eggplant, potatoes, and more. If you are not in the mood for pizza you can choose from a variety of other options like butternut squash or a sunflower Caesar salad. You can complete your meals with organic wine, and if you are still hungry then you can treat yourself to vegan ice cream afterwards!

Open Monday through Friday for dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for lunch and dinner.
Full service
wine, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

·Abcv

38 E. 19th St., New York, NY 10003

(212) 475-5829

Vegetarian. Abcv is a restaurant located in ‘abc carpet & home’, a furniture and design store in New York City. The restaurant serves a variety of light and fresh vegetable dishes, as well as warm soups, noodle & rice dishes, dosas (lentil crepes), and dishes packed with legumes and grains. Vegan dessert options are available such as chocolate mousse with mint chocolate crumble, matcha crème brûlée, and coconut custard. Abcv also offers cold pressed organic juices, tonics, and shakes.

Open Monday through Wednesday for breakfast and lunch. Open Thursday through Friday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open Saturday for dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
fresh juices, beer/wine/alcohol, take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

Apple Restaurant

17 Waverly Pl., New York, NY 10003

(212) 473-8888

Vietnamese. This restaurant uses separate cooking equipment when preparing vegetarian foods. There are many interesting natural food choices, including Yam Tempura, Watercress Salad, Tempeh Burger, Stir-Fried Cabbage with Soba Noodles, BBQ Seitan, and more. It also features Karaoke sing-a-long.

Open Monday through Thursday for lunch and dinner. Open Friday and Saturday for lunch and dinner through late night. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, wine/beer/alcohol, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

··Avant Garden

130 East 7th St., New York, NY 10009

(646) 922-7948

Vegan. Avant Garden is an upscale fine dining vegan restaurant. The menu is divided into three different sections, hot, cold, and toasts, and is accompanied by natural wines. Vegetables are treated like "meat," often roasted, braised and seared. This cozy restaurant is located in the East Village and its snug size makes it ideal for date nights. The restaurant features white washed walls, petrified wood counters, and a chandelier made from branches. A real gem that should visited by all diners alike.

Open daily for dinner.
Full service
vegan options
wine/beer, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

·Ayurveda Café

706 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10025

(212) 932-2400

Vegetarian/Indian. Located at 94th St., this restaurant offers Indian vegetarian cuisine.

Open daily for lunch and late dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, delivery, suitable for business entertaining, reservations recommended
VISA/MC/AMEX/DC, $$

B & H Dairy

127 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10003

(212) 505-8065

Deli/kosher. This kosher restaurant offers daily soup and sandwich specials, omelets, sandwiches, salads, soups, baked goods, and desserts. Hot entrées like vegetarian stuffed cabbage and vegetarian chili. This establishment does serve fish. B & H is located in the East Village.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices
VISA/MC, $

Ba'al Café and Falafel

71 Sullivan, New York, NY 10012

(646) 368-9957

Middle Eastern. Where possible, they use local, organic, and fair trade ingredients. Veggie sandwiches include falafel, roasted beet and hummus, hummus with eggplant and zucchini, and more. Combo platters are an option with sides such as tabouli or roasted potatoes. They also have soup. Cash only.

Open Monday through Saturday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Closed Sunday.
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
$

··BabyCakes NYC

248 Broome St., New York, NY 10002

(212) 677-5047

Vegan/bakery/kosher. BabyCakes NYC is a specialty vegan bakery that serves mostly organic and gluten-free sweets including cupcakes, cookies, muffins, cinnamon buns, brownies, and cakes. Refined sugar is never used; most items are sweetened with agave syrup. Among the tempting treats are Vanilla Macaroons, Blueberry Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches, Pumpkin Spice Loaf, and Red Velvet Cupcakes. Besides local delivery by messenger, many items can be ordered for shipment in the United States. BabyCakes is located on the Lower East Side between Orchard and Ludlow.

Open daily
Counter service
take-out, delivery, catering, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$$

·Beyond Sushi

229 E. 14th St., New York, NY 10003

(646) 861-2889

Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10011

(212) 929-2889

62nd West 56th St., New York, NY 10019

(646) 964-1117

134 West 37th St., New York, NY 10018

(212) 564-0869

Vegetarian/sushi. Beyond Sushi serves a unique alternative to traditional sushi. With fruits and vegetables, including kiwi, mango, carrots, and snap peas, everything is vegetarian. The sushi is wrapped in black Chinese forbidden rice and six grain rice. Beyond Sushi offers a variety of vegan rolls and many of the rolls served are gluten-free as well. Each roll comes with a customized tofu and veggie sauce, including jalapeno-wasabi, carrot-ginger, and mango-chili.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

··Blossom Bakery

174A 9th Ave., New York, NY 10011

(212) 242-3339

Vegan/bakery/organic/kosher. Blossom Bakery is an all-vegan and kosher-certified bakery featuring organic ingredients. Choose from French pastries, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, cakes, and pies. The bakery is part of the Blossom family of vegan restaurants in New York City. It's located between 20th & 21st Streets in Chelsea, across the street from Blossom Restaurant and adjacent to Blossom Du Jour.

Open daily
Limited service
take-out, delivery. catering, espresso/cappuccino, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$$

··Blossom Du Jour

259 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011

(212) 229-2595

617 9th Ave., New York, NY 10036

(646) 998-3535

165 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10023

(212) 799-9010

449 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024

(212) 712-9822

15 East 13th St., New York, NY 10003

(212) 645-9800

Vegan/organic/kosher. Enjoy Blossom Du Jour's "shrewd fast food"-- cruelty-free, environmentally-conscious meals prepared quickly and efficiently. Gluten-free options are available. Savor Grandma's Vegetable Pot Pie (edamame, carrots, and zucchini) or Spaghetti and Soy Meatballs, followed by a Massivo Choco Chip Cookie or a slice of Chocolate Mousse Pie. Blossom Du Jour on 23rd is located between 7th & 8th Avenues in Chelsea. The location on 9th is between 43rd & 44th Streets in Midtown West. The location on Amsterdam is between 67th & 68th Streets on the Upper West Side and is open for take-out only.

Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday and Sunday for lunch and dinner
Limited service
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC, $

··Blossom Du Jour Express

1000 8th Ave., New York, NY 10019

(212) 765-6500

Vegan. Located in the Columbus Circle Subway Station Turnstyle area (enter at 57th or 58th Streets), this take-out restaurant offers items such as Un-Chicken Avocado Griller, Spicy Green Bowl, Quinoa Burger, Burrito Grande, soup, and desserts.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Take-out
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

··Blossom On Columbus

507 Colulmbus Ave., New York, NY 10024

(212) 875-2600

Vegan/café/organic/kosher. This restaurant is located between 84th and 85th Streets. Enjoy Tofu Florentine, Quinoa Pancakes and vegan French Toast for brunch. Sample Mushroom Tacos, Harvest Kale, Barbecue Tempeh, Vegetable Lasagna, and much more for dinner. Be sure to leave room for one of their delicious vegan desserts!

Open daily for brunch and dinner.
Full service
vegan options
catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, wine/beer
VISA/MC/DISC, $$-$$$

··Blossom Restaurant

187 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

(212) 627-1144

Vegan/organic. Blossom is a chic restaurant offering an intimate dining experience. Menu items include Seitan Medallions, Porcini Crusted Filet, Tofu Fra Diablo, and Phyllo Roulade. Is your mouth watering yet? If not, it will when you see the dessert menu; you must finish off your meal with pumpkin pie, chocolate ganache torte, pineapple crepes, or apple & cranberry napolean. Or one of each! Blossom is located in the heart of Chelsea, between 21st and 22nd Streets. The restaurant is closed between brunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Reservations are recommended for dinner.

Open Monday through Thursday for dinner. Open Friday through Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
catering, wine/beer
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$-$$$

·Bombay Sandwich Co.

48 W. 27th St., New York, NY 10001

(646) 781-9756

Vegetarian/Indian. Indian-influenced vegetarian café. Some of the sandwiches served are the Chana Masala, the Veggie Mashup, and the Smorgasburg Sweet Potato. Wraps include the Organic Quinoa and the Kale and Sweet Potato Wrap. They also serve bowls including French Lentils. Vegan items are clearly indicated on the menu. Located between Broadway and Sixth Ave.

Closed Sunday. Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner.
Counter service
smoothies
VISA/MC, $

··Buddha Bodai Kosher Vegan

77 Mulberry St., New York, NY 10013

(212) 233-2921

Vegan/Chinese/kosher. This modern vegan Chinese restaurant is located in the heart of NYC's Chinatown. Enjoy a wide variety of dishes including Steamed Dumplings, Corn Soup, Sesame Veg. Chicken, Ma-Po Tofu, Chow Fun Noodles with Veg. Chicken, Stir-Fried Watercress, Sauteed Stringbeans or Baby Bok Choy, and Sweet Sticky Rice Ball. Be sure to check out their lunch specials as well.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC

·Buddha Bodai One

5 Mott St., New York, NY 10013

(212) 566-8388

Vegetarian/Chinese/kosher. Buddha Bodai One offers many delicious dishes including veg lobster with black bean sauce, veg lamb with mixed veggies in garlic sauce, and veg shark fin soup. Make sure to stop by for their weekday lunch special which is a great value. Buddha Bodai is kosher certified.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices
VISA/MC, $-$$$

··By Chloe

185 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10012

(212) 290-8000

60 W. 22nd St., New York, NY 10010

(212) 290-8000

240 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10012

(212) 290-8000

Vegan. by CHLOE serves up wide variety of vegan dishes including Pancakes, Mom's Cinnamon Roll, Quinoa Hash Browns, Spicy Thai Salad, Quinoa Taco Salad, Whiskey Barbecue Burger, The Guac Burger, Air Baked French Fries, Mac n' Cheese, Avocado Pesto Pasta, vegan ice cream, cold-pressed juices, and a variety of baked goods.

Open daily for brunch and dinner.
Counter service
vegan options
fresh juices, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

§··Candle 79

154 E. 79th St., New York, NY 10075

(212) 537-7179

Vegan/organic/gourmet. Candle 79, from the same owners as Candle Café, offers a fine dining experience of vegan gourmet cuisine. They use organic and seasonal ingredients in their creative menus. Enjoy such dishes as Chili-Grilled Tempeh, Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Cake, Live Heirloom Tomato Tartare, Balsamic Herb Baked Tofu, or Seitan Piccata. Candle 79 is located at Lexington Avenue on the Upper East Side. The restaurant is closed between lunch/brunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Reservations are accepted.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, wine/beer/alcohol, non-alcoholic beer
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$-$$$

§··Candle Café East

1307 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10021

(212) 472-0970

Vegan/organic/natural foods. "Vegetarianism is taken to a whole new level" at this all-vegan restaurant. Candle Café, sister restaurant to Candle 79, serves unique small tapas like Plantain and Potato Poppers and Spicy Tomato Chickpeas, as well as a selection of entrées, such as Cauliflower Steak, Live Enchiladas, Pomegranate Glazed Seitan Brisket, and Wild Musroom Risotto. Candle Café on 3rd is located between 74th and 75th Streets on the Upper East Side. Reservations are accepted.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, wine/beer
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

··Candle Café West

2427 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

(212) 769-8900

Vegan. "Vegetarianism is taken to a whole new level" at this all-vegan restaurant. Candle Café, sister restaurant to Candle 79, serves unique dishes like a Cajun Seitan Sandwich and a Grilled Portabello Sandwich, as well as a rotating selection of entrées, such as Seitan Picatta, Live Lasagna, and Indian Curry Vegetable Cake. Candle Café on Broadway is located between 89th and 90th Streets on the Upper West Side. Reservations are accepted.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
fresh juices, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$-$$$

··Caravan of Dreams

405 E. 6th St., New York, NY 10009

(212) 254-1613

Vegan/organic/kosher. Caravan of Dreams offers organic and vegan cuisine with many raw foods dishes. Try their Black Bean Chili, Corn Polenta with Sweet Potato & Leek Sauce, or Grilled Marinated Tofu. Many dishes are wheat-free, and the water is osmosis-filtered. The staff at Caravan is committed to using only organically-grown ingredients whenever available and to designing balanced dishes for healthful eating. The restaurant also features live music nightly, an art gallery, lectures, and various classes. Caravan of Dreams is located between 1st & Avenue A and is kosher certified.

Open daily for brunch and dinner through late night
Full service
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$-$$$

·Chloe's Soft Serve Fruit Co.

25 E. 17th St., New York, NY 10003

(212) 675-0550

Vegetarian/ice cream parlor. Located just a block from Union Square, Chloe’s offers a vegan dessert/snack made from water, fresh fruit, and a touch of organic cane sugar in various sizes. Chocolate and banana are the top-sellers. They also sell a pop in 6 flavors. The soft serve and pops are offered with a wide range of dry, fruit, and drizzle toppings. Breakfast is available all-day, including granola mixes like the “Acai Bowl” with Banana Soft Serve Fruit blended with Acai and Almond Milk, topped with Fresh Berries, Granola, and Shredded Coconut) and Vegan Waffles (Soft Serve Fruit, two fruit toppings and warm peanut butter or dark chocolate). There’s an array of four sundaes; “Crunch Salty” is the big seller (banana and dark chocolate soft serve fruit, sliced bananas, crushed pretzels, dark chocolate chips, warm peanut butter, and dark chocolate. They also offer a selection of smoothies including the “Green Scene” (mango and banana soft serve fruit, pineapple, spinach, kale, and almond milk).

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $

··Cienfuegos

95 Ave. A, New York, NY 10009

(212) 614-6818

Vegan. Cienfuegos serves vegan versions of classic Cuban meals. Many folks enjoy the Mushroom & Tomatillo Croquetas and the Cuban Sliders. Happy hour is from 5pm-7pm daily. Live Latin Jazz music is performed from 7pm-10pm on Mondays.

Open daily for dinner and late night
vegan options
beer/wine/alcohol, take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$-$$$

··Cocoa V

174 9th Ave., New York, NY 10011

(646) 998-3130

Vegan. Cocoa V is a small chocolate shop located within the Chelsea region of New York City. The shop is a ‘dairy-free, vegan, kosher-certified facility’ with a few indoor seats and a bench outside. They create an assortment of bon bon flavors, such as Lavender Vanilla, Salted Caramel, Hazelnut Praline, Raspberry Ginger, and Dark Salty Caramel. Bars, bark, brittle, clusters, and pastries, such as cakes, cupcakes, and cookies, are offered as well. Cocoa V also offers their Signature Hot Chocolat, which can be optionally spiced, and many other coffee based drinks.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
espresso, cappuccino, take-out, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

·CRISP

110 W. 40th St., New York, NY 10018

(212) 661-0000

Vegetarian/organic. Environmentally-conscious and modern, CRISP, offers sandwiches and salads, all made with fresh and mostly organic ingredients. Pair your meal with a house-blended iced tea such as pear-white or passion fruit-rooibos. This all-vegetarian quick-service restaurant "syncs your taste with your conscience."

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Closed Saturday and Sunday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

··Delice and Arrasin

20 Christopher St., New York, NY 10014

(212) 243-7200

Vegan/French/gourmet. Whether you’re looking for a delicious brunch crepe or a delectable entree for your late night out, Delice and Arrasin is the place to be. Delice and Arrasin offers vegan versions of classical French food, like the Escargot Beurre Maître d’Hôtel or the Ratatouille Niçoise.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $$$

·Dirt Candy

86 Allen St., New York, NY 10002

(212) 228-7732

Vegetarian/contemporary. At Dirt Candy, the focus is clearly on vegetables. Owner/Chef Amanda Cohen actually thinks of them as nature's candy saying, "Made of little more than water and sunlight, vegetables are candy from the dirt." Menu selections include Jalapeno Hush Puppies, Portobello Mousse, and Carrot Risotto. Everything can be made vegan upon request. Dirt Candy is located in the East Village between Avenue A and 1st Avenue. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday
Full service
vegan options
wine
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$$

··Dun-Well Doughnuts

102 St. Marks St., New York, NY 10009

Vegan/donuts. See description under Brooklyn, NY entry. This location is in the East Village area of NYC.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $

·Eatsa

285 Madison Ave. #101, New York, NY 10017

(415) 935-4006

666 3rd Ave. #110, New York, NY 10017

(415) 935-4006

Vegetarian. If you want a unique dining experience, one in which you have virtually no interaction with anything but a touch screen, try Eatsa. An ordering app that you can use in-store or on your own smart phone allows you to customize your order. You may choose from 6 vegetarian quinoa-based bowls, from "Chili con Quinoa" to the "No Worry Curry," and something for everyone in between. Your order is then made to your specifications and dispensed à la cubby window with your name displayed right on the little door, like a high-tech automat from the future. As their website explains, they use quinoa because it is a more sustainable protein as compared to animal proteins, and their minimal staffing needs allow them to keep price-points low.

Open Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Saturday and Sunday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $

··Franchia

12 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016

(212) 213-1001

Vegan/teahouse. Franchia, an offshoot of the nearby upscale vegan Korean restaurant Hangawi, was designed with waxed floors, low tea tables, and intricately carved wooden sliding doors to evoke a mountain-temple-style traditional tearoom. It features a vegetarian kitchen specializing in soups; vegetarian sushi; green-tea-flavored pancakes, noodles, salads, and bread; soy and grain "meat" dumplings; sautéed rice cakes; pumpkin noodles; and desserts, including soy ice cream and soy cheesecake. In addition, you may buy their teas and other items in the gift shop and through their website. Franchia is located between 34th and 35th Streets.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
suitable for business entertaining, take-out, delivery, soymilk, smoothies, fresh juices, special beverages, beer/wine, non-alcoholic beer
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$$

·Friday Night Dinner Club

The Natural Gourmet Cookery School, 48 W. 21st St., 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10010

(212) 645-5170

Vegetarian/natural foods. Enjoy a five-course vegetarian meal served by a chef instructor and students of the Chef's Training Program. The food is whole, fresh, natural, and seasonal, as well as high-fiber, low-fat and cholesterol-free. No refined sugar is used. Communal seating and a new fixed menu each week. In addition, baked desserts, frozen yogurt, and non-dairy frozen desserts are available at reasonable prices, and there's a large selection of herbal teas.

Open Friday only. Closed major holidays
Full service
reservations required, BYOB, catering, take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$$

··Ginger Root

1164 First Ave., New York, NY 10065

(212) 751-3316

Vegan/Asian. Ginger Root prepares everything fresh, never frozen and they get their vegetables delivered every two-three days. They have a broad menu with 18 main dishes, 11 noodle bowls and six rice dishes. Their most popular main dishes are their Mango Soy Protein for those with a sweet tooth and the General T Soy Protein for those who like some spice. The Scallion pancake starter and pumpkin cheesecake desert are also recommended!

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery
VISA/MC/DISC, $$-$$$

··Gingersnap's Organic

113 West 10th St., New York, NY 10011

(212) 533-9939

Vegan/organic/raw foods. Gingersnap's Organic is a café in the West Village offering a unique selection of raw, gluten-free, and vegan food made from completely organic ingredients. With free Wi-Fi and outlets, Gingersnap's is a great place to hang out -- whether you want to grab a tasty bite with friends or get work done.

Open Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch. Open Saturday for brunch. Open Sunday for lunch.
Limited service
take-out, delivery, BYOB
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$-$$$

·Go Zen

144 W 4th St., New York, NY 10012

(917) 444-7418

Vegetarian/Asian Fusion. Go Zen offers a wide range of delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes. Lots of sizzling, spicy, and sweet dishes such as the popular El Sesame Seitan to Pineapple Fried Rice and lots more. It's great for large groups and caters to all vegetarian and vegan taste buds. Go Zen is located between Americas and West Washington Square in Greenwich Village.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC, $$-$$$

·Green Bean Café

1413 York Ave., New York, NY 10021

(212) 861-1539

Vegetarian café/organic/juice bar. The Green Bean Café is a quaint and inexpensive spot to grab a bite to eat. They focus on organic and wholesome foods. For a light meal, try the Tempeh BLT or the Vegan Vegetable Grill. At their juice and smoothie bar, you can choose from an extensive menu or create your own concoction. They also have vegan baked goods.The Green Bean Café is located between 75th and 76th Streets.

Open daily for three meals
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, soymilk, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$

§··HanGawi

12 E. 32nd St., New York, NY 10016

(212) 213-0077

Vegan/Korean. This upscale vegan restaurant serves traditional Korean dishes in a serene setting, with ancient decor and traditional folk music. Shoes must be removed at the door. There is a fixed price menu that comes with starters, appetizers, entrée, and dessert. An á la carte menu is also available with several other options, including salads, soups, rice and noodle dishes, stews, and much more. A fun fact about this restaurant is that birthday honorees are dressed in traditional Korean attire for their meals and photographed by the staff.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
VISA/MC/AMEX/DC, $$$

·Hummus Kitchen

1613 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10028

(212) 988-0090

Vegetarian/Mediterranean/kosher. Hummus Kitchen features hummus in a variety of forms, but also serves various other Middle Eastern specialties, including falafal, baba ghanouj, baklava, and more. They have a full menu, including appetizers, soups, salads, and desserts. Hummus Kitchen is located between 83rd & 84th Streets on the Upper East Side.

Open daily for lunch and dinner through late night
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

·Hummus Place

305 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10023

(212) 799-3335

71 7th Ave. S., New York, NY 10014

(212) 924-2022

Vegetarian/Middle Eastern/kosher. If you love hummus, then this is the place for you! Enjoy dishes like Tabule Quinoa, Hummus Tahini, and Veggie Couscous at this kosher restaurant. Don't miss their great specials! With 5 locations in the Manhattan area, there’s bound to be a Hummus Place near you! The location at Saint Mark's Place is in the East Village, between 1st Avenue & Avenue A. The locations on Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue are both in the Upper West Side. The location on Macdougal Street is in Greenwich Village. The location on 7th Avenue is in the West Village.

Open daily for lunch and dinner through late night service
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, beer/wine/alcohol, non-alcoholic beer
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

··Jajaja Mexicana

162 E. Broadway, New York, NY 10002

(646) 883-5453

Vegan/Mexican. JaJaJa’s “Fish” Tacos are highly recommended by yelp and facebook reviewers. Many folks also enjoy the Empanadas.

Open Daily for dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery
VISA/DISC, $-$$

··Jivamuktea Café

841 Broadway, 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10003

(212) 353-0214

Vegan/organic/café. Jivamuktea Café is located inside Jivamukti Yoga School. They are a deli-style café serving soups, salads, sandwiches, and a few other vegan specialties. They bake vegan desserts daily and have a large coffee, tea, and juice menu.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Limited service
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

John's of 12th Street

302 E. 12th St., New York, NY 10003

(212) 475-9531

Italian. John's of 12th Street uses the highest quality, freshest ingredients to prepare traditional Italian cuisine with plenty of vegan and gluten-free options. They have a separate vegan menu (which includes desserts!), and they use dedicated utensils to prepare vegan dishes. The romantic, festive décor includes tiled floors and painted scenes of Italy. Try the vegan Eggplant Parmigiana with Daiya Cheese, Seitan Scallopini with Marsala Wine Mushroom Sauce, or Grilled Portobello Mushroom with Polenta and Greens. Satisfy your sweet tooth with vegan Almond Coconut Panna Cotta, vegan ice cream, or vegan cannoli. The restaurant is in the East Village between 1st and 2nd Avenues and near NYU. Cash only.

Open daily for dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine/alcohol, non-alcoholic beer
$$

·Kailash Parbat

99 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10016

(212) 213-0987

Vegetarian/Indian. Located near the corner of 27th Street, Kailash Parbat is an authentic Indian restaurant serving vegetarian delicacies. They are well known for their chaat, or street food. Pair the Masala Chaas, a traditional buttermilk flavored beverage with cumin seeds and fresh coriander, with the KP Chaat Platter to get a taste of many of these unique flavors.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
catering, take-out, delivery
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

··Kajitsu

125 E. 39th St., New York, NY 10016

(212) 228-4873

Vegan/Japanese. Kajitsu serves Shojin cuisine, an ancient Japanese cuisine developed in Zen Buddhist monasteries, that focuses on fresh ingredients and artistic presentation. Following the Buddhist principle of not taking life, no animal products are used. The menu changes monthly according to what is in season. Diners can choose between two prix-fixe menus -- four or eight courses. The meals are served on handmade ceramic dishes, some of which are antiques. You will find Kajitsu is not far from Grand Central Station. Reservations are recommended at this upscale restaurant.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
catering, beer/wine
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$$

··Le Botaniste

833 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10065

(917) 262-0766

Vegan/organic/café. This sophisticated cafe features an inventive plant-based and organic menu with dishes like the young coconut ceviche, pasta ‘al mafiosi’ (slow-cooked soylognese with gluten-free fusilli), a mezze platter to share, Apple Cinnamon Volcano, and their quinoa peanut butter cookies. They also have a natural wine list and take care to add only minimal amounts of oil to their dishes.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
fresh juices, beer/wine, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

LifeThyme Natural Market

410 6th Ave., New York, NY 10011

(212) 420-9099

Natural foods store/deli. LifeThyme Natural Market features one of NYC's largest selections of organic produce, natural personal care items, all-natural deli (including a 100% organic salad bar and hot bar), and an all-vegan kosher bakery. Sweet selections include cookies, cakes made-to-order, raw fruit cheesecakes, and more! LifeThyme is located between 8th and 9th Streets.

Open daily for lunch and dinner. Market open during breakfast hours
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

·Liquiteria

170 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10012

(212) 358-0300

1028th Ave., New York, NY 10011

(212) 929-0002

26 East 17 St., New York, NY 10003

(212) 243-3555

145 4th Ave., New York, NY 10003

(212) 460-0004

402 6th Ave., New York, NY 10011

(212) 561-3386

Vegetarian/juice bar. Besides a huge selection of fresh juices, like organic carrot or cantaloupe, the menu offers a vegetarian sandwich menu with items like Chickenless Chicken, Hummus, and Nori Rolls.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
$

·Luanne's Wild Ginger

380 Broome St., New York, NY 10013

(212) 966-1883

Vegetarian/Asian. LuAnne's Wild Ginger is in the Little Italy area of Manhattan, between Mott & Mulberry Streets. See description under Brooklyn, NY (the location on Smith Street).

Mamoun's Falafel Restaurant

119 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012

(212) 674-8685

22 St. Marks Pl., New York, NY 10003

(212) 387-7747

Middle Eastern. Mamoun's Falafel serves delicious and inexpensive falafel along with other Middle Eastern favorites. Try their 100% vegan lentil soup.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices
VISA/MC, $

Mana Restaurant

646 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024

(212) 787-1110

Japanese. Mana, which is vegetarian except for fish, offers Japanese natural and macrobiotic cooking without sugar, chemicals, preservatives, or dairy products. Filtered water and organic ingredients are used. Mana is located between 91st and 92nd Streets. Cash only.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, non-alcoholic beer
$-$$

·Maoz Vegetarian

38 Union Square E., New York, NY 10003

(212) 260-1988

Vegetarian/fast food. Maoz is a mostly vegan restaurant. Each meal is served with chips and juice. One of the most highly recommended items on the menu is the falafel. The restaurant originated in Holland and is vegetarian for ethical reasons. This location is between 16th and 17th Streets in Union Square. The 8th Street location is between Broadway and University Place in Greenwich Village. The 7th Avenue location is on the corner of 40th Street in Times Square. The location at 2047 Broadway is between 70th and 71st Streets in the Upper West Side. The location at 2857 Broadway is between 110th and 111th Streets at Columbia University. The 8th Avenue location is between 43rd and 44th in the Theatre District.

Open daily for lunch and dinner through late night
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX, $

··May Kaidee New York City

126 East 28th St., New York, NY 10016

(212) 448-1200

Vegan/Thai. This is May Kaidee's first restaurant/cooking school in the USA. Her other locations are in Asia. Dine on a wide variety of creative curries, rice and noodle dishes, salads, and much more.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant

468 W. 47th St., New York, NY 10036

(212) 664-0520

Ethiopian. Located near Times Square and the theater district, the dishes are served on injera (Ethiopian bread). Menu items include miser alecha (split lentils dipped with ginger) and shiro wat (highly seasoned chickpeas in berbere sauce).

Open for lunch and late dinner
Full service
reservations recommended, espresso/cappuccino, wine/beer, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

··Mother Of Pearl

95 Ave. A, New York, NY 10009

(212) 614-6818

Vegan. Mother of Pearl provides a high-end vegan dining experience. Signature Polynesian dishes include Lychee Pot Stickers and Fried Coconut Tofu. All menu items are fruit and vegetable based. Mother of Pearl combines flavors creatively to ensure a unique and delicious meal.

Open daily for dinner.
Full service
vegan options
alcohol, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$-$$$

·Nish Nush

41 John St., New York, NY 10038

(212) 577-6474

88 Reade St., New York, NY 10013

(212) 964-1318

Vegetarian/Middle Eastern. Enjoy hummus and/or falafel sandwiches or platters along with a variety of creative Middle Eastern salads, fries, and more.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

·Nix

72 University Pl., New York, NY 10003

(212) 498-9393

Vegetarian/American. Nix's menu features an array of affordable and seasonal dishes, largely sourced from the Union Square Greenmarket, along with a creative list of cocktails and wines. Nix's renowned chef seeks to offer an innovative menu centered around vegetables, served in an atmosphere as lively as Greenwich Village. Near NYU. Takes reservations and has outdoor seating weather permitting.

Open Monday through Saturday for lulnch and dinner. Closed Sunday.
Full service
vegan options
wine/beer/alcohol, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$$

··Orchard Grocer

78 Orchard St., New York, NY 10002

(212) 254-6512

Vegan/deli. Located next door to the vegan shoe store MooShoes, Orchard Grocer is a vegan grocery and deli. Enjoy breakfast sandwiches, hearty lunch/dinner sandwiches, soft serve ice cream, baked goods, and more.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $

··Organic Avenue

649 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10022

(212) 358-0500

62 Bleeker St., New York, NY 10012

(917) 675-7361

515 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014

(212) 358-0500

216 8th Ave., New York, NY 10011

(646) 484-6286

649 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10022

(212) 358-0500

111 West 40th St., New York, NY 10018

(646) 666-0578

Vegan/raw foods/juice bar. Grab a fresh juice and some delicious vegan fare including coconut yogurt or a quinoa parfait for breakfast or Sunflower Falafel Salad, Spicy Banh Mi Collard Wrap, Kimchi Wild Rice Bowl or Ginger Carrot Soup for lunch or dinner. Be sure to leave room for desserts including Chocolate Mousse. There are some seats around a counter that you can sit at, but generally this is a grab-and-go establishment.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
fresh juices, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

·Organic Grill

123 1st Ave., New York, NY 10003

(212) 477-7177

Vegetarian/organic. The Organic Grill (between 7th Street & St. Marks Place) boasts that "99.9% of our foods are prepared using clean, sustainably raised materials." For a tasty treat, try the BBQ Seitan Sandwich, Eggplant Caponata with Herb Crostini, or the Vegan Wheat-Free Waffles. All cheese dishes can be made with vegan cheese. Orders and reservations can be placed from The Organic Grill's website.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, beer/wine
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$-$$$

··Peacefood Café

460 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024

(212) 362-2266

41 E. 11th St., New York, NY 10003

(212) 979-2288

Vegan/natural foods/bakery. Peacefood Café's menu includes panini, pizza, vegetable tempura, chickpea fries, strawberry shortcake, and raw key lime pie. Locally-grown ingredients are used whenever possible. Desserts are baked in their own kitchen with no dairy, egg, or refined sugar. Peacefood on Amsterdam is located uptown at 82nd Street while the café on East 11th is located downtown at University Place.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, non-alcoholic beer, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$

·Pongal

110 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10016

(212) 696-9458

1154 First Ave, New York, NY 10021

(212) 355-4600

Vegetarian/Indian/Kosher. Pongal specializes in southern Indian cuisine, so you will find items like dosai and crepes, made with fermented batters that are stuffed with potatoes and other vegetables. This restaurant is certified kosher. The 110 Lexington Ave. location is between 27th and 28th Sts. The 1154 First Ave. location is between 63rd and 64th Sts.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, wine/beer/alcohol, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$

Quantum Leap

226 Thompson St., New York, NY 10012

(212) 677-8050

Natural foods. While Quantum Leap is not completely vegetarian (they serve fish), it's very veggie-friendly. There is truly something for everyone here; menu items include salads, soups, sandwiches, wraps, veggie burgers, Mexican, Japanese, tofu, and seitan dishes. Items that are vegan (and there are many) are noted on the menu. Quantum Leap is in the West Village.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, soymilk, smoothies, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

·Quintessense Restaurant

263 E. 10th St., New York, NY 10009

(646) 654-1823

Vegetarian. This internationally-flavored restaurant between 1st Ave. and Ave. A uses only organic ingredients to prepare their dishes. All meals are based on living foods philosophies. Options include dips, salads, soup, pasta, nori rolls, and desserts. The only thing that keeps Quintessense from being completely vegan is the use of honey in some dishes.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner only. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
fresh juices, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

·Red Bamboo

140 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

(212) 260-1212

Vegetarian/Caribbean. Red Bamboo specializes in all-vegetarian Caribbean soul food. Its menu includes unique entrées such as Caribbean Jerk Spiced Seitan, Creole Soul Chicken, Maryland Fried Scallops, Salmon Teriyaki, Citrus Beef with Asparagus, Butterfly Soy Chops, and Quesadillas. They also offer appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta dishes, specialty rices, and sides like Sweet Potato Fries, Collard Greens with Veggie Ham, and Mango Salsa. Red Bamboo is located at Washington Square & 6th Avenue in Manhattan's West Village.

Open daily for lunch and dinner through late night
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, soymilk, fresh juices, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

··Rockin' Raw

171 Sullivan St., New York, NY 10012

(212) 477-3777

Vegan/organic/raw foods. Enjoy colorful and inventive dishes and a relaxing laid back atmosphere at the 100% raw restaurant, Rockin’ Raw. You will never look at raw food the same way again. Regulars rave about the Fully Loaded Nachos appetizer, their smoothies, and extensive menu of desserts! The café is located in the heart of Greenwich Village off of Houston Street.

Open Monday and Wednesday-Friday for Dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for lunch and dinner.
Full service
vegan options
Smoothies, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

··Sacred Chow

227 Sullivan St., New York, NY 10012

(212) 337-0863

Vegan/organic/kosher. Yes, this is the former veggie deli that was in Greenwich Village. Now it is completely vegan and offers sit-down meals. Their specialty is vegan tapas and they offer delicious soups of the day. Definitely leave room for desserts like their gluten-free velvet brownies. Please stop by "to fuel your mind & body."

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, soymilk, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

·Saravanaa Bhavan

81 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10016

(212) 679-0204

413 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024

(212) 721-7755

Vegetarian/Indian. Saravanaa Bhavan is part of the popular Chennai-based international franchise. Specializing in South Indian vegetarian cuisine, the restaurant offers traditional dishes including dosa, uthappam, curries, and thali. The location on Lexington is located at the corner of 26th Street in Curry Hill. The location on Amsterdam is between 79th and 80th Streets on the Upper West Side.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, special beverages, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC, $$

··Seasoned Vegan

55 St. Nicholas Ave., New York, NY 10026

(917) 232-3446

Vegan/soul food. Seasoned Vegan is a restaurant run by a mother and son duo. They specialize in gourmet vegan soul food. The menu features southern, Caribbean, Moroccan, and Asian comfort foods, with specials such as "Crawfish" in basil sauce, Mango "Beef" and "Chicken" in ginger sauce. They also offer delicious cakes, such as spicy chocolate or beet flavored, many vegan sandwiches, kale or mushroom salads, and much more. Seasoned Vegan is located near Columbia University at the corner of W. 113th Street in Harlem. Reservations are accepted.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch. Closed Monday.
Full service
take-out, delivery, catering, smoothies
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

·Soomsoom Vegetarian Bar

672 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10022

(212) 355-6888

Vegetarian/Kosher. Soomsoom means sesame seeds in Hebrew. Soomsoom Vegetarian Bar offers fresh, tasty falafel, hummus, sabich, belgian fries, and soom salad. They also have caffeine free drinks and a choice of Baklava. Seating is limited inside. Soomsoom is located between 56th and 55th St on Lexington Ave.

Open Monday through Thursday for lunch and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC, $$

Souen

210 6th Ave., New York, NY 10014

(212) 807-7421

28 E. 13th St., New York, NY 10003

(212) 627-7150

Macrobiotic/organic. Sample Souen's various seitan, tofu, and tempeh entrées. Appetizers, soups, salads, tempura, and noodle dishes with the option of udon or soba noodles are also offered. Please note that fish is served here.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, fresh juices, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, special beverages, beer/wine
VISA/MC, $$-$$$

··Sun In Bloom

165 Church St., New York, NY 10007

(212) 791-6700

Vegan/organic/raw foods/juice bar. Although there are a few tables, Sun In Bloom in TriBeCa is mostly a take-out eatery. Enjoy an all-vegan menu of organic and raw foods prepared fresh daily in their kosher kitchen. In addition to sandwiches, salads, and wraps, they also feature a hot bar for take-out as well.

Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday and Sunday for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner
Counter service
take-out, fresh juices
VISA/MC, $-$$

·Superiority Burger

430 E. 9th St., New York, NY 10009

(212) 256-1192

Vegetarian. Superiority Burger is a burger shop in New York City that will have meat-eaters craving a veggie burger. They offer burgers, salads, wraps, and more. Their specialty dish is the Superiority Burger, which is vegetarian but has an available vegan version. Everything they cook is vegetarian but many dishes were ‘accidently’ made vegan. The restaurant has limited seating so it is best for take out.

Open Wednesday through Monday for dinner. Closed Tuesday.
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $

··Sweets By Chloe

185 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10012

(212) 688-2700

Vegan/bakery. Satisfy your sweet tooth, choosing from a selection of cakes, cupcakes, cookie, pies, breakfast pastries, and bars. All bakery item are made fresh daily. Full-sized custom cakes can be ordered online at sweets@bychefchloe.com, and slices are available for purchase in store. Flavors include hummingbird, chocolate raspberry, and pumpkin among others. Chocolate and vanilla combinations are available gluten free. The bakery also offers a variety of teas and coffees to complement your sweet selections.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $

·Taim

222 Waverly Pl., New York, NY 10014

(212) 691-6101

45 Spring St., New York, NY 10014

(212) 219-0600

Vegetarian/Middle Eastern. Taim Falafel & Smoothie Bar offers inexpensive all-vegetarian (& mostly vegan) Middle Eastern cuisine with a gourmet twist. Their falafel is gluten-free and prepared fresh-to-order. It comes in three flavors: Green (parsley, cilantro, mint), Harissa (Tunisian spices), and Red (Roasted Red Peppers). Taim on Waverly is located in the West Village. Taim on Spring is located in Nolita. Cash only.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, smoothies, soymilk, special beverages
$-$$

·Taste of Bhakti

25 1st Ave., New York, NY 10003

(920) 624-2584

Vegetarian/Indian. The Taste of Bhakti serves a vegetarian menu of authentic home-style cooked meals. Everything is made fresh. Served buffet-style, the cuisine is traditional Indian along with international favorites. Many vegan options are available. The café is part of the Bhakti Center, a nonprofit cultural arts center that features cooking classes, yoga, a temple, and a boutique. They are located in the East Village.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner. Open Sunday for brunch. Closed Monday
Buffet
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

··Terri

60 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10010

(212) 647-8810

100 Maiden Ln., New York, NY 10038

(212) 742-7901

685 Third Ave., New York, NY 10017

(212) 647-8810

Vegan/organic/kosher. Terri is a 100% vegan establishment. They offer unique sandwiches such as the 'Thanksgiving' (Tofurky, cranberry sauce, vegan mayo, celery & crushed walnuts), 'Skinny Elvis' (peanut butter & carmelized bananas), or 'Fat Elvis' (with soy bacon). The restaurant on 23rd is located between 5th & 6th Avenues in Chelsea; the eatery on Maiden Lane is in the Financial District with its entrance on Pearl Street.

Open daily for three meals
Limited service
take-out, delivery, catering, smoothies, fresh juices, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

·The Butcher's Daughter

19 Kenmare St., New York, NY 10012

(212) 219-3434

Vegetarian/juice bar/café. Enjoy fresh juices and smoothies, along with a variety of salads and sandwiches at lunch time, as well as a number of hearty dishes at dinner including angel hair carbonara, raw pesto linguine, and the butcher burger. Please note that this is a small place with few tables.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
vegan options
fresh juices, beer/wine, take-out, delivery
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

··The Cinnamon Snail

The Pennsy, 2 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10021

(201) 675-3755

Vegan/organic. The Cinnamon Snail vegan food truck that serves mostly organic food, prepared without processed or artificial ingredients now has a store front location in Penn Station. Try their Thai BBQ Tempeh with Pickled Red Onions and Thai Basil, Arugula, Smoked Chili Roasted Peanuts and Sriracha Mayonnaise on Grilled Spelt Bread, their famous Beastmode Burger Deluxe, Ancho Chili Seitan Burger Grilled in Maple Bourbon BBQ Sauce with Jalapeno Max & Cheese, Arugula Smoked Chili Coconut Bacon and Chipotle Mayo on a Grilled Pretzel Bun, and a Lemongrass 5 Spice Seitan with Curried Cashews, Arugula, Sichuan Chili Sauce and Wasabi Mayonnaise on a Grilled Baguette. They also offer vegan desserts.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

··The Good Sort

5 Doyers St., New York, NY 10013

(917) 510-3366

Vegan. The Good Sort is located in Chinatown. They serve vegan lattes, baked goods, and breakfast congee bowls. The Good Sort is located near the 4, 6,6x, the J,Z, and the N,Q subway stops at Canal Street.

Open Tuesday-Sunday for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner. Closed Mondays
Limited service
vegan options
espresso, cappuccino, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $

The Health Nuts

1208 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10021

(212) 593-0116

2611 Broadway, New York, NY 10021

(212) 678-0054

835 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10017

(212) 490-2979

Natural foods store/deli/juice bar. A natural deli and juice bar are situated inside a large health foods store. Freshly-prepared gourmet vegetarian salads, pasta, grains, hot foods, pizza, soups, pastries, cakes, and snacks are available. Sometimes, a vegan cheesecake is even offered.

Open daily
Counter service
vegan options, take-out, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX, $

··The Squeeze

550 West 54 St., New York, NY 10019

(917) 749-7074

Union Square West & 17 St., New York, NY 10003

(917) 673-9621

108 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012

(646) 838-9200

Vegan/raw foods/café/juice bar. See description under Brooklyn, NY entry. Please note that Union Square West location is a food truck.

vegan options

··The V-Spot

12 Saint Marks Pl., New York, NY 10003

241 East 24th St., New York, NY 10010

(646) 964-4798

Vegan/international. See description under Brooklyn, NY entry.

Vary. Call ahead.
vegan options

·Tiffin Wallah

127 E. 28th St., New York, NY 10016

(212) 685-7301

Vegetarian/Indian/Kosher. Tiffin Wallah combines the vegetarian Indian cuisine of Gujarti, Punjab, and Southern India to create eclectic dishes. They offer many selections of dosas, curries, fresh soups, and salads. Tiffin Wallah is closed on weekdays between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

·Uptown Veg & Juice Bar

14 E. 125th St., New York, NY 10035

(212) 987-2660

Vegetarian/Caribbean/juice bar. Don't let the name fool you. This place is much than organic fruit and vegetable juices. The menu features blueberry pancakes; tofu omelets; mock breakfast meats; hot soups and stews; mock chicken, beef, turkey, or fish salads, wraps, and sandwiches; Shepard's pie; curry duck; Cajun of barbeque tofu; lasagna; veggie steak; side dishes; and much more. They also offer a full line of vegan pastries and baked goods, including breads, carrot cake, soy cheesecake, pies, muffins, doughnuts, and more.. Uptown is located in Harlem between 5th & Madison Avenues.

Open daily for three meals
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC, $

··Urban Vegan Kitchen

41 Carmine St., New York, NY 10014

(646) 438-9939

Vegan. For brunch try a Belgian Waffle or Tofu Scramble Plate. For lunch enjoy Chickpea Hush Puppies, Urban Macro Bowl, or Happy Shrimp Po' Boy (made with seitan). At dinner, sample Classic BLT, Green Curry, Lasagna, or Seitan and Gravy. And don't forget to try one of their delicious vegan desserts!

Open daily for dinner. Open Thursday through Sunday for brunch.
Full service
vegan options
beer/wine/alcohol, take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$-$$$

··V Life

348 7th Ave., New York, NY 10001

(212) 760-1900

Vegan. Located near Penn Station, this small vegan establishment has a few seats, but is primarily a take-out restaurant. Enjoy fresh juices and smoothies, salads, soups, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and more.

Open Monday through Friday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for lunch and dinner.
Limited service
vegan options
frseh juices, smoothies, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $

·Vatan Indian Vegetarian

409 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10016

(212) 689-5666

Vegetarian/Indian. Decorated to evoke a Gujarati village, diners at Vatan remove their shoes to sit on fluffy cushions surrounding a central courtyard. They offer an all-you-can-eat dinner featuring dishes, such as samosas, batatavada (fried potato balls in chickpea flour batter), bhaji (chickpeas and spinach), and khichdi (lentils, rice, and vegetables). You may also order from a four-course prix fixe menu that includes appetizers, soups, rice, entrées, and desserts. No children under 10 allowed. Vatan is located between 28th & 29th Streets.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
beer/wine, reservations recommended
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$$

··Vegan Divas

1437 1st Ave., New York, NY 10021

(212) 734-0845

Vegan/bakery/organic/kosher. Vegan Divas offers baked goods of all kinds, from doughnuts and cookies to pastries and cakes. A favorite among vegan divas everywhere is the Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Raspberry Jam! This kosher bakery also features vegan soft serve ice cream made with an organic tofu base. Their treats can also be found in over 24 different locations throughout New York or online where you can have them shipped and gift-wrapped for you! Vegan Divas is located between 74th and 75th Streets on the Upper East Side.

Open daily
Counter service
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$$

·Vegetarian Dim Sum House

24 Pell St., New York, NY 10013

(212) 577-7176

Vegetarian/Chinese. This restaurant in Manhattan's Chinatown features Dim Sum all day. Try rice flour rolls, spring rolls, various dumplings, sweet cakes, fresh juices, and more. Cash only.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options, take-out, fresh juices
$-$$

Village Natural

46 Greenwich Ave., New York, NY 10011

(212) 727-0968

Natural foods/organic. This spacious Greenwich Village restaurant offers whole grains only and features daily specials. They have many vegetarian dishes, but please note they also serve fish. Try the BBQ Soy Chicken Salad Wrap, Seitan Club Sandwich, or their Village's Vegan Burger. They also have a nice selection of vegan pies.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options, take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

··Vita-Vegan Paradise

158 8th Ave., New York, NY 10011

(212) 691-2044

Vegan. Located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. Enjoy dishes such as eggplant sandwiches, beet gnocchi, rosemary lemon fries, and Brussels sprouts with maple mustard sauce. Sample desserts include blueberry lemon cake.

Open daily for brunch, lunch, and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

·Wassail

162 Orchard St., New York, NY 10002

(646) 918-6835

Vegetarian/American. If you are in the mood for a hip restaurant with a cool, casual atmosphere, look no further. Wassail bolsters a sophisticated vegetarian menu, filled with dishes like their sweet potato dumplings or farro risotto, while also specializing in its expansive drink menu that provides a large selection of ciders and more.

Open daily for dinner
Full service
vegan options
beer, wine, alcohol, take-out
VISA/MC, $$

locations

Niagara Falls

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Amherst, Buffalo, Lockport, Tonawanda, and Williamsville.)

Mighty Taco

2951 Military Rd., Niagara Falls, NY 14304

(716) 297-7198

Mexican. See description under Amherst, NY.

locations

Northport

Batata Café

847 Ft. Salonga Rd., Northport, NY 11768

Café. Batata Cafe has a special menu for vegans including items such as Massaged Kale Salad, Quinoa Cakes with Chipotle Aioli, and Dragon Bowl with Peanut Dressing. The menu is constantly changing, so be sure to check for updates online. Batata offers some gluten free options.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
beer/wine, take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

The Purple Elephant

81B Fort Salonga Rd. (West), Northport, NY 11768

(631) 651-5002

Café. The Purple Elephant offers a special deal on Tuesdays aka “Take-Out Tuesdays.” Get 20% off your take out order from 4pm-closing (cash only). They serve Central American cuisine. A notable vegan menu item is the "Lamb" Shawarma with Tzatziki & Yucca. The Purple Elephant also serves gluten free options.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
beer/wine, take-out, delivery, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

locations

Nyack

Harry's Burritos

90 Main St., Nyack, NY 10960

(845) 353-5520

Mexican. See description under Larchmont, NY.

Thai House

12 Park St., Nyack, NY 10960

(845) 358-9100

Thai. A variety of vegetarian and vegan menu items are offered at Thai House. Try Pra Ram Pak (steamed mixed vegetables with peanut sauce), Vegetarian Curry (tofu, mixed vegetables in green curry & coconut milk), or Tofu Ma Keur (eggplant, tofu & basil leaves sautéed in ginger sauce). Please note that Thai House is closed between lunch and dinner on Fridays so call ahead for hours.

Open Monday through Thursday for dinner. Open Friday through Sunday for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC, $$-$$$

locations

Oceanside

Jandi's Natural Market & Organic Café

3000 Long Beach Rd., Oceanside, NY 11572

(516) 536-5535

Natural foods store/café/organic/juice bar. Try one of Jandi's many delicious organic vegetarian soups, salads, pizza, pasta, desserts, and more. Dishes prepared with soy cheese are vegan.

Open daily
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC, $-$$

locations

Oliverea

Full Moon Café

12 Valley View Rd., Oliverea, NY 12410

(845) 254-5117

Café. This café offers a cozy, rustic environment for breakfast and lunch on the weekends, and it serves guests at the unique Full Moon Resort Bed & Breakfast, as well as those attending special events. Breakfast at this inn's café can include vegetarian options like fresh baked goods, crepes or French toast, homemade granola, cereals, yogurt, and assorted fresh fruit. The dinner buffet begins with seasonal soups, such as roasted pumpkin or cannelloni bean, and is followed by yellow peppers stuffed with polenta, spinach and artichoke topped with pecorino, or cabbage leaves rolled with basmati brown rice and garlic tofu in red sauce.

Open Saturday and Sunday for breakfast. Open Saturday for dinner
Full service
$$-$$$

locations

Oneonta

Simply Thai

139 Main St., Oneonta, NY 13820

(607) 441-5200

Thai. Simply Thai is a restaurant dedicated to preparing traditional Thai dishes using the freshest ingredients. They offer many vegetarian and vegan items, and most dishes can be made vegetarian or vegan upon request. Try veggie selections such as vegetarian spring rolls, vegetable soup, and mock chicken.

Open Thursday through Tuesday for lunch and dinner. Closed Wednesday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery
VISA/MC, $-$$

locations

Orchard Park

Mighty Taco

3342 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park, NY 14127

(716) 675-7260

Mexican. See description under Amherst, NY.

locations

Pine Bush

··Pure City

100 Main St., Pine Bush, NY 12566

(845) 744-8888

Vegan/Chinese. Pure City is a family-owned Chinese restaurant which offers a wide variety of delicious, MSG-free appetizers, soups, and 21 entrées. The menu includes the Pure City appetizer platter, Green Jade made with veggie ham, Ginger Veggie Nuggets, Bai-yeTofu (bean curd with a savory mild mushroom sauce), and excellent BBQ veggie ribs. Also, the décor is beautiful, the owners are great, the restaurant is clean, and all of the food is made fresh to order.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday
Full service
take-out, suitable for business entertaining
VISA/MC, $$

locations

Pittsford

Aladdin's Natural Eatery

8 Schoen Pl., Pittsford, NY 14534

(585) 264-9000

Mediterranean/Greek. Aladdin's Natural Eatery offers fresh, moderately-priced food in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. All pasta dishes are vegetarian. Enjoy outdoor dining on the canal at the Pittsford location. Aladdin's on Monroe in Rochester has an outdoor deck for dining in warmer weather. Aladdin's on Exchange is located in Corn Hill Landing.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine, non-alcoholic beer
VISA/MC, $

locations

Plainview

Hunan Cottage

135 Central Park Rd., Plainview, NY 11803

(516) 349-0390

Chinese. Their separate vegetarian menu offers 12 dishes using mock "meats" and more.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC, $$

locations

Port Jefferson

Tiger Lily Café

156 E. Main St., Port Jefferson, NY 11777

(631) 476-7080

Café/juice bar/java bar/eclectic. Tiger Lily's website describes it as "the funkiest alternative vegetarian eatery to be found." Although not completely vegetarian, the café has extensive veggie selections. Try the Sesame Tofu Cutlet Wrap or Balsamic Roasted Vegetable Wrap. There is a great vibe inside with plenty of art on display and a pleasant atmosphere. Enjoy a specialty beverage at either their juice bar or java bar. Tiger Lily features a private outdoor deck for dining in nice weather. Cash only.

Open daily for lunch and early dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, special beverages
$

locations

Port Washington

·The Dolphin Bookshop

299 Main St., Port Washington, NY 11050

(516) 767-2650

Vegetarian/café. The Dolphin Bookshop features a cafe with a wide selection of drinks and a small lunch menu. The menu includes several sandwiches such as the Catcher in the Rye and Healthy vegetarian paninis. There is an option to make your own sandwich and gluten free bread is available. The soup selection varies but is always vegan.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
espresso, cappuccino, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $

locations

Red Hook

··Morgan's Cat Café

35 West Market St., Ste. 1, Red Hook, NY 12571

(845) 475-2619

Vegan/café. This Cat Cafe is the only place in the Hudson Valley where you can enjoy a gourmet dessert, veggie burgers, wraps, while watching or petting adoptable kittens and cats. Enjoy salads, wraps, burgers such as Asian Slaw Burger and Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, and more.

Open Wednesday through Saturday for brunch, lunch and early dinner. Open Sunday for brunch and lunch. Closed Monday and Tuesday
Counter service
fresh juices, take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $

locations

Riverhead

Green Earth Natural Foods Market

50 E. Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901

(516) 369-2233

Natural foods deli. This deli has several veggie options.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

locations

Rochester

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Brighton, Pittsford, and Victor.)

Aja Noodle Co.

2602 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14618

(585) 244-1052

Asian. This Asian-inspired restaurant, in the heart of the Brighton 12 District, offers many delicious Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai dishes. Try their Szechwan Stir-Fried Rice Bowl or Peanut Noodle Salad, both containing an assortment of juicy vegetables and zesty sauces.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, beer/wine
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

Aladdin's Natural Eatery

646 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY 14607

(585) 442-5000

200 Park Point Dr., Rochester, NY 14623

(585) 272-0015

Mediterranean/Greek. See description under Pittsford, NY.

·India House Vegetarian Café

1009 S. Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620

(585) 271-0242

Vegetarian/Indian. This restaurant offers Southern Indian cuisine, including many items not found in a typical Indian restaurant. Appetizers include dahivada (lentil and onion fritter) and soups like rasam (spicy lentil and tomato soup). A variety of dosai (crispy crepes), as well as curries (spinach made with paneer or tofu, for example), rices, breads, and desserts make this a unique place to eat.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
reservations recommended, special beverages, wine/beer
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$

··Natural Oasis Café

288 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY 14607

(585) 325-1831

Vegan/Ethiopian. This Ethiopian buffet and vegetarian café is located in the Natural Oasis Market & Wellness Center, where you can do yoga, get a massage, and buy local and/or organic foods.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday for lunch and early dinner. Open Sunday for lunch
Buffet
take-out, catering, fresh juices, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC, $$

The King and I

1455 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14623

(585) 427-8090

Thai. An extensive vegetarian and vegan menu includes an excellent Phat Thai and vegan ice creams made with coconut milk. The atmosphere is enchanting and the service is friendly.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

The Owl House

75 Marshall St., Rochester, NY 14607

(585) 360-2920

Natural foods/organic/local. The Owl House features local and organic foods, numerous vegetarian and vegan options, and even has a separate vegan menu! Try the Seitan Meatball Sandwich (request Daiya or no cheese to make vegan). They cook all vegan items on separate grills and fryers from meat. The Owl House is closed between lunch/brunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Reservations are accepted.

Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, non-alcoholic beer, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

··The Red Fern

283 Oxford St., Rochester, NY 14607

(585) 563-7633

Vegan/American/café. The Red Fern is an all-vegan, American café with a quaint and rustic atmosphere. The food is bought fresh from local markets. Daily specials include everything from lentil burgers to biscuits and gravy. The compost plate, their version of the garbage plate, is served daily. The Red Fern has found creative ways to turn timeless favorites into vegan meals. The eatery is located on the corner of Oxford and Park. Outdoor seating is available. Cash only.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, beer/wine
$-$$

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Rockville Centre

Za Late Night Pizza

2 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre, NY 11570

(516) 678-5283

Pizzeria. ZA Late Night Pizzeria has a vegan section on their menu. In addition to offering vegan cheese, ZA has a variety of vegan “meat” options, including Sriacha Seitan and BBQ Chick’n. ZA also has gluten-free options. Delivery until 4am.

Open daily for dinner and late night
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

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Rosendale

The Rosendale Café

435 Main St., Rosendale, NY 12472

(914) 658-9048

Natural foods café. Rosendale Café offers a wide variety of events, including music, storytelling, and more. Their menu features soups, salads, vegetarian chili, sandwiches, pasta dishes, and other entrées which change daily.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, espresso/cappuccino, wine/beer
$$

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Rye

·Andy's Pure Food

46 Purchase St., Rye, NY 10580

(914) 967-2332

Vegan/raw foods/organic. Enjoy nature's bounty at Andy's Pure Food. The food is mostly vegan (no dairy or eggs, although they do use honey and bee pollen) with wheat-free and gluten-free options. Treat yourself to the Simply Yum Salad (romaine lettuce, tomato, avocado, onions, sunflower sprouts, and agave); the quinoa with celery, cilantro, red onions, scallions, and almonds; or the Sun Dried Tomato Cheese Sandwich (sun dried tomato spread, vegan American cheese, mixed greens, tomato, and sprouts in whole grain bread), along with the Live Gigi Smoothie (grapefruit, gojiberry, coconut shake, pumpkin seed, and almonds).

Open daily for three meals
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

·Rosemary and Vine

29 Purchase St., Rye, NY 10580

(914) 481-8660

Vegetarian/Mediterranean. All ingredients are prepared and cooked on premises at this Mediterranean restaurant. Plan a vegan meal with starters such as their Mouhamara (roasted red pepper-walnut dip), and enjoy some vegan entrees like their Moroccan Vegetable Tagine (chickpea, dried apricots, cilantro, almonds) or Fatoush (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, radish, watercress, pita, sumac dressing). Along with providing full service in an elegant yet casual setting, Rosemary and Vine also offers take-out and catering.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Full service
vegan options
espresso, cappuccino, beer/wine/alcohol, take-out, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

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Rye Brook

·Organic Pharmer

15 Rye Ridge Plaza, Rye Brook, NY 10573

(914) 481-4300

Vegetarian/juice bar. Organic Pharmer is a distinctly unique and healthy grab-and-go store. Their delicious and healthy offerings include; herbal-infused fresh-pressed juices, smoothies, hot soup specials, hearty salads, house-made yogurts, and vegan snacks. All of the food is organic, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, and mostly vegan (some products contain raw honey).

open Monday through Friday for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch.
Take-out
vegan options
take-out, delivery
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

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Sag Harbor

Provisions of Sag Harbor, Ltd.

Bay & Divisions St., Sag Harbor, NY 11963

(516) 725-3636

Natural foods deli. In this homey atmosphere, you'll find a salad bar with organic lettuce, and dishes such as Scrambled Tofu, an Organic Vegetable Pot Pie, and a Tempeh Reuben.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
vegan options
organic carrot juice, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

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Saratoga Springs

·Four Seasons Natural Foods Store & Café

33 Philadelphia St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

(518) 584-4670

Vegetarian. A wide variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes are offered daily, including hot and cold entrées, soups, salads, and fresh breads.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Cafeteria
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

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Sayville

Cornucopia Natural Foods

39 Main St., Sayville, NY 11782

(631) 589-9579

Natural foods. This small café and deli located in a natural foods store offers fresh juices, soups, veggie burgers, sandwiches, salads, and more.

Open daily for lunch and early dinner
Limited service
fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

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Schenectady

Mexican Radio

325 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305

(518) 828-7770

Mexican. See description under Hudson, NY.

Moon & River Café

115 S. Ferry St., Schenectady, NY 12305

(518) 382-1938

Café. Moon & River Cafe has plenty of vegan options, including vegan French toast, a vegan burrito, and vegan spare ribs! Breakfast is available all day. Moon & River has a homey ambience and there is live music nightly beginning at 8pm. Cash only.

Open daily for brunch, lunch, and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out
$

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South Richmond Hill

··Veggie Castle II

132-09 Liberty Ave., South Richmond Hill, NY 11419

(718) 641-8342

Vegan/Caribbean. Veggie Castle II offers vegan "fast food" with a Caribbean flair. Try their vegan mac & cheese or a veggie burger. Please note that they are mainly a take-out restaurant as seating is very limited. Cash only.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Counter service
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, special beverages
$-$$

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Spring Valley

··Caribreeze

42 N. Main St., Spring Valley, NY 10977

(845) 426-2600

Vegan/Caribbean. Primarily for take-out, Caribreeze is a vegan restaurant featuring Caribbean cuisine. They offer delicious soy protein and wheat gluten meals. Some items to try include jerk potatoes, Ital stew, macaroni & soy cheese, callaloo patties, breadfruit, and barbecue soy chunks. Don't miss the late afternoon daily meal special and soup. Cash only.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Counter service
take-out, catering, soymilk, fresh juices, special beverages
$

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Staten Island

Dairy Palace

2210 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10314

(718) 761-5200

Kosher dairy. This pizza and dairy restaurant features a Chinese menu, mock meat dishes, and an ice cream bar. Please note, they do serve fish.

Open Sunday through Thursday for lunch and dinner. Open Friday until sunset. Open Saturday after sundown
Cafeteria
vegan options
$$

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Syracuse

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Fayetteville.)

Alto Cinco

526 Westcott St., Syracuse, NY 13210

(315) 422-6399

Mexican. Alto Cinco uses no lard and no MSG in any of their foods. The rice and beans are vegetarian, and they have two vegan burritos on the menu. All sauces are made fresh daily. Alto Cinco also has a shorter dine-in menu, with a special vegetable platter featuring fall harvest vegetables and wild rice.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals through late night. Open Sunday for brunch and dinner through late night
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, wine
$-$$

China Road

2204 Brewerton Rd., Syracuse, NY 13211

(315) 455-5888

Chinese. China Road has a separate vegetarian menu that offers an extensive selection of meat-free options including appetizers, rice dishes, and noodle bowls. Veggie "meats" include seafood, chicken, pork, and duck, which complement sautéed vegetables, bean curd, and vegetable dumplings for a tasty and budget-friendly meal.

Open Tuesday for dinner. Open Wednesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, beer/wine
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

King David Restaurant

129 Marshall St., Syracuse, NY 13210

(315) 471-5000

Middle Eastern. This Middle Eastern-style restaurant is in the heart of the Syracuse University area.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
wine/beer
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

··Strong Hearts Café

719 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13210

(315) 478-0000

Vegan café/organic. Strong Hearts Café offers inexpensive vegan comfort food in a relaxed and casual environment. Menu items include soups, sandwiches, salads, pizzas, and milkshakes. Breakfast (French toast, pancakes, waffles, tofu scramble, and more) is available all day! Caring about sustainability and community, Strong Hearts Café uses organic and locally-grown ingredients as much as possible and only 100% biodegradable and compostable food packaging.

Open Monday for three meals. Open Tuesday through Sunday for three meals through late night
Limited service
take-out, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, special drinks
VISA/MC/DISC, $

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Troy

Jose Malone's Mexican Irish Restaurant

405 River St., Troy, NY 12180

(518) 273-2196

Mexican. Jose Malone's Mexican Irish Restaurant is extremely vegetarian-friendly and puts an effort into imaginative vegetarian dishes. Their cooks are trained to use separate spoons for mixing food, and they have separate cutting boards, knives, griddles, fryers, etc. so vegetarian items do not come in contact with meat byproducts. Some items can easily be made vegan upon request. Enjoy dishes such as Vegetarian Tamale Wrapped in Banana Leaves or a burrito or fajita with your choice of fillings.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner through late night. Closed Sunday and Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, beer/wine/alcohol, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$-$$$

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Warwick

··Conscious Fork

14 Railroad Ave., Warwick, NY 10990

(845) 988-5253

Vegan/café/juice bar. Conscious Fork has different menus at each location, so be sure to check their website for the correct menu. They serve breakfast, lunch, and juices. There is a “build your bowl” option. Everything, except bread and croutons, is gluten-free. Almost all ingredients are organic and non-GMO.

Open daily for Breakfast and Lunch
Limited service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

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Watkins Glen

Glen Mountain Market

200 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891

(607) 535-6900

Bakery. This bakery makes European-style breads and pastries fresh daily. Menu items include tofu burger, healthy hoagie, hummus, cheese sandwich, and PB&J.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for breakfast and lunch
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

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West Hempstead

The Witches Brew

311 Hempstead Turnpike, West Hempstead, NY 11552

(516) 489-9482

Coffeehouse. The Witches Brew is really popular for their desserts and specialty drinks. Customers enjoy The Witches Brew’s sandwiches and nachos as well.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch, dinner, and late night. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out
$$

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West Sayville

Little Nook Café

14 Washington Ave., West Sayville, NY 11796

(631) 319-6665

American. Little Nook Cafe serves pizza, sandwiches, and classic American cafe food. They serve gluten free options. Vegan options include mac n cheese, vegan pizza, and more.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
espresso, cappuccino, take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

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Westbury

The Health Nuts

92 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY 11590

(516) 683-9177

Natural foods store deli/juice bar. See description under New York, NY.

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Williston Park

··Sweet to Lick

78 Hillside Ave., Williston Park, NY 11596

(516) 385-8833

Vegan/bakery. Sweet to Lick puts more personality and creativity into their treats than one can possibly imagine! They have enough cookies, cakes, and pastries to satisfy even the most indulgent sweet tooth. Tasty treats include Chocolate Chip Cookies, Rocky Road Bars, Peanut Butter Mousse, S'mores Cake, and Swiss Rolls. Looking for something savory instead? Sweet to Lick has you covered. Check out their Facebook or Twitter pages to see what creative dishes they are serving.

Open Wednesday through Monday. Closed Tuesday
Counter service
take-out, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

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Woodstock

··Garden Café on the Green

6 Old Forge Rd., Woodstock, NY 12498

(845) 679-3600

Vegetarian/organic/eclectic. Garden Café is a vegan café located in downtown Woodstock. Focused on organic and natural foods, they use no preservatives, chemicals, transfats, or genetically-engineered products. Their menu features seasonal offerings, daily specials, and eclectic choices like the Grilled Mediterranean Chickpea Wrap, Homemade Southwest Black Bean & Roasted Sweet Potato Burger, and Caribbean Grilled Pineapple Chili Tofu.

Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner. Closed Tuesday.
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, wine/beer, special beverages
VISA/MC, $$-$$$

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Yorktown Heights

Mrs. Green's Natural Market

12 Triangle Shopping Center, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

(914) 962-4462

Natural foods store. See description under Briarcliff Manor, NY.

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