The 9 Best Vegan Goodies in New York City
Time to detox, people
Hmm. You could spend the next month eating nothing but seaweed (which, BTW, is the new kale). But we have a better idea.
Indulge in these tasty, guilt-free dishes at the best vegan restaurants in the city instead. Yo, taste buds: You’re welcome.
SAUTÉED KALE PIZZA AT BLOSSOM
Grimaldi who? Take an enormous bite of this flatbread masterpiece with caramelized onions, cashew ricotta and homemade marinara and you’ll forget cheese even exists. (We’re serious.)
Locations in Chelsea, the West Village and the Upper West Side; 212-267-1144 or blossomnyc.com
CARROT WAFFLES AT DIRT CANDY
It might sound like a strange combo, but Amanda Cohen, the first-ever vegan chef to compete on Iron Chef America, is making us swoon with pulled, pickled and jerked carrots and peanut-butter mole sauce on carrot waffles.
86 Allen St. (at Broome St.); 212-228-7732 or dirtcandynyc.com
SUPERIORITY BURGER AT SUPERIORITY BURGER
This meatless patty is the talk of the town, and it’s made entirely of--well, we’re not exactly sure. Chef Brooks Headley (formerly of Del Posto) is keeping this recipe under wraps. Yep, it’s that good.
430 E. Ninth St. (at Ave. A); 212-256-1192 or superiorityburger.com
FRAGRANT BAMBOO RICE AT HANGAWI
Korean rice with dates, nuts and ginger served in a bamboo chute? Yes, please.
12 E. 32nd St. (at Fifth Ave.); 212-213-0077 or hangawirestaurant.com
MAC AND CHEESE AT BY CHLOE
These shells slathered in ooey, gooey sauce taste almost exactly like the real thing--and they’re totally dairy-free. (Psst, the secret ingredient is sweet potatoes.)
185 Bleecker St. (at Sullivan St.); 212-290-8000 or bychefchloe.com
BEET TARTARE AT AVANT GARDEN
Welcome to vegan dining at its finest. This colorful spin on steak tartare features red and yellow beets, mango, avocado, black sesame, tamari, tobanjan (fancy chili paste) and lime.
130 E. Seventh St. (at Ave. A); 646-922-7948 or avantgardennyc.com
THE GREEN MACHINE ROLL AT BEYOND SUSHI
Spicy tuna? Yawn. This innovative vegan roll features English cucumber, asparagus and basil-marinated veggies wrapped in six-grain rice.
Locations in Gramercy, Midtown West and the Meatpacking District; 646-861-2889 or beyondsushinyc.com
TALLARINES VERDES DE LA LALA AT ROCKIN’ RAW
The classic Peruvian dish is typically made with spaghetti, but swap it for zucchini and voilà: a vegan dinner that’s insanely healthy but still just as tasty.
171 Sullivan St. (at Houston St.); 212-477-3777 or rockinraw.com
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BLISS AT CANDLE 79
After a decadent (but basically guilt-free) vegan dinner, it’s time to let loose and really indulge with this decadent combo of vegan chocolate and peanut-butter mousse. You’ve earned it.
154 E. 79th St. (at Lexington Ave.); 212-537-7179 or candle79.com