6 Best Vegan Eats in NYC

Whether you are vegan, vegetarian or a committed carnivore who don’t mind the occasional vegetables, this is going your guide to the best veggie venues in New York City.


angelica kitchen nyc

by  Eden, Janine and Jim

  1. Delicious Vegan Meals at Angelica Kitchen

If you’re looking to enjoy your vegan meal amongst the trendiest folks in town, then this restaurant is the place to be. The cash-only bistro is popular among young hipsters out to find their next vegan meal. But, no matter what’s on the menu whatever you order is sure to be incredibly delicious.

Angelica Kitchen
300 E 12th St.
New York, NY 10003

  1. East & West Cuisine at Zen Palate

Zen Palate is a famous Asian venue which began back in 1990 by a group of Buddhists who were residing in New York City, and noticed the absence of a good quality vegetarian restaurant. The menu at Zen Palate is comprised of a diverse mixture of Eastern and Western dishes, which makes it a great venue for getting that fine dining experience.

zen palate nyc

by Elaine Vigneault

Zen Palate
516 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10016


  1. Instagram-Worthy Dishes at The Butcher’s Daughter

As violent as the name sounds, this vegetarian restaurant is surprisingly trendy and chic. Located on Nolita, The Butcher’s Daughter features a wonderfully diverse menu full of some great meals you would find hard not to Instagram. From freshly squeezed juices to kale salads, this restaurant offers some of the best vegan food in a light and refreshing environment.

The Butcher’s Daughter
19 Kenmare St.
New York, NY 10012

  1. Tasty Macrobiotics Food at Souen

Located at East Village and Soho, Souen offers a cozy vibe and attracts large crowds that is mostly made up of the health conscious and local hippies. But, it still remains to be one of the few places in New York City where what you get still tastes great and appeals to carnivores.

326 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003

  1. NYC Vegan Pioneers – Candle 79

Located at the Upper East Side, Candle 79 is an all-organic joint that features a warm and intimate environment which makes it a great option for dining out for dinner. This also happens to be one of New York City’s first vegan restaurants so you are sure to enjoy some delicious meals and scrumptious desserts that you wouldn’t believe are actually vegan.

candle 79 nyc

by Laura

 Candle 79
154 E 79th St.
New York, NY 10075


  1. Casual Vegetarian Dining at Candle Café

Speaking of candles, the Candle Café is considered the casual and laidback counterpart of Candle 79. The venue features a neat juice bar along with a welcoming and cozy seating area, which makes it a great choice for lunch or an afternoon snack.

Candle Café
1307 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10021


New York City is a great place to be if you are a vegetarian with the eating options being seemingly endless. You can start off with the aforementioned venues and discover your own veggie venues along the way.

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