The 7 Best Places to Eat Vegetarian in the Hamptons
Whether you’re a full-fledged vegetarian or simply trying to eat a more plant-based diet, the Hamptons makes it easy to eat your veggies (and fruits and grains and vegan breakfast sandwiches… you get the idea). Here, our favorite spots for a meat-free meal.
Jack’s Stir Brew
A Teddy Boy, Jack’s version of a Greek frappé (espresso, sugar and cream, shaken over ice), always makes mornings a little better. But the decadent pastries are why you’ll want to bring your vegan friend here. And new this summer, Jack’s is rolling out a vegan breakfast sandwich (toasted vegan biscuit with a fluffy chickpea omelet, with the option of adding vegan “cheese”).
146 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett; 631-267-5555 or jacksstirbrew.com
The Saturday-morning line at this surf shack–inspired Montauk mainstay is worth it. Pick up an acai bowl, a bagel with vegan “cream cheese” or one of the smoothies, wraps or sandwiches after yoga or on your way to the beach.
9 S. Edison St., Montauk; 631-668-3663 or jonismontauk.com
We almost don’t want to share this hidden gem, but in East Hampton there’s no place better for a meat-free meal. Grab a crunchy Thai wrap or superfood yogurt parfait and a fresh-pressed juice blend, and don’t forget to stock your pantry by shopping the selection of organic produce.
85 Springs Fireplace Rd., East Hampton; 631-604-1566 or simplysublimehamptons.com
Lulu Kitchen & Bar
Once upon a time, cauliflower was the vegetable we ignored in the produce aisle. Now we see it on a menu and we have to order it. Especially the version at Lulu: wood-grilled heirloom cauliflower with spicy Long Island grapes, toasted sesame, yogurt and white balsamic vinaigrette. It’s just one of the vegetarian options you’ll find at the charming Sag Harbor restaurant.
126 Main St., Sag Harbor; 631-725-0900 or lulusagharbor.com
There are so many reasons to love Bridgehampton’s Almond: the delicious food, the friendly staff, the way the bistro always makes us feel like we’ve stepped into a French country home. And now we can add Mondays to the list. Each week, the casual French bistro offers a special Meatless Monday prix fixe (three courses for $32) that takes full advantage of the East End’s bounty in dishes like green-garlic pesto rigatoni.
1 Ocean Rd., Bridgehampton; 631-537-5665 or almondrestaurant.com
Jean-Georges at Topping Rose House
With its own farm, it’s no surprise veggies steal the show at Topping Rose House’s restaurant. Treat yourself to a spa day at the Bridgehampton hotel and follow it up with lunch: You’ll find delicious options like black truffle and fontina pizza, spring pea soup and more on the seasonally changing menu.
1 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton; 631-537-0870 or toppingrosehouse.com
Is there a better way to spend an afternoon than with friends on a patio, cold margarita in hand? We think not. With options like the seasonal vegetable deconstructed enchilada, Mexican pizza, avocado and hearts of palm salad, and many more vegetarian and gluten-free dishes, Union Cantina has something for everyone in your party.
40 Bowden Square, Southampton; 631-377-3500 or unioncantina.net