17 Vegan Restaurants in NYC You Absolutely Can’t Miss

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Vegan restaurants in NYC are so vast that it’s nearly impossible to eat at them all in one trip or even multiple trips. 

There are tons of vegan-friendly spots such as Avant Garden and Modern Love. From veggie burgers to dim sum, from the upper west side to crown heights, the amount and diversity of vegan food are endless in New York City. 

Vegan Restaurants NYC

The Best Vegan Restaurants in NYC

1. Beyond Sushi

Beyond Sushi is a kosher and vegan restaurant chain in NYC. Their goals are to provide clean food and to leave a lasting impact on the planet. 

The menu includes vibrant sushi rolls, dumplings, wraps, salads, and noodle soups. 

Neighborhood: Multiple Locations
Cost: $$

Vegan Restaurants NYC – Beyond Sushi

2. Bar Verde

Bar Verde is a Mexican-influenced gluten-free and vegan restaurant in NYC. The menu includes tacos, ceviches, burritos, quesadillas, sustainable tequila and mezcal, and much more. 

Neighborhood: East Village
Cost: $$

Vegan Restaurants NYC – Bar Verde
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3. Erin McKenna’s Bakery

Erin McKenna’s Bakery is a gluten-free and vegan bakery in the Lower East Side. They offer up donuts, cupcakes, loaves, cookies, and more.

Neighborhood: Lower East End
Cost: $

Vegan Restaurants NYC – Erin McKenna's Bakery

4. Marty V’s Burger

Marty V’s Burger is a small spot with counter service with limited seating. You can order comfort foods like burgers, wings, mac & cheese, and more. 

Neighborhood: Gramercy Park
Cost: $

Vegan Restaurants NYC – Marty V's Burger

5. Orchard Grocer

Orchard Grocer is a small vegan shop where you can purchase a lot of hard-to-find vegan items. They also serve made-to-order food here including hearty sandwiches, homemade soft-serve, and more. 

They are also entirely palm oil-free, the deli kitchen is gluten-free friendly, and the shop is owned by the founders of MooShoes. 

Neighborhood: Lower East End
Cost: $

Vegan Restaurants NYC – Orchard Grocer

6. Hangawi

Hangawi is one of the few vegan Korean restaurants in NYC. This fine-dining spot has two vegetarian tasting menu options inspired by temple cuisine. 

The menu includes leek pancakes, mushroom fritters, dumplings, bibimbap, and more. 

Neighborhood: Midtown
Cost: $$

Vegan Restaurants NYC – Hangawi
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7. Cadence

Cadence is a vegan restaurant led by chef Shenarri Freeman. Dishes are inspired by Black southern cooking, the chef’s Virginia roots, and soul food

The organic, soy-free, and vegan menu includes items like smoked grits with oyster mushrooms, fried lasagna, and maple buttermilk cornbread. 

Neighborhood: East Village
Cost: $$

Vegan Restaurants NYC – Cadence
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8. Dirt Candy

Dirt Candy is an experimental vegan fine dining establishment led by chef Amanda Cohen. The menu uses ingredients in a creative way. 

The restaurant offers a five-course tasting menu for $90 per person that rotates seasonally. 

Neighborhood:
Cost: $$$

Vegan Restaurants NYC – Dirt Candy
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9. Buddha Bodai

Buddha Bodai is one of the oldest vegetarian restaurants in NYC. They’re committed to maintaining the delicate flavors of China’s deep culinary history. 

This spot has lots of vegan dim sum options, steamed “pork” buns, dumplings, and more. 

Neighborhood: Chinatown
Cost: $

Vegan Restaurants NYC – Buddha Bodai
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10. Seitan’s Helper

Seitan’s Helper is a queer and worker-owned sandwich shop. All of their mock meats are made in-house. 

They also have a second business, a vegan bakery, called Bunny Treats Vegan Bakery located in the same spot.  

Neighborhood: Brooklyn
Cost: $$

Vegan Restaurants NYC – Seitan's Helper
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11. Ladybird

Ladybird serves inventive vegan tapas paired with a unique wine and cocktail menu. 

Neighborhood: East Village
Cost: $$

Vegan Restaurants NYC – Ladybird
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12. Avant Garden

Avant Garden offers refined vegan dishes and curated global natural wines. Selections include items like toast topped with crimini mushrooms.

Neighborhood: East Village
Cost: $$

Vegan Restaurants NYC – Avant Garden
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13. Screamer’s Pizzeria

Screamer’s Pizzeria offers up specialty vegan pies as well as make-your-own options by the slice or the whole pie. 

They also serve sandwiches, desserts, calzones, and more. 

Neighborhood: Brooklyn
Cost: $

Vegan Restaurants NYC – Screamer's Pizzeria
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14. Champs Diner

Champs Diner is an all-vegan traditional diner full of comfort food located in Brooklyn. The menu includes items such as milkshakes, reubens, crab cakes, mozzarella sticks, and more. 

Neighborhood: Brooklyn
Cost: $$

Vegan Restaurants NYC – Champ's Diner
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15. Little Choc Apothecary

Little Choc Apothecary is known as the city’s first 100% vegan crepe shop. They offer sweet and savory crepes as well juices, tea, and more. 

Neighborhood: Brooklyn
Cost: $

Vegan Restaurants NYC – Little Choc Apothecary
Photo courtesy of Little Choc Apothecary

16. P.S. Kitchen

P.S. Kitchen offers sophisticated plant-based meals using a French cooking technique along with American cuisine. 

They are also a social business creating jobs for marginalized people, donating 100% of their profits to charities, and providing delicious food that is kind to the body and the earth. 

Neighborhood: Theater District
Cost: $$

Vegan Restaurants NYC – P.S. Kitchen
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17. Confectionery

Confectionery is a vegan sweet shop opened by Sweet Maresa’s and Lagusta’s Luscious. 

Neighborhood: East Village
Cost: $

Vegan Restaurants NYC – Confectionery

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