The 43 Best Vegan Restaurants in New York City Right Now

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Are you looking for the best vegan restaurants in New York? Then you really have a wide choice in Manhattan, because vegan dishes are not a niche, but a lifestyle that many New Yorkers find good. From cafes with good food to vegan burgers and vegan restaurants, my best list should definitely have something for you!

And to help you quickly see which vegan restaurant in New York is near you, you can find them all clearly on a map.

  • 01


    Vegetarian Restaurant in Gramercy


    ABCV is a plant-based restaurant that features many vegan dishes, in addition to being fully vegetarian. The spot is decorated elegantly but with a modern twist. There are golden chandeliers, among other handing lights, that provide lighting from above. And the space features many light, pastel colors.

    Although ABCV serves everything from ice cream to tomato soup, they’re often praised for their dips. Their green hummus, in particular, seems to be a fan favorite and it is served with whole-grain pita.

  • 02


    Vegan Restaurant in East Williamsburg

    Amituofo is a vegan restaurant that primarily specializes in Asian-inspired cuisine, and has a wide menu featuring Chinese dishes in particular. The interior of the restaurant is simple and serene, complete with beautiful wooden furniture!

    Amituofo has a wide array of dishes to choose from, all the way from appetizers to desserts. Some examples are their miso soup, Buddha bowl, sweet and sour “chicken”, and kimchi fries. But one of their most talked about dishes is definitely their scallion pancakes.

  • 03

    Amy’s Vegetarian

    Vegetarian Restaurant in Prospect Heights


    Amy’s Vegetarian, as the name suggests, is a vegetarian restaurant in Brooklyn. And many of their dishes are actually Mediterranean! Among their many categories are bowls, wraps, sides, and of course, beverages as well. But their bowls are their most popular items; as well as their falafel in a pita, shawa-fel pita, and babaganoush.

    Plus, Amy’s Vegetarian makes it easy for you to access your food, with plenty of service options. Dining in, takeout, and delivery are all available.

  • 04

    Angelica Kitchen

    Vegetarian Restaurant in East Village


    Fresh, vegan food has been served here since 1976. Many of the ingredients are organically grown and Fairtrade certified.

  • 05

    Avant Garden

    Vegetarian Restaurant in East Village


    In the cozy restaurant in the East Village, the food is served in a very stylish way. The quality is excellent and it tastes fantastic.

  • 06

    Beatnic West Village

    Vegetarian Restaurant in Greenwich Village


    Ok, the name can be a bit misleading, because the Beatnic West Village is actually located in Greenwich Village (the discussion about the neighborhoods and their exact boundaries is typical for New York 🙂 ). Anyway, Beatnic is a really popular vegan restaurant right on Bleecker Street.

    It’s super-stylish, beautifully decorated and so delicious! And I say that, who likes everything around steaks, burgers and BBQ so much. Everything is freshly prepared, there are a wide variety of salads, sandwiches and burgers – all vegan, of course.  

    Really colorful is the beet ketchup and the avocado pesto. My tip: try the guac burger and the magic mushroom salad. That alone is worth a visit!

  • 07

    Beyond Sushi

    Vegan Restaurant in Garment District


    Beyond Sushi is a charming vegan restaurant that, as you probably guessed, sells a large variety of vegan sushi in addition to a few other complementary dishes. But despite the fact that sushi can be quite expensive, Beyond Sushi is still a fairly affordable place to eat out in NYC. With dishes ranging from $8 to $19.

    And if you’re having a hard time choosing between all of their sushi pieces, rolls, dumplings, and more… then the shiitake truffle dumplings seem particularly popular.

  • 08


    Vegetarian Restaurant in Chelsea


    The Blossom is a vegan restaurant chain. It was founded with the aim of bringing vegan food to a creative, new and delicious level.

  • 09

    Blossom on Columbus

    Vegan Restaurant in Upper West Side


    Blossom on Columbus is a vegan restaurant in NYC that prides itself on using organic, and fresh, ingredients from local farms in their area. Furthermore, they’re a great place to get a fine dining experience that’s vegan-friendly. Both because of the elegant surroundings and the refined menu.

    Among their many options are dishes like… buffalo arancini, pesto pizza, and apple strudel. Their seitan piccata is said to be out-of-this-world though. So you’ll probably want to try that dish out while you’re there.

  • 10

    Brooklyn Whiskers Bakery

    Vegan Restaurant in Bushwick

    Brooklyn Whiskers Bakery is a vegan bakery that opened in NYC in 2016. Their three main focuses are animals, food, and community, which means that they also offer adorable cat-themed items as well as locally sourced goods. Not only is their shop just to die for, but the treats are also amazing too!

    Brooklyn Whiskers Bakery is known for its cakes, including its popular Funfetti cake and unique flavors like Raspberry Earl Grey and Salted Caramel cake. Pies, donuts, and cookies are also available (and yummy). Their Brownies are also big faves!

  • 11

    Bunna Cafe

    Vegan Restaurant in Bushwick

    Bunna Cafe is truly a unique spot, and offers vegan versions of Ethiopian dishes! Their interior design goes along with this theme, and it results in a very comfortable and relaxing environment to enjoy your meal.

    They offer brunch and dinner, with a separate menu for both. Brunch features things like butecha (a vegan scramble), while the dinner menu contains dishes like enguday tibs (sautéed crimini mushrooms). The kategna (lightly fried injera) at Bunna Cafe comes particularly well recommended.

  • 12

    Caravan of Dreams

    Vegan Restaurant in East Village

    Caravan of Dreams is actually the oldest organic vegan restaurant in New York City, and state that they’re deeply committed to helping people live healthier and “purer” lives. And they follow up this statement with a variety of healthy dishes, including a lot of gluten-free options. Before we talk about some of their dishes though, it’s worth noting that Caravan of Dreams provides a great atmosphere in addition to their food. With plenty of music and dancing to go around.

    Back to the food, they have everything from raw entrees to burgers. So there’s a lot to choose from. Personally, because of the raving reviews, I’d suggest trying the caravan burrito.

  • 13


    Vegan Restaurant in Kips Bay


    Coletta is a vegan restaurant that serves Italian food, which is a really fun twist. And it is run by a chef who really knows what he’s doing when it comes to vegan food, having been in that industry for many years.

    At this establishment, you’ll be treated to a true fine-dining experience and will be surrounded by beautiful, elegant decorations. To make it even better, Coletta offers vegan pizza! And pizza, in many different variations, is actually their staple dish. Specifically, their wild mushroom truffle pizza is a fan favorite. Although they offer appetizers, sides, desserts, and more as well.

  • 14

    Delice & Sarrasin

    Vegan Restaurant in Greenwich Village


    Delice & Sarrasin is a restaurant that serves French-based vegan food. Which is quite unique, and allows vegans to appreciate everything that French cuisine has to offer.

    The interior of this restaurant manages to be elegant and cozy at the same time, providing you with the perfect space to enjoy the expansive menu that Delice & Sarrasin has to offer for brunch, lunch, and dinner.

    Including creative dishes like their vegan version of escargot, which is made from oyster mushrooms; and their better-known dishes like “Coq Au Vin”, a pea-protein version of a chicken leg served with carrots, mushrooms, and more. That dish is actually soy-free in addition to being gluten-free, like many of their others.

  • 15

    Dirt Candy

    Vegetarian Restaurant in Lower Manhattan


    Dirt Candy is a vegetarian restaurant that actually has a Michelin Star to recommend it! Making it one of two NYC vegetarian restaurants to have such an honor. And the five-course dining experience you’ll receive at Dirt Candy will leave no doubt in your mind as to why they received a Michelin Star.

    They change their five courses seasonally so that even people who come often can experience some variety. But currently, every course is representing different veggies. For instance, their first course at the moment is based on carrots, so you’ll be treated with “Carrot Mille Feuille”.

  • 16

    Divya’s Kitchen

    Vegetarian Restaurant in East Village


    Of course, when in East Village, you absolutely cannot miss brunch at Divya’s Kitchen. Open every day starting at noon, this spot serves healthy, flavorful dishes rooted in the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda. 

    Whatever you do, don’t skip their custom breakfast bowls, where you can pick from a variety of options like basmati rice, roasted sweet potatoes, and sauteed leafy greens. Sauce it up with their cilantro mint or carrot tahini. Just don’t forget to pair your bowl with a cold brew coffee that includes an added splash of oat milk, and you’ve got yourself a balanced, satisfying brunch!

  • 17

    Franchia Vegan Cafe

    Vegan Restaurant in Murray Hill


    The Franchia Vegan Cafe is the first vegan eatery on this list that serves Korean food, so if you’re looking for some plant-based versions of this type of cuisine then this café is for you. And even aside from their menu, they fully embrace the theme by decorating with a lot of traditional Korean decor. Even their ceiling is painted as a mural to give a nod to the Korean Palace.

    And, of course, their menu backs all of this up. It’s full of traditional Korean dishes that have been modified to be vegan. Including one of their most popular items, their vegan dim sum buns.

  • 18

    Govinda’s Vegetarian Lunch

    Vegetarian Restaurant in Boerum Hill


    Govinda’s Vegetarian Lunch is vegetarian every day of the week, but on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays they serve vegan food as well. And many times, they even offer gluten-free options. If you’re wondering by now why their menu changes during certain days of the week, it’s actually one of the reasons why this establishment sticks out from the rest. They change their menu every single day! Rotating their best dishes to keep things fresh.

    As far as the type of cuisine they offer, they serve Indian dishes. Which means lots of spice! And one of their best-selling items is their eggplant parm, so if you see it on their daily menu, you should drop by and try it!

  • 19


    Vegan Restaurant in Williamsburg

    Guevara’s describes itself as a “Plant Palace”, and that title definitely fits. Because not only do they serve vegan foods, but they have organic coffee and pastries as well. And the interior of Guevara’s is just as unique as its concept, with predominantely pink decorations that do even more to fit their self-made description.

    They serve everything from donuts to burritos. But some popular items include their breakfast torta, empanadas, and torta milanesa.

  • 20

    Happy Veggie

    Vegetarian Restaurant in Chinatown


    Happy Veggie is a relaxed and casual vegetarian restaurant that serves Asian-fusion cuisine in Chinatown. Their menu contains all the classics, such as…spring rolls, fried wontons, edamame, noodles, and buns. And there are many raving reviews about their veggie spam musubi with avocado, as well as their homemade spinach dumplings in particular. Plus, in addition to dining in, you can also access these delicious dishes via curbside pickup and no-contact delivery.

  • 21

    Jack’s Wife Freda

    Vegetarian Restaurant in Lower Manhattan


    The trendy café is a magnet for lovers of healthy, authentic cuisine. One could describe it as: “South African Israeli Jewish Grandmother Cuisine”. At Jack’s Wife Freda, the cuisine is predominantly vegan, kosher and, of course, low-calorie.

  • 22

    Jajaja Mexicana

    Vegan Restaurant in West Village

    As you can probably tell from the name, Jajaja Mexicana serves Mexican cuisine, and more specifically, Mexican street-style food. And every dish is vegan! Inside, you can expect to see tiling, paneling, and bright colors that combine to create a welcoming and casual environment for you to enjoy your meal.

    Then, it’s simply a matter of choosing between all the great options on the menu. You may end up choosing one of their tacos, some chips with their queso dip, or even a bowl of turmeric cauliflower rice. Although their chorizo burrito is particularly popular!

  • 23

    Jerrell’s BETR BRGR

    Vegan Restaurant in SoHo


    At Jerrell’s BETR BRGR, they serve completely plant-based burgers of a few different varieties. As well as some other dishes like waffle fries and chili. But it’s also worth noting that the environment at Jerrell’s is fun and light-hearted, and they’re actually a late-night establishment as well. Making it a great option if you’re hungry after most establishments have closed in NYC.

    Back to the burgers though, they have three main options. The Lil’ BETR; which includes an impossible patty, vegan cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, and of course, their special sauce. The OG BETR; which includes more impossible patties. And the SUPR BETR; which includes everything the OG BETR does, except with extra toppings.

  • 24


    Vegan Restaurant in East Village

    Ladybird is an establishment where you can have high-quality vegetarian dishes, as well as cocktails if you’re in the mood for a bit of sophisticated drinking. The decorations at Ladybird are sophisticated, and as many call it… plush. With pastel colors and comfortable furniture. And they serve many comfort foods here, as well as more elegant dishes. So you can choose anything from arancini to grilled cheese! But many people specifically suggest you at least try their well-known, buffalo maitake bun.

  • 25

    Le Botaniste SoHo

    Vegan Restaurant in SoHo


    Le Botaniste is quite literally one-of-a-kind, because according to their official site… they’re the only organic, plant-based, AND carbon-neutral restaurant in NYC. Which is quite an accomplishment. And this establishment in Soho gets even better once you actually step inside because the simple elegance will instantly lift your mood. Especially the classic black and white tiles on the floor.

    Their menu features bowls, starters, specials, and desserts. And although they have plenty of delicious dishes within those categories, their Tibetan Mama is especially popular. As is their spicy chili “sin” carne. But don’t forget to try a Quinoa peanut butter cookie for dessert.

  • 26

    Little Choc Apothecary

    Vegan Restaurant in Williamsburg

    Have you been looking for the perfect vegan crepe shop? Look no further; you’ve found it in Little Choc Apothecary! Little Choc Apothecary offers vegan, gluten-free crepes for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner with ingredients that are local, organic, and fair trade. Choose from a huge list of topping options to customize a sweet crepe, or get adventurous with their savory crepe menu.

    Sweet crepe toppings include newtella, peanut butter, caramel, clotted cream, cherry chia jam, lemon juice, bee-free honey, and more! We also love their burrito savory crepe, which features avocado, coconut bacon, black beans, homemade chipotle hot sauce, and homemade cashew cheese. They even have a pizza crepe that you just have to try for yourself!

  • 27

    LuAnne’s Wild Ginger

    Vegan Restaurant in Nolita

    LuAnne’s Wild Ginger has several different locations, including one in Nolita, Manhattan. But no matter where you go, you’ll be treated to their mix of vegan and kosher options. And furthermore, you’ll be made comfortable in their tastefully decorated interiors. Regardless of which location is your choice.

    Now let’s talk about their menu though, which is quite large and contains many different foods. Noodles, wontons, salads, skewers, and more are all available. But their grilled miso eggplant, in particular, seems to be a hot item.

  • 28

    May Kaidee

    Vegan Restaurant in Lower East Side

    May Kaidee is a vegan restaurant specializing in Thai food. It’s quite a small establishment, but that doesn’t mean that the food served there packs any less of a punch. Because it’s actually quite flavorful. Speaking of which, some of the many items on the menu are… noodle coconut milk soup, vegan sausage spread, and panang curry. But more specifically, people love the various curries that May Kaidee creates, as well as their green papaya salad.

  • 29


    Vegetarian Restaurant in Williamsburg


    Newtown is a vegetarian restaurant that serves Mediterranean foods, and they even have a few vegan options on their roster as well! The interior of this building is simple and casual, so it’s a great place to go out to eat if you don’t feel like getting dressed up but don’t want to order in either.

    And you won’t be disappointed with the food they serve, categories including… hummus, entrees, small plates, sandwiches, soup and salad, bread, and sauce. One of the most popular items out of them all is NEWTOWN’s falafel sandwich.

  • 30

    Next Level Burger

    Vegan Restaurant in Fort Greene

    Not only is Next Level Burger a vegan burger restaurant, but they make sure that all of the ingredients they use are organic and non-GMO as well. Leaving you with the peace of mind that you’re eating something that’s actually good for your body. The interior makes this establishment look like exactly what it is, a casual burger joint in NYC!

    And their list of burger varieties proves that as well; classic, fire, blue barbecue, Chipotle, and more! Plus, they also serve all the sides you’d expect from a place like this, including fries and salads. Keep in mind that their “Beyond Burger” is especially popular.

  • 31

    Peacefood Downtown

    Vegan Restaurant in Greenwich Village


    Peacefood is actually a vegan kitchen and bakery, which makes it stand out quite a bit from some of the other eateries on this list. And furthermore, they have locations in both downtown and uptown NYC. So you can take your pick of which one you’d like to visit.

    In this article, we’re specifically focusing on the downtown location; at which they serve cakes, pies, brownies, and more. They even have soups and salads as well. But make sure to try their roasted Japanese pumpkin sandwich, it’s quite popular.

  • 32

    Peacefood Uptown

    Vegan Restaurant in Upper West Side


    At Peacefood you will find many great dishes for vegans and raw food lovers. There is sushi with sweet potatoes, spicy tomatoes and walnuts. Smoothies with Superfoods and nut milk and raw cashew cream cake. So you can feast without remorse in the cosy café. You can read about the philosophy of eating at peacefood cafes homepage.

  • 33

    Plant Junkie 52

    Vegan Restaurant in Theatre District

    Plant Junkie serves vegan bowls that take inspiration from all over the world, and much like the previous item on this list, they have several locations. However, we’re talking about the location on 52nd Street; or aka Plant Junkie 52!

    Sri Lankan Buddha, Tokyo Bowl, and Moroccan Mirage are just a few of your options. And Plant Junkie actually personally suggests you try out their Wicked “Meatball” Sub, as well as their Buddha Bowl. But, if you don’t want any of those items, Plant Junkie offers you a chance to create your own gluten-free bowl as well!

  • 34

    PLANTA Queen

    Vegan Restaurant in NoMad


    PLANTA Queen serves completely plant-based Asian cuisine, including some vegan versions of popular seafood items. So don’t worry, you won’t have to worry about weeding through literal lobster rolls or crab cakes at this restaurant.

    But what you can do, is enjoy your stunning surroundings! Courtesy of their beautiful decoration and style, which is not only eclectic but incorporates a lot of Asian influence as well.

    When ordering, you can choose between various small plates, sushi, noodles, dumplings, and more. But a few of the more commonly talked about dishes are bang bang broccoli, dan dan noodles, udon noodles, and crispy rice.

  • 35

    PLNT Burger

    Vegan Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan

    PLNT Burger is exactly what it sounds like, a completely plant-based burger joint in NYC. They serve “cheeseburgers”, mushroom BBQ “bacon” burgers, crispy chik’n sandwiches (as well as a spicy version), and more. Plus, they have a few sides and desserts on the menu as well. And in fact, one of their sides is actually quite a popular menu item. They’re called lil’ dippers, and they’re perfect to accompany a plant burger of your choice.

  • 36

    Public Records (Restaurant)

    Vegan Restaurant in Gowanus

    Public Records is so much more than just a restaurant, containing a hi-fi record bar and a performance space! But the building does also contain a vegan cafe, where you can find some tasty dishes. Mole brown, kimchi fried rice, pear + almond ricotta toast, and more eclectic recipes like this fill up their menu. Which doesn’t exactly follow any particular cuisine.

    And, of course, aside from the food… you can enjoy their live entertainment while you’re there. In fact, many people make an entire night out of visiting this establishment.

  • 37

    Seeds & Weeds

    Vegetarian Restaurant in Financial District


    Seeds & Weeds offers yet another fine-dining experience, with dishes that suit both vegans and vegetarians alike. The decorations and ambiance of this restaurant are like no other, with stylish and modern decorations that somehow remain classic at the same time. An accomplishment that is quite impressive, to say the least.

    But it’s safe to say, that their menu is even more impressive than the decor! It’s split into several different sections; such as “fresh and vibrant” which features dishes like avocado lettuce cups (one of their best-sellers), and “warm and nourishing” which contains foods like mushroom walnut Bolognese.

  • 38

    Spicy Moon

    Vegan Restaurant in West Village

    Spicy Moon actually has two locations in NYC, they’re located in West Village and East Village. So you can take your pick between them, and enjoy your Chinese Szechuan plates from whichever one you like.

    Both are decorated in a casual style, featuring a lot of wood that gives the building a cozy vibe. And both have a delicious menu for you to enjoy! A few examples of their options are crispy eggplants, veggie spring rolls, and cumin fries. But their most popular item is definitely their scallion pancakes!

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    Vegetarian Restaurant in Nolita


    Here you can get the best falafel in town. The food is gluten-free and all dishes are always freshly prepared. I like this Israeli-inspired cuisine that always reminds me of vacation. We highly recommend the bowls and smoothies!

  • 40

    Terms of Endearment

    Vegan Restaurant in Williamsburg

    Terms of Endearment is a fully plant-based cafe in New York City that opened in 2019. Famous for its baked goods, the cafe has quickly made its name for itself in NYC. Just a peek at their website will have your mouth watering. They offer gooey chocolatey croissants, pastries, brownies, and smothered-in-frosting cinnamon rolls that you simply must try. 

    Like others on our list, Terms of Endearment also offers some savory options, and the cafe is a great place to sit and enjoy your food and a cup of coffee with a friend or loved one. Terms of Endearment is a must-try for a vegan eater on a trip to NYC! 

  • 41

    The V Spot

    Vegan Restaurant in Park Slope

    Brunch has never tasted so good or felt so good for the planet at The V Spot. This one-of-a-kind vegan restaurant in Brooklyn boasts an exciting Mexican vibe, a wide array of fresh and hearty vegan options, and yes, you can enjoy unlimited mimosas at brunch.

    And whether you’re vegan or not, this Park Slope hotspot is bound to win you over with dishes like tofu breakfast tacos, tempeh bacon, vegan pancakes, and french toast. Pair this with the excellent service and lively atmosphere, and you’ve got yourself a brunch you won’t soon forget. So, why not shake things up this weekend and opt for a memorable vegan boozy brunch in Brooklyn at The V Spot?

  • 42

    Urban Vegan Kitchen

    Vegetarian Restaurant in Greenwich Village


    Here you can get delicious vegan dishes – sandwiches, waffles and even soups. Perfect for the small hunger in between.

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    Urban Vegan Kitchen Restaurant

    Vegetarian Restaurant in West Village


    A restaurant in the West Village that specializes in vegan dishes.

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